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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two

Ngakaroro No. 1b Block, Otaki District

page 166

Ngakaroro No. 1b Block, Otaki District.

1876. 8 February.Otaki District.This Deed made the eighth day of February 1876 between Her Majesty Queen Victoria on the one part and Moroati Kiharoa, Wi Katene te Puoho, Tipene te Ngakaroro No. 1s.Wahapiro, Hoani Taipua, Hema te Ao, Kipa Whatanui h.c. Ropata te Ao, Hakaraia Hoani, Neri Puratahi, Paranihia Whawha, Turia Henere h.c. Mere Kipa h.c. Paranihia Kipa h.c. Karaitiana Tupe, Ria Haukore, Pineaha Mahauariki, Teri Paerata, Mere Hakaraia, Heni Kipa h.c. Wirihana te Ahuta, Hiria Hoani Taipua, Matenga Moroati, Arapere Tukuwhare, Hipiha te Rimunui, Takerei te Name, Watihi te Momono, Henere te Herekau, Heni Tiriwa, Pute Kiaroa, Inia te Reinga, Ihakara Tukumaru, Ema Tukumaru, Eparaima Mahauariki, Hakopa Mahauariki, Waiata Tawharu, Mohi Tawharu, Henare Roera, Taitimu Hoani Taipua, Katarina te Puke, Rahera Matenga, Paramena Takirau, Rihi Moroati and Tipene Wahapiro of Otaki aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called "the Vendors") of the other part witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of six hundred and thirty pounds (£630 . 0 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the >Receipt for £630.receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the Vendors do and each of them doth hereby surrender convey and assure unto Her said Majesty all that block or parcel of land containing six thousand and seventy five acres or thereabouts known or called Ngakaroro No. 1b as the same is more particularly described in the Schedule hereto and delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and colored red; together with all rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining, to hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances unto Her said Majesty Her Heirs and successors for ever. In Witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.

Whatihi te Momono.
Tipene te Wahapiro.
Eparima te Mahauariki.
Hoani Taipua x his mark.
Paramena Takirau.
Hema te Ao.
Neri Puratahi.
Ropata te Ao.
Epiha te Rimunui.
Hakaraia Hoani.
Ema Ihakara x her mark.
Turia Henare.
Heni Tiriwa.
Mere Kipa.
Araperi Tukuwhare x his mark.
Ria Haukaraki x.
Teri Paerata.
Pineaha Mahauariki.
Ihakara Tukumaru.
Mere Hakaraia x her mark.
Paranihia Whawha x her mark.
Hiria Hoani Taipua.
Karaitiana Tupe x his mark.
Inia te Reinga.
Takerei te Name x his mark.
Mohi Tawharu x his mark.
Wirihana Teahuta.
Taitimu Hoani Taipua x by Hoani Taipua his father.
Hakopa Mahauariki.
Kipa te Whatanui.
Katarina te Puke x her mark.
Henare Roera.
Tipene te Wahapiro.
Heni Kipa x her mark.

Signed by the said Mohi Tawharu by affixing his mark he being unable to write and by the said Tipene te Wahapiro and Tipene te Wahapiro the same having been first read over and explained to them in the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court they appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport thereof in the presence of—
H. Halse, Judge,

N.L. Court, Wellington.