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

Takapu No. 2 Block, Otaki District

Takapu No. 2 Block, Otaki District.

1876. 9 February.Otaki District.This Deed made the ninth day of February 1876, Between Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the one part and Kararaina Whawha, Watene Tiwaewae, Roera Hukiki, Wharetini Takapu No. 2.Tuainuku, Te Hitau Tuainuku, Ngawiki Tuainuku, and Hare Wirikake, all of Otaki in the Province of Wellington aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (herein-page 168after called "the Vendors") of the other part witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of one hundred and three pounds 10/ (£103 . 10 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Receipt for £103 10s.Vendors on the execution hereof (and the 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 Two hundred and seventy six acres or thereabouts known or called Takapu No. 2 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.

Kararaina Whawha x her (tona) mark (tohu).
Ngawiki Tuainuku x her (tona) mark (tohu).
Roera Hukiki.
Hare Wirikake.
Waretini Tuainuku.
Te Hitau Tuainuku x her (tona) mark (tohu).

Signed by the said Kararaina Whawha, Te Hitau Tuainuku, and Ngawiki Tuainuku, by mark they being unable to write, Roera Hukiki, Wharetini Tuainuku and Hare Wirikake the same, having been previously 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—

James Booth, R.M.
Richard Booth.