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 168
after 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).
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.