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

Pukehou No 5c Block, Otaki District

Pukehou No 5c Block, Otaki District.

This Deed made the eleventh day of February 1876 Between Her Majesty Queen 1876. 11 February.Otaki District. Victoria on the one part and Ropata te Ao, Anawaihi Ropata, Hori te Waru, Wiremu Paki Hianga, Rei Parewhanake, Rawiri Wanui, Kepa Keri Keri, Witeri Pukehou No. 5c.Raukawa, Hapeta Rangikatukia, Mahinia Hoani, Ngakuku te Kaparoa Reweti Ropata, Hema Ropata, Rota Waitoa Hianga, Rawiri Rota, Tamati Roeti h.c. Wari Parewhanake, Heni te Waru, Rahapa Hopa, Mere Hakaraia te Waru Maraea Paki Hiangi; Raimapaha Paki, Ruiha Parewhanake, Horima te Waru, Wi Kerei Tahataki and Reupena Kiriwehi all of Otaki District in the Province of Wellington aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called "the Vendors") of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds (£200 . 0 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged) Receipt for £200.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 thousand four hundred and twenty two acres or thereabouts known or called Pukehou No. 5c 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.

Ropata te Ao.
Rota Waitoa Hianga.
Anawarihi Ropata.
Tamati Roach Root h.c.
Hori te Waru.
Wari Parewhanake x his mark.
Wiremu Paki Hianga.
Heni te Waru x her mark.
Rei Parewhanaka
Rahapa Hopa x her mark.
Rawiri te Wanui.
Mere Hakaraia Te Waru x her mark.
Kepa Keri Keri x his mark.
Witeri Raukawa x his mark.
Maraea Paki Hianga x her mark.
Hapeta Rangikatukua.
Mahima Hoani x his mark.
Raimapaha Paki x her mark.
Ngakuku Te Kaparoa x his mark
Ruiha Parewhanake x her mark.
Reweti Ropata x his mark.
Horima te Waru.
Hema Ropata.
Wi Kerei Tahataki.
Keita Te Waru.
Reupena Kiriwehi x his mark.

Signed by the said Ropata te Ao, Anawarihi Ropata, Hori te Waru, Wiremu Paki Hianga, Rei Parewhanake, Rawiri Wanui, Hapeta Rangikatukia, Hema Ropata, Keita te Waru, Tamati Roeti, Horima te Waru and by Wi Kerei Tahatahi 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—

James Booth, R.M.
Richard Booth.

Signed by the said Kepa Keri Keri, Witeri Raukawa, Mahima Hoani, Ngakuku te Kaparoa, Rewiti Ropata, Wari Parewhanake, Heni te Waru, Mere Hakaraia te Waru Ruiha Parewhanake and Reupena Kiriwehi by making their marks they being unable to write, the same having been previously read over and explained to them in the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court they appearing page 170fully to understand the meaning and purport thereof in the presence of—

James Booth, R.M.
Richard Booth.

Signed by the said Rota Waitoa Hianga and Maraea Paid Hianga and Raimapaha Paki by affixing their marks they being unable to write, 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.

Richard Booth.

Signed by the said Rahapa Hopa by making her mark she being unable to write, the same having been first read over and explained to her in the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court she appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport thereof in the presence of—

James Booth, R.M.
Richard Booth.