Wairarapa Block, Otaki District.
This Deed made the third day of December 1874 Between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria 1874. 3 December.Otaki District. on the one part and Hape te Horohau, Kipihana Whiua, Pene te Huirae, Wi
WarenaWAIRARAPA. Parakaia, Piwiki Hape, Peneti te Rangiwahitu, Karipa Piripi, Piripi
Poha, Akara Ngahue, Porokoru, Haimona te Keho, Tame Kuka, Heni Kuka, Meretini
Kuka, Te Akau, Pirihira Natanahira, Heni te Rei, Hera Wi Warena, Ria Piripi,
Tiaia Peneti, Meretini Hape Rakera Kipihana. Hera Ani Hape, Te Hei Akara, Maraea
Piwiki Hape, Mere te Aranga, Hokepera Tuhui, and Arapera Hape 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 Five hundred
and four pounds ten shillings (£504 . 10 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the vendors
on the, execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowReceipt for £504 10s. ledged) 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 five
thousand and thirty eight (5038) acres or thereabouts known or called Wairarapa
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 excepting a Reserve of two
hundred acres for Tame Kuka, and Heni KukaNative reserves.(Thomas Cook junior and Annie Cook half-caste) and one thousand and fifty
acres being fifty acres each for Hape te Horohau, Kipihana Whiua, Pene te
Huirae, Wi Warena Parakaia, Piwiki Hape, Peneti Rangiwahitu, Akara Ngahue,
Porokoru, Rakera Kipihana, Hera Ani Hape, Te Hei Akara, Maraea Piwiki Hape, Mere
Aranga, Hokepera Tuhui, Arapere Hape, Te Ahau, Pirihira Natanahira, Heni te Rei,
Hera Wi Warena, Ria Piripi and Tiaia Peneti to be laid off in two blocks on the
Western portion of the said block the outer boundaries of the said Reserves to
be surveyed by the Government of New Zealand, 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.
Hape te Horohau.
Pene te Huirae x his
Porokoru x his mark.
Akau x her mark.
Heni te Rei.
Pirihira Natanahira x her mark.
Rakera Kipihana x her mark.
Te Hei Akara x her
Arapere Hape x his mark.
W. Warena Parakaia.
Warena x her mark.
Maraea Piwiki Hape.
Hera Ani Hape Wairarapa.
Tame Kuka, James Cook Junior.
Heni Kuka Annie Cook.
Peneti te Rangiwahitu x his mark.
Tiaia Peneti x her
Mere te Aranga.
Ria Piripi x her mark.
Haimona te Keho.
Signed by the said Hape te Horohau, Kipihana Whiua, Pene te Huirae by
making his mark Piwiki Hape, Akara Ngahue Karipa Piripi, Porokoru by making
his mark, Te Akau, by making her mark, Heni te Rei, Pirihira Natanahira by
making her mark Meretini Hape Rakera Kipihana by making her mark Te Hei Akara
by making her page 140mark, Arapere
Hape by making his mark, Wi Warena Parakaia, Hera Wi Warena by making her mark
Maraea Piwiki Hape, Hera Ani Hape, Tame Kuka, Heni Kuka, Peneti te Rangiwahitu
by making his mark Tiaia Peneti by making her mark Piripi Pohu and Mere te
Aranga the same having been first read over and explained to them by an
Interpreter of the Court and they appearing fully to understand the meaning
and purport of the same in the presence of—
James Booth, R.M.
Signed by the said Ria Piripi by making her mark the same having been
first read over and explained to her by an Interpreter of the Court and she
appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport of the same in the
James Booth, R.M.
Signed by the said Haimona te Keho the same having been first read over
and explained to him by an Interpreter of the Court and he appearing fully to
understand the meaning and purport of the same in the presence of—
James Crawford, R.M. R. Booth.