Ngawhakangutu No. 2 Block, Manawatu District.
1876. 9 February.Manawatu District.This Deed
made the ninth day of February 1876 Between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria on the one part and Matene te Whiwhi, Rakapa Topeora,
Hoani te Okoro, andngawhakangutu no. 2.
Tamihana te Rauparaha of Otaki in the Manawatu District, 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
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(£500) by Her
Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged) the Vendors do and each o£ them doth hereby surrender
convey and assure unto Her said Majesty all that block or parcel of landReceipt for £500.
containing four thousand three hundred and thirty five acres or
thereabouts known or called Ngawhakangutu 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
Matene te Whiwhi.
Rakapa Topeora x her mark (tona tohu).
Hoani te Okoro.
Signed by the said Matene te Whiwhi,
Rakapa Topeora by making her mark she being unable to write and Hoani te Okoro
the same having been first read over and explained to them in the Maori
language by an Interpreter of the Court when they appeared fully to understand
the meaning and purport thereof in the presence of—