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


We, Hapi te Rangitewhata and Karanama te Kapukai, Aboriginal Natives of NewNatives' declaration. Zealand, do solemnly and sincerely declare—
1.That we are two of the vendors of the Block of land known as Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 7b, containing by admeasurement Seven hundred and forty-two acres more or less situate at Otaki, in the Manawatu District, in the Province of Wellington, to the Crown.
2.That neither spirituous liquors, arms, nor warlike stores form any part of the consideration money for the said block of land.
3.That there is sufficient land in our possession and in the possession of the other of the vendors over and above the land now offered by us for all our future wants.
4.And we make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."

Karanama Kapukai.
Hapi te Rangitewhata.

Declared at Otaki this 12th day of May, 1876, said Hapi te Rangitewhata and Te Kapukai in the presence of—

James Booth, R.M.
L. M. Grace, Interpreter, "Native Lands Act, 1873."