Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 7c Block, Manawatu District.
This Deed, made the thirteenth day of May, 1876, between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria1876. 13 May.Manawatu District. of the one part, and Ponawha Te Manea, Kireona Tuhera, Kereama Pita,
Hohaia te Pahau, Te Hemara, Ngatio, Mihipeka, Tamara te Hape, Puhiwahine and
Hare TeimanaManawatu-Kukutauaki No. 7c. (h.c.) of Poroutawhao 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 and seventy eight pounds (£278 . 0 . 0)
by Her Majesty paid to the vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged) theReceipt for £278. vendors do, and each of them doth, hereby surrender, convey, and assure
unto Her said Majesty, all that block or parcel of land containing seven hundred
and forty two acres or thereabouts, known or called Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 7c
as the same is more particularly described in the Schedule hereto, and
delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and coloured red; together with all
rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining: To hold the said
land and premises with the appurtenances unto the 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.
Kireona Tuhera x his mark.
Hohaia te Pahau.
Te Hemara x his mark.
Tamara Te.Hape x his mark.
Signed by the said Kireona Tuhera, Kereama Pita, Hohaia te Pahau, Te
Hemara and Mihipeka, the same having been first read over and explained to
them in the Maori language by Lawrence Marshall Grace an Interpreter duly
appointed they appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport thereof
in the presence of—
James Booth, R.M.
the said Ponawha Te Manea, Tamara Te Hape, Ngatio, Puhiwahine and Hare
Teimana, this deed having been previously explained to them and they
thoroughly understood the purport of the same in the presence of—
William N. Searancke, Rest.
Richard Booth, and Geo. W. Drummond Hay, Licensed Interpreter,