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

Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 7c Block, Manawatu District

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.

Ponawha temanea.
Kireona Tuhera x his mark.
Kere ama pita.
Hohaia te Pahau.
Te Hemara x his mark.
Tamara Te.Hape x his mark.
Puhiwia hine.
Hare Teimana.

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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.
Richard Booth.
Signed by 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. Magt.
Richard Booth, and Geo. W. Drummond Hay, Licensed Interpreter, Cambridge.