Totara No. 3 Block, Manawatu District.
1876. 2 August.Manawatu District.This Deed
made the second day of August One thousand eight
hundred and seventy six Between Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the one part and
Hoani Taipua of OtakiTotara No. 3.
in the Province of Wellington and in the Colony of New Zealand an
Aboriginal Native Chief of the one part Witnesseth that in consideration of the
sum of Three hundredReceipt for £355.
and fifty five pounds by Her Majesty paid to the said Hoani Taipua on
the execution hereof He the said Hoani Taipua doth hereby convey surrender and
assure unto Her said Majesty All that piece or parcel of land in the Manawatu
District in the Province and Colony aforesaid called or known by the name of
Totara Number Three and containing by admeasurement Three hundred and fifty five
acres more or less Bounded towards the North by a line and by the Totara Number
Two and "Rangihiwinui" page 209
towards the East by a line and by the " Oturoa " Block; towards the South by a
line and by the " Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 7d " Block; and towards the West by a
line and by the " Whirokino " Block, As the same is delineated by the plan
hereon edged red Together with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto
appertaining or belonging To hold the same unto Her said Majesty her heirs and
successors for ever. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto
subscribed their names.
L. M. Grace,
Interpreter under "The Native Lands Act,
Signed by the said Hoani Taipua the same having been first read over and
explained to him in the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court he
appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport thereof in the presence
H. Halse, Judge N.L.C., Wellington.