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

Totara No. 3 Block, Manawatu District

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 Blocks; 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.

Hoani Taipua.
L. M. Grace,
Interpreter under "The Native Lands Act, 1873-74,"


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 of—
H. Halse, Judge N.L.C., Wellington.
Richard Booth, Wellington.