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

Governor's Acceptance of Transfer

Governor's Acceptance of Transfer.

Governor's acceptance of transfer. To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Whereas by "The Constitution Act "it was enacted that no conveyance or transfer or agreement for the conveyance or transfer of any land of or belonging to or used or occupied by the aboriginal Natives of the Colony in common as tribes or communities and no release or extinguish-page 181ment of the rights of such aboriginal Natives in any such land should be of any validity or effect unless the same should be made or entered into with and accepted by Her Majesty her Heirs or Successors Provided always that it should be lawful for Her Majesty her Heirs and Successors by Instructions under the Signet and Royal Sign manual to delegate her powers of accepting such conveyances or agreements releases or relinquishments to the Governor of New Zealand And Whereas by Instructions under the signet and Royal Sign Manual bearing date the 14th day of November 1867 Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen did delegate to Sir George Ferguson Bowen the Governor of New Zealand all and every the said recited powers Now therefore I Sir George Ferguson Bowen the Governor of the Colony of New Zealand in pursuance and in exercise of the powers so delegated Do Hereby accept the conveyance within contained of the Block piece or parcel of land in the said conveyance within written more particularly described.

Given under the hand of His Excellency Sir George Ferguson Bowen Knight Grand Cross of the Most distinguished order of Saint Michael and Saint George. Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over Her Majesty's Colony of New Zealand and its dependencies and vice admiral of the same, at the Government House at Wellington this twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine.

J. C. Richmond.

A True Copy of Original Deed, Translation, and Governor's Acceptance.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 1st, 1876.