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

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To all to whom these presents shall come, I, Aperahama Tipae, of Wanganui, in theDeclaration of Aperahama Tipae. Province of Wellington, an aboriginal Native of New Zealand, send greeting. Whereas at a sitting of the Native Land Court held at Wanganui on the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, it was ordered by the said Court that a certificate of the title of me the said Aperahama Tipae to a parcel of land on the left bank of the Turakina River, in the Province of Wellington, containing two hundred and seventy-eight acres, and known by the name of "Mangahowhi," more particularly described in the Schedule hereto, be issued to the Governor: And whereas at a sitting of the said Native Lands Court held at Wanganui aforesaid, on the said eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, it was ordered by the said Court that the presiding Judge thereto do report the opinion of the Court that it is not proper to place any restriction on the alienability of the aforesaid parcel of land, but that it is proper to attach a certain condition to the estate to be granted in the above-named block, that is to say, that the grantees shall not make any disposition of the said Block, or any part thereof, until he shall have executed a Deed declaring that the land therein comprised is held by him in trust for the benefit for the Ngatipaenga Hapu of the Ngatiapa tribe: Now know ye that in pursuance of the lastly hereinbefore recited order of the said Native Lands Court, I the said Aperahama Tipae do acknowledge and declare by these presents that the name of me the said Aperahama Tipae was made use of in the order of the Court lastly hereinbefore recited, and is intended to be made use of in the Crown grant to be hereafter issued in pursuance of such order of Court, In trust only for all the members of the Ngatipaenga Hapu of the Ngatiapa tribe of aboriginal Natives of New Zealand, their heirs and assigns, and I the said Aperahama Tipae do hereby for myself and for my heirs declare and agree that I and my heirs will stand seized and possessed of the parcel of land hereinbefore mentioned, and more particularly described in the schedule hereunder written, In trust and for the use and benefit of the said members of the Ngatipaenga Hapu of the Ngatiapa tribe, their respective heirs and assigns. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.