made the seventh day of October one thousand eight
hundred and seventy1870. 7 October.Whanganui district.
Between Aperahama Tipae of Wangaehu in the Province of Wellington in the
Colony of New Zealand an aboriginal native of the said colony and Representative
of the Ngatiapa tribe of the one part and Henry McNeil of Wanganui in the said
Province of Wellingtonwaikupa.
Contractor of the other part, Witnesseth that in consideration of the
rent hereby(Native Reserve.)
reserved and of the covenants conditions and agreements herein contained
and implied and by the said Henry McNeil his executors administrators and
assigns to be paid kept done and performed, The said Aperahama Tipae
doth hereby demise and lease unto the
said Henry McNeil, All that piece or parcel of land known as the Waikupa Native
Reserve situate on the left bank of the Wanganui river in the district of
Wanganui containing by admeasurement two thousand two hundred and seventy two
acres more or[2,272 acres.]
less, as the same together with the linkages thereof is more
particularly delineated and described on the plan drawn in the margin hereof
colored pink, To hold the same with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto
belonging unto the said Henry McNeil his executors administrators and assigns
from the day of the date hereof for and during and unto the full end and term of
twenty one years from thence next ensuing and fully toLease for twenty-one years.
be complete and ended, Yielding and paying therefore unto the said Aperahama Tipae
his heirs and assigns
during the first five years of the said term the yearly rent or sum of one
hundred and thirty pounds, the yearly rent or sum of one hundred and forty
pounds during the second five years of the said term, the yearly rent or sum of
one hundred and fifty pounds during the third five years of the said term and
the yearly rent or sum of one hundred and eighty pounds during the remaining six
years of the said term, And the said Henry McNeil hereby covenants for himself
his executors administrators and assigns with and to the said Aperahama Tipae
his heirs and assigns
that he and they shall well and truly pay the said rent half yearly together
with all rates taxes page 252
assessments which shall during the said term may be rated taxed charged or
assessed upon the land hereby demised or any part thereof or upon the said Aperahama Tipae
his heirs or assigns in
respect thereof and whereas the said Aperahama Tipae
is indebted toReceipt for £119.
the said Henry McNeil in the sum of one hundred and
nineteen pounds which he said Aperahama
doth hereby acknowledge and the said parties hereto do hereby
mutually agree that the said sum of one hundred and nineteen pounds shall be
deducted from the first two years' rent in manner following that is to say the
sum of fifty nine pounds ten shillings to be deducted by the said Henry McNeil
from the first year's rent and the like sum from the second year's rent and the
said Aperahama Tipae
acknowledge the receipt of fifty pounds paid to him by the said Henry McNeil as
portion of the first year's rent paid in advance. And the said Aperahama Tipae
hereby covenants for
himself his heirs and assigns to and with the said Henry McNeil his executors
administrators and assigns that he and they shall and will at any time during
this demise upon the request of the said Henry McNeil his executors
administrators or assigns and upon payment to him the said Aperahama Tipae
his heirs or assigns of the sum of
Two thousand pounds less whatever balance of the said sum of one hundred and
nineteen pounds which may be then unpaid and upon receiving the consent of the
proper authority thereto convey and assure the land hereby demised to the said
Henry McNeil his heirs or assigns or as he or they may direct free from
incumbrances and shall execute any deed or deeds or other documents that may be
necessary for vesting the fee simple of the said lands in the said Henry McNeil
his heirs or assigns and shall in the event of such request use his utmost
endeavours to procure the consent of the proper authority to such conveyance, In
witness whereof the said parties have hereto subscribed their names.
x his mark.
Witness—Edwin Turner Woon.
Signed by the said Aperahama
Tipae in the presence of—
Edwin Turner Woon, Licensed Interpreter,
Geo. McCaul, Law Clerk, Wanganui.
Karena Temana, o
Signed by the said Henry McNeil in the presence of—
Law Clerk, Wanganui.