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



1872. 22 April.Wairarapa District. Memo. of Agreement made the Twenty second day of April One thousand eight hundred and seventy two Between Wiremu Tinitara te Kaewa, Ihaka te Aomatangi, Paora Tihi, and Kere Tihi of Wairarapa in the Province of Wellington and Colony of New Zealand, aboriginal natives of New Zealand hereinafter called the sellers of the one partArikirau.(Agreement.) and the General Government of New Zealand of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Two shillings and sixpence (2/6) per acre They the said sellers3,000 acres at 2s. 6d. per acre, £375. do and each of them doth agree according to their several estates and interests to convey and assure unto the General Government of New Zealand all that piece or parcel of land situate in the district of Wairarapa being called by the name of Arikirau KiaBoundaries. Tataha estimated Three thousand acres being the same more or less Boundaries commencing at Te Whakamarumaru thence to Te Waitapu thence to Te Mangatawake thence to Ngatautohe thence to Te Pohatu o Kawekura thence to Te Aputa thence to Te Whakaruru thence to Nga Korako, thence to Taepa Kiekie thence into Te Mangatawake thence to Te Waro, thence to Te Wai Whinau, thence to Te Whakamarumaru Together with all ways rights and advantages whatsoever thereunto appertaining and all the right, title, claim and demand of the said sellers To have and to hold the said land to the General Government of New Zealand or their assigns for ever and it is hereby expressly agreed and declared by the said sellers that they shall and will pass the said land through the Native land Court without delay. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names.

Signed by the said—

Wi Tinitara te Kaewa.
Ihaka te Aomatangi x.
Paora Tihi.
Kere Tihi x.

Witness by—

Henry Bannister, Masterton, Storekeeper.

Minute. I recommend that fifty pounds stg. (£50) be paid to natives on account of this purchase.

25 April, 1872.

William Fitzherbert.

A True Copy of Original Agreement and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 8th, 1876.