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

Deeds—No. 186. Maungaraki Block (Agreement), Wairarapa District

Deeds—No. 186. Maungaraki Block (Agreement), Wairarapa District.

1872. 10 May.Wairarapa District. Memo. of Agreement made the Tenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and seventy two Between Ritimana Te Korou Tamati Whiwhiana, Karaitiana Te Korou, Nini Te Aokumea, Reweti Tirau Raita Raniera, Materia Tamawhiti, Henere Ngakuku Taipa,Maungaraki.(Agreement to convey.) Arapata Te Aruru, Erihapeti Whakamairu, Eruini Te Kopa, Katarina Tamati, Pirika Te Nohopapa, Iraia Tamati, Atareta Haneta, Anaru Whakarea, Hamuera Karaitiana, Hapeta Whakamairu, Waho te Rangi and others of Wairarapa in the Province of Wellington and Colony of New Zealand aboriginal natives of New Zealand herein called the sellers of the one part and the General Government of New Zealand of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Two6,902 acres at 2s. per acre, £690. shillings (2/0) per acre They the said Sellers do and each of them doth agree according to their several estates and interests to convey and assure unto the Government of New Zealand all that piece or parcel of land situate in the district of Wairarapa in the Province of Wellington aforesaid and being called by the name Maungaraki page 393estimated at Six thousand nine hundred (6900) acres more or less. Bounded towards the North by Crown lands towards the East by other Native Lands which have passed the Native Lands Court towards the South by Crown Land and towards the West byBoundaries. Taueru river as the same is delineated on the plan of Wairarapa and thereon coloured red. Together with all ways rights and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging and all the estate, interest, claim, and demand of the said Sellers to have and to hold all 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—

Ritimana Te Korou x.
Tamati Whiwhiana x.
Karaitiana Korou.
Nini Te Aokumea x.
Reweti Tirau x.
Raita Raniera x.
Materia Tamawhiti x.
Hemiona Reweti x.
Taipa x.
Arapata Te haruru.
Erihapeti Wakamairu.
Eruini Te Kopa x.
Hinia Te Aruru x.
Pirika Te Nohopapa.
Anaru Whakarea x.
Katarina Tamati x.
Atareta Haneta x.
Iraia Tamati x.
Rehana Raniera x.
Wiremu Tamawhiti x.
Hapeta Whakamairu.
Waho terangi.
Horiana Meri Whakamairu.
Hanuera Karaitiana.
Tutohingarangi x.
Rahera Tamati x.
Rora Kere x.
Tuhakeke x.
Haieta Ngakuku x.

Witness to signatures—

Henry Bannister, Masterton, Storekeeper.

A True Copy of Original Agreement.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 7th, 1876.