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

[Deeds—No. 187.]

Deeds—No. 187.

Ngatapu No. 2 Block (part of), Wairarapa District.

This Deed made the eighteenth day of November One thousand eight hundred and1872. 18 November.Wairarapa District. seventy two Between Matini Ruta and Tapatu Matini the Wife of the said Matini Ruta, Ihaia Whakamairu, and Erihapeti Whakamairu the Wife of the said Ihaia Whakamairu, Te Haruru and Tihei the Wife of the said Haruru, Karaitiana Korou, Wi Waka KahuNgatapu No. 2. kura, Ngakuku Wi Tinitara, and Paora Te Ihumaoa Pinanau all of the Wairarapa District in the Province of Wellington Colony of New Zealand Aboriginal Natives of New Zealand and Huru te Hiaro of the Manawatu in the Colony and Province aforesaid also an Aboriginal Native hereinafter called the Vendors of the one part and Her Majesty QueenReceipt for £60. Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds (£60) paid by Her Majesty Queen Victoria to the said Vendors (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) They the said Vendors do and each of them doth hereby according to their respective interests transfer yield up surrender convey assure and confirm under Her Majesty Queen Victoria Her heirs and successors All that piece or parcel of land situated in the Province of Wellington Colony of New Zealand being part of the Block called or known as "Ngatapu No. 2" containing by admeasurement Five hundred (500) acres (more or less) Bounded towards the North by other part of said Block being Crown Land FourBoundaries [500 acres.] thousand (4000) links towards the East by the Wai te Horo Stream Eight thousand five hundred (8500) links towards the South by other part of the said Block being Crown Land Seven thousand five hundred (7500) links and towards the West by other part of the said Block being Crown Land Eight thousands (8000) links as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan drawn hereon and coloured red Together with all the rights and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and all the estate interest right or title of the said Vendors therein To hold the said piece or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto Her Majesty Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Successors In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names.

Ihaia Whakamairu.
Erihapeti Wakamairu.
Matini Ruta.
tapatu matini.
Arapata Teharuru.
Tihei x her mark.
Karaitiana Korou.
Wi Waka Kahukura.
Wi Tinitara.
Huru te Hiaro.

Signed by the said Ihaia Whakamairu, Eriha
peti Whakamairu, Matini Ruta, Tapatu
Matini, Arapata Te Haruru, Tihei (by
making her mark), Karaitiana Korou, Wi
Waka Kahukura, Wi Tinitara and Huru page 394Te Hiaro this eighteenth day of November
One thousand eight hundred and seventy
two in the presence of James Grindell, of
Wellington, Licensed Interpreter, and
T. E. Young, of Wellingtoh, Licensed Interpreter.
James Grindell, of Wellington, Licensed Native Interpreter.

Ko Ngakuku.

Signed by the said Ngakuku in the presence of—

Joseph Freeth, Certificated Interpreter, Wairarapa.
James Donnelly, Constable, Masterton.

Paora te Ihumaoa Pinanau x his
mark.

Signed by the said Paora te Ihumaoa Pinanau
by making his mark in the presence of—

Joseph Freeth, Certificated Interpreter, Wairarapa.
John Henry, Postmaster, Masterton.

Declaration of James Grindell. I, James Grindell, of Wellington, in the Colony of New Zealand, a Licensed Interpreter under the Native Lands Acts, do solemnly and sincerely declare,—
1st.That I am a Licensed Interpreter under the Native Lands Acts.
2nd.That I was present on the eighteenth day of November, One thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, and did see the within-named Erihapeti Whakamairu, Ihaia Whakamairu, Matini Ruta, Tapatu Matini, Arapata Taharuru, Tihei (by mark), Karaitiana Korou, Wi Waka Kahukura, Wi Tinitara, and Huru te Hiaro, Aboriginal Natives of New Zealand, duly execute the within-written Deed of Conveyance, and that before they executed the said Deed I faithfully translated and explained the said Deed to them, and the contents thereof were fully understood by them, and that they executed the same in my presence and in the presence of Thomas E. Young, of Wellington, an adult European.

That the signature "T. E. Young," the attesting witness to the execution of the said Deed, is of the proper handwriting of Thomas E. Young, of Wellington, in the colony aforesaid.

That the signature "James Grindell" is of the proper handwriting of me, this Deponent. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and under and by virtue of "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."

(Stamp, 10s.) James Grindell.

Declared at Foxton this fifth day of December, 1872. Before me—

Herbert Wardell, R.M.,

One of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Colony of New Zealand.

Declaration of Joseph John Freeth. I, Joseph John Freeth, of Wairarapa, in the Province of Wellington, in the Colony of New Zealand, Certificated Interpreter, solemnly and sincerely declare on oath,—1st. That I am a duly Certificated Interpreter. 2nd. That, previous to the execution of the within Deed by Ngakuku and Paora Te Ihumaoa Pinanau therein named, I translated and interpreted the contents of the said Deed to them, and that such translation and interpretation was correct, and was understood by them. 3rd. That the said Deed was executed by the said Ngakuku in my presence and in the presence of James Donnelly, and that the said Deed was executed by the said Paora Te Ihumaoa Pinanau by making his mark in my presence and in the presence of John Henry, and that the said James Donnelly and John Henry are adult persons. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of "The Native Lands Act, 1867," and of the other statutes in that case made and provided.

Joseph Freeth,
Certificated Interpreter, Wairarapa.

Declared on oath at Featherston this fifteenth day of February, 1873. Before me—

Herbert Wardell,
A Justice of the Peace of New Zealand.

A True Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, December 28th, 1875.