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

Mangatainoka No. 1 Block (Claims in), Wairarapa District

Mangatainoka No. 1 Block (Claims in), Wairarapa District.

1873. 28 March.Wairarapa District. This Deed made the twenty eighth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy three Between Her Majesty the Queen of the one part and Hoani Meihana, Peeti te Awe Awe, and Huru te Hiaro aboriginal natives of New Zealand (hereinafter styledMangatainoka No. 1.(Claims in Block.) the partial vendors) of the other part, Whereas the partial vendors are or some or one of them is entitled to the parcel or block of land described in the schedule page 395hereto in whole or in part, and whereas the partial vendors have contracted with His Honor William Fitzherbert Esquire, Superintendent of the Province of Wellington acting in this behalf for and on account of Her Majesty the Queen, that the said Superintendent shall make advances of money and goods to the partial vendors and as they may direct to be paid for and repaid respectively whenever such land shall be sold or allowed as part of the purchase money thereof in case the said William Fitzherbert or his successors Superintendents as aforesaid shall on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen become the purchaser or purchasers thereof. Now these presents witness that in consideration of one hundred pounds sterling (£100) by Her Majesty the Queen in manner aforesaid at or before the execution of these presents to the partial vendors paid and advanced (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged)Receipt for £100, advance. They the partial vendors do and each of them doth hereby convey and assure and surrender unto her Majesty the Queen her successors and assigns, All the right title and interest of the partial vendors and each and every of them in to or out of, All that the piece or parcel of land in the Province of Wellington and Colony of New Zealand more particularly described in the schedule hereto and delineated in the plan drawn hereon, Together with all and singular commons and rights of common mines minerals furzes trees woods underwoods and the ground and soil thereof mounds fences hedges ditches ways waters courses streams fishings fisheries fowlings surface rights of shore and foreshore (if any) and all and singular other the appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or appertaining, To the intent that the same land mines and appurtenances may henceforth be and continue unto Her Majesty the Queen her successors and assigns as a security for the said sum of one hundred pounds sterling (£100) And all other sums or sum of money or the price or prices of goods on the behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to be hereafter paid or delivered to the partial vendors or any or either of them or to any person or persons at their request. In Witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto set their hands.

The Schedule referred to in the foregoing Deed.

All that parcel of land being a portion of the Manawatu-Wairarapa block commonlyBoundaries. [62,000 acres.] known as the Seventy mile bush and estimated to contain sixty two thousand acres more or less, Bounded on the North by the Manawatu river on the East by the Makakahi and Tiraumea rivers and by Government land known as Manawatu block in the district of Wairarapa and by a portion of the Pahiatua block and on the West by the Mangohao river and by Government land.

Hoani Meihana.
Peeti te Awe Awe.
Huru te Hiaro.

Signed by the said Hoani Meihana, Peeti te
Awe Awe and Huru te Hiaro in the pre
sence of—

James Grindell, of Wellington, a Licensed Interpreter, and
James Thompson, of Foxton, Manawatu, a Licensed Surveyor.