1873. 16 April.Wairarapa District.
This Deed made the sixteenth day of April Anno Domini one thousand
eight hundred and seventy three Between Her Majesty the Queen of the one part
and Manahi Paewai, Pene Hakopa, Hoani Meihana, Arapata Inia, Matiu Te Kotoi,
Heremia Wirihana,Kauhanga Nos. 1 And 2.
Mariana Paewai Katerina Whareraupo, Atenata te Wharekiri, Hare
Whaitiri, Heketa Te Awe, Hiraka Porima, Taituha Taringa, Pane Ketunga, Rora
Wharekiri, Nireha Tamaki, Hapakuku Paewai, Ihepera Paewai all aboriginal
Natives and Chiefs of New Zealand and hereinafter collectively styled "the
Vendors" of the other part, Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of
Five hundred and fifty pounds sterling at or before the execution of these
presents by Her Majesty the Queen to the Vendors well and truly paid (the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) they the Vendors do and eachReceipt for £550.
of them doth hereby convey assure surrender and confirm unto Her
Majesty the Queen her successors and assigns, All the right title and interest
property possession claim and demand whatsoever of the Vendors and each and
every of them of in to or out of All that the piece or parcel or block of land
in the Province of Wellington and Colony of New Zealand described in the
Schedule hereto and delineated in the plan drawn hereon, Together with all and
singular commons and rights of commonage mines minerals furzes trees woods
underwoods and the ground and soil thereof mounds fences hedges ditches ways
waters watercourses streams fisheries fishings fowlings surface rights of page 398
shore and foreshore liberties
privileges hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said land
hereditaments and premises in any wise appertaining to the intent that that
the same land hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances may
henceforth be and remain vested in Her Majesty the Queen her successors and
assigns Freed and discharged of and from all and every claim and demand
whatsoever of or by the Vendors and each and every of them and all and every
other person or persons lawfully or customarily claiming or to claim by
through under or in trust for them him her or any of them. In Witness whereof
the said Vendors have hereunto set their hands.