Puaputatapotu Block (Mangohao No. 1), Manawatu-Wairarapa
1873. 22 October.Wairarapa District. This Deed made the twenty second of October One thousand eight hundred
and seventy three between Te Peeti Te Aweawe and Ereni Te Aweawe of Manawatu
inPuapuatapotu. the Province of Wellington (hereinafter called "the Vendors") of the one
part and Her Majesty Queen Victoria (hereinafter called "the Queen") of the
other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of One hundred and
seventy pounds paidReceipt for £170. by James Booth Esquire of Whanganui to the Vendors (the receipt of which
they do hereby severally acknowledge) The Vendors do and each of them doth
hereby convey and assure unto the Queen Her heirs and successors All that piece
or parcel of land containing five hundred and thirty acres more or less situate
in the Province ofBoundaries. [530 acres.] Wellington being part of the Block known as Mangohao Number One Bounded
as follows: Commencing at Otangaue thence along the Mangohao River to
Puapuatapotu thence to Te Waotakatua, Tataraki and Tutaetapara thence towards
the West by a line bearing eighty eight degrees to Te Kiekie a stream thence in
a South Easterly direction by a line bearing One hundred and forty two degrees
to the starting point as the same is delineated in the plan drawn on this Deed
and coloured red with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold the said
Block of land with the appurtenances unto the Queen Her heirs and successors for
ever In Witness whereof the said Vendors have hereunto subscribed their names
the day and year first above written.
Peeti te Aweawe.
Aweawe x her mark.
Signed by the said Peeti Te Aweawe and Ereni te Aweawe by making her
mark (T. E.Y.) in the presence of—
T. E. Young, Certificated Interpreter,
J. G. Holdsworth, Comr. Crown Lands.