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

Arikirau Block, Wairarapa District

Arikirau Block, Wairarapa District.

1873. 17 December.Wairarapa District. This Deed made the seventeenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy three Between Wi Tinitara te Kaewa Ihaka Rangiaomatangi and Paora Tihi ofArikirau. Wairarapa of 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 pounds paid byReceipt for £100. Thomas Herbert Hill of Wairarapa 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 in the Wairarapa District in the Province of Wellington containing six hundred and ten acres more or lessBoundaries. [610 acres.] and known as the Arikirau Block, Bounded towards the North East by lines being boundaries of Native lands, one hundred and forty (140) links, five hundred (500) links, five hundred and twenty three (523) links, one thousand eight hundred and twenty three (1823) links, two hundred and twenty six (226) links, one thousand one hundred and eight (1108) links, and four hundred and eighty five (485) links, towards the East by lines being boundaries of Native Land three hundred and seventy six (376) links, three hundred and thirty three (333) links, one hundred and fifty nine (159) links, one hundred and fifty (150) links, one hundred and twenty six (126) links, four hundred and one (401) links, six hundred and eight (608) links, five hundred and seven (507) links, one hundred and ninety (190) links, and one thousand two hundred and fifty (1250) links, towards the South East by the Mango Tawake Creek towards the West by Native Land three thousand seven hundred and one (3701) links, and by the Wai-winau Creek and towards the North and North West by the Waitapu Creek, 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.

Wi Tinitara Te Kaewa.
Ihaka Rangiaomatangi x his mark.
Paora Tihi.

Signed by the said Wi Tinitara Te Kaewa, Ihaka te Rangiaomatangi by making his mark, and by Paora Tihi in the presence of—
Joseph Freeth, Certificated Interpreter, Wairarapa.
J. Henry, Postmaster, Masterton.