October 5, 1871.
1871. 5 October.Wairarapa District. An agreement made between the undersigned aboriginal Natives of New
Zealand hereinafter called the vendors of the one part and Her Majesty Queen
Victoria of the other part, Whereas the said vendors are absolutely seized of
or well entitled to the blocksseventy-mile bush(Agreement to sell.) of land hereinafter described and colored red on the tracing hereunto
attached, Namely Kaihinu No. 1 22,000 acres Kaihinu No. 2 19,000 acres
Mangaohao No. 1 23,000 acres Mangaohao No. 2 8,000 acres, Manawatu-Wairarapa
No. 1 (Eketahuna) 6,000 acres, Manawatu-Wairarapa No. 2 (Mongorongo) 15,000
acres Manawatu-Wairarapa No. 2a (Pukahu) 6,000 acres Manawatu-Wairarapa No. 2b
(Pahi Atua) 15,000 acres, Ngatapu No. 1 4,000 acres and Ngatapu No. 2 7,000
acres, and have agreed to cede the samePrice, £10,000. to Her said Majesty for the sum of Ten thousand pounds sterling
(£10,000) as the purchase money, upon such terms as are hereinafter explained,
Provided always that the portions of land hereinafter described and shewn on
the tracing hereto annexed be excludedLands excluded. from this sale, namely, that portion of Manawatu-Wairarapa block No. 1
(Eketahuna) situated on the Makakahi stream estimated to contain one thousand
(1000) acres more or less, also that portion of Manawatu-Wairarapa block No.
2b (Pahi Atua) situated at the junction of Makakahi and Mangatainoko streams
estimated to contain one thousand (1000) acres more or less, also those
portions of Mangaohao block No. 1 known as the reserves of Peeti te Awe Awe
Mikaera te Rangiputara and Ihaka te Rangimauriora estimated to contain five
hundred and thirty (530) acres, two hundred and eighty nine (289) acres and
two hundred acres more or less respectively also that portion of Mangaohao
block No. 2 known as Huru's reserve estimated to contain Three hundred and
fifty acres more or less also that portion of Ngatapu block No. 1 situated on
the Mangaone stream estimated to contain five hundred (500) acres more or less
also that portion of the Ngatapu block No. 2 situated near Taketake plain
estimated to contain five hundred (500) acres more or less.
It is hereby agreed as follows:—
|1.||The said vendors agree to sell and Her Majesty agrees to buy all the
said blocks of land above mentioned containing in the aggregate one
hundred and twenty thousand six hundred and thirty one acres more or less
exclusive of the above mentioned reserves generally known as the
Manawatu-Wairarapa block or seventy mile bush and situated in the Province
of Wellington, for the sum of Ten thousand pounds sterling (£10,000).
|2.||Of the said purchase money six hundred and ninety five pounds Stg. has
already been paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and the
balance shall be paid on the execution of the final Deed of conveyance.
|3.||The said vendors agree to execute and cause to be executed by all
necessary parties, a good and sufficient Deed of conveyance and surrender
to Her said Majesty of the said blocks of land free from all incumbrances,
the said Deed to be prepared at the expense of the purchaser.
|4.||Her said Majesty shall be at liberty to take immediate possession of
the said lands hereby contracted for.
S. Locke, J.P.,
on behalf of the Government of
Peeti te Awe Awe.
Hanita te Awe Awe.
Henere te Herekau,
and 28 others.
Signed by the said Peeti te Awe Awe Hanita
te Awe Awe Henere te
Herekau and 28
others (the above agreement having been
over translated and explained to
them) on the fifth and sixth days
October one thousand eight hundred and
seventy one in the
James Grindell, of
Napier, in the Province of Hawke's Bay,
Licensed Native Interpreter, and
Richard Booth, of Wellington, Settler.
Signed by Samuel Locke Esq. J.P. on the sixth day of October one
thousand eight hundred and seventy one in the presence of—
James Grindell, of
Napier, Hawke's Bay, and of
Richard Booth, Wellington, Settler.