Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2f Block, Otaki District.
1876. 2 May.Otaki District.This Deed, made the second day of May, 1876, between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria of the one part, and Hoani Taipua, Hiria Taipua, Te
Moroati Kiharoa, Hemi Warena,Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2f. Ria Herekau, Matenga te Moroati, Areta te Uira, Hema te Ao, Wiriana
Ahuta and Kipa te Whatanui all of the Otaki and Manawatu Districts in the
Province of Wellington, Aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand,
(hereinafter called "the Vendors") of the other part, witnesseth, that in
consideration of the sum of Three hundred pounds (£300 . 0 . 0) by Her Majesty
paid to the Vendors on the executionReceipt for £300. hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged), the Vendors do,
and each of them doth, hereby surrender, convey, and assure unto Her said
Majesty, all that block or parcel of land containing One thousand two hundred
acres or thereabouts, known or called Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2f as the same is
more particularly described in the Schedule hereto, and delineated on the plan
drawn on this Deed and coloured red; together with all rights and appurtenances
thereto belonging or appertaining: To hold the said land and premises with the
appurtenances unto Her said Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for ever. In
Witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their hands the day and year first
Ria Herekau (deceased) by Hoani Taipua her only son and nearest
of kin—Hoani Taipua.
Wirihana Te Ahuta.
Kipa te Whatanui.
Signed by the said Ria Herekau (by Hoani Taipua, her only son and true
and lawful heir and successor) deceased the same having been first read over
and explained to the said Hoani Taipua in the Maori language by an Interpreter
of the Court he clearly and fully understanding the meaning and purport
thereof in the presence of—
James Booth, R.M.
Signed by the said Hoani Taipua, Hiria Taipua, Te Moroati Kiharoa, Hemi
Warena, Matenga Moroati, Areta Te Uira, Hema Te Ao, Wirihana Te Ahuta, and
Kipa Te Whatanui the same having been first read over and explained to them in
the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court they appearing fully to
understand the meaning and purport thereof in the presence of—
James Booth, R.M.