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

Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2f Block, Otaki District

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 above written.

Hoani Taipua.
Hiria Taipua.
Moroati Kiharoa.
Hemi Warena.
Ria Herekau (deceased) by Hoani Taipua her only son and nearest of kin—Hoani Taipua.
Matenga Moroati.
Areta Teuira.
Hema te Ao.
Wirihana Te Ahuta.
Kipa te Whatanui.

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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.
Richard Booth.

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.
Richard Booth.