Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  

Connect

    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

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

[Deeds—No. 208.]

Deeds—No. 208.

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.

page 425

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.

Schedule referred to.

Bounded towards the North by the "Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2c" Block; towardsBoundaries. [1,200 acres.] the East by other part of the said "Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2c;" towards the South by the "Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2d" Block; towards the West by the Manawatu River and by Native Land; and again towards the South by other part of said Native Land.

Statement in the Maori Language of the Contents of the within-written Deed of Conveyance, dated 2nd May, 1876.

He pukapuka tenei i tuhituhia i te 2 o nga ra o Mei i te tau o to tatou Ariki 1876.Maori précis. Ko tona tikanga ia tenei, ara, hei tohu, i runga i nga moni e £300 . 0 . 0 kua utua kua hoatu e Wikitoria Te Kuini o Ingarangi ki a Hoani Taipua, Hiria Taipua, Te Moroati Kiharoa, Hemi Warena, Ria Herekau, Matenga Te Moroati, Areta Te Uira, Hema Te Ao, Wirihana Ahuta, me Kipa Te Whatanui, tangata maori o Manawatu (ka whakahuatia a muri ake nei ko nga "kai hoko") kua tukua kua hokona rawatia atu e aua kai hoko ki a Kuini Wikitoria me ona uri me ana ranei e whakarite ai Tera whenua katoa tona ingoa ko "Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2f" tona nui 1,200 nga eka hira ake iti iho ranei. Ko nga rohe koia tenei ki te taha ki te Raki ko M. Kukutauaki No. 2c, ki te taha ki te Rawhiti ko taua Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2c ano; ki te taha ki te Tonga ko "Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2d" ki te taha ki te Rato he whenua maori; a ki te taha ano ki te Tonga he whenua maori. Ko te mapi o tenei whenua kua oti te ta ki tua nei.

L. M. Grace,
Interpreter under "The Native Lands Act, 1873."

I, Hoani Taipua, Aboriginal Native of New Zealand, do solemnly and sincerelyDeclaration of Hoani Taipua. declare,—
1.That I am one of the Vendors of the Block of land known as Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2f, containing One thousand two hundred acres more or less, situated at Manawatu, in the District of Manawatu, Province of Wellington, to the Crown.
2.That neither spirituous liquors, arms, nor warlike stores form any part of the consideration for the said Block of land.
3.That there is sufficient land in possession of the Vendors over and above the land now offered by us for sale for all our future wants.

And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly intituled "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."

Hoani Taipua.

Declared by the said Hoani Taipua this second day of May, 1876. Before me—

James Booth, R.M.

Native Lands Act, 1865, and Native Lands Act, 1869. District of Manawatu, Province of Wellington, Manawatu-Kukutauahi No. 2f Block.

At a sitting of the Native Land Court of New Zealand, held at Foxton in the said1873. 17 April.Certificate of title ordered. District on the 17th of April 1873 before John Rogan, Esquire, Judge, and Hemi Tautari and Hare Wirikake, Assessors, It was ordered that a Certificate of the Title of Hoani Taipua, Hiria Taipua, Te Moroati Kiharoa, Hemi Warena, Ria Herekau, Matenga Te Moroati, Areta Te Uira, Hema Te Ao, Wirihana Ahuta and Kipa Te Whatanui to a page 426parcel of land at Kaihinu in the District aforesaid, containing by estimation, 1,200 acres and known by the name of Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 2f, be made and issued to the Governor when the said parties shall furnish a proper survey thereof, and that whenever the said land is granted by the Crown the legal estate therein shall be made to vest in the
Fees charged:
Hearing£1
Certificate1
Crown grant1
£3
Grantees on the seventeenth day of April 1873. Witness the hand of John Rogan Esq., Judge, and the Seal of the Court, the 17th day of April. 1873.

(l.s.)

Sd. J. Rogan,
Judge.

Trust Commissioner's certificate. I, Charles Heaphy, the Trust Commissioner under "The Native Lands Frauds Prevention Act, 1870," for the District of Wellington, do hereby certify that I have, with respect to the within-written instrument and the alienation hereby witnessed, made the inquiries directed by the said Act, and do certify that I am satisfied with the result of such inquiries. Dated this 11th day of July, 1876.

Chas. Heaphy,
Trust, Commissioner.

No. 24,700.

Registration. Received 12 noon, Thursday, 27th July, 1876.
Recorded 39 Deeds, fo. 889.
Index 28 Vol. fo. 183.
For fees £1 . 2 . 0.

John E. Smith,
Registrar of Deeds.

A True Copy of Original Deed, Maori Précis, Declaration, Judge's Order, Certificate, and Registration.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 4th, 1877.