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

Waihoanga No. 4 Block (Reservein), Otaki District

Waihoanga No. 4 Block (Reservein), Otaki District.

1877. 7 February.Otaki District.This Deed made the seventh day of February, 1877, between Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the one part, and Haimona te Keho, Huriana te Horohau, Ihaia MotunauWaihoanga No. 4 Reserve. and Meretini Hape of Otaki Aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand, (hereinafter called "the Vendors ") of the other part, witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of fifty Pounds (£50. 0. 0), by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on theReceipt for £50. execution 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 in the Otaki District, in the Provincial District of Wellington, containing Two hundred acres or thereabouts, known or called Waihoanga No. 4, 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; being all that portion of land excepted from sale in a certain deed of conveyance to the Crown of the Waihoanga No. 4 Block bearing date the third day of December 1874 save and except the portion reserved for Samuel Cook h.c. Frank Cook h.c. and George Cook h.c. and the portion reserved for James Wallace h.c. by the said deed of conveyance 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.

Haimona te Keho.
Huriana Tehorohau.
Ihaia Motunau.
Mere tini Hape.

Signed by the said Ihaia Motunau and Meretini Hape the same having first been read over and explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court and they appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport of the same. In the presence of—

James Booth, R.M.
Richard Booth.

Signed by the said Haimona te Keho the same having first been read over and explained to him by an Interpreter of the Court and he appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport of the same in the presence of—

H. Halse, Judge of the Native Land Court.
J. E. Grace, Licensed Interpreter N.L. Court, Wellington.

Signed by the said Huriana Te Horohau, the same having been first read over and explained to her by an Interpreter of the Court, and she appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport of the same. In the presence of—

J. M. Roberts, R.M.
Richard Booth.