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

[Deeds—No. 204.]

Deeds—No. 204.

Ngakaroro No. 2e Block, Otaki District

This Deed made the fifteenth day of December, 1874, between Her Majesty Queen1874. 15 December.Otaki District. Victoria on the one part, and Pinehira Rangitiora, Tui Makitonore, h.c. (HughNgakaroro No 2E. McDonald), Te Teira Ngapawa, Mere Tiaki, Katarina Kita, Keita Hemi Kupa, Hiriwanu Manahi, Penehira Ngaoka, Hera Rangiuia, Maka Pukehi, Unaiki Wi Parata, Ranginui, Eruera Te Whioi, Makareta Pineaha, Ihaka Ngamura, Winara, Whiu, Hare Wirikake, Paiura Te Rangikatatu and Pitihora 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 Two hundred and fifty seven Pounds ten shillings (£257 . 10 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the vendors on the execution hereof (and theReceipt for £257 . 10 . 0. 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 nine hundred and thirty three acres, or thereabouts, known or called Ngakaroro No. 2e, 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 aboye written.

Te Teira Nganawa x his mark.
Maaka Pukehi.
Winara.
Paiura te Rangikatatu.
Mere Tiaki x her mark.
Unaiki Wi Parata.
Ranginui x his mark.
Whiu x her mark.
Hera Rangiuia x her mark.
Eruera te Whioi.
Makareta Pineaha.
Ihaka Ngamura x his mark.
Pitihira.
H. McDonald (h.c.) for Hugh McDonald.
Penehira Rangitiora.
Penehira Ngaoka by Penehira Rangitiora.
Hare Wirikake.
Keita Hemi Kupa x her mark.
Hiriwanu Manahi.
Kita Hamene.

Signed by the said Te Teira Ngapawa (by making his mark), by Maaka Pukehi, Winara, Paiura Te Rangikatatu, Mere Tiaki (by making her mark, and by Unaiki Wi Parata, and by Ranginui, Whiu, and Hera Rangiuia by making their marks) the same having first been read over and explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court, and they appearing clearly to understand the meaning of the same in the presence of—

James Booth, R.M.
Richard Booth.

Signed by the said Eruera te Whioi, Makareta Pineaha, Ihaka Ngamura (by making his mark) and Pitihira the same having been first 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.
John Holliday.

Signed by the said Keita Hemi Kupa (by making her mark) the same having first been read over and explained to her by page 418an Interpreter of the Court and she 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 Penehira Rangitiora for himself and Penehira Ngaoka his son, being a minor, and by Hare Wirikake the same having been first 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 Hiriwanu Manahi the same having been first read over and explained to him in the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court and he appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport thereof in the presence of—

H. Halse, Judge N.L.C.
Richard Booth.

Signed by Kita Hamene for the said Katarina Kita his wife she being a patient and confined to bed the same having been first read over and explained to him by an Interpreter of the Court he appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport of the same in the presence of—

H. Halse, Judge N.L.C.
Richard Booth.

Schedule.

Boundaries. [1,933 acres.]Bounded towards the North by the Ngakaroro No. 1a and Ngakaroro No. 1b Blocks towards the East by Crown land towards the South by Ngakaroro No. 2d Block and the West by Ngakaroro No. 2f.

Statement in Maori of Contents of within Deed.

Maori précis.He Pukapuka tenei i tuhia i te 15 o nga ra o Tihema 1874 hei Tohu kua hokona rawatia e Penehira Rangitiora, e Tui Makitonora h.c. (Hugh McDonald), e Te Teira Ngapawa, e Mere Tiaki, e Katarina Kita, e Keita Hemi Kupa, e Hiriwanu Manahi, e Penehira Ngaoka, e Hera Rangiuia, e Maka Pukehi, e Unaiki Wi Parata, e Ranginui, e Eruera te Whioi, e Makareta Pineaha, e Ihaka Ngamura, e Winara, e Whiu, e Hare Wirikake, e Paiura te Rangikatatu me Pitihira ki a Kuini Wikitoria mo nga moni £257 . 10 . 0 kua hoatu e te Kuini ki aua kai hoko tera whenua katoa 1933 nga eka hira ake iti iho ranei kua oti te tuhi nga rohe ki raro iho nei kua taia hoki te mapi ki te kara whero Ko nga rohe o te whenua kua hokona nei: ki te Raki ko Ngakaroro No. 1a No. 1b hoki; ki te Rawhiti he whenua na te Kuini; ki te Tonga ko Ngakaroro No. 2d; ki te Rato ko Ngakaroro No. 2f.

T. E. Young,
Interpreter under "The Native Land Act, 1873."

Native Lands Act, 1865, and Native Lands Act, 1869. District of Otaki, Province of Wellington, Ngakaroro No. 2e Block.

1874. 22 April.Certificate of title ordered.Ata sitting of the Native Land Court of New Zealand held at Otaki in the said District, on the 22nd day of April 1874, before John Rogan, Esquire, Judge, and Enoka Te Whanake, Assessor. It was ordered that a Certificate of the Title of Penehira Rangitiora, Tui Makitonore H.C, Te Teira Ngapawa, Mere Tiaki, Katarina Kita, Keita Hemi Kupa, Hiriwanu Manahi, Penehira Ngaoka, Hera Rangiuia, Maka Pukehi, Aboriginal Natives, to a parcel of land at Otaki District aforesaid, containing by estimation One thousand nine hundred and thirty three (1933) acres, and known by the name of Ngakaroro No. 2e be made and issued to the Governor when the 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 Grantees on the twenty second day of April, 1874. Witness the hand of John Rogan, Esquire, Judge, and the Seal of the Court, the 22nd day of April, 1874.

(Signed) J. Rogan,
Judge.

True Copy.

Edwin Woon.

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Native Lands Act, 1865, and Native Land Act, 1867.

District of Otaki, Province of Wellington, Ngakaroro, No. 2e Block.
At a sitting of the Native Land Court of New Zealand, held at Otaki in the said1874. 22 April.Registration of owners. District, on the 22nd day of April 1874, before John Rogan, Esquire, Judge, and Enoka Te Whanake, Assessor. In the matter of a parcel of land at——in the said District, containing 1933 acres and called Ngakaroro No. 2e, It was ordered that the names written on the back hereof being the names of all the persons found by the Court to be interested in the said land be registered in the Court. Witness the hand of John Rogan, Esquire, Judge, and the Seal of the Court, the 22nd day of April, 1874.

(Signed) J. Rogan,
Judge.

True Copy.

Edwin Woon.

Names ordered to be Registered under Section 17, N. L. Act, 1867: Penehira Rangitiora, Tui Makitonore h.c (Hugh McDonald) Te Teira Ngapawa, Mere Tiaki, Katarina Kita, Keita Hemi Kupa, Hiriwanu Manahi, Penehira Ngaoka, Hera Rangiuia, Maka Pukehi, Unaiki Wi Parata, Ranginui, Eruera Te Whioi, Makareta Pineaha, Ihaka Ngamura, Winara, Whiu, Hare Wirikake, Paiura Te Rangikatatu, Pitihira.

(Signed) J. Rogan, Judge.

I, Charles Heaphy, the Trust Commissioner under "The Native Lands FraudsTrust Commissioner's certificate. Prevention Act, 1870," for the District of Wellington, do hereby certify that I have, with respect to the within-written Instruments and the alienation thereby witnessed, made the enquiries directed by the said Act, and do certify that I am satisfied with the result of such enquiries.

Charles Heaphy,
Trust Commissioner.

Dated this 2nd day of August, 1876.
No. 24,895.

Received 2 p.m. Thursday, 17th August, 1876.Registration.

John E. Smith,
Registrar of Deeds.

Recorded 4 Vol. Deeds, f. 406.
Index 28 Vol fo. 197.
fo Fees, 19/.

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

Wellington,September 17th, 1877.

H. Hanson Turton.