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

Waihoanga No. 3d Block, Otaki District

Waihoanga No. 3d Block, Otaki District.

This Deed made the Eleventh day of February 1876 between Her Majesty Queen1876. 11 February.Otaki District. Victoria of the one part, and Hohipuha Kareanui, Hekiera te Wharewhiti, Nuna te Taurei, Rutera Hapeta, Peene Arama, h. c. Rikihana te Tarure, Ketewhia te Wiata, TeWaihoanga No. 3d. Wiata te Horu, Hapeta Rangikatukua, Anihaera Hopihona, Amohia Takitahi, Winara Katipo, Atanatiu Reupena, Ngarati te Tewe, Maraea Wharerakau, Hawea Kareanui, Mohi Wharewhiti and Wiremu Tahapehi, all 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 One hundred and twenty eight pounds (£128 . 0 . 0), by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof isReceipt for £128. 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 Fifteen hundred and three acres or thereabouts, known or called "Waihoanga No. 3d," 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.

Hohipuha Kareanui.
Hekiera Te Wharewhiti.
Nuna Te Taurei.
Rutera Hapeta.
Peene Arama.
Rikihana te Tarure.
Ketewhia te tewhiata.
Tewiata te Horu.
Hapeta Rangikatukua.
Ani Haera Hopihona.
Amohia Takitahi x her mark.
Winara Katipo.
Atanatiu Reupena.
Ngarati Te Tewe x his mark.
Marea Wharerakau by Hohipuha
Kareanui.
Hawea Kareanui x her mark.
Mohi whare whiti.
Wiremu Tahapehi x his mark.

Signed by the said Hohipuha Kareanui, Hekiera te Wharewhiti, Nuna te Taurei, Rutera Hapeta, Peene Arama, Rikihana te Tarure, Ketewhia te Wiata, Te Wiata te Horu, Hapeta Rangikatukia by Amohia Takitahi (by mark) by Winara Katipo, Atanatiu Reupena by Ngarati te Tene (by mark) by Hohipuha Kareanui for Maraea Wharerakau, by Hawea Kareanui (by mark), by Mohi Wharewhiti and by Wiremu Tahapehi (by mark) the same having first been read over and explained to them in the Maori language 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.
R. Booth.

Signed by the said Anihaera Hopihona the same having first been read over and explained to her in the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court, and she appearing fully to understand the meaning and purport of the same in the presence of—

H. Halse, Judge of the Native Land Court.
R. Booth.