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.
Hekiera Te Wharewhiti.
Rikihana te Tarure.
Ketewhia te tewhiata.
Tewiata te Horu.
Amohia Takitahi x her mark.
Ngarati Te Tewe x his mark.
Marea Wharerakau by
Hawea Kareanui x her mark.
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
James Booth, R.M.
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.