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


We, Hirini Te Pahau and Hohaia Te Pahau, of Porotawhao, aboriginal natives of theNatives' declaration. Colony of New Zealand, do solemnly and sincerely declare,—
1.That we are two of the vendors of the Block of land known as "Ngakaroro No. 2a," containing 1933 acres more or less, situate in the Manawatu District, in the Province of Wellington and colony aforesaid, to the Crown.
2.That neither spirituous liquors, arms, nor warlike stores form any part of the consideration-money for the purchase of the said land.
3.That there is sufficient land in our possession and in the possession of the other of the vendors over and above the land now offered by us for all our future wants.

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

Hohaia te Pahau.

Declared by the said Hirini Te Pahau and Hohaia Te Pahau, at Otaki, this 20th day of May, 1876, the same having been first read over to them in the Maori language by an Interpreter of the Court. Before me—

James Booth, R.M.
L. M. Grace.

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