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

Mangatainoko-Mohaka Block, Province of Hawke's Bay

page 572

Mangatainoko-Mohaka Block, Province of Hawke's Bay.

1875. 3 May.Hawke's Bay.This Deed made the third day of May One thousand eight hundred and seventy five Between the undersigned Chiefs and people of Ngatimaruwahine Ngatikurapoto andMangatainoko-Mohaka. their Hapus aboriginal natives of New Zealand hereinafter designated the Vendors of the one part and Her Majesty the Queen of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Five hundred and forty pounds twelve shillings to the said VendorsReceipt for £540 . 12 . 0. paid by Her Majesty the Queen the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, They the said Vendors do and each of them doth hereby convey and assure unto Her said Majesty the Queen Her Successors and Assigns all that parcel of land situate in the Province of Wellington containing by admeasurement Seventeen thousand (17000) acres more or less and being called or known by the name of the Mangatainoko block as the said parcel of land is particularly described in the Schedule hereto and delineated on the plan drawn hereon together with the appurtenances to the said hereditaments belonging or usually held or enjoyed therewith and all the estate and interest of the said Vendors and each of them in the said premises To hold the said hereditaments and premises unto Her said Majesty the Queen Her Successors and assigns for ever. In witness whereof the parties aforesaid have hereunto signed their names.

Hariata Kahia x.
Waru x his mark.
Kaaro Ngaoru x her mark.
Pehi Manini x his mark.
Reihana te Aonui x his mark.
Hori te Tauri.
te ri na Hupi x her mark.
Hamiora Whitiana x his mark.
Hori terangikawhira.
Te Kerewine Ko raha x his mark.
Te Waka Takahari x his mark.
Tareha.
Rawiri Kahia.
Werewere.
Mere Hapi.
Te Wai roroki x her mark.
Wikitoria Te Korohike x her mark.
Hami Pahiroa.
Rangi takaiho x his mark.
Rangatana x his mark.
Ta ra We rate Whiwhi.
Tematahi x his mark.
Terangi pumamao x his mark.
Aperahama Tetuatara x his mark.
Eru Temoho x his mark.
Tarangi ita x his mark.
Rerei Tepohiahia x his mark.
Takiriwera x his mark.
Tawhana Rangihiroa.
Ngahere te pataka x his mark.
Inohoke te Whare x his mark.
Matetahuna x his mark.
Te Heuheu.
Hohepa Tamamutu.
Perenara te Papanui.
Petera te Rangihiroa.
Whakarongo x his mark.
Toha.
Mohi te Huri x his mark.
Te Hirawanui x his mark.
Te Kapiu te Au x his mark.
Hoani Ngarangi x his mark.
Tarei Toki x his mark.

Henry Mitchell,
Land Purchase Agent.

This Deed was by me read over and explained to the Vendors in the Maori language and which they appeared fully to understand. I witnessed their signing the same.

S. Locke, R.M. and Interpreter.

Witness to signatures—

J. P. Hamlin, Licd. Interpreter, Napier.

Witness to signatures—

M. J. Gannon, Clerk, Native Office, Napier.