Mohaka Block, Province of Hawke's Bay.
1875. 20 May.Hawke's Bay.This Deed
made the Twentieth day of May One thousand eight
hundred and seventy five Between the following Hapus, Ngatiterangiita, Ngatitu,
Ngatirongomai, Ngatiruahine and Ngatituataka being sections of ancestral
divisions, of Ngatimaruwahine and Ngatikurapoto and the Undersigned members page 573
thereof all aboriginal Natives of
New Zealand and 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 One
thousand three hundred pounds (£1300) to the said Vendors paid by Her Majesty the
Queen the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledgedReceipt for £1,300.
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 Forty seven
thousand (47,000) acres more or less and being called or known by the name of the
Mohaka 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.