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

Te Puhata No. 2 Block, Mangonui District

Te Puhata No. 2 Block, Mangonui District.

This Deed, made the Third day of September 1875, between Her Majesty Queen 1875. 3 September.Mangonui District. Victoria of the one part, and Himi Te Kaka—Hoani Moekahakaka—Rewini Ongeonge— Te Puhata No. II. Hohapata Hami Tauwhare—Hohaia Kapana—Wataria, Taueru Takiora and Penekorako of Whangape 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 nineteen pounds five shillings (£119 " 5 " 0.) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) Receipt for £119. 5. 0. the Vendors do, and each of them doth, hereby surrender, convey, and assure unto Her said Majesty, all their right title and interest in and over all that block or parcel of land in the Mangonui District, in the Province of Auckland, containing Three thousand three hundred and fifty two acres or thereabouts, known or called Te Puhata 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 premises with the appur-page 36nances unto Her said Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for ever. In Witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their hand the day and year first above written.

Himi to Kaka.
Hoani Moekahakaha his x mark.
Rewini Ongeonge his x mark
Hami Tauwhare.
Ko Pene Korako.
Hohaia Kapana.
Taueru Takiora her x mark.

Signed by the said Himi Te Kaka, Hoani Moekahakaha, Rewini Ongeonge, Hami Tauwhare, Hohaia Kapana, Wataria, and Penekorako after the contents had been explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court and they appearing clearly to under stand the meaning of the same. In the presence of

H. R. White, R.M.,

And in the presence of

J.W. Preece,
Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.

Signed by the said Taueru Takiora after the contents had been explained to her by an clearly to understand the meaning of the same. In the presence of
Henry A. H. Monro,
Judge, Native Land Court.
J. W. Preece,
Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.