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

[Deeds—No. 376.]

Deeds—No. 376.

B Nokenoke B Block, Hauraki District.

1873. 7 April.Hauraki District. This Deed made the Seventh day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy three Between Nikorima Poutotara of the District of Hauraki B Nokenoke B. in the Province of Auckland in the Colony of New Zealand Aboriginal Native hereinafter termed the said Native of the one part and Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Twenty six pounds five shillings paid by Her said Majesty to the said Native (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) Receipt for £26 . 5. the said Native doth hereby convey and assure release surrender and cede unto Her said Majesty Her heirs and successors All that portion of the Foreshore or parcel of land between high-water mark and low-water mark at Shortland in the District of Hauraki in the Province of Auckland aforesaid called or known by the name of B. Nokenoke B. containing by admeasurement Thirteen acres — roods and Twenty five perches be the same more or less. Bounded on the North by B. Nokenoke A. on the South by B. Boundaries. [13a. 0r. 25p.] Rangiriri A; on the West by the Channel of the Kauaeranga River; and on the East by Nokenoke B. as the same is delineated on the plan drawn hereon, With all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging, and all other the estate right title interest and demand whatsoever if any of the said Native in and to the said Foreshore or parcel of land and premises and every part thereof To have and to hold unto Her said Majesty Her Heirs and successors for ever Provided always that this Deed and nothing herein contained or implied shall be deemed in any way to infringe upon or affect the undoubted prerogatives of Her said Majesty Her heirs and successors as the sole and absolute Sovereigns of the whole territory of New Zealand its shores and waters In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names the day and year first hereinbefore written.

Nikorima Poutotara.

Signed by the said Nikorima Poutotara in the presence of—

W. H. Taipari, Hauraki.

Edwd. Hy. Power, Native Interpreter, The Thames.

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[Declaration of Edward Henry Power]

Declaration of Edward Henry Power. I, Edward Henry Power, of the Thames, in The Province of Auckland, in the Colony of New Zealand, Licensed Native Interpreter, do most solemnly and sincerely declare as follows, that is to say:—
  • 1. I did faithfully interpret into the Maori language the within Deed to Nikorima Poutotara the part named therein, immediately before the execution of the said Deed by Nikorima Poutotara.
  • 2. My translation of the said Deed was correct, and was understood by the said Nikorima Poutotara.
  • 3. The said Deed was executed by the said Nikorima Poutotara in the presence of Wirope Hoterene Taipari, of Hauraki, in the said Province of Auckland, Native Chief, and me, this Declarant.
  • 4. The name Edward Henry Power, set and subscribed as one of the witnesses attesting the due execution of the said Deed, is of my proper handwriting, and I hold a certificate authorizing me to act as an Interpreter under "The Native Lands Act, 1865," and "The Native Lands Act, 1867," which said Certificate is in full force and effect.
  • 5. The name Wirope Hoterene Taipari, set and subscribed as that of one of the Witnesses attesting the due execution of the said Deed, is of the proper handwriting of the said Wirope Hoterene Taipari, and that the said "Wirope Hoterene Taipari is a male adult.

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

Edwd. Hy. Power.

Made and declared at the Thames, in the Province of Auckland, in the Colony of New Zealand, this Tenth day of April, One thousand eight hundred and seventy three. Before me—

H. Chas. Lawlor, a Justice of the Peace.


Registration. Received for Registration at 2 p.m., 21st July, 1874.


M. Hamilton,
Dep. Registrar.

A True Copy of Original Deed, Declaration, and Endorsement.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, July 13th, 1875.