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

(Deed Enclosure 3 in No. 380.) Part of Wharekawa East No. 1 Block (Timber Lease), Hauraki District. — B

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(Deed Enclosure 3 in No. 380.) Part of Wharekawa East No. 1 Block (Timber Lease), Hauraki District.

1873. 17 December.Hauraki District.This Deed made the seventeenth day of December One thousand eight hundred and Wharekawa East. No. I., Part Of. seventy three Between Hohepa Paraone Tarawherawhera and Miriama Konehu of the district of Hauraki in the Province of Auckland in the Colony of New Zealand Aboriginal Natives of New Zealand aforesaid (hereinafter termed the Lessors) of the one Timber lease to Messrs. J. W. Preece and W.A. Graham. part and James Wathen Preece and William Australia Graham of the city of Auckland in the said Province and Colony Land Agents (hereinafter termed the Lessees) of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Seventy pounds sterling by the Lessees to the Lessors the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and of the rent hereinafter Receipt for £70. reserved They the Lessors do and each of them Doth hereby demise and grant unto the Lessees their executors administrators and assigns All that parcel of land in the Province of Auckland in the Colony of New Zealand containing by admeasurement Two thousand eight hundred and seventy three acres more or less situate in the District of Hauraki in the said Province of Auckland being part of a block of land known as Wharekawa East Number One Bounded on the North West by the Wharekawa East Boundaries. [2,873 acres.] Number 3 Block Four thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight links Four thousand four hundred and ten links and four thousand and sixty-five links on the North East by other part of the said Wharekawa East No. 1 Block Eight thousand seven hundred and ten links on the South East by the Omahu Block Thirteen thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight links and Ten thousand six hundred and forty seven links on the South West by the said Omahu Block Nine hundred and two links and ninety three links and on the West by the Tairua River As the same is delineated by the plan drawn in the margin hereof edged red Together with all the rights easements and appurtenances thereto belonging And all the Trees and Timber whether growing or standing or fallen now or at any time during the term hereby granted being upon the said land With full right license and liberty to the lessees their executors administrators and assigns their agents or workmen and all other persons authorised by them at all times during the said term to dig cut fell convert and carry away from the said land in such manner as they may think fit all such trees and timber And to make all manner of roads and ways and dig saw pits and erect mills and other buildings and make water courses and canals in and upon the.said land and make and construct booms dams and wharves upon or across any streams rivers or creeks in upon or through the said land and dam up or divert any such streams rivers or creeks and to raft float and drive upon down or along any such streams rivers or creeks any trees or timber and to deepen the beds of any such streams or creeks And to do all such other acts matters and things in about or upon the said land for cutting felling manufacturing consuming carrying away removing or otherwise making use of and converting to their own use and benefit the said Trees and timber To hold the premises hereby demised and granted unto the Lessees their executors administrators and assigns for the term of Forty five years from the day of the date hereof determinable Lease for 45 years. nevertheless as hereinafter provided Yielding and paying therefore during the said term the yearly rent of one shilling if demanded but not otherwise Provided always and it is hereby agreed and declared that if the Lessees their executors administrators or assigns or any one of the Lessors Ms heirs successors assigns or lease for them at or affixed to posted upon the said land one calendar month's previous notice in writing stating that such is the desire of the Lessees their executors administrators or assigns as the case may be then and in such case at the expiration of the said month the said term hereby granted shall absolutely determine And it is hereby further declared that the covenant by a Lessee declared to be implied in a Lease of land by the Conveyancing Ordinance number ten session two shall not be implied herein In witness whereof the parties have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year first hereinbefore written.

(Sd.) Hohepa Paraone.(L.S.)
Miriama Konehu x her mark.(L.s.)

Signed sealed and delivered by the said Hohepa Paraone and Miriama Konehu the above Deed having first been interpreted to the said parties in the Maori language when they seemed to understand the purport of the same Deed in the presence of—

(Sd.) W. H. Grace, Licensed Interpreter,
Auckland Thos. Goodkin, Hotel-keeper, Shortland.

This is the Copy Deed marked B referred to in the annexed Caveat.

J. W. Preece.
William A. Graham.
J. Howard
J. W. Waller.