Lease from Mourea and Others to Edwin T. Brissenden.
This Deed made the Twelfth day of April One thousand eight
hundred and seventy three between Mourea Hipera Paora Tauwi Perahiha Te Kere
Takerei Punoke All of 1873. 12 April.Lease of Ngutuwera Block to Edwin T. Brissenden. the District of Waikato in the Province of Auckland and Colony of New
Zealand aboriginal natives of the one part and Edwin Torrens Brissenden of the
City of Auckland in the said Province Gentleman of the other part. Witnesseth
that in consideration of the rent hereafter reserved and the covenants and
agreements herein contained or implied by virtue of the conveyancing ordinance
of New Zealand on the lessee's part to be performed and kept they the said
Natives do and each of them doth hereby demise and lease unto the said Edwin
Torrens Brissenden his executors administrators and assigns all that parcel of
land in the Province of Auckland containing by admeasurement twelve thousand
acres more or less situate at Patetere in the District of Waikato
Boundaries. [12,000 acres.]
County known by the name of Ngutuwera. Bounded on the South by the
Pakuranga block on the East by the Oraka stream on the North by a line from the
Oraka to Waioraka and on the South by the Waioraka, As the same is delineated by
the plan drawn hereon, With all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging
to hold the same unto the said Edwin Torrens Brissenden his executors
administrators and assigns for the term of twenty one years from the time the
said land shall pass through the Native land Court and a Crown Grant issued by
said Court in favor of and to the said Natives their heirs executors or assigns
when the said Natives their heirs and executors or assigns agree to execute
another Deed similar to the present one in favor of the said Edwin Torrens
Brissenden his executors administrators or assigns, Yielding paying therefor
unto the said Natives their heirs or assigns the yearly rental of one penny stg.
per acre and an additional 20/ Twenty shillings for every one thousand acres
when the land is occupied with sheep in lieu of the said penny stg. per acre by
even and equal yearly payments the first payment thereof to be made on the day
the said Natives their heirs or assigns execute the second Deed herein mentioned
And the said Natives do and each of them doth for their heirs executors or
administrators jointly and severally covenant promise and agree to and with the
said Edwin Torrens Brissenden his executors administrators and assigns that they
shall not nor will not during the continuance of the time hereby created sell or
dispose of the land herein demised or any part thereof to any person or persons
other than the said Edwin Torrens Brissenden his executors administrators or
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always and it is hereby declared and agreed by and between the
said parties hereto that in case default shall be made by the said Edwin Torrens
Brissenden his executors administrators or assigns for three months in payments
of the rent hereby reserved or of the covenants conditions and agreements herein
contained or implied on his part to be performed and kept then and in any or
either of the said cases it shall be lawful for the said Natives their heirs or
assigns thereupon or at any time thereafter into and upon the said demised
premises or any part thereof in the name of the whole to reenter and the same to
have again repossess and enjoy as of their former estate.
In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names Signed
by the said
Moruea x his mark.
Hipera x her mark.
Paora Tauwi x his
Perahiha x his mark. Te Kere.
Takerei x his mark.
x his mark.
Edwd. R. Tregear.
Signed by the said Mourea Hipera Paora Tauwi Perahiha Takerei and Punoke
by their marks they being unable to sign their names and by Te Kere in the
George Drummond Hay, Licensed Interpreter, Cambridge;
E. R. Tregear, Licensed
Receipt for £10.
Received this 7th day of April the sum of Ten Pounds stg in advance and on
account of rent of land mentioned in the above Deed.
Hipera x her mark.
Paora x his mark.
I George William Drummond Hay a duly licensed Native
Interpreter do hereby certify that above receipt was understood by the Natives
signing the same and that they desire their right title and interest in the
above named land to be charged with the said sum of money.
George Drummond Hay,
Licensed Interpreter, Cambridge.
I hereby transfer all my right title and interest in the within lease to
Charles Tothill of Auckland.
E. T. Brissenden.
May 28, 1873.
I hereby transfer all my right title and interest in the within lien to
Her Majesty the Queen.
5th May, 1874.
A True Copy of Original Deed, Lease, and Transfers.
July 26th, 1875.