Parish Matata, Allotment 16, No. 2, Bay of
This Deed made the twentieth day of November (1874) in the
year one thousand 1874. 20 November.
Bay of Plenty District. eight hundred and seventy four Between Wiremu Maihi te Rangikaheke, Hori
Karaka and Taupo te Hura, aboriginal chiefs of the Colony of New Zealand on
behalf of the members of the Ngatikereru tribe (hereinafter called the Vendors)
of the one part Parish Matata, allot.16, no.2. and Her Majesty Queen victoria of the other part, Witnesseth that in
consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty five pounds Stg. (£125) paid
by Her said Majesty to the vendors (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged)
They the vendors Receipt for £125. do and each of them doth hereby surrender convey and assure unto Her
said Majesty her heirs and successors, All that parcel of land in the Province
of Auckland in the Colony of New Zealand containing by admeasurement six hundred
and ninety eight acres more or less and being allotment number sixteen in the
Parish of Matata in the County of Rotorua. Bounded towards the North by a road
one hundred links Boundaries. [698 acres.] wide, three thousand seven hundred and eight links and one hundred and
eighty two links towards the East by allotment number seventeen, seventeen
thousand eight hundred and eighty links, towards the South by allotment number
twenty three, three thousand eight hundred and forty links, and towards the West
by allotment number fifteen, eighteen thousand five hundred links, As the same
is delineated by the plan drawn hereon edged red, With all the rights and
appurtenances thereunto belonging, To hold the same unto Her said Majesty her
heirs and successors for ever In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto
subscribed their names.
W. Marsh te Rangikaheke.
Taupo te Hura.
Signed by the said Wiremu Maihi te Rangikaheke, Hori Karaka and Taupo te
Hura in. the presence of—
Abraham Warbrick, Native Interpreter.
Thomas Bennett, Maketu.