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

Parish Matata, Allotments 2, 11, and 12, Bay of Plenty District

Parish Matata, Allotments 2, 11, and 12, Bay of Plenty District.

1875. 18 March.Bay of Plenty DistrictThis Deed made the eighteenth day of March 1875 between Her Majesty Queen Victoria on the one part and Wata Taranui, Amaha te Rahui, Wiremu Kepa, Pita Wharetoroa and Matene te Huaki, Te Pokiha Taranui and Te Mapu of the District of Parish Matata, the Bay of Plenty in the Province of Auckland in the Colony of New Zealand Aboriginal Allots. 2, 11, and 12. Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called the Vendors) of the other part witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Nine hundred pounds (£900 . 0 . 0) Receipt for £900. by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the vendors do and each of them doth hereby surrender convey [4,309 acres.] assure unto Her said Majesty, all that block or parcel of land containing Four thousand three hundred and nine acres or thereabouts known or called Lots 2, 11 and 12 Parish of Matata as the same is more particularly described in the schedule hereto and delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and colored red together with all rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining, to hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances unto Her said Majesty Her Heirs and Successors for ever.

In Witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.

Wata Taranui.
Amaha Te Rahui.
Wi Kepa.
Pita Wharetoroa.
Matene te Huaki.
Te Pokiha Taranui x his mark.
Te Mapu.

Signed by the said Wata Taranui Amaha te Rahui Wiremu Kepa, Pita Wharetoroa and Matene te Huaki, Te Pokiha Taranui, by affixing his mark and by Te Mapu, in the presence of the undersigned John Charles Young Authorized Native Interpreter and John McGregor, Surveyor, after the contents of the said Deed had been fully explained to the said parties before mentioned, before the execution of the said Deed by them and they fully understood the purport of the same before the execution of the same by them.
John C. Young, A.I.
Henry Mitchell.
John McGregor.