Parish Matata, Allotments 2, 11, and 12, Bay of Plenty
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.
Amaha Te Rahui.
Matene te Huaki.
Te Pokiha Taranui x his mark.
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,