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

(Enclosure 1 in No. 59.) — Crown Grant to Hemi Tautari, Bay of Islands

(Enclosure 1 in No. 59.)
Crown Grant to Hemi Tautari, Bay of Islands.

1872 31 October.Bay of Islands District.Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen:

To All to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:

Te Wahitapu. Know Ye that for good considerations Us thereunto moving, We, for Us, our Heirs and Successors, do hereby Grant unto Hemi Tautari of the District of Bay of Islands in the Province of Auckland Aboriginal Native of New Zealand his Heirs and Assigns, All that Parcel of Land in our Province of Auckland in our Colony of New Zealand, containing by admeasurement Three (3) roods and fifteen (15) Perches more or less situate at Te Kawakawa in the District of Bay of Islands County of Bedford being called or known by the name of Te "Wahitapu No. 2" and numbered One thousand nine Boundaries. [oa.3r, 15p.] hundred and eighty eight (1988) Bounded towards the North by Te Kapo Block Two hundred and twenty one (221) links and One hundred and ninety two (192) links towards the North East by a line Eighty two (82) links towards the South East by a Tramway Three hundred and ten (310) links and towards the South West by Crown Land Three hundred and eighty eight (388) links Subject however to the right conferred on the Governor of New Zealand by the Native Lands Act 1865 of taking and laying off roads through the said land without compensation Provided that the total quantity of land to be taken therefor shall not be more than after the rate of Five acres for every One hundred acres and that the land taken for such roads be not occupied by any building garden orchard plantation or ornamental ground Such right to cease at the expiration of Ten years from the date hereof.

As the same is delineated on the Plan drawn in the margin hereof, With all the Rights and Appurtenances thereto belonging; To hold unto the said Hemi Tautari his heirs and assigns for ever as from the Twentieth day of January One thousand eight hundred and seventy two Provided always that the said land hereby granted shall be inalienable by sale or by Lease for a longer Period than twenty one years or by Mortgage except with the consent of the Governor being Previously obtained to every such Sale Lease or Mortgage In Testimony whereof We have caused this our Grant to be sealed with the Seal of our Colony of New Zealand.

Witness our Trusty and Well-beloved Sir George Ferguson Bowen, Knight Grand Cross of our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Colony of New Zealand, at Wellington this thirty first day of October in the thirty six year of our Reign, and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two.

G. F. Bowen.

No. 16865.
Reg. A—87.

Endorsement. Mortgage No. 131 from the within named Hemi Tautari to The Honorable Julius Vogel Colonial Treasurer for the Colony of New Zealand for securing Two hundred and fifty pounds—Produced and Entered the 5th day of August 1873 at 10 a.m.


Geo. B. Davy,