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

Awarua Block, Hokianga District

Awarua Block, Hokianga District.

This Deed, made the 28th day of April 1875 between Her Majesty Queen Victoria on 1875. 28 April.Hokianga District. the one part, and Wi Mura and Haurangi of Hokianga Aboriginal Natives of the Colony Awarua. of New Zealand, (hereinafter called "the Vendors,") of the other part, witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of Two hundred thirty two pounds ten shillings (£232 " 10 " 0), by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and Receipt for £232 . 10. the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged), the Vendors do, and each of them doth, hereby surrender, convey, and assure unto Her said Majesty, all that block or parcel of land containing Three thousand one hundred acres or thereabouts, known or called Awarua, as the same is more particularly described in the Schedule hereunto, and delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and coloured red; together with all the 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.

Wi Mura.

Signed by the said Wi Mura and Haurangi after the contents had been explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court and they appearing clearly to understand the meaning of the same.
In the presence of
Spencer von Sturmer,
Resident Magistrate, Hokianga.
Charles E. Nelson,
Interpreter under Native Land Act, 1873.