Ngapipito Block, Hokianga District.
1875. 28 April.Hokianga District.This Deed made the 28th day of April 1875 between Her Majesty
Queen Victoria on Ngapipito. the one part and Ruatara, Hori Winiana, Hemi Timoko, Te
Waiwhakarukuruku, and Hone Makoare Tuhi of Ohaeawai, Aboriginal Natives of the
Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called the Vendors) of the other part
witnesseth that in consideration of Receipt for £67 . 2 . 6. the sum of sixty seven pounds two shillings and sixpence (£67 - 2 - 6)
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 and assure unto Her said Majesty all that block or parcel of
land containing eight hundred and ninety five acres or thereabouts known or
called Ngapipito 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 herennto set their
hands the day and year first above written.
her x mark.
Hone Makoare Tuhi.
Signed by the said Ruatara Hori Winiana, Hemi Timoko Te Waiwhakarukuruku
and Hone Makoare Tuhi 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—
Resident Magistrate, Hokianga.
Charles E. Nelson,
Interpreter under Native Lands Act, 1873.