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

Mangataraire Block, Hokianga District

Mangataraire Block, Hokianga District.

1875. 29 April.Hokianga District.This Deed made the 29th day of April 1875 Between Her Majesty Queen Victoria on the one part and Te Koroneho, Tupari Raniera, Te Momohanga and Wiremu Whata of Mangataraire. Hokianga aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called the Vendors) of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of two hundred and eight pounds ten shillings (£208 . 10 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on Receipt for £208 . 10 . 0. 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 two thousand seven hundred and thirty acres or thereabouts known or called Mangataraire 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.

Signed by the said Te Koroneho Tupari Raniera, Te Momohanga and Wiremu Whata after the contents had been explained to them by by an Interpreter of the Court and they appearing clearly to understand the meaning of the same. In the presence of

Te Koroneho x.
Tupari Raniera.
Te Momohanga.
Wiremu Whata.

Spencer von Sturmer,
Resident Magistrate, Hokianga.
Charles E. Nelson,
Interpreter under Native Lands Act, 1873.