Kauae-o-Ruruwahine No. 2 Block, Hokianga
1875. 12 June.Hokianga District.This Deed, made the twelfth day of June 1875, between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria on Kauae-O-Ruruwahine No. II. the one part, and Wi Rikihana, Iehu Ngawaka and Te Whiu Te Hautapu of
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 One hundred and sixty five pounds ten shillings (£165 " 10 "), by Her Majesty
paid to the Vendors on the Receipt for £165 . 10. 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 six
hundred and forty eight acres or thereabouts, known or called Kauae o Ruruwahine
No. 2, as the same is more particularly described in the Schedule hereto, and
delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and coloured 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.
Te Whiu Te Hautapu.
Signed by the said Wi Rikihana, Iehu Ngawaka and Te Whiu Te Hautapu
after the contents had been explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court
and they appeared clearly to understand, the meaning of the same. In the
Henry A. H. Monro, Judge Native Land Court.
Clerk N.L. Court.