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

Kauae-o-Ruruwahine No. 2 Block, Hokianga District

Kauae-o-Ruruwahine No. 2 Block, Hokianga District.

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.

Wi Rikihana.
Iehu Ngawaka.
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 presence of—
Henry A. H. Monro, Judge Native Land Court.
W. Bridson, Clerk N.L. Court.