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

Kauae-o-Ruruwahine No.3 Block, Hokianga District

Kauae-o-Ruruwahine No.3 Block, Hokianga District

1875. 12 June.Hokianga District.This Deed, made the twelfth day of June 1875 between Her Majesty Queen Victoria on the one part, and Hone Tako Tupakihi and Hohepa Te Tai of Hokianga Aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand, (hereinafter called "the Vendors") of the Kauae-O-Ruruwahine No. III. other part, witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of One hundred and thirty four pounds seventeen shillings and six pence (£134 . 17 . 6) by Her Majesty paid to the Receipt for £134 . 17 . 6. 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 Two thousand one hundred and fifty eight acres or thereabouts, known or called Kauae o Ruru Wahine No. 3, 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.

Hone Pako.
Hohepa Te Tai.

Signed by the said Hone Pako, Tupakihi, and Hohepa Te Tai 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.