Whataipu 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 Hori Karaka Tawiti of Hokianga
aboriginal Native of the Colony Whataipu.
of New Zealand (hereinafter called "the Vendor") of the other part
Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and twelve pounds
twelve shillings and sixpence Receipt for £212 . 12 . 6.
(£212 . 12 . 6) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendor on the execution
hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the Vendor doth hereby
surrender convey and assure unto Her said Majesty all that block or parcel of
land containing Two thousand seven hundred and sixteen acres or thereabouts
known or called Whataipu as the same is more particularly described in the
Schedule hereto and delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and edged red,
together with all rights and appurtenances thereto belonging page 111
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 vendor has hereunto set his hand the day and
year first above written.
Hori Karaka Tawiti
Signed by the said Hori Karaka
Tawhiti after the contents had been explained to him by an
Interpreter of the Court and he appearing clearly to understand the meaning of
the same. In the presence of—
Henry A. H. Monro, Judge Native Land
Wm. Bridson, Clerk N.L. Court.