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

Whataipu Block, Hokianga District

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 111or 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 Court.
Wm. Bridson, Clerk N.L. Court.