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

Omahuta No. 1 Block, Hokianga District

Omahuta No. 1 Block, Hokianga District.

1875. 12 June.Hokianga District.This Deed, made the twelfth, day of June 1875, between Her Majesty Queen Victoria Omahuta No. I. on the one part, and Hori Hare, Riria Te Nao, Taniora Te Mato and Taniora Kowhiti 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 Reciept for £129 . 3. hundred and twenty nine pounds three shillings (£129 . 3 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the 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 One thousand seven hundred and twenty two acres or thereabouts, known or called Omahuta No. 1 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.

Hori Hare.
Riria Te Nao her x mark.
Taniora te Mato.
Taniora Kowiti his x mark.

Signed by the said Hori Hare, Riria Te Nao, Taniora Te Mato and Taniora Kowiti after the contents had been explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court and they appearing clearly to understand the same. In the presence of—

Henry A. H. Monro, Judge, Native Land Court. W. Bridson, Clerk, N.L. Court.