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

Omahuta No.-2 Block, Hokianga District

Omahuta No.-2 Block, Hokianga District.

This Deed, made the Fourteenth day of June 1875, between Her Majesty Queen 1875. 14 June.Hokianga District. Victoria on the one part, and Hoera Tuhiparu, Rangatira Moetara, Tawio Pou, Hare Ngamanu, and Hone Mohi Tawhai of Hokiauga, Aboriginal Natives of the Colony of Omahuta No. II. New Zealand, (hereinafter called "the Vendors,") of the other part, witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of Four hundred and fifty three pounds twelve shillings (£453 " 12 " 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the Reciept for £453 . 12. 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 Six Thousand and forty eight acres or thereabouts, known or called Omahuta 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.

Hoera Tuhiparu his x mark.
Hare Ngamanu his x mark.
Rangatira Moetara his x mark.
Hone Mohi Tawhai.
Tawio Pou.

Signed by the said Hoera Tuhiparu, Rangatira Moetara, Tawio Pou, Hare Ngamanu, and Hone Mohi Tawhai 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.