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

Punakitere Block, Hokianga District

Punakitere Block, Hokianga District.

1875. 12 June.Hokianga District.This Deed, made the twelfth day of June 1875, between Her Majesty Queen Victoria Punakitere. on the one part and Hori Karaka Tawiti of Hokianga Aboriginal Native of the Colony of New Zealand, (hereinafter called "the Vendor") of the other part, witnesseth, that Reciept for £377 . 17 in consideration of the sum of Three hundred and seventy seven pounds 17/(£377 . 17), 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 seven thousand five hundred and fifty seven acres or thereabouts, known or called Punakitere, 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 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 Tawiti after the contents had been explained to him by an Interpreter of the Court and he appeared clearly to understand the meaning of the same In the presence of—
Henry A. Monro, Judge Native Land Court.
Wm. Bridson, Clerk N.L. Court.