Ngapuku Block, Hokianga District.
This Deed made the eighteenth day of June 1875 between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria 1875. 18 June.Hokianga District. on the one part and Aramiha Tio and Te Paea Tuhi of Hokianga Aboriginal
Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called "the Vendors") of the
other part Ngapuku. Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of thirty six pounds fifteen
shillings (£36 . 15 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution
hereof (and the Receipt for £36 . 15. 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 Four hundred and ninety acres or thereabouts known or
called Ngapuku 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 unto Her
said Majesty Her Heirs and Successors the said land and premises with the
appurtenances for ever. In Witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their
hands the day and year first above written.
Te Paea Tuhi.
Signed by the said Aramiha Tio and Te Paea Tuhi after the contents had
been explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court and they appearing
clearly to understand the meaning of the same. In the presence of—
A. H. Monro, Judge Native Land Court.
W. Bridson, Clerk N.L.