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

Ngapuku Block, Hokianga District

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.

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