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

[Deeds—No. 91.]

Deeds—No. 91.

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.


Bounded—Towards the East by lines three thousand six hundred (3600) links, two boundaries [490 acres.] thousand one hundred and twenty-eight (2128) links, five thousand three hundred and ninety-seven (5397) links, nine hundred and ten (910) links, and two thousand nine hundred and forty-eight (2948) links; towards the South-west by the Pakanae No. 1 Blocks eleven thousand nine hundred and thirty (11930) links; towards the West by the Okeriteke Creek; and towards the North-west by the Whakatahataha Block, five thousand five hundred and twenty (5520) links.
He pukapuka tuku rawa atu tenei na Aramiha Tio raua ko Te Paea Tuhi i tera Maori précis. whenua katoa tona ingoa ko " Ngapuku " kia "Wikitoria Kuini o Ingarangi ki ona uri ki nga Kingi ki nga Kuini i muri i a ia ake tonu atu. Ko te utu mo taua whenua e toru tekau ma ono pa pauna tekau ma rima hereni (£36 . 15 . 0) Ko te nui e wha rau e iwa tekau eka koni ake iti iho ranei. Ko nga rohe enei. Ki te tua Raki ko "'Whakatahataha." Ki te Kotiu-tua-Marangai he whenua Maori. Ki te Marangai he whenua Maori. Ki te Tonga ko " Pakanae No. 1." Ki te Hauauru ko te wai " Okereteki."

Charles E. Nelson, Interpreter under Native Land Act, 1873.

Trust Commissioner's certificate I, Theodore Minet Haultain, the Trust Commissioner under "The Native Lands Frauds Prevention Act, 1870," for the District of Auckland, do hereby certify that I have, with respect to the within-written instrument and the alienation thereby witnessed, made the inquiries directed by the said Act, and do certify that I am satisfied with the result of such inquiries.

T. M. Haultain,
Trust Commr.

Dated this 30th day of August, 1875.

757 c.

Received for Registration at 10 a.m., 1 Sept., 1875.Registration,


M. Hamilton,

A True Copy of Original Deed, Maori Précis, Certificate, and Endorsement.

H. H. Turton.

Wellington, March 8th, 1876.