Otangaroa No. 1 Block, Hokianga
1875. 19 June.Hokianga District.This Deed made the nineteenth day of June 1875, between Her
Majesty Queen Victoria Otangaroa No. I. on the one part and Tia Pakeke, Mere Wheua, and Peka of Hokianga
Aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand (hereinafter called "the
Vendors") of the other part, Witnesseth that, in consideration of the sum of one
hundred and sixteen pounds ten Receipt for £116 . 10. shillings (£116 . 10 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the
execution hereof (and the 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 One thousand two hundred and fifty
seven acres or thereabout known or called Otangaroa No. 1 as the same is more
particularly described in the Schedule hereto, and delineated on the plan 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
Signed by the said Tia Pakeke, Mere Wheua, and Peka after the contents
had beeh 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. Court.
Tia Pakeke his x mark.
Mere Wheua her x mark.