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

[Deeds—No. 92.]

page 122

Deeds—No. 92.

Otangaroa No. 1 Block, Hokianga District.

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 above written:

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

Tia Pakeke his x mark.
Mere Wheua her x mark.


Boundaries. [1,257 acres.]Bounded—Towards the North-east by the Otangaroa No. 2 Block eleven thousand two hundred and ninety-five (11295) links; towards the South-east by lines two thousand six hundred and twelve (2612) links and ten thousand three hundred and thirteen (10313) links; towards the South-west by Te Takanga Block nine thousand seven hundred and twenty-four (9724) links; and towards the North-west by the Rotokakahi Block one thousand two hundred and thirty-one (1231) links, six hundred and fourteen (614) links, five thousand and ninety-tw (5092) links, one thousand seven hundred and forty-three (1743) links, one thousand one hundred and one (1101) links, and three thousand six hundred and fourteen (3614) links.
Maori précis. He pukapuka tuku rawa atu tenei na Tia Pakeke, Mere Wheua ana Peka i tera whenua katoa tona ingoa ko Otangaroa No. 1 kia Wikitoria te Kuini o Ingarangi ki ana uri ki nga Kingi ki nga Kuini i muri i a ia ake tonu atu. Ko te utu mo taua whenua Kotahi rau kotahi tekau ma ono pauna tekau hereni (£116 . 10 . 0) ko te nui Kotahi mano e rua rau e rima tekau ma whitu eka koni ake iti iho ranei. Ko nga rohe enei Ki te Kotiu-tua-Marangai ko " Otangaroa No.2" Ki te Marngai he whenua Maori. Ki te Tonga ko Te Takanga. Ki te Hauauru ko "Rotokakahi."

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

TrustCommissioner'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.

763 c.

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


M. Hamilton,

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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, March 8th, 1876.