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

Otangaroa No. 3 Block, Hokianga District

Otangaroa No. 3 Block, Hokianga District.

This Deed made the nineteenth day of June 1875, between Her Majesty Queen 1875. 19 June.Hokianga District. Victoria on the one part and Wiremu Te Tai, Wirikake Wharetohunga, Heremia Te Wake, Timoti Puhipi, Pireki Te Tekenui, Tawio Pou, Hotene Te Kanohi and Akinihi Otangaroa No. III. Papahia 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 Four hundred and ninety six pounds (£496 . 0 . 0) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the Vendors Receipt for £496. do and each of them doth hereby surrender convey and assure unto Her said Majesty all that block or parcel of land containing Four thousand eight hundred and seventy six acres or thereabout known or called " Otangaroa No. 3" as the same is more particularly described in the Schedule hereto and delineated in the plan drawn 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 page 124Majesty Her Heirs and Successors for ever. In Witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.

Wiremu Te Tai his x mark.
Timoti Puhipi.
Pireke Te Tekenui his x mark.
Tawio Pou.
Heremia Te Wake.
Hotene Te Kanohi his x mark.
Wirikake Wharetohunga.
Akinihi Papahia.

Signed by the said Wiremu Te Tai, Wirikake Wharetohunga, Heremia Te Wake, Timoti Puhipi, Pireke Te Tekenui, Tawio Pou, Hotene Te. Kanohi and Akinihi Papahia after the contents had been explained to them by an Interpreter of the Court and they appearing thereby 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.