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

Okaka Block, Hokianga District

Okaka Block, Hokianga District.

This Deed made the twenty second day of June 1875 between Her Majesty Queen 1875. 22 June.Hokianga District. Victoria on the one part, and Wiremu Ngawhau, Moari, Reihana Utu and Hone Hare of Hokianga Aboriginal Natives of the Colony of New Zealand, (hereinafter called "the Okaka. Vendors") of the other part, witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Eighty seven pounds three shillings and ninepence (£87 . 3 . 9), by Her Majesty paid to the Receipt for £87 . 3 . 9. 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 Nine hundred and fifteen acres or thereabouts, known or called Okaka, as the same is more particularly described in the Schedule hereunto, and delineated on the plan drawn on this Deed and edged red; together with all rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining:

To Hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances unto Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for ever.

In Witness whereof the Vendors have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.

Wiremu Ngawhau.
Moari her x mark.
Reihana Utu his x mark.
Hone Hare his x mark.

Signed by the said Wiremu Ngawhau, Moari, Reihana Utu, and Hone Hare 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. Monro, Judge Native Land Court.
W. Bridson, Clerk N.L. Court.