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

Omataroa Block, Hokianga District

Omataroa Block, Hokianga District.

1875. 24 April.Hokianga District.This Deed made the Twenty-fourth day of April 1875, between Her Majesty Queen Omataroa. Victoria on the one part, and Hamiora Hau 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 Two hundred and seven pounds ten shillings Receipt for £207 . 10. (£207 " 10), 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 Her said Majesty, all that block or parcel of land containing Three thousand three hundred and twenty acres or thereabouts known or called Omataroa, 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 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.

Hamiora Hau.

Signed by the said Hamiora Hau after the contents had been explained to him by an Interpreter of the Courts he appearing to clearly understand the meaning of the same.
In the presence of
Spencer von Sturmer,
Resident Magistrate, Hokianga.
Charles E. Nelson,
Interpreter under Native Land Act, 1873.