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

Waoku No. 1 Block, Hokianga District

Waoku No. 1 Block, Hokianga District.

This Deed, made the 28th day of April, 1875, between Her Majesty Queen Victoria on 1875 28 April.Hokianga District. the one part, and Heta Te Haara and Wiremu Pou of Ohaeawai, Aboriginal Natives of Waoku No. I. the Colony of New Zealand, (hereinafter called "the Vendors,") of the other part, witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of One thousand two hundred and fifty pounds (£1250) by Her Majesty paid to the Vendors on the execution hereof (and the Receipt for £1,250. 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 seventeen thousand six hundred and fifty acres or thereabouts, known or called Waoku No. 1, 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.

Heta Te Haara.
Wiremu Pou.

Signed by the said Heta Te Haara and Wiremu Pou 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—
Spencer von Sturmer,
Resident Magistrate, Hokianga.
Charles E. Nelson,
Interpreter under Native Land Act, 1873.