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

Te Aro Pa, Lot 20, Wellington District

page 114

Te Aro Pa, Lot 20, Wellington District.

1873.12 August.Wellington District.This Deed made the twelfth day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventy three between Henare Pumipi Te Ranginui (in the grant from the Crown hereinafter Te Aro Pa.(Lot 20.)recited described as Pumipi te Ranginui) of Wellington in the Province of Wellington and Colony of New Zealand aboriginal native herein called the vendor of the one part and William Fitzherbert of Wellington aforesaid Esquire Superintendent of the said Province of Wellington herein called the Superintendent of the other part, Whereas by grant from the Crown bearing date the twenty second day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty six registered at Wellington number 6795 the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed were granted to the vendor his heirs and assigns and in the said deed of grant was contained a proviso that the said hereditaments and premises should be inalienable by sale or by lease for a longer than twenty one years from the making of such lease or by mortgage except with the assent of the Governor in Council previously obtained to any such sale lease or mortgage and whereas the Superintendent has agreed with the vendor to purchase from him the said hereditaments and premises at or for the price or sum of Thirty two pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence paid by the Superintendent to the vendor (the Receipt for £32 . 14 . 6.receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) He the vendor doth hereby convey and assure unto the Superintendent his successors and assigns All that piece or parcel of land containing by admeasurement five perches more or less being the Lot numbered 20 (twenty)Boundaries. [5 perches.] on the plan of the Te Aro Pah reserve in the City of Wellington aforesaid Bounded on the North by Lot numbered 19 nineteen on the plan of the said Reserve twenty eight links, on the East by Government land one hundred and thirty six links on the South by Courtenay place twenty seven links, and on the West by Lot numbered 21 twenty one on the said plan one hundred and thirty four links be the same several measurements and each and every of them a little more or less as the said piece or parcel of land is more particularly delineated on the plan drawn hereon and bordered red Together with the erections and buildings thereon and the rights ways easements and appurtenances thereunto belonging, To hold the said piece or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto the Superintendent his successors and assigns for and on behalf of the Province of Wellington Provided always that the covenants for title to be implied herein shall extend to and be taken as against the acts deeds and defaults of the vendor and all persons claiming and to claim through under or in trust for him and no further or otherwise. In Witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto subscribed their names the day and year first above written.

Henare Pumipi te Ranginui.

Signed by the said Henare Pumipi te Ranginui in the presence of— Eb. Baker, Certificated Interpreter, Wellington. C. F. Gawith, Artd. Clerk, Wellington.