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


1874. 27 March.Wellington District.This Deedmade the twenty seventh day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy four between Henare Pumipi te Whakainu of Wellington and Colony of New ZealandTE ARO PA. (Lot 28.) an aboriginal Native herein called the vendor of the one part and William Fitzherbert of Wellington aforesaid Esquire as Superintendent of the said Province of Wellington herein called the Superintendent of the other part Whereas by Grant from the Crown bearing date the thirtieth day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven registered at Wellington number 7182 the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed were granted to the Vendor his heirs and assigns and there was in the said Grant contained a proviso that the said hereditaments and premises should be inalienable by sale or by lease for a longer period than twenty one years from the making of any such lease or by mortgage except with the assent of the Governor in Council previously obtained to every such sale lease or mortgage, And whereas the assent of the Governor in Council to the sale hereinafter contained has been obtained as appears by the Memorandum in the margin hereof, Now this Deed Witnesseth that in consideration of sixty five pounds paid by the SuperintendentReceipt for £65. to the vendor the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the vendor hereby convey and assure to the Superintendent and his successors All that piece or parcel of land containing by admeasurement thirteen perches more or less being lot numbered twenty eight (28) on the plan of the Te Aro Pa Reserve as subdivided into Boundaries. [13 perches.]allotments, Bounded on the North by Lambton Harbour fifty four links on the East by Lot numbered fifteen on the said subdivided plan one hundred and fifty six links on the South by a Street fifty three links and on the West by Lot numbered seven on the said subdivided plan forty two links and by Lot numbered eight on the said subdivided plan one hundred and seventeen links be the same several measurements and each and every of them a little more or less which 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 hereditaments and premises hereby conveyed unto the Superintendent his successors and assigns for ever for the Public uses of the said Province. 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 of all persons claiming and to claim through under or in trust for him and no further or otherwise. In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first hereinbefore written.

Henare Pumipi Te Whakainu. l.s.

Signed sealed and delivered by the said Henare Pumipi te Whakainu in the presence of us—

James C. Crawford, R.M.
C. Rous Marten, Journalist, Wellington.