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

Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 20Block (Lien), Otaki District

Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 20Block (Lien), Otaki District.

1873. 10 June.Otaki District.This Deed made the Tenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and seventy three, Between Her Majesty the Queen of the one part and Hoani Taipua aboriginal Native ofManawatu-Kukutauaki No. 20. New Zealand (hereinafter styled the partial vendor) of the other part, Whereas the partial vendor is entitled to the parcel or block of land described in the schedule heretoDeed of lien. in whole or in part, and whereas the partial vendor has contracted with His Honor William Fitzherbert Esquire, Superintendent of the Province of Wellington acting in this behalf for and on account of Her Majesty the Queen that the said Superintendent shall make advances of money and goods to the partial vendor and as he may direct to be paid for and repaid whenever such land shall be sold or allowed as part of the purchase money thereof in case the said William Fitzherbert or his successors Superintendents as aforesaid shall on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen become the purchaser or purchasers thereof, And whereas there has already been so advanced money or goods or both to the amount of Thirty one pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence, Now these presents witness that in consideration of the sum of Forty one pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence by Her Majesty the Queen in manner aforesaid at or before the execution Receipt for £41 . 14 . 6.of these presents to the partial vendor paid and advanced (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) he the partial vendor doth hereby convey and assure and surrender unto Her Majesty the Queen Her successors and assigns all the right title and interest of the partial vendor of in to or out of All that the piece or parcel or block of land in the Province of Wellington and Colony of New Zealand more particularly described in the schedule hereto and delineated in the plan drawn hereon, together with all and singular commons and rights of common mines minerals furzes trees woods underwoods and the ground and soil thereof mounds fences hedges ditches ways waters water courses streams fishings fisheries fowlings surface rights of shore and foreshore (if any) And all and singular other the appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or appertaining, To the intent that the same land mines and appurtenances may henceforth be and continue unto Her Majesty the Queen Her successors and assigns as a security for the said sum of Forty one pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence stg. and all other sums and sum of money or the price or prices of goods on the behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to be hereafter paid or delivered to the partial vendor or to any person or persons at his request, In Witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto set their hands.

The Schedule referred to in the foregoing Deed—

Boundaries. [800 acres.] All that portion of land containing by estimation eight hundred (800) acres more or less and being subdivision No. 2g of Manawatu Kukutauaki Block No. 2 Bounded on the South and West by the Manawatu River on the East by subdivision No. 2f of the said Manawatu Kukutauaki Block No. 2 and on the North by Tuwhakatupua Block as the same is shown on the plan drawn hereon.

Hoani. Taipua.

Signed by the said Hoani Taipua the above the Deed having been first read over translated and explained to him in the presence of me—

James Grindell, of Wellington, Licensed Native Interpreter; and Charles P. Powles, Assist. Provincial Treasurer, Wellington.