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

Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 4 Block (Lien), Manawatu District

Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 4 Block (Lien), Manawatu District.

1873. 22 April.Manawatu District. This Deed made the twenty-second day of April One thousand eight hundred and seventy-three Between Her Majesty the Queen of the one part and Reweti te Kohu,Manawatu-Kukutauaki No. 4. Deed of lien. Tohutohu, Tamihana Whareakaka, Pine Whareakaka, Wiremu Taha, Akapita, Tahita Ngita, Peia Poriki te Mahi Tohutohu, Haimona te Kohu, Karehana te Whena, Parakipane te Kohu, Ihaka Paha, Kipihana Riki Tuangahuru Whanganui Pitini Turoa, Watene te Punga, Kerehona Haruru, Watene Whena, Horomona, te Whena, Taurewa te Punga, Hapimana Waiteti, Muera te Naku Hapurona Rongorahi, Karepa Tehu, Mohi Kaipuha, Makuini Karepa, Wiremu te Kohu, Hapimana Waiteti Ihaka Ngapari, and Iharaira Hapimana Aboriginal Natives of New Zealand (styled "the Partial Vendors") of the other part Whereas the Partial Vendors are or some or one of them is entitled to the parcel or block of Land described in the Schedule hereto in whole or in part And whereas the Partial Vendors have contracted with his honor William Fitzherbert Esquire Superintendent of the Province of Wellington acting on 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 Vendors and as they may direct to be paid for and repaid respectively 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 One hundred and fourteen pounds thirteen shillings and sixpence Now these presents witness that in consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty-three pounds thirteen shillings and sixpence by Her MajestyReceipt for £243 . 13 . 6. the Queen in manner aforesaid at or before the execution of these presents to the Partial Vendors paid and advanced (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) They the Partial Vendors do and each of them 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 Vendors and each and every of them 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 hereunto 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 thereunto 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 Two hundred and forty-three pounds thirteen shillings and sixpence 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 vendors or any or either of them or to any person or persons at their request. In Witness Whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands.

The Schedule referred to in the foregoing Deed.

Boundaries. [12,670 acres.] All those portions of land containing by estimation Twelve thousand six hundred and seventy (12670) acres in the whole and being subdivisions a, c and d of Manawatu-Kukutauaki Block No. 4 bounded on the North by Manawatu-Kukutauaki Block No. 6 on the East by the Tararua Ranges on the South by Native land, and on the West by the sea coast, as the same is shewn on the plan drawn hereon.
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Reweti te Kohu x his mark.
. Tamihana Whareakaka.
Pini Whareakaka x his mark.
Wiremu Taha x his mark.
Akapita Tahitangata.
Peia Pariki x his mark.
Te Mahi Tohutohu x By her
husband Tohutohu.
Haimona te Kohu x his mark.
Karehana te Whena.
Paraki Pane te Kohu x his mark.
Ihaka Paha x his mark.
Kipihana Riki x his mark.
Pitini Turoa.
Kerehona Haruru.
Watene te Punga x his mark.
Watene Te Whena.
Horomona te Whena.
Taurewa te Punga x his mark.
Hopimana Wai teti.
Muera te Naku x his mark.
Hapurona Rongorahi x his mark.
Karepa Tehu x his mark.
Mohi Kaipuha x his mark.
Makuini Karepa x her mark.
Wiremu te Kohu x his mark.
Hapimana Waitete x his mark.
Ihaka Ngapari x marked by his Tuangahuru Whanganui x his mark.
Iharaira Hapimana x his mark.
son Ihaka Paha.

Signed by the said Reweti to Kohu, Tamihana Whareakaka, Akapita Tahitangata Karehana te Whena Pitini Turoa Kerehana Haruru, Watene Whena, Horomona te Whena, and by Hapimana Waitete in their own proper handwriting and by Tohutohu Pine Whareakaka Wiramu Taha Peia Poriki, Te Mahi Tohutohu by her husband Tohutohu Haimona te Kohu Parakeipane te Kohu Ihaka Paha, Kipihana Riki Tuangahuru Whanganui Watene te Punga Taurewa te Punga, Muera te Naku Hapurona Rongorahi Karepa Tehu Mohi Kaipuha Makuini Karepa Wiremu te Kohu Hapimana Waitete Ihakaka Ngapari by his son Ihaka Paha and Iharaira Hapimana by making their marks hereto the same having been previously read over and explained to them, and they stating that they perfectly understood the same in the presence of us—
James Grindell, of Wellington, Licensed Native Interpreter, and James Thomson, of Foxton, Manawatu, Licensed Surveyor.