Deed, Toha's Reserve Wairoa

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An incomplete land deed written in Māori and dated 1873. This is between Toha Rahurahu of Te Wairau (may be Te Wairoa), Perereka Tataua of Napier regarding Toha's Reserve, Wairoa.

There is a map of this reserve that shows Clyde suburban sections and the Wairoa River.
Letter/Deed, Toha’s Reserve, Wairoa.
A Deed of Sale Agreement signed on (no date written here) 1873, between Toha Rahurahu of Te Wairoa, Hawke’s Bay, Māori chief, and Pereneka Tatana of Napier, Storekeeper. At that time Toha Rahurahu did receive payment from the Government for the sale of land. This signing of the Deed was held at Te Wairoa. Toha Rahurahu has reserved some of the land, one area being 997 acres, in the township of Te Wairoa. The boundaries are on the outskirts of Te Wairoa township out towards the ocean where a marker pole has been placed. These are noted on the map included with this letter. Another section of land was offered for sale but the payment has not yet been made. That is because Toha Rahurahu has agreed to sell the remaining land to Pereneka Tatana for more than what the Government has offered for it. The agreement is as follows; Pereneka Tatana has sought to purchase the land which Toha Rahurahu has yet to relinquish. Upon the arrival of the money he will pay the Government the correct amount. Further, upon the arrival of this, Toha agrees to legally change ownership over to Pereneka Tatana and to sign the Deed register. Once Toha has signed the Deed Pereneka Tatana agrees to pay Toha (no amount written here) pounds.

[39157](1b) – Letter
This Lease Agreement contains the agreement between Toha Rahurahu and Pereneka Tatana to show that (no amount written here) acres were given at no cost. This land (acres) are situated at the mouth of the Te Wairoa river. Toha has agreed to accept on this day (no amount written here) pounds. Some money has been put aside for this land.

[39157](1c) – Letter
Back page of letter has the name ‘Toha Rahurahu’ written with pencil.

A map showing the reserve of 997 acres for Toha Rahurahu by the Te Wairoa rivermouth.
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Handwritten on paper with black ink.
Height x Width: 376 x 242mm
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gifted by Lusk, Willis, Spoule & Gallen
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