1855. 5 November.Whaingaroa District.This Document conveying land, written on this, the fifth
(5th) day of November, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
fifty five 1855 is a paper of the full and unreserved consent of us, the Chiefs
and people of Whaingaroa, whose names are hereunto attached; on behalf of
ourselves, our relatives, and descendants who shall be born after us; to
transfer for ever a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen Karioi. of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and
And in consideration of our full consent to sell this piece of our land,
Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of four
hundred and seventy five
|12 April, 1854||£50
|5 July 1854||50
|5 Nov., 1855||475
pounds £475 . 0 . 0 once told;—which monies have been paid into our
hands this day by John Rogan
pounds £50 . 0 . 0 have previously been received by Kereopa and others of us, on
the twelfth 12th day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifty four 1854;
Fifty pounds £50 . 0 . 0 have been previously received by Wetini and others of
us on the fifth 5th day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty four;—from
:—which two fifties
added to the other sum make the total amount of five hundred and seventy five
pounds £575 . 0 . 0 once told.
Boundaries. [12,000 acres.] The boundary commences at te Koukou at the mouth of the Whaingaroa
river, and follows the line of the coast to Papakaraka; thence, turning inland
to Koroiti, it runs along Mr. Ligar's boundary line to Opotoru; down which
stream it proceeds to where it intersects the boundary line of Takapaunui; and
thence following the course of the cleared line, to Rakaunui; and on to the pole
on the summit of the hill; and so down to te Rua-o-te-Ata; whence it turns up
the course of the Wainui river to Tarata; and thence across to te Koukou, where
it joins the starting point.
Reserve at Karioi, 600 acres. One portion has been reserved for ourselves at Karioi. The boundary
commences at Pokopoko, and follows the line of coast to Tauranga, thence it runs
inland to Nakomako and down the Wainui creek to Waimai and thence across to
Pokopoko, where the boundaries meet.
This is the only reserve for ourselves in these lands; which we have now
entirely given up to Victoria the Queen of England, in the broad light of this
day, and for ever; —with its creeks, its rivers, its streams, its timber, and
stones;—all above the surface, and all beneath the surface, and all and
everything whatsoever connected with the said land;—which we now give up for
Receipt for £475. This is all the payment for this land:—namely, four hundred and seventy
five pounds £475 . 0 . 0 which we have received this day;—and the one hundred
pounds £100 . 0 . 0 which we received during the year that is now past.
In testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this document,—we hereunto
affix our names and marks:
And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to the conditions of
this document, the name of John
Rogan, a Commissioner for the purchase of land in the district lying
between Waikato and Mokau is affixed.
Remi Na Rapana.
Heta Na Rapana.
The mark x of Wahu.
the mark x of Hua.
the mark x of the
the mark x of Hemi Warihi.
the mark x of Miriama.
The mark x
of Hane Wiremu.
Samuel te Watari.
The mark x of Tipene.
the mark x of Mohi.
the mark x of Timoti.
The mark x of Honi te Waka.
the mark x of Tami Puru.
mark x of Honi Pihama.
The mark x of Pehimana.
The mark x of Wairama.
The mark x of Matiu (boy).
x of Rapana (boy).
the mark x of Wiremu Hoeta (boy).
the mark x of
the mark x of Karaka (boy).
the mark x of Aporo
the mark x of Rameka (boy).
the mark x of te Waka
the mark x of Hone Kaneka (boy).
the mark x of Riria.
mark x of Metapere (boy).
the mark x of Maria.
the mark x of Pene
the mark x of Paua.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Signed) James Wallis, Wesleyan Missionery, Waingaroa.
A true translation.
25th March, 1856.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
September 25th, 1874.