1859. 15 August.Whangarei DistrictThis Deed
written on this Fifteenth (15) day of August in the
Year of our Lord 1859 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us
the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatimanuiri and Te Uriokatea whose names are
hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and
descendants we have by Waikeriawera.
signing this Deed under the shining sun of this day parted with and for
ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens
who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the
Sum of Five hundred Pounds (£500 . 0 . 0) to us paid by John Rogan
on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we
hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land
situated above Mangawai and named Waikeriawera the boundaries whereof are set
forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Land is annexed thereto with
its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said
Land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our right title claim and
interest whatsoever thereon To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a
lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent
to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and
marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to
all the conditions of this Deed the name of John Boundaries. [12,738 acres.]
Rogan District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the
boundaries of the Land commencing at Te Arai and follows along the southern
boundary line of Mangawai block until it meets the Oruawharo boundary line,
thence along the Eastern boundary of Oruawharo block to Pukemiro and Nga Motu,
thence by a line bearing 75°. 5447 links to te Whanau Rauariki, thence by a line
bearing 30°. 30' 49677 links, crossing Waite-page 157whanga
and Waikowhara on
to Opuawhango hill thence by a line bearing 45°. 14400 links passing Putakaka
crossing a Native path at Waikeriawera and on to the sea coast, thence along the
sea coast to te Arai where the boundaries meet.
(Sd.) John Rogan,
The mark x of Te Kiri.
The mark x of Hori te More.
The mark x
of Te Urunga.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Sd.) Alex. McNab, Pakiri, Engineer.
15th day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand eightReceipt for £500.
hundred and fifty nine (1859) the Sum of Five hundred Pounds sterling
(£500 . 0 . 0) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written
Deed to be paid by John Rogan
behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
The mark x of Te
The mark x of Te Urunga.
Alex. McNab, Pakiri, Engineer.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
Wellington, January 25th, 1875.