1860. 24 August.Kaipara District.This Deed
written on this twenty fourth day of August in the
Year of Our Lord 1860 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us
the Chiefs and People of the Tribes Ngatiwhatua and Mangamata whose names are
hereunto subscribed And Mairetahi.
Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we
have by 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 two hundred and ninety seven pounds ten shillings Pounds (£297 . 10 . 0)
to us paid by John Rogan
of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies)
all that piece of our Land situated at Kaipara and named Mairetahi the
boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which
Land is annexed thereto with page 215
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 Rogan Commissioner is hereunto
subscribed. These are the boundaries Boundaries. [5,950 acres.]
of the Land commencing at the entrance of the Mairetahi river following
the survey line bearing 319°. 5′. 25700 links to Te Tuki 311°. 45′, 1558 links
to Poaute 310°. 10′. 2490 links 295°. 30′. 800 links, 302°. 30′. 2160 links
299°. 0′. 1890 links to Opanui 326°. 20′. 13419 links crossing Kereta to the sea
coast thence along the coast northerly 10100 links, thence by the survey line
bearing 140°. 10′. 14638 links crossing Kaianganga and arriving at Puke Mapou
154°. 50′. 19012 links to Marahemu 158°. 30′. 4143 links 159°. 30′. 3340. links
to Karukaruhui thence along the Kaipara Harbour to Te Ikatauhou, Te Puna kuaka
and on to Mairetahi River where the boundaries meet Mairetahi Reserve excepted. [350 acres.]
Exclusive of one Native Reserve at Mairetahi containing 350 acres the
boundaries of which have been defined in our presence.
(Sd.) John Rogan.
Keene, by Paora.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Sd.) Reweti Tamahiki. By Paora.
Reihana Reweti x. By Paora
Received this twenty fourth day of August in, the Year of Our Lord One thousandReceipt for £297 . 10. eight hundred and sixty (1860) the sum of two hundred and ninety seven
pounds ten shillings Pounds sterling (£297 . 10 . 0) being the consideration
money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by John Rogan District
Commissr. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
(Sd.) Paora Tuhaere.
Keene. By Paora.
Te Wiremu Rewheti.
(Sd.) Henry Monro,
Clerk and Interpreter, Native Secretary's
S. Percy Smith, Govt.
Surveyor, Kaipara Dist.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
October 6th, 1874.