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

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Translation.

1847. 30 August.Omata District.This deed of cession of land written on this day the 30th of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty seven is a document shewing the true consent by us the people of Taranaki for ourselves our people and children and all our descendantsOmata. after us to sell and entirely give up of all our lands within the boundaries hereinafter set forth in this deed of cession of land to the Governor of New Zealand and to all the Governors of this island after him for ever:

And in consideration of this entire giving up of our land the Governor of New Zealand agrees to pay us and our relatives who are absent in other parts of this Island the sum of £400 and a cask of tobacco value £24 . 3 . 0 the payment of the consideration money to be divided over three years:

Receipt for £200, and 1 cask tobacco. The first payment of £200 and the cask of tobacco we acknowledge the receipt of from Mr. McLean.

The second payment of £100 will be received by us or our relatives jointly interested with us in the land now sold on the 30th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty eight (1848).

The third payment of £100 will be made to us or our relatives jointly interested with us in the lands now altogether given up to the Governor of New Zealand—that is the final payment will be made on the 30th day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty eight (1848).

And we consent that the Governor or some person by him appointed to pay for the land is to arrange about the payments which are to be made after this present one that is whether the amounts which will be due in the next two years shall be paid to us or to our relatives who are absent.

And in consideration of the payments of money set forth in this deed we agree to give up all our lands within the boundaries hereunder written as shewn on the plan on the margin hereof and all our lands inland of this which have been surveyed, that is inland of Mangaone and all the streams lakes trees and all other things appertaining to the said land to the Governor of New Zealand for ever.

Boundaries. These are the boundaries of the lands which we are now ceding: Commencing at Paritutu thence along the sea coast to Omukutaipari thence to Herekawa thence to Waiorotoki thence to Wairekeiti thence to Wairekenui thence to Papataniwa thence to Omata thence to Kapowairua thence to Wairera thence to Papahineroa thence to Opou and on to Okurukuru on reaching that place it turns inland along the course of the stream that is of Okurukuru to Huatawa thence on inland to Te Roto thence to Te Ahikaukuku thence to Manawahinau thence to Mangaone thence to Karakawata thence to Pukiekie thence to Orakeinui to Hanginanui thence to Turangaherua thence to where Tawahapi joins Tapuaeharuru thence towards the South along the Tapuaeharuru to Paopaohaoanui stream thence along the course of that stream Paopaohaoanui to Mckaro thence inland along the survey line to Rangarangahai thence to Te Tahora thence to Ratamahihi thence to Te Ruakorekore thence to Watatao thence to Pukehinau thence to Kiorerenga thence to Te Matuku thence to Waihinau thence to Waipapa thence inland across Paopaohaoanui thence across Te Ruakuri thence thence along the survey line across Paopaohaoanui thence to Te Hiringaotuaho thence page 13to Tawatawata thence across the Te Henui to Ongapakira thence to Pokeikeitahuna thence to the Mangore stream thence following the course of that stream till it meets the turning off of the old survey line that is the survey line of Paritutu known as Spain's boundary and surveyed by the New Zealand Company's surveyors thence along that survey to Paritutu.

All of us whose names are attached to this deed of cession agree to the boundaries as described in this deed that is to say the boundaries surveyed by Wellington Carrington the surveyor. Our young men saw the work being done and accompanied the surveyor and assisted him in his work We know this land to have been the property of our ancestors and from them it descended to us And now we give it up this day in the presence of the Europeans to be a permanent possession for them [the Europeans] for ever.

And in token of our full consent to all the conditions of this document which has has been read over and explained to us by Mr. McLean we do hereunto sign our names.

And in token of the consent of the Governor to the conditions of this document the name of Henry King Resident Magistrate of Taranaki is signed hereunto.

[Witnesses.]

[Signatures.]

Correct Translation.

T. E. Young,
Translator, Native Department.

We have received from Mr. McLean on this the thirtieth 30 day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty eight 1848, the sum of One hundred pounds £100 once told, being the second year's instalment agreed upon in a certain part of1848. 30 August.Receipt for £100. this deed conveying land, to be paid to us or to our relatives on this day. In token of our consent to all the conditions of this document we signed our names at Pukeariki last year, and in token of the receipt by us of this year's instalmenton this day we sigh our names and marks to this document in the presence of the Europeans.

Sd. Tamati te Ngahuru x his
" mark.
" Te Rohutu x his mark.
" Himiona x his mark.
" Honi Kohuru x his mark.
" Hohepa x his mark.
" Te Peka x his mark.
" Paretutu x his mark.
" Kuri x his mark.

Sd. Wereta x his mark.
E Wao x his mark.
" Te Manihere x his mark.
" Warea tea x his mark.
" Ko Muku x his mark.
" Taituha x his mark.
" Parenga his mark.
" Pakahu x his mark.
" Honi Kupapa x his mark.

Witness to the signing hereof by the said Tamati te Ngahuru and sixteen next following names in our presence—

Sd. Thos. Standish of New Plymouth, Clerk to the Magistrates, J.P.
" John Rogan, Clerk to The N.Z. Compy.
" E Waka x the mark of.

We have received from Mr. Henry King the Treasurer of Taranaki on this fourth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty nine 1849, the sum of One hundred pounds £100 . 0 . 0 once told—this is the third year's instalment, that1849. 4 September.Receipt for £100. is, the final payment agreed upon in a certain part of this Deed conveying land, to be given to us or to our relatives who are jointly interested with us in the lands which we have sighed over, wept over, bidden farewell to, and fully and finally given up to Mr. McLean for the Governors of this Island of New Zealand as a permanent possession for them and for the Europeans for ever.
And because we have received the whole payment on behalf of our relatives who are absent in other parts, we will so arrange with them that they shall not demand payment of the Europeans on account of this land and we will also not allow any other tribes to cause trouble to the Europeans on this land which has been bought by Mr. McLean, the whole payment for which we have this day received into our hands.
In token of our consent to all the conditions of this document we do hereunto sign our names and marks.
In token of the consent of the Governor to all the conditions of this document the name of Henry King Resident Magistrate of Taranaki is hereunto signed.

[Witnesses.]

[Signatures.]

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 9th, 1875.