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



1873. 25 August.Wellington DistrictThis Deed written on this (25) twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord 1873 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and people of the tribe of Ngatuenuku whose names are hereunto subscribed, and witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed underTekamaru. 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 Fifteen pounds (£15. 0. 0) to us paid by Charles Heaphy Esq. V.C. on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Tekamaru near Ohariu in the Province of Wellington 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 wlatsoever 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 Heir part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Charles Heaphy Native Reserve Commissioner isBoundaries. [494 acres.] hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land on the North by the Sea on the East by Sections numbers twenty seven (27) sixty six (66) sixty five (65) on the South by section number sixty four (64) on the West by sections numbers sixty three (63) twenty six (26) and nineteen (19).

Charles Heaphy,
Commissioner Native Reserves.

Wellingtong, 25th August, 1873.

(Sd.) Wi Tako Ngatata. (Sd.) Paretawahara.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) George H. Davies, Licd. Interpreter, Wellington. (Sd.) J. L. M. Carey, Clerk, Wellington.

Receipt for £15.Received this 25th Twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy three (1873) the sum of Fifteen pounds sterling (£15. 0. 0) being the full consideration money expressed in the above written Deed to be paid by Charles Heaphy on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Sd.) Wi Tako Ngatata. (Sd.) Paretawharo.


(Sd.) George H. Davies, Licensed Interpreter. (Sd.) J. L. M. Carey, Clerk, Wellington.