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



1859. 9 June.Waikanae District.This Deed of sale of land written on this 9th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine 1859 is a deed of the true consent of us the chiefs and people of Ngatitoa whose names are hereunder written on behalf of ourselves our Wainui. relatives and all our descendants who may be born after us to finally cede a portion of our place to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever. And for our consent to entirely give up this portion of our place to Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her behalf to pay us the sum of Eight hundred Receipt for … £800 50 £85020 April, 1858and fifty pounds £850. We received fifty pounds on the 20th April 1858 and on this day we have received eight hundred pounds of that money by the hands of Mr. Searancke. The boundaries of the land commence at the mouth of Whareroa thence Boundaries.inland along the boundary of the land ceded to the Queen on the 26th November 1858 to Paparauponga this is the boundary of the land ceded (by) Ngatikahungunu to the Queen formerly—thence towards the South along the mountain to Pawakatakataka thence in a North Westerly direction to Pouawa thence across the Queen's high road to Tunupo thence to the beach at Te Ana-a-Hau thence Northerly along the beach to Paekakariki Wainui and the mouth of Whareroa where it ends. The pieces of land for us in these boundaries are these. Our settlements at Whareroa 17 acres at Wainui 135 acres, at Paekakariki 135 acres. There is one place at Ngapaipurua from thence along the swamp till it strikes the Northern boundary, 280 acres, One portion at Te Rongo-o-te-wera 160 acres, one portion at Te Puka inland of Wainui 60 acres.

If we consent also to the land at Paekakariki 6½ acres given to Peti and her half caste children and apiece of land at Paekakariki a free gift to our old friend Henry Flugent the Government will permanently fix these places the one for Peti and her half caste children the other for Henry Flugent (2½ acres). Well we have considered page 131over we have greeted we have bidden farewell to and entirely given up this place of ours with its streams its branches (mountains?) its lakes its waters its trees its grass its stones its rough places and its good places and its bad places and everything either on the land or under it with everything appertaining to the land we have given up entirely under the shining sun as permanent land for Victoria the Queen of England and the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever. In token of our consent to all the conditions of this document we hereunto set our names and marks. And in token of the consent of the Queen of England on her behalf to all the conditions of this document Mr. Searancke one of the Government land purchase Commissioners has hereunto signed his name.

(Sd.) William N. Searancke,
District Commissioner N.L.P.D.
(Sd.) Ko te Waka Toa x his mark.
(Sd.) Reweti te Horomamaku x his mark.
(Sd.) Hemi Wareti x his mark.
And 95 other signatures.


George F. Swainson, Surveyor, Wellington.
Richard Eagen, Storekeeper, Otaki.
A. S. Robinson, Surveyor, Wellington.

Correct Translation.

T. E. Young,
Translator, Native Department.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.Wellington,
November 17th, 1875.