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


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1862. 28 May.Porirua District.This Deed written on this twenty eighth (28) day of May in the year of our Lord 1862 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the chiefs and people of the tribe of Ngatitoa whose names are hereunto subscribed and witnesseth that on behalf of Papakowhai.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 ten pounds (£210) to us paid Isaac Earl Featherston on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Porirua and named Papakowhai 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 appertaini[unclear: 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 to 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 Isaac Earl Featherston, Land Purchase Boundaries.Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land. Bounded on the West by other portion of the said Native Land sixty one (61) chains more or less and towards the South and East by a stream being a tributary of the Kinepuru stream.

I. E. Featherston,
Land Purchase Commissioner.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Receipt for £210. Received this twenty eighth (28) day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two (1862) the sum of two hundred and ten pounds sterling (£210) being the consideration money expressed in the above written Deed to be paid by Isaac Earl Featherston on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton. Wellington, September 27th, 1875.