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


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1864. 5 December.Manawatu District.This Deed written on this Fifth day of December the Year of our Lord 1864 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Ngatiraukawa whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalfTe Paretao. 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 Five Hundred Pounds (£500) to us paid by His Honor 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 Manawatu (Lower) and named "Te Paretao" 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 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 ofBoundaries. Isaac Earl Featherston Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land Bounded on the North by Crown Land and by a portion of the land granted to the children of Thomas Uppadine Cook, on the East by land known as Te Kawaroa and ceded to the Crown by Te Rei Paehua and others, on the South by Crown Land, on the West by the Manawatu River and by other portions of the land granted as aforesaid to the children of Thomas Uppadine Cook, comprising an area of Four hundred and forty (440) acres more or less.

I. E. Featherston

Witness to the payment and signatures—

Walter Buller, Resident Magistrate, Manawatu.

1864. 19 December.Receipt for £500. Received this Nineteenth day of December in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty four (1864) the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds Sterling (£500 . 0 . 0 . ) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Wereta Te Waha x.
Hakopa Tetehe.
Pitihira Te Kuru.
Na te Roiri.


W. Buller, R.M., Manawatu.
James Duncan, Manawatu.