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A Compendium of Official Documents Relative to Native Affairs in the South Island. Volume Two.

No. 19. — [Translation.]

No. 19.

This deep, written on this twenty-first (21st) day of May, in the year of our Lord 1860, is a full and final sale, conveyance, and surrender by us the chiefs and people of the tribe Ngaitahu, whose names are hereunto subscribed; and witnesseth that on behalf 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 succoed her, and her and their assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds (£300) to us paid by James Mackay, junr., on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies), all that piece of our land (excepting certain lands within the block reserved from sale, and described in Schedules A and B attached to this deed), situated in the Provinces of Nelson, Canterbury, and Otago, and named Poutini, or Arahura, 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 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 of James Mackay, junior, Commissioner, is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land commencing at the seaside, at Piopiotai (Milford Haven); thence proceeding inland to the Snowy Mountains of Taumaro; thence to the Mountains, Tiori Patea, Haorangi (Mount Cook) Te Rae, o Tama; thence to the saddle, at the source of the River Taramakau; thence to Mount Wakarewa; thence following the range of Mountains to the Lake Rotoroa; thence to the sources of the Rivers Karamea and Wakapoai; thence by a straight line drawn to Kaurangi Point, at the seaside; thence turning in a southerly direction, the sea coast is the boundary to Piopiotai (Milford Haven), where the boundaries meet.

[Here follow the signatures.]