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



This Deed written on this fifteenth 15th day of March in the Year of our Lord 1861 is a 1861 15 March.Mangonui District. full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe "Te Patu" 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 Hikurangi. 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 fifty Pounds (£250 . 0 . 0) to us paid by H. T. Kemp Dist. Commissioner on behalf of the Queen. Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at the head of Oruru and named "Hikurangi" 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 of H. T. Kemp Dist. Commissioner Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing Boundaries. at Te Pa o te "Karawhiu," on the survey line of the Block, known as Otengi, —from thence to Waiwhakata—from thence it follows the survey line of the Oruru, until it reaches the stream called Waimihia—the hill called "Hikurangi" is excluded on the survey line of Murphy's land—it follows that line, until it reaches Te Pa o Te "Karawhiu," where it commenced. The Plan of the survey will more particularly point out the boundaries of this Block.
Received this l5th day of March in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight Receipt for £250. hundred and sixty two (1862) the sum of Two hundred and fifty Pounds sterling (£250. 0 . 0) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by H. T. Kemp on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Signed) Na Wi Tana Papahia.
Na Henare Patauro.
Na te Wiremu Hahakai.
Na Te Hira x his mk.
Na Tipene Taite.
Aperahama More.


(Signed) W. B. White Rest. Mgte.
Reihana Kiriwi.
Henry Grover, Clerk Rest. Mgte.
George Kelly, Interpreter.

(Signed) H. T. Kemp,
D. Commissr.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 26th August, 1874.