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



1862 2 August.Mangonui District.This Deed written on this the second day of August 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 Maungataniwha. Te Rarawa 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 sum 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 three hundred and eighty eight 3s. 3d. Pounds (£388 . 3 . 3) to us paid by H. T. Kemp on behalf of the Queen. Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Mangonui and named Maungataniwha 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 conditious 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 Henry Tacy Boundaries. [8,469 acres.] Kemp Dist. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at a Hill called Mangonui, from thence to the junction of the Otongahiti and Wainui rivers, thence along the Wainui River to a place called Whakatakere, thence along the survey line to a hill called Whakahara, thence along the survey line to a hill called Pukewharariki, then following the lines of the Native Reserve and survey line to the Tawapuku Creek—thence along that Creek and survey line to the starting point at Mangonui, But the Plan of survey to this Deed annexed will more particularly point out the Boundaries.
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Received this second day of August in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty two (1862) the sum of Three hundred & eighty eight 3s. 3d. Pounds sterling (£388 . 3 .3) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Henry Tacy Kemp. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Ko te Hihi.
Te Wiremu.
R. Kiriwi.
Hohaia te Ngonge x his mk.
Na Tipene i tuhi.
Paora Ururoa.
heremaia te ara.
Hone heke.
Whiremu te pahi.
ho Hepa te taha.


Joseph Reilly, Corporal Police.
W. B. White, R.M.
Geo. Kelly, Interpreter

H. T. Kemp.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 29th August, 1874.