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


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1862 2 August. This Deed written on this second day of August in the Year of our Lord 1862 is a full Mangonui District. and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe 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 sun of this Deed 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 and nine pounds 17s 11d Pounds (£509 . 17 . 11) to us paid by Henry 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 "Mangatete," near Mangonui, 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 Henry T. Kemp Boundaries. [5,649 acres.] District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at a point on the Otukai river at the Native Reserve, following the Native Reserve and the Mangatete river, from thence along the survey line to the Matakou Pa, —from thence along the survey line to the Ohinu river—from thence along the Creek and survey line to the Kaitaia river at a point known as the Haukotuku creek, thence along the Kaitaia river and Native Reserve to the junction of the Pikorako creek thence along the survey line to Oruatiti thence along the survey line to Te Arikitu, thence along the survey line to the Otukai river to the point where it commenced; but the Plan of survey to this Plan annexed will more particularly point out the Boundaries.
Receipt for £509 . 17 . 11. Received this second day of August in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty two (1862) the Sum of Five hundred and nine 17s 11d Pounds sterling (£509 . 17 . 11.) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Henry T. Kemp. Dist. Commr. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Signed Rapata Take.
Hoani taua.
ta wha nu.
ti moti popata.
tohu ora.
Ha repeka.
Ka reka.
Timota Puhipi.
Hare Reweti.
Pene Te Pae.
Matiu tauhara.
Reweti paepae.
Hehi Wharerau x.
timoti popata.
R. Kiriwi.
Rutena te Wa.
R. Matiu.
Pita Tohia.
Hare Mikara.
Wi Remunganui.
Ro wha paeana.
Ra ha ruhi.

H. T. Kemp.


(Signed) W. B. White,
Geo. Kelly, Interpreter.

A True copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 29th August, 1874.