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



1863 14 January.This Deed written on this 14th day of January in the Year of our Lord 1863 is a full Mangonui District. and final sale of conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe MauncataniwhaWest No. 2. "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 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 and sixty pounds two shillings Pounds (£560. 2. 0.) to us paid by Henry Tacy 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—(West) 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 Boundaries. [11,002 acres.] T. Kemp, District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at a Hill named Puketoetoe, along the survey lines to Te Huinga, thence along the survey lines to a point known as Tapuketukituki, thence along, the survey lines to a point called Opou on the Kaitaia Stream, thence along the survey lines, returning towards the Kaitaia River, thence along the Kaitaia River to the Native Reserve known as Mangataeore, thence along the survey line of the Native Reserve to a Peg on the Kaitaia river, named Kowhatupotaka-taka, thence along the survey line to the starting point at Puketoetoe.
Receipt for £560. 2. 0. Received this 14th day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and (1863) the Sum of Five hundred and sixty 2s. Pounds sterling.
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(£560. 2. 0.) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Henry T. Kemp on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Signed) Wiremu Pikahu.
Na Wharerau x.
Rei: Kiriwi.
Ko Te Huhu.
Rapata Take.
Na Te Kepa Taiaroa.
Rutene te Wa.
Na Wiremu Kingi.


Henry Grover, R. M. Clerk, Mangonui.
Henry S. F. Richardson, Surveyor
W. B. White, Residt. Magte.
H. T. Kemp.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 29th August, 1874.