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



27 September 1864Mangonui District.This Deed written on this Twenty seventh day of September in the Year of our Lord 1864 is a full 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 Taunoke. 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 pounds 10/. Pounds (£5 . 10 . 0.) to us paid by W. B. White on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Victoria and named Taunoke 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 Boundaries. [44 acres.] Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land that is to say, The small piece of land on the Banks of the Victoria River, joining the boundary of the Maungataniwha Block—It contains Forty four acres, and is more particularly described in the Plan annexed.
Receipt for £5/10/ Received this Twenty seventh day of September in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty four (1864) the Sum of Five Pounds 10/ sterling (£5 . 10.) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by William Bertram White Esq. Civil Commr. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Signed) Maihi Te Huhu.
Hone Koru.
Pene Te Pai.
Wiremu Pikahu.
Matiu Tauhara.
Whare rau.


Henry Grover.
Geo. Kelly.

H. T. Kemp,
D. Comr.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 29th Oct, 1874.