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



11 November 1864Mangonui District.This Deed made on this Eleventh day of November 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 behalf of Poneke. 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 Forty three 2/6 Pounds (£43 . 2 . 6) 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 Mangatete and named Poneke 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. Boundaries. [345 acres.] Kemp, Dist. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Te Kopuatauha and bounded towards the North by the Papa river towards the East by the Papa River and by a line bearing South three hundred and ten links Towards the South by the Mangatete Block one thousand five hundred and ten links thence by a line four thousand four hundred and fifty five links to the South East angle of R. Matthew's land Towards the South West by R. Matthew's land six thousand two hundred and thirty nine links and thence by the Papa River to the point of commencement.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Rei Kiriwi.
Pene te pae.

Receipt for £43/2/6 Received this Eleventh day of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty four (1864) the Sum of Forty three 2/6 Pounds sterling (£43 . 2 . 6) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by W. B. White on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Hoani taua.
Wiremu Te Waha.
timoti Popata.


Chas. W. Drury.
Henry Grover.

H. T. Kemp,
D. C.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 28th October, 1874.