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



30 May 1865Mangonui District.This Deed written on this Thirtieth day of May in the Year of our Lord 1865 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Te Patu (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 Toatoa. 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 Three Hundred and Eighty six 6/ £386/6/ Pounds (£386 - 0 - 0) to us paid by W. B. White Esqre. Civil Commissioner on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Mongonui and named Toa Toa 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 and for 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 W. B. White Civil Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at the North by the Waipapakauri Boundaries. Creek to the Otengi Block boundary line. On the East by the Otengi Block to Pakarawhiu then by teh Hikurangi and Maungataniwha blocks to "Te Pare o te Ngake. On the South by the Kaiaka block to Tarikitui by the Mangatete block to Tanganui. On the West from Tanganui by surveyed lines Watianga, Mumu, Pukerengarenga, crossing the Parapapa Stream at Te Waipuru, on to Korangi and Waingarua on the Waipapakauri Creek and along the said Creek to the Northern boundary, excepting a Reserve Reserve excepted. between the Paparoa Creek and the Toatoa Creek, as marked in the plan.
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Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Pene te Poe.
Rei Kiriwi.
te Wiremu Ha Hakai.
tipene haha.
Maihi te huhu.
Matiu tauhara.

Receipt for £386/6/ Received this 30th day of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty five (1865) the Sum of three hundred and eighty six 6/ Pounds sterling (£386 - 6 - 0) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by W. B. White Civil Commissioner on behalf of her Majesty the Queen to us.


Henare Kepa.
hone karu.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.