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



This Deed written on this the 29th day of August in the Year of our Lord 1859 is a 1859. 29 August.Mangonui District. full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe living at Kohumaru whose names are hereunto subscribed and Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this deed under Kohumaru. 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 Four hundred Pounds (£400) to us paid by H. T. Kemp District 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 Mangonui and named Upper Kohumaru 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 District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at the line of the Whakapaku Block Boundaries —from thence to the Stream Patupokopoko—from thence to Putakaka Tarawatangata—Te Tiki o Pokerehu—Te Wai o te tawa-puku—Te Pa o te Pakaru—Otangaroa-O-Matai crosses the river Kohumaru until it joins the boundary of Bergham's claim on the Oruaiti stream from thence until it meets the line of the Whakapaku Block where it first started.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

The map of the Survey hereunto annexed will point out clearly the boundaries of Native reserve. this Block, and of the Reserve made for the Natives.
Received this 29th day of August in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight Receipt for £400. hundred and fifty nine (1859) the sum of Four hundred Pounds sterling (£400) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by H. T. Kemp Dist. Commissioner on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Ko te tohu x o Pororua.
Ko te tohu x o Te Haumakiri.
Ko te tohu x o Hohepa Kiwa.
Ko te tohu o Te Teira Karuwhero.
Ko te tohu o te Munu Ngaheihei.
Ko te Hau pe Ihaia.
Ko Hiko.
Ko Wiremu.
Te Pukeroa.
Ko te tohu o Ruinga.
Te Kaka.
Ko te tohu x o Rihari.
Ko te tohu o te Rata.
Ko te Huirama.
Ko Reihana Haumekiri.
Ko te tohu o Tipene Taha.


(Sd.)W. B. White, R.M.
Joseph Reilly, Copl. Police.
Henry Grover, H.M. Customs.
Paora Ururoa.
Ahipene Te Kaitoa.

(Signed)H. T. Kemp,
D. Comr.

A True copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 21st August, 1874.