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



1859. 7 September.Mangonui District. This Deed written on this seventh day of September in the year of our Lord 1859 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 Puheke. 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 Three hundred Pounds (£300) 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 Puheke 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 whatever 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. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Parakeraka from thence to Te Matâ—Taratepetepe—along the outer side of Mount Puheke, until it reaches the coast on the Rangaunu side—from thence to Davis' line and Matthews' line, following these lines until it reaches the coast until it reaches Parakerake where it commenced.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Receipt for £300. Received this seventh day of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine (1859) the Sum of Three hundred Pounds sterling (£300) page 9being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by H. T. Kemp, Commissioner on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Ahuahu x.
Mumu x.
Wiremu Kingi x.
Hare Matenga.
Heta Raka Kauwau.
Wiremu Tewaha.


W. B. White, R.M.
H. Grover, H.M. Customs.
J. W. Kawau, Interpreter.
Joseph Reilly, Corpl. Police.
John Smith.

H. T. Kemp, Commr.

A True copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 24th August, 1874.