|1st.||All lands included within the boundaries above described are open to all persons for gold mining excepting places occupied by Natives for residence or used for cultivation or for Burial grounds which are excluded from gold mining. Also if a township Native Reserves. is laid off at the landing place near the River Kauaeranga, the Native owners of the said lands shall receive the rents accruing from the same when leased.|
|2.||No person will be permitted to mine for gold on the said above described lands unless he be the holder of a "Miner's Right" empowering him in that behalf. The payment for every such "Miner's Right" shall be the sum of one pound (£1) per annum.|
|3.||"Miners' Rights" will be issued by an officer of the Government, any person being the holder of a Miner's Right will be entitled to mine for gold construct dams and water races, fell timber and do all other acts (or works) connected with (or appertaining to) gold mining operations within the boundaries of the land herein before described, excepting that the right to fell "Kauri" timber is reserved. Any person desiring to cut any "Kauri" timber must pay the sum of One pound Five shillings Kauri trees to be bought. (£1 - 5 - 0) for each tree required by him, this money shall belong to the Native owners but to be paid to an officer of the Government in the first instance.|
|4.||In consideration of Te Hoterene Taipari, Wirope Hoterene Taipari, Rapana Maunganoa and Raika Whakarongotahi and their heirs giving over the said piece of land for gold mining purposes to Sir George Grey K.C.B. Governor of New Zealand and the Governors who shall succeed him, Sir George Grey K.C.B. on behalf of himself and the Governors who shall succeed him hereby consents to give (or pay) to the said Hoterene Taipari, Wirope Hoterene Taipari, Rapana Maunganoa and Raika Whakarongotahi and their heirs the sum of One pound (£1) for each "Miner's Right" which shall be issued to any person for gold mining within the said block of land during each year of the continuance of this agreement. The first year to commence from the first day of August which shall be in the year 1867 the days for the payment (or division) of the money shall be the 31st day of March, the 30th day of June the 30th day of September and the 31st day of December in each year. Provided that if any person being the holder of a "Miner's Right" shall remove to another Gold Field (meaning on other lands outside the boundaries herein described) before completing the twelve months for which such Miners' Rights shall have been issued there shall then be paid to the said Hoterene page 464Taipati, Wirope Hoterene Taipari, Rapana Maunganoa and Raika Whakarongotahi and their heirs such portion of the money as shall be equivalent to the period for which such person shall have remained on the piece of land herein before described.|
|5.||The duration of this agreement shall be for such term as the Governor shall require the land for gold mining purposes. Provided that if at any time the Governor shall desire to discontinue gold mining a previous notice of not less than six months of such intention shall be given.|
In Witness of the consent of Te Hoterene Taipari, Wirope Taipari, Rapana Maunganoa and Raika Whakarongotahi to all the terms and conditions this Agreement they have hereunto signed their names and in witness of the consent of the Governor on his part to all the conditions of the said agreement the name of Daniel Pollen is hereunto subscribed on the day and in the year first above written.
(Signed) Hoterene Taipari his x mark.
(Signed)Wirope Hoterene Taipari.
(Signed) Rapana Maunganoa his x mark.
(Signed) Raika Whakarongotahi.
Agent Genl. Govt.
Witness to the signatures of the names—
(Signed) James Mackay, Jr.,
Civil Commr. N.Z.
(Signed) John Williams, Auckland.
Registration. Received for Registration at 12.20 a.m. 5 May 1870.(l.s.)
A True Copy of Original Agreement, Translation, and Endorsement.
H. H. Turton.Wellington, July 27th, 1875.