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

Thames Foreshore (Rapana's Claim), Hauraki District

Thames Foreshore (Rapana's Claim), Hauraki District.

This Deed1873 20 MayHauraki District. made the twentieth day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy three Between Rapana Maunganoa an aboriginal Native Chief of Hauraki Province of Auckland and Colony of New Zealand of the one part and Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of One thousand three hundred and fifty pounds to the said Rapana Maunganoa by Her Majesty paid (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) He the said Rapana Maunganoa doth hereby convey and assure unto her said Majesty her heirs successors and assigns All the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Rapana Maunganoa of and to all that piece or parcel of land described in the schedule hereto With all the rights and appurtenances thereto belonging To hold the same unto her said Majesty her heirs successors and assigns for ever In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names.

Rapana Maunganoa x his mark.

Signed by the said Rapana Maunganoa (the above written deed having been previously read over and interpreted to him in the Maori language when he seemed perfectly to understand the same and made his mark thereto) in the presence of—

George T. Wilkinson, Licensed Interpreter, Shortland;
J. A. Miller, Solr., G'town.