This Deed conveying land, written on this ninth 9 day of
September, in the Year of 1855. 9 September.Thames District. our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five 1855; is a paper of
the true consent of us, the Chiefs and people of Ngatipaoa, whose names are
attached to this document; on behalf of ourselves, our relatives and our
descendants who shall be born, after us; Rotopiro. entirely to give up a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen
of England, or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever. And in
consideration of our consent to give up entirely this portion of our land:
Victoria the Queen of England agrees to pay us the sum of Twenty Pounds £20 . 0
. 0 once told: which we have this Receipt for £20. day received from Mr. McLean. The Boundary commences at Kaihuru, thence
N.E. 43° to the stake driven by te Ruinga on the summit of the cliff; thence
running E. 91° to the brow of the hill inland of te Kauri; thence E. 57° to the
descent to the Boundaries. swamp near Pukawa; descending still further E. 42° 3( till it reaches
the swamp; the swamp forming the boundary thence to the stones; the Omori creek
is the boundary thence to the beach and along the coast to te Kauri; and on till
the boundaries meet at Kaihuru. In testimony of our consent to all the
conditions of this deed, we have hereunto affixed our names and marks. And in
testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to all the conditions of this
deed, the names of Mr McLean Land Purchase Commissioner of the New Zealand
Government, is hereunto affixed.
(Signed) Donald McLean.
Hori Kingi Pokai.
Ruinga his mark.
Witnesses to these payments and signatures—
(Signed) Geo. W. Drummond Hay, Surveyor.
" William B. Baker, 1st
Clerk Land Purchase Department.
A true translation.
27th March, 1856.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.