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



1869 9 JanuaryThames District.We the undersigned consent to hand over (or release) to Sir George Ferguson Bowen Governor of New Zealand a piece of land in the District of Hauraki named "Te Aroha" for gold mining purposes for him and those whom he may appoint, the boundaries Paharakeke. of the land commence at the River Waihou at Paharakeke thence to the summit Gold Fields Agreement. of Te Aroha auta, thence along the mountain range to Te Hakihaki, thence turning to the Westward and proceeding to Huakaramea beside the River Waihou thence by that Boundaries. River to the point of commencement. The agreement (or understanding) about the Conditions. rent for that piece of land is to be the same as the lands at Hauraki which have been given up for gold mining purposes that is the same as the conditions set forth in the document signed by the tribe Ngatimaru on the ninth day of March 1868 for their pieces of land at Hauraki. It is reserved to the Natives owning the lands between the base of the hills and the river Waihou the right to deal with such lands as they require for occupation, cultivation or for leasing to Europeans as a dwelling place for them. The right to mine for gold and do acts appertaining thereto is all that is given over to the Governor.

Signed by us at Ngaruawahia in the District of Waikato, in the Province of Auckland this ninth day of January in the year 1869.

(Signed) Rihia.
Te Reweti Waikato.
Ihaia Tioriori x his mark.
Wiremu Te Wheoro.
Tarika te Hura.
Te Waka Tamaira.
Perahama Whetu x his mark.
Piripi Whangatangi.

Karauria Ngamuhu x his mark.

I, on behalf of Sir George Ferguson Bowen, Grovernor of New Zealand, consent to all the conditions of this agreement.

(Sd.) James Mackay, Junr.,
Civil Commissioner, N.Z.

Witness to signatures of Rihia, Hemi, Te Reweti Waikato, Ihaia Tioriori, Wiremu Te Wheoro, Tarika te Hura, Te Waka Tamaira, Perehama Whetu, Piripi Whanatangi, Karauria Ngamuhu, and James Mackay, Junr.—

(Sd.) H. B. Travers,
Sub-Inspec. A.C., Ngaruawahia.

Registration. Received for Registration at 11.28 a.m., 5 May, 1870.

M. Hamilton,
Dep. Registrar.

A True Copy of Original Agreement, Translation, and Endorsement.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 5th, 1875.