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



This Agreement written at Ohinemuri in the Province of Auckland in the Colony of 1869. 9 February.Thames District. New Zealand this ninth day of February 1869, Witnesseth the consent of us the persons whose names are written hereunder to demise to Sir George Ferguson Gold Mining Agreement. Bowen Governor of New Zealand and the Governors who shall succeed him a certain piece of land situated Waitekauri. in the District of Ohinemuri for gold mining purposes for Sir Greorge Ferguson Bowen and the Governors who shall succeed him. The name of the said piece is Waitekauri, the boundary commences at Wharerata, thence to Te Putanga Kotaratara, Te Boundaries. Ruakerikeri, Horabora, Te Apotahi, Tapatu Waimana, this is the North Western boundary. The conditions for the said land (are). It shall be granted to us by the Crown but if gold should be discovered in the said land it shall be right for the Governor to mine for the gold of the said piece. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this agreement we have hereunder signed our names on the day and in the year first above cited.

(Signed) Karena.
" Hemi Tamihana.
(Signed) Keti Tamihana.
" Te Poari x.

Witness to the signatures of—

(Signed) H. F. Way.

Received for Registration at 11.29 a.m., 5th May, 1870.Registration. (l.s.)

M. Hamilton,
Dep. Registrar.

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

H. Hanson. Turton.

Wellington, August 5th, 1875.