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



This Deed written on this Twenty ninth day of November in the Year of our Lord 1872. 29 November. 1872 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of Piako District. the Tribe Ngatipaoa whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under Te Hotu. the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of Thirteen Pounds (£13 . 0 . 0 .) to us paid by Edward Walter Puckey Esquire on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Lord situated at Piako and named Te Hotu the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said Land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our right title claim and interest whatsoever thereon To hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of page 560England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Edward Walter Puckey Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land Boundaries. commencing at Nihokeke on the Piako River thence by a line to the Waitoa River striking at a point Te Parahia thence by the Waitoa river to Te Puketea and on to the junction of the Piako and Waitoa Rivers thence by the Piako to the point of commencement.

Hariata Puro.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Edwd. Hy. Power, Nat. Interpreter, Thames.
W. H. Taipari, Hauraki.

Receipt for £13. Received this Twenty ninth day of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy two (1872) the Sum of Thirteen Pounds sterling (£13 . 0 . 0) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Edward Walter Puckey on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Hariata Puao.


Edwd. Hy. Power.
W. H. Taipari, Hauraki.


Registration. Received for Registration at 2 p.m. 21 July, 1874.

M. Hamilton, Dep. Registrar.


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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 8th, 1875.