1857. 16 November.This Deed of sale of land executed this sixteenth day (16) of
November in the year of Piako District. Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven (1857) is a thorough
and final consent on our part the chiefs and people of Ngatipaoa whose names are
affixed for Piako. ourselves and all our connections and on behalf of our descendants after
us to sell and finally surrender a certain portion of our land to Victoria Queen
of England and all Boundaries. Kings and Queens Her successors for ever. These are the boundaries
commencing at Hou Kotuku 90 115° 28' 2820—118°45'—2382 to Te Pokeka thence 106°
30'—1872—113° 55'—1463 to Rerepangongo 146°—11970 Te Pukatea Manutahi thence
132°—4878 to Te Aratohua thence crossing Pouriuri creek to Ohinewhero Ohinekana
te Maioro—Hui Kareti, Te Rapaty 142° 15'—18141 thence. 164° 45'—17779 Te
Reatuna—Tawatukimata Te Araeriri—thence 162° to the River Piako which then
becomes the boundary as far as Te Riu o Hauraki. Te Riu o Hauraki becomes the
boundary thence 333° 5' 7696 Tunawhakahara, thence 326°
35'—15447, Kahuitara,—Ahimoriro—Otaki—Rangaetara— Tauwhiti thence 332°—3657 Te
Taheke—Te Tahora, Te Mangaenga—Te Pukeiti thence 273° 5452 Pukehinau—Te Ranga
thence 264° 45'—16118 Te Maire—Waiti crossing the Creek Te Paiaka—Matawai
Tokerao—Waipapa—Marigahuna—thence 321° 30'—7059 to the Pa o Aranga thence 311°
30'—4178 to Te Weiti Creek. This creek is the boundary till it joins the
Mangawara Creek. The Mangawara Creek is the boundary till it meets the line
going from Puke Tapu 332° 23° 6637—Pokongawha—Te Aroaro thence 297°
30'—7630—Pukohai,—Ngararapapa Te Toke thence following the ridge or
watershed—Omatiti—Kawau—Toheroa Nga, Pahau—Puke Tionga—to Te Pahua it then
follows the leading spur down to the Owharuru Creek, crossing this creek it
rises the leading spur to Okaraua it then goes down this ridge Te
Riri-o-te-Konga—Okotare thence 36° 45'—14400 to Mangawhero Creek, crossing this
and straight on to the swamp and then on te Hou Kotuku. All those portions of
land that may lay between the surveyor's line and the swamp are included in this
sale as are also all portions of swamp Burial-grounds excepted. cut off by the surveyor's line, with the exception of the burial place
at Paeroa and Waiparera where the line crosses Waikaka Creek, these two last
named places are reserved for the Maoris, this is the only exception right away
to Pouriuri Creek, after crossing which the surveyor's line becomes the
Right of road ceded From Whatitokarua.
We also hereby consent to a right of way through our lands from
Whatitokarua, that is the landing place thence on to the land we have
surrendered by this Deed of sale. In consideration of our consent to the final
surrender of this portion of our land Victoria the Queen of England agrees to
pay us for our land the sum of one thousand Price of block, £1,590.
five hundred and ninety (£1590) pounds. A portion of this money has been
received by us already as an advance. On the twentieth (20) day of May in the
year 1854 the Payments already rcceived:
sum of (£30) thirty pounds. on the fourteenth (14) day of June in the
year 1854 the
|20 May, 1854||£30
|10 July "||100
|5 Aug. "||210
sum of one hundred pounds (£100) on the twenty first of June in the year
1854 the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds (£150) on the tenth (10) day of
July in the year 1854 the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) on the fifth (5) day
of August in the year 1854 the sum of two hundred and ten pounds £210.
We have for ever given up wept over taken farewell of and finally surrendered
this land descended to us from our ancestors with its streams lakes waters its
mountains and timber its minerals and its vegetable productions its plains and
its forests its good Places and bad and all things appertaining to it whether on
the surface or in the ground and all and everything of the land aforesaid have
we totally surrendered on this day under the shining sun, as land to have and to
hold to Victoria Queen of England and to all Kings or Queens Her successors for
ever. In token of our consent to all and everything contained in this Deed we
sign our names and affix our marks. In token of the Consent of Victoria Queen of
England to all and everything contained in this Deed Donald McLean Esq. Chief
Commissioner signs his name.
(Sd.) Donald Mclean, Commissioner.
Te Wi Matete, And 21 other signatures.
Signed in our presence—
Wm. B. Baker.
(Sd.) Geo. W. Drummond Hay, District Commissioner.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
Wellington, September 30th, 1875.