Mataheka Block, Lower Waikato District.
1854. 20 June.Lower Waikato District.The Writing of this Deed made on the (20th) twentieth day of
June One thousand eight hundred and fifty four contains the consenting of the
Chiefs of "Mataheka" together with the consent or agreement on the part of the
Queen of England.
Now we Wetere Te Kauae, Haimona Paetai Aperahama Ta Kerei the owners of
the land described within this Deed do consent to sell this land to Queen Victoria
in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and eighty Pounds Sterling (£180) which
has been paid to us, and on this account we now surrender this Land to Victoria
Queen of England to the Kings or
Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever with whatever appertains thereto.
The Boundaries of this land are described on the other side of this Deed. This
money was paid to us by Mr. McLean and by Mr. Ligar,—this being the last and final
We have received the sum of One hundred and eighty pounds sterling as specified
Receipt for £180, final payment. in this Deed and in token thereof we have signed our names on this the
20th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty
" Hori Tauroa.
(Signed) Ko Hone Wetere Kauae x his mark.
" Ko Haimona Paetai.
" Ko Aperahama Kokaka x.
" Ko Wakana Kingi te tomo.
" H. T. Kemp, J.P.
A True Copy of Office Translation of Original Deed.
February 10th, 1876.