1856. 2 February.Whaingaroa District.This Document conveying Land written on this second (2) day
of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six
1856 is a paper of the full and unreserved assent of us the Chiefs and people of
Aotea and Whangaroa whose Ruapuke. names are hereunto attached on behalf of ourselves our relatives and
descendants who shall be born after us to transfer for ever a certain portion of
our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may
succeed her for ever.
And in consideration of our full consent to sell this piece of our Land
|Paid to Hemi Matini||£10
Queen of England agrees on her part to pay the sum of Two Hundred and
ninety pounds (£290) once told which monies have this day been paid into our
hands by John Rogan
. Ten Pounds
once told (£10) were received by Hemi Matini on the fourteenth day of April 1854
from Mr. McLean. The total amount of these monies is Three Hundred pounds (£300)
Boundaries. The boundary of the land commences at Papakaraka thence in a Southerly
direction along the sea coast to Toreparu thence to Kakahoroa thence in an
Easterly direction and in the course of the Toreparu stream to Mr. Ligar's
survey pole at the Umuponga thence in a Northerly direction along the line of
the land purchased by Mr. Ligar to te Koruiti thence in a westerly direction to
Papakaraka where the boundaries meet.
Two places reserved:1. Toroanui, for Kewene te Paia. There are two portions which we have reserved for ourselves—the first
Toroanui— the second Horokawau. The boundary of Toroanui commences at te Karamu
thence to Mauku thence to Maniaroa thence to te Waipuna thence to te Karamu the
boundaries meet here—this has been surveyed by Mr. Rogan for Kewene Paia.
2. Horokawau, for Hone te Apa. The boundary of Horokawau commences at Wharekahika thence to te Anatu
thence crossing the Horokawau stream to te Kohatunui thence to Rarauheroa thence
to the stake which has been driven thence to Wharekahika where the boundaries
meet. This is for Hone te Apa.
These are the only portions of this block which we reserve for ourselves in
this block which we have now for ever given up to Victoria the Queen of England
under the shining sun of this day with its streams rivers waters timber minerals
and all above or below the surface of the land which we have now given up for
The total amount of payment for this land is the Two Hundred and ninety pounds
(£290) and the Ten pounds (£10) which Hemi received.
And in testimony of our full consent to all the conditions of their Deed we
hereunto affix our names and marks.
And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to all the conditions
of this Deed the name of John Rogan
a Commissioner for the purchase of land in the district lying between Waikato
and Mokau is affixed.
Wiremu Nero Awaitaia, and 83 other
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Signed) James Wallis, Wesleyan Missionary, Whangaroa.
Gilmour, Storekeeper, Whangaroa.
Mar. 19, 1856.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
September 17th, 1874.