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



1858. 15 June.Whaingaroa District.This Deed written on this Fifteenth (15) day of June in the Year of our Lord 1858 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Ngatimahanga whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of Part of Mata Reserve. England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of One hundred pounds (£100 . 0 . 0) to us paid by John Rogan District Commissioner on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Whaingaroa (Raglan) and named Te Mata 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 England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of John Rogan District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. The boundary of Boundaries. the Land commencing at a point a little below the rapid of Opotoru which was marked by the Surveyors thence on along Mr. Rogan's survey line till it crosses the road to Aotea thence on to the end of the said survey line and on to Paraoa it then goes in a Southerly direction till it arrives at Korunui thence in a straight line till it meets the boundary line of Ruapuke and Karioi it then goes in a Northerly direction along the old boundary line (Karioi) to the point a little below the rapid of Opotoru where the boundary closes.

(Sd.)John Rogan, District Commr.
" The mark x of Te Waka.
" Nikorima.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) Archd. Campbell, Innkeeper, Waiuku.

Received this Fifteenth (15) day of June in the Year of Our Lord One thousandReceipt for £100. eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of one hundred Pounds sterling (£100 . 0 . 0) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by John Rogan District Commr. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(sd) The mark of x Te Waka.
" Nikorima.


Archd. Campbell, Innkeeper, Waiuku.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 28th, 1874.