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



1874. 18 November.Bay of Plenty District.This Deed written on this eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord 1874. is is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the chiefs and people of the Tribe Te Patuwai New Zealand 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 Parish Matata,Allot. 19, No. 1 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 one hundred and eighty pounds (£180 . 0 . 0) to us paid by Charles Oliver Bond Davis and Henry Walker Mitchell on Receipt for £180. behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of tlie said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Te Awa a te Atua and named Allotment number 19 Parish of Matata 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 yictoria 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 names of Charles Oliver Bond Davis and Henry Walker Mitchell are hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries Boundaries. [1,306 acres.] of the land towards the North West by allotment twenty two four thousand six hundred and twenty links thence crossing a road one hundred and thirty three links again by allotment twenty two aforesaid fourteen thousand two hundred and sixty links, towards the East by the Tarawera River towards the South East by allotment twenty one six thousand seven hundred and thirty four links thence crossing a road one hundred and two links again by allotment twentyone aforesaid, fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven links and towards the West by allotment twenty one aforesaid nine thousand eight hundred and sixty links intersected from North West to South East by a road one hundred links wide containing one thousand three hundred and six acres more or less in the whole block.

Wi Maruki.
Te Otimi x tona tohu.
Wire na Te Otimi x tona tohu
Hamiora Tiki x.
Hirama x tona tohu.
Hone Pukehutu.
Wi Warena.
Hamiora na Maihi.
Piripi Maihi.
Tini Wata.
Hoani Te Ratahi.
Mateo na Wi Warena x tona tohu.
Hohaia na Turuhira x tona tohu.
page 658 Hakaraia x tona tohu.
Haimona na Hakaraia x tona
Hone Wirihana x tona tohu.
Ruirau x tona tohu.
Te Manohoaka x.
Kere Keha
Te Puhi Te Kehukehu.
Pera x tona tohu.

C. O. Davis.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

C. O. Davis, Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.
J. W. Davis, Settler.
John C. Young, Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.
John McGregor, Surveyor, Auckland.


Registration. Received for Registration 10 a.m. 6 March, 1875.

(l. S.).

M. Hamilton,
Dep. Registrar.

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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 23rd, 1875.