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



This Deed written on this Twentieth day of November in the year of Our Lord 1874 1874. 20 November. Bay of Plenty District. is a full and final sale conveyance by us the Chiefs and People of the tribe Ngatiraukawa 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 of England Parish Matata Allotment 22. Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who, may succeed her and her and their assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty pounds (£320 . 0 . 0) to us paid by Charles Oliver Bond Davis and Henry Walker Mitchell on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that Receipt for £320. piece of our land situated at Te Awa-a-te-Atua and named No. 22 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 thereto, 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 names of Charles Oliver Bond Davis and Henry Walker Mitchell are hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the laud commencing at the Boundaries. [2,047 acres.] North West Corner of said allotment No. Twenty Two Parish of Matata, County of Rotorua and Colony of New Zealand, namely bounded towards the North by allotment number Twenty three twenty one thousand, four hundred and seventy links, thence crossing a road 118 links thence by allotment number Twenty three aforesaid Nine thousand nine hundred and fifty links towards the East by the Tarawera River, towards the South East by allotment number Nineteen, Fourteen thousand two hundred and sixty links, thence crossing a road one hundred and thirty three links, thence by allotment number page 668Nineteen aforesaid Four thousand six hundred and twenty links, towards the South by allotments, numbers Twenty one and Twelve, Twelve thousand eight hundred and sixty links and towards the West by allotment number Twelve aforesaid, seven thousand six hundred and Twenty links and containing Four thousand and forty seven acres.

Katene Motunau.
Ihaia Motunau.
Matenga te Tiaki x his mark.
Pene Mahinui.
Wi Keepa Ngawhau.
Marino te Waru.
Ani Tapibana.
Eruera te Riremutu.
Mate Weterure.
Te Rangi Kahotuai x his mark.
Te Kura x his mark.
Wi Parata.
Reupene Tutawheao x his mark.
Raniera Tamata.
Mahati te Kaiamo.
Hakopa Mowehi Kaki.
Paurini teToki x his mark.
Hori Wana.
Arekatera te Wera Puni.
Ma Nati Motaimoho Matenga.
Pure Hakawa x his mark.
Whiripo Puni.
Ihaka Marino.
Ahitana Tunoke x his mark.
Tamihana x his mark.
Niri Pamiani.

For the Ngatiraukawa tribe—

Heni Tapihana.

C. O. Davis.

Witness to the payment and signatures—

John C. Young, Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.


Arekatera te Wera.
John C. Young, Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.


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


M. Hamilton,
Dep. Registrar.

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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 13th, 1875.