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



1875. 22 January.Bay of Plenty District.This Deed written on this twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord 1876 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatiuenuku Kopako whose names are hereunto subscribed, And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed Parish Matata, Allotment 17. under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen 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 twenty five pounds (£125.0.0) to us paid by Charles Oliver Bond Davis and Henry Walker Receipt for £125. Mitchell on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we Hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Te Awa o te Atua and named allotment numbered Seventeen Parish of Matata the Boundaries.[696 acres.] 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 names of Charles Oliver Bond Davis and Henry Walker Mitchell are hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land commencing at the North West corner of said allotment number Seventeen Parish of Matata in the County of Rotorua in the Province of Auckland and Colony of New Zealand namely, Bounded towards the North by a road one hundred links wide, two thousand two hundred and ninety six links, one thousand and eighty six links and six hundred and thirty two links, towards the East by allotment number fourteen one hundred and seventy three chains and forty links towards the South by allotment number Twenty three, three thousand nine hundred and seventy links and towards the West by allotment number sixteen, one hundred and seventy eight chains and eighty links and containing by admeasurement six hundred and ninety six acres more or less.
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Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Tamati Hapimana.
Tariu Te Wharekohatu.
Nakipa Mo Wihau
Te Rau mo Ihakara.
Na Panapatomeo.
Hoani te Whara.
Te Whara na Hoani.
Hemi Noema.
Na Makari.
Matieu x his mark.
Rapaera x his mark.
Paora x his mark.
Wikiriwi x his mark.
Hikairo Nakaterina x.
Wairarapa Nawhare.
Peita x her mark.
Na Marara.
Wi Keepa.
Pehe x his mark.

C.O. Davis.


John C. Young, Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.
John McGregor, Surveyor, Auckland.


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


M. Hamilton,
Deputy Registrar.

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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 6th, 1875.