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.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
Tariu Te Wharekohatu.
Nakipa Mo Wihau
Te Rau mo Ihakara.
Hoani te Whara.
Te Whara na Hoani.
Matieu x his mark.
Rapaera x his mark.
Paora x his mark.
Wikiriwi x his mark.
Peita x her
Pehe x his mark.
John C. Young,
Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.
John McGregor, Surveyor, Auckland.
Received for Registration at 10 a.m. 6 March,
A True Copy of Original Deed, Translation, and Endorsement.
H. Hanson Turton.
August 6th, 1875.