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



This Deed written on this tenth day of August in the Year of our Lord 1866. is a full 1866. 10 August.Bay of Plenty District. and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatihura of Ngatipaoa 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 Te Puna And Katikati. No. 1. 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 James Mackay Jr. on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Tauranga and named Te Puna and Katikati 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 here-unto 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 James Mackay Jr. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing Boundaries. at Ngakuriawhare, thence to Waingaere, thence to Oteotahi, thence to Te Whare o tumapere, thence to Te Onepu, thence to Waimata, thence to Ngapuketurua, page 634thence to Te Whakahakakaka o Rangihau thence to Onewhero, thence to Huruhuru, thence to Pukekauri, thence to Mangahokio, thence to Kakarikikaitahi (that is to say to Te Aroha-auta) thence in a southerly direction to Pukekohatu, thence to Ngatukitukiahikawera, thence to Pukewhakataratara, thence to Te Tuahu, thence to Motutapere, thence to Mangakahika, thence to Ngatamahinerua, thence to Hanga, thence to Te Rekerekeokautere, thence to Mangakaiwhiria, thence turning towards the sea to Te Umukorongaehe thence to Te Ranga, thence to Pukemanuka, thence to Te Puna, thence along the sea shore to Ngakuriawhare the commencing boundary.

(Signed)Rawiri Takurua.
" Haora Tipa.
" Harata Kati x tona tohu her mark.
(Signed) Tamati Tangiteruru.
" James Mackay, Jr.
" Maihi te Hinaki x his mark.

Witnesses to the signature of the names and the payment of the money—

(Signed) Henare Pango, Policeman at Taupo.
(Signed) Wata Tipa.

Receipt for £75. Received by us on this tenth day of August 1866, from the Grovernment by the hands of Mr. J. Mackay the sum of Seventy Five Pounds being part of the consideration money expressed in the within written deed.

£75 . 0 . 0.

Haora Tipa.
Harata Kati x her mark.
Tamati Tangiteruru.

Receipt for £25. Received by me this tenth day of August 1866, from the Grovernment by the hands of Mr. J. Mackay the sum of Twenty five pounds being part of the consideration money expressed in the within written Deed.

£25 . 0 . 6.

Maihi te Hinaki x his mark.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, Janyuary 15th, 1875.