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



This Deed written on this fourteenth (14th) day of August in the Year of our Lord 1866. 14 August.Bay of Plenty District. 1866 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Tawera and Ngatipukenga 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 Te Puna And Katikati No. 2. 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 Five Hundred Pounds (£500 . 0 . 0) to us paid by James Mackay on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said moneys) all that piece of our Land situated at Tauranga and named Tauranga 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 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 name of James Mackay, Jr. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing Boundaries. at Ngakuriawhare, thence in a straight line to the summit of the Aroha range, thence along that range to Puwhenua, thence turning and proceeding in a straight line to the source of the Waimapu Stream, thence descending that stream to Whanganui-a-rakau, thence to Te Tutu, thence to Ngatoropeke thence by the Waimapu Stream to the sea, thence by the sea coast to Ngakuriawhare the point of commencement. There is Grants to Paroto and others. reconveyed to Paroto Tawhiorangi fifty (50) acres, to Ruka Huritaupoki and Te Riritahi fifty (50) acres, one allotment in Te Papa township to Paroto Tawhiorangi, and one allotment in the said township to Ruka Huritaupoki and Te Riritaha.

Paroto Tawhiorangi.
Paurini x his mark.
Ruka Huritaupoki.
Riritahi x his mark.
Hone Paurini.
Ko te Ruruku.
Hihi Taua x his mark.
Ko Roki.
Hemi Korohua x his mark.
Hirini Ngawaka x his mark.
Manuera x his mark.
Ratene x his mark.
Hori Marino x his mark.
Pumipi te Pararewa x his mark.
Nga Kiore.
Papira x his mark.

James Mackay, Jr.

Witness to signatures—

Henare Pango, Policeman, Taupo.

Received by us on this fourteenth day of August 1866, from James Mackay Jr. onReceipt for £500. behalf of the Queen, the sum of Five Hundred Pounds (£500) being the consideration money for the land set forth in the within written Deed.

Paroto Tawhiorangi.
Paurini x his mark.
Ruka Huritaupoki.

Witness to the payment of the money—

Henare Pango, Policeman, Taupo.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 12th, 1875.