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



1871. 16 May.Bay of Plenty District.This Deed written on this sixteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord 1871 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Pirirakau and Ngatihinerangi whose names are hereunto subscribed and Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under Te Puna And Katikati No. 5. 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 Four Hundred and Seventy One Pounds (£471 . 0 . 0) to us paid by Henry. T. Clarke 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 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 Henry T. Clarke Boundaries. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Ngakuriawhare thence to Waingaere thence to Oteotahi thence to Te Whare-o-Tuma-pere thence to Te Onepu thence to Waimata thence to Ngapuketurua thence to te Whakahakahaka 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 Tuahu thence to Motutapere thence to Mangakahika thence to Ngatitamahinerua thence to Hanga thence to Rekerekeokautere thence to Mangakaiwhiria thence turning towards the sea to te Umuokorongaehe thence to Te Ranga thence to Pukemanuka thence to Te Puna thence along the sea shore to Ngakuriawhare the commencing boundary. These are the boundaries of the land sold by Ngaiterangi to the Queen, that is to say to the Government.
Receipt for £471. We have received on this sixteenth day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy one from Henry Tacy Clarke the sum of Four hundred and seventy one pounds sterling (£471) in consideration of the claims of these three hapus (viz. page 643Pirirakau Ngatihinerangi and Ngatitokotoko) to tie Land sold by all the Ngaiterangi to the Government the Boundaries and description (map) of which are given above.

Sd. Kepa Ringatu. Paratene.
Te Kahukoti.
James, Pottier.
Hori, Teira.

Henry T. Clarke,
Civil Commissioner.

Witness to signatures and payment of the money—

(Sd.) Hopkins Clarke, Clerk to R.M. Court, Tauranga.
Robert S. Bush, Clerk, C.C. Office, Auckland.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 15th, 1875.