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



1874. 8 March.Bay of Plenty District.This Deed written on this eighth day of March in the Year of our Lord 1874 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Tuwharetoa 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 Parish Matata Allot. 23, No. 1. 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 Two hundred and fifty two pounds.(£252 . 0 . 0) to us paid by Charles Oliver Bond Davis and Henry Receipt for £252. Walker 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 Parish of Matata and named Allotment number Twenty three Parish of Matata 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 Charles Oliver Bond Davis and Henry Walker Mitchell hereunto subscribed. Boundaries. [2,396 acres.] These are the boundaries of the land commencing at the South Western corner of the block No. 23 on the Government plan of the Parish of Matata thence by line bearing N. 16° 05? E. eight thousand six hundred and thirty links being portion of Ngatipikiao award. Thence by line bearing S. 73° 55? E. thirty one thousand and twenty seven links (viz. 3740 links Ngatirangiteaorere award 3840 links Ngatikereru award, 3970 links Ngatiuenukukopaka award 9150 links Tuhourangi award, 107 links a road and 10,220 links Ngatiwhakaaue award) to the Tarawera River thence up the said River to South Eastern corner of block thence by line bearing N. 73° 55? W., thirty one thousand five hundred and thirty eight links (viz. 9950 links Ngatiraukawa award 118 links a road and 21470 links Ngatiraukawa award again) to the South Western corner of the block the commencement, as tinted pink on the plan delineated on the margin hereof and containing Two thousand three hundred and ninety six acres more or less.

Hohepa Tamamutu.
Hone Aneta na Hohepa Tamamutu. Hope Kauri x his mark.
Takahia x his mark.
Kararaina mo Katene.
Hori Tehina.
Ihaka Rotorua x his mark.
Korawa na Hemopo.
Hohepa Tamaiti na Hohepa Te Here.
Te Oti.
Timoti Manahi na Iharaira x Pehi.
Ihakara Kahuao.
Tara Kainga.
Ngawiki mo Hoterene.
Na Paora te Rauhihi Mohi.
Hohepa Iharerahi x mo Maihi.
Iharaira Pehi x.
Perenara Te Haukopa.
Hohepa Te Here.
Hare Tetoroa.
Iharaira Te Puke.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

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

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Na Te Poihipi Tukairangi.
Na Eru Aho.
Pita te Manui.
Na Rahira te Kohera.
Na Pouaka.
Erueti Tarakaiaga More Ruipoti.
Paora Parata.
Petaera na Wikohika.
Kere Kota.
Tangi Napeta.
Wairewarewa x his mark.
Paora Parata.

C. O. Davis.

Witnesses to payment and signature, and payment of cash—

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


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


M. Hamilton,
Dep. Registrar.

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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 26th, 1875.