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

Deeds—No. 484. Runanga Block (Claims of Hauraki Chiefs), Taupo District

Deeds—No. 484. Runanga Block (Claims of Hauraki Chiefs), Taupo District.

1872. 4 April.Taupo District.This Agreement made the fourth day of April One thousand eight hundred and seventy two Between Te Rangitahau and Petara te Rangihiroa of the Ngatitutemohuta tribe resident in the District of Hauraki of the one part and Her Majesty Queen Runanga. Victoria by James Mackay Junior of Auckland Commissioner duly authorized in that Claims of Hauraki chiefs. behalf of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds paid and the further sum of Four hundred and forty pounds to be paid by the said James Mackay Junior to the said Rangitahau and Petara te Rangihiroa (the receipt Receipt for £60. of which is hereby acknowledged) They the said Rangitahau and Petara te Rangihiroa Do hereby agree to sell unto Her said Majesty all their right and interest whatever in in and to all that piece or parcel of land in the District of Taupo in the Province of Auckland containing by estimation Five thousand acres known by the name of Runanga Bounded towards the North by the river Boundaries. [5,000 acres.] Waipunga from the junction of the river Okoeke to the confluence of the Waiarua stream with the Waipunga, thence by the Waiarua stream to Te Rere ia Tekapuranga thence turning southwards up the Taranui stream to the edge of the forest thence bounded on the north and south east by edge of the forest to the point of commencement together with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging. In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names.

Te Rangi tahau.
petera teRangihiroa.
James Mackay, Jr.

Signed by the said Rangitahau Petara te Rangihiroa and James Mackay, Jr. in the presence of us—

Louis Dihars, Licensed Interpreter, Auckland.
Hohepa Kapene, Settler, Ohinemuri.

£60 . 0 . 0.


Received for Registration at 2 p.m. 21 July, 1874.Registration.

M. Hamilton,
Dep. Registrar.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Endorsement.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, March 25th, 1875.