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


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1862. 22 February.Waiapu District. This Deed written on this Twenty second day of February in the Year of our Lord 1862 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatiporou whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on Waioiatane. 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 England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Granted as site for Magistrate's residence. Assigns for ever as a site for the residence of the Magistrate a free gift and proof of our goodwill all that piece of our Land situated at Waiapu and named Waioiatane the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of their Deed 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 William B. Baker Boundaries. Resident Magistrate is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land commencing at a post on the margin of the Waikaka thence along the course of that stream (the bend only where the mill is situated being excepted) thence to a post on the bank of the creek inland, thence in a southerly direction to a dry Matai tree at Te Ata (the ditch being the boundary line) thence to a post at Te Rahui, and along the bank to a post a short distance inland of Kamiti where it turns and runs in a straight line to the post at Waikaka where the boundary commenced. We also agree that a A road, firewood, and fencing provided. road shall be opened from that place down to the beach. We also consent that firewood and timber for fencing should be procured free of charge from the bush inland of the said piece of land.

(Signed) William B. Baker,
Resident Magistrate.

Watton Tukino,
and others.

Witnesses to the signatures—

(Signed) A. Culbert, Millwright, Waiapu.
T. Grant, Settler, Youpo (Waiapu).
Rapaera Ngauruahu, no Rotorua.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 11th, 1875.