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



This Deed1872. 2 September.Poverty Bay District. of sale of land written this second day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy two (1872) shews the true consent of us the Chiefs and people of the Ngatiporou whose names are attached to this deed for our relations and all our desendants who may be born after us to entirely cede a Awanui. portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for ever. And for our consenting to entirely cede this portion of Receipt for £88. our place Victoria the Queen of England agrees to pay us the sum of Eighty eight Pounds Sterling which money we have this day received. The boundaries of the land which is now sold:—
Boundaries. Commencing at Matarangi thence in a Northerly direction along high water mark to the Waiotautu stream 41 chains 75 links thence along the Waiotautu towards the West to the mouth of Te Mania 17 chains 29 links towards the South by Te Mania and Waikaraka to the tree Te Houhou 28 chains 91 links. Thence to the mouth and along to Te Taumata-kaitangata 13 chains 47 links thence to Takitaki-a-Mamanga 14 chains 76 links to the North it ends at Matarangi 14 chains 60 links as the same is delineated on the plan shewn hereon.

Sufficient: we have well considered we have greeted and we have bid good bye to and finally ceded this place of our ancestors' bequeathed by them to us together with its streams its waters its lakes its forests its hills its plains its beautiful places and its bad places its grass its trees its stones and everything appertaining to it whether above the soil or under the soil we have altogether given up under the shining sun as a permanent possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for ever. And in token of our consent to fully cede this portion of our place we have to this Deed set our names and marks. And in token of the consent of the Queen of England on Her behalf to all the conditions of this Deed Porter, Land Purchase Officer for the Government of New Zealand, has hereunto subscribed his name.



Correct Translation.

T. E. Young,

Translator Native Department.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, March 5th, 1875