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.
T. E. Young,
Translator Native Department.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
March 5th, 1875