Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume One
This Deed made or written on this the third day of April in the year of Our Lord One 1857. 3 April.Bay of Islands District. thousand eight hundred and fifty seven (1857) is a Deed by which we the Chiefs being the rightful owners of the soil consent of our own free will to transfer a portion of this our land to Victoria the Queen of England to become her possession for ever for Okokako. the use and benefit of the white people for ever and ever. The principal name by which this piece of land is known is Okokako or Kauaewiri.