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
These are the Boundaries.
The Boundaries of the land are these it commences at the Waimata on the East
Te Toko from thence into the Rahoeka it follows the stream until it
nearly reaches the point known as Kauaewiri from thence it proceeds until it
reaches the main river (of Near Te Waimate.
Waitangi) near to the old
plantation grounds belonging to te Arahi's people. The boundaries of the land
are more particularly described as shewn on the plan of the survey made at the
time of the sale of the land to the Government.
And inasmuch as we have thus freely given our consent to convey or transfer
this land to the Queen of England She has in consideration thereof paid to us
the sum of Receipt for £35.
Thirty five Pounds (£35) sterling which money has been paid into our
hands by Mr. Henry
one of the Government officers for the purchase of land in New
Zealand. And in token of our assent and of the receipt of the money we have
hereunto affixed our names and marks on this the 3rd day of April 1857.
Wi te Puhi te Tane.
Ko Wi Kahoho.
(Signed by Wi te
Ko te Koti Tuwharerangi.
Raniera Te Keto.
H. T. Kemp,
Parapaerau, Rewa's son, of Kororareka.
Hohaia, of Waimate,
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
12th August, 1874.