This Deed made or written on this the third day of
February in the year of Our Lord 1858. 3 FebruaryBay of Islands District. one Thousand eight hundred and fifty eight 1858, 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 Muriwhenua. this our Land to Victoria the Queen of England to become her
possession for ever for the use and benefit of the White people for ever and
ever. The principal name by which this piece of land is known is
The boundaries of the Land are these.
Commencing on the Eastern side at a point known as "Takahonu," from thence to
Boundaries. Motutengi, from thence to "Waimumuka" from thence towards the upper
part of the "Houhoro Harbour" to a point where it takes a turn (according to
Compass bearing) 557° 30',—thence towards the sea coast, thence to "Rarawa,"
excluding the Native Reserve for Paraone, containing 100 acres at
"Houhora,"—from thence to "Perekopua" Reserve at Houhora excluded. [100 acres.] until it reaches "Wairahi" (this being the extremity of the boundary
on the eastern side)—it then takes a turn and proceeds in a westerly direction
to "Otumoroki," from thence until it reaches the sea on the western Coast at a
well known Rocky Point called Te "Arai,"—here it turns, and follows the
western coast line until it reaches the southern extremity of the boundary at
a point called "Waimoho," then turning in an easterly direction it proceeds
towards, and joins the interior line of the "Wharemaru" Block,—it follows that
line down, until it meets again at "Takahonu" where the boundary line
commenced. The Boundary lines of this Block are notwithstanding more minutely
described upon the plan made by the Surveyor, when the land was marked off and
sold to the Crown.
And inasmuch as we have this day given our consent to convey or transfer this
land Receipt for £1,000.
to the Queen of England She has in consideration thereof paid to us
the Sum of One thousand Pounds (£1,000) sterling which money has been paid
into our hands by Mr.
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 third day of February
Ko te tohu o Te Morenga x.
Arama Karaka te Whai.
Paraone Ngaruhe. Na Hemi i tuhi.
Pene te To.
Ko te tohu o Te Puhipi Pipi x.
Akinihi Waka (Waka's Wife).
Mere Puhipi (Busby's Wife).
Hira Riumakutu x.
And twenty others.
W. B. White, R.M.
H. Grover, H.M. Customs.
Joseph Reilly, Corpl. A.P. Force.
(Sgd.)H. T. Kemp,
There has also this day
been paid into the hands of us two the principal Chiefs ofReceipt for £100.
this sale of land the sum of One hundred pounds as payment for our right
and title over the whole of this land, making a total of One thousand one
hundred pounds (£1,100) Sterling.
Witness to the payment—
Ko te tohu oPuhipi Pipi x.
W. B. White, R.M.
Na Te Waka.
H. T. Kemp,
1st April, 1858.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
2nd September, 1874.