1858. 3 February.Bay of Islands District.This Deed made or written on this the third day of February
in the year of our Lord 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 Wharemaru. of 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.
Boundaries. The commencement of the boundaries of this block of land on the
interior or western side, is at a spot known as "Oheao" near the ditch which
has been cut to drain off the water from the Lake immediately adjoining;—from
thence it proceeds to "Te Hau," from thence to "Te Kauere," thence to
"Iringanui," thence to "Opae," thence to "Maungakowhara," until it reaches the
point on the eastern coast called "Takahonu," this being the boundary on the
Western side;—the boundary line on the South east side commences at "Oheao"
and proceeds to "Rangiawhia" until it reaches the main river of "Kaikino" near
"Rangaunu" from thence it proceeds until it joins "Takahonu," the point on the
east coast, at which the western or inland boundary meets the Sea; the
Boundaries of this Block are nevertheless more particularly laid down on the
Plan made by the Surveyor at the time the Land was marked off and sold to the
Receipt for £400.
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 Four hundred pounds £400 Sterling which money has been
paid into our hands by Mr. Henry Kemp
one of the Government Officers for the purchase of
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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 1858.
Na Papata Te Waha x.
Anaru te We.
Hone Te Hiko x.
Ko Waata Haki.
Puhipi te x Ripi.
(Sd.)H. T. Kemp,
Ko Nga Kai titiro o te tukunga o Nga Utu—
Witness to payment—
W. B. White, R.M.
H. Grover, H.M. Customs.
Joseph Reilly, Corpl. A.P. Forces.
April 1st, 1858.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
2nd September, 1874.