1858 3 FebruaryBay 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 of this Otengi. 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 "Otengi."
The Boundaries of this Land.
Bounderies. The Boundary of this Land commences at the line known as Mr. Matthew's
boundary, on the ridge a little above the station known as "Te Aurere" on the
sea side, being the boundary on the North;—from thence to "Waipapakauri"—from
thence to Te "Repa Wahine" from thence to Te Karawhiu from thence until it
ascends at "Oparera" until it reaches the stream known as "Te Taiawa," it
follows that stream until it joins the "Oruru" boundary, it then ascends and
crosses the ridge and falls into the "Oparera" Creek—it follows that Creek
until it meets the "Taipa" boundary—it follows the Taipa boundary until it
reaches the sea on the North east—it then follows the Coast line in a
northerly direction, until it reaches the point at which the boundary
originally commenced, a little above the "Aurere."
Reserve for Tipene Excluded. One Reserve containing Seventy nine (79) acres within this Block has
been set apart for Tipene a little above the Settlement of Taipa:—The
boundaries of this block [79 acres.] of land are however more accurately shown on the Plan made by the
Surveyor at the time the land was marked off and sold 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 us the
sum of Two Receipt for £230.
hundred and Thirty Pounds (£230) 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 Wiremu Kingi x.
Te Waka Rangaunu Chief of Ahipara.
Wiremu Kingi x Ngauga.
Ko Te Puhipi x his mark.
Ko Ahuahu x his mark.
Ko Watene x Patonga and three others.
(Sgd.) H. T. Kemp,
Witness to the payment—
W. B. White, R.M.
H. Grover, H.M. Customs.
Joseph Reilly, Corpl. A.P. Force.
John Rogan, D.C.
April 1st, 1858.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
2nd September, 1874.