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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume One



1860. 16 February.Bay of Islands District.This Deed written on this sixteenth 16th day of February in the Year of our Lord 1860 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe "Ngatirahiri" whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under Ngahikunga Reserve. the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of Fifty Pounds (£50 . 0 . 0) to us paid by H. T. Kemp Dist. Commissioner on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Pakaraka and named "Ngahikunga" the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals, waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said Land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our right title claim and interest whatsoever thereon To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of H. T. Kemp District Boundaries. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at the Willow Trees on the side of the Waitangi River just below Titirangi, from thence it ascends until it reaches Te Ahikakariki, Te Maurea, it goes through the Bush, following the marked trees, that is to say along the Archdeacon Williams' boundary, until it reaches Te Kuta on the Waitangi river, it then follows the Waitangi, until it meets the point at which it commenced.
Receipt for £50. Received this 16th day of February in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty (1860) the Sum of Fifty Pounds sterling (£50 .0 . 0) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by H. T. Kemp Commissioner on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Signed)Na Haki Kawhena x.
Na Parangi x.
Na Makoare Te Tao x.
Na Te Haratua x.
Na Tareha Kemara x.
Na Tareha Kemara x.
Hare Matenga.

H. T. Kemp,


(Signed) Henry Williams, J.P., of Horotutu, Bay of Islands.
John Fox.
Joseph M. Williams.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 17th August, 1874.