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



1861. 25 January.Bay of Islands District.This Deed written on this 25th day of January in the Year of our Lord 1861 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe "Te Rarawa" whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining sun Kokohuia. 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 on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Ahipara and named "Kokohuia" 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 Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. Boundaries. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing on the West by the survey line of the Ahipara Block first purchased,—from thence in a northerly direction, along Native Land,—from thence, it turns, until it reaches the Saw Pit and the Sacred Place, from thence to the Creek or Water, and until it joins the Boundary on the Western side,—but the Plan of the Survey, will point but more particularly the proper Boundaries of this Block.
Receipt for £50. Received this 25th day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty one (1861) the Sum of Fifty Pounds sterling (£5 . 0 . 0 . 0) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by H. T. Kemp, Dist. Comr. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.


(Signed) H. T. Kemp,
D. Commr.


(Signed) George Kelly.
W. B. White, R. Mgte.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 26th August, 1874.