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



This Deed written on this the 14th day of January in the Year of our Lord 1862 is a 1862. 14 January.Bay of Islands District. full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngaitawake 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 Allotments in Russell Township 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 One Hundred and sixty five Pounds (£165 . 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 Kororareka (Russell) and joining Geo. Cook's Land 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 Dist. Commissr. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land are these, vzt., the Boundaries that are more particularly Boundaries. described in the Plan, and survey hereunto annexed, the quantity thereof having been duly ascertained by the Surveyor.
Received this 14th day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight Receipt for £165. hundred and 62 (1862) the Sum of One Hundred and sixty five Pounds sterling (£165 . 0 . 0) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by H. T. Kemp on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Tamati Waka x.
Hakuene Whai x.
Te Hira te Ohu.
Tamati Waka—mo.
Wi Kaitara x Anni Taiuru.
Hakuene Wahi—mo Wi Te
Rewiri Tarapata Moka.
H. T. Kemp, D.C.

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Robert Clapham Barstow, Resident Magistrate, Russell. Charles French Johns, Gentleman, Russell. Hemi Irinoko, Waimate.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 27th August, 1874.