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.
. 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.
on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
Tamati Waka x.
Hakuene Whai x.
Te Hira te
Wi Kaitara x Anni Taiuru.
Rewiri Tarapata Moka.
H. T. Kemp, D.C.
Robert Clapham Barstow, Resident Magistrate, Russell. Charles French Johns, Gentleman, Russell. Hemi Irinoko, Waimate.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
Wellington, 27th August, 1874.