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



1873. 5 November.Bay of Islands District.This Deed written on this fifth 5th day of November in the Year of our Lord 1873 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatihine 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 Hukerenui. 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 thousand five hundred and twelve pounds (£1512 . 10 . 0) to us paid by Henry Tacy 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 Te Kawa Kawa and named "Hukerenui" 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 Henry Tacy Kemp Civil Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the Boundaries. [19,500 acres.] boundaries of the Land commencing at Te Ruapekapeka on Kempthorne's Survey Line, from thence in a southerly direction to a point known as Tangi-a-te-hoe from thence to Te Paiaka, Totara Hangai, Pariotuwhenua Mangemangenui, here it turns—proceeds in the direction of Te Tawha, Te Karere Hukerenui, Te Pukapuka, Otaraiti, Waionepu, Waiotehoanga, Waipango until it meets at the point from whence the Boundary started. But the Plan herewith will shew more minutely the Boundaries of the Block.
Roads to be made. We also hereby agree that all necessary Roads to this Block shall be made (free of charge) through any Maori lands by the Govt.—so also—if hereafter it be determined to pass this Block through the Native Land Court, we bind ourselves and successors as being acknowledged claimants to ratify and confirm all the conditions of this present sale to the Government.
Receipt for £1,512 . 10. Received this fifth (5) day of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy three (1873) the Sum of One thousand five hundred and twelve Pounds sterling (£1512 . 10 . 0) being the money consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Henry Tacy Kemp on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Signed) Maihi Paraone Kawiti.
Hare Paraha.
Tipene Kurutahi.
Wiremu Kopa.
Tamati Pukututu.
Na Watarau.
Hemi Tautari.

H. Tacy Kemp, C.C.

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Witnesses to payment and signatures—

(Signed) Wi Kaire, Native Assessor, Waimate.
John Callaghan, Settler.
R. A. Fairburn, Surveyor.

680 c.
Received for Registration at 2 p.m.,

21st July 1874.


M. Hamilton, Dep. Registrar.

A True Copy of Original Deed, Translation and Endorsement.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 18th March, 1875.