1856. 22 December.Bay of Islands District.This Deed being a Sale of Land drawn out on this 22nd day
of December in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty six
(1856) is a deed by which we the Chiefs being the rightful owners of the soil
fully and freely consent to sell or convey a Taraire No. 1. portion of our land to the Queen of England to become the property of
herself and the Europeans for ever and ever. The Name by which this Block of
Land is known is the Taraire.
The boundaries of the Land are these.
The boundaries are these. They commence on the eastern side of a
stream called or known as Katiaka on the side adjoining Mr. King's boundary
line taking a turn at the stream known as Waipuakakaho it then crosses over
the open fern ground until it page 47
joins the Taraire river it then follows the course of the Taraire river in a
northerly direction it follows up the stream called. Whakapirau until it
reaches the mark of the boundary of Spickman's land thence in a westerly
direction towards Tupare it follows the ridge until it joins te Uhuhere it
descends to the stream or water known as te Poti from thence in a
southwesterly direction to the stream known as Pongaheka it follows the ridge
of the Tawapuku until it reaches, the main river of Kaeo thence in a
southeasterly direction following the course of the river Kaeo until it joins
or unites again at the starting or commencing point called Katiaka.
The Burial grounds or places.
These two Burial places that is to say the spots themselves only where
persons have Burial grounds. been interred are excluded from this sale (of) land their names are
Orotere and Tauaki.
The portion of Land belonging to Toro te Tana is excepted from this purchase
of Reserve. [270 acres.] land. It begins at the stream called Okaihau the ridge being the
boundary above and the Kaeo river the boundary below until it meets at the
Waipuakakaho stream comprising in the whole 270 acres.
And inasmuch as we have given our full and free consent to convey and sell
this piece of land to the Queen of England she has in consideration thereof as
payment given us the Sum of Three hundred pounds sterling (£300) which Sum we
have received at the Receipt for £300.
hands of Mr.
one of the Commissioners of the Government of New Zealand
appointed for the purchase of Land and as a token of our assent to this sale
and of the receipt of the money we have hereunto signed our names and marks on
this the 22nd day of December 1856.
Here follow the Signatures.
H. T. Kemp.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
17th August, 1874.