This Deed executed at Whangarei on the thirty first day of
January in the Year of Our 1855. 31 January.Whangarei District. Lord One Thousand eight hundred and fifty five, is for the sale of Land
by us the undersigned— the Chiefs and freemen whose names are attached. This is
our consent, for ourselves, for our relations, for our friends, for our children
who may survive us, to finally make over to The Queen Victoria of England and
heirs for ever, a portion of our land in Maungatapere. consideration of the sum of One Thousand five hundred pounds which we
have this day Receipt for £1,500. received at the hands of John Grant Johnson Esquire a Commissioner for
the purchase of Land on behalf of the Governor of New Zealand The following are
the boundaries Boundaries. of the said Land, commencing at Motu Kiwi at the mouth of the Otaika
river, thence in a westerly direction up the course of the Otaika river, to the
cofluence of the Puwhero creek, thence to the Karanga, thence to Mangawheki;
thence to Kai Kuihi where the boundary ceases to be the river, thence across the
fern land, and through the wood to the plain of scoria land to a pole on the
summit of a heap of scoria rocks thence along the edge of the forest to Te
Ahimate thence to the forest to a large Kauri tree marked with a broad
arrow—thence to a large Rata Tree thence to Whatakai thence to the Roto Ti
thence in a southerly direction up the course of the stream Kumete to a line
with Kotuhi thence in an easterly direction to Kotuhi, thence to Ngapuketurua,
thence to Pukeatua thence to Whauauroa thence to Touhokia, thence to Te Ngako,
thence to Tauoma, where it reaches the sea on the main river of Whangarei,
thence to the Tokitoki, thence to Onemama thence to Motukiwi the point of
commencement aforesaid. Two places are excepted from the sale within these
boundaries being the Two places excepted, Motukiwi and Otaika. sacred spot at Motu Kiwi, and the cultivations on the bank of the Otaika
river, which has been marked with poles by Mr. Johnson. Therefore we have taken
leave of, and entirely given up this portion of our Land to the Queen Victoria
of England, with all its rivers, lakes, waters, grass, trees, rocks, cliffs, and
everything above and below the said land, and in witness whereof we have signed
our names below.
Nga Toka x.
Pita Hawaiki x.
Maihi Tuhi x.
Pene Te Whata x.
Tore Tore x.
Kawe Wai x.
Hamiora Maru x.
Hera Wakakati x.
Ware one one x.
Te Kuhanga x.
Kepa Tau x.
Te Ahi x.
Te Ru x.
Maraea Hu x.
Wereta Pou x.
Te Kaka x.
Hori Kingi Tahua x.
Hemi Ara i awa x.
Tangata kotahi x.
Tamati Waka tara x.
Mere Kuki x.
Te Rara whati x.
page 142 Tito x.
Te Ngere x.
Wata Rore x.
Pene Te Whata x.
Honea Tautara x.
Hira Whiri x.
Maraea Te Hoea x.
Hopa Te Tai x.
Wikitoria Kaha x.
Te Wana x.
Kararaina Hei x.
Rihi Taeta x.
Taurau x £25.
Pokai Hone Heke x.
Mate x £10.
Te Whe x.
Renata Titore x.
Te Rau pauna x.
Te Tatau x.
Te Koroneho x.
Te Kare Kare x.
Mere Kahu x.
Henare Ata x.
Signed in the presence of—
(Sd.) John Grant Johnson,
Commr. for Purchase of N. Lands.
(Sd.) Peter Sinclair, Settler,
John Grant Johnson,
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 24th, 1874.