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



1857. 23 June.Whangarei District. This Deed of Sale of Land executed at Ngunguru on this twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven is the consent of us the Chiefs and freemen of the Ngapuhi Tribe of the family of Ngatikorora to the giving up a portion of our land (Whareora being the name by which the land is known) to the Queen Victoria Whareora. of England and to Her Heirs Male or Female for ever in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and fifty pounds the land being that delineated on the plan attached to this Deed.
Boundaries. [4,927 acres.] Commencing at Kahiwa thence along the boundary line of the Parahaki Block till it reaches Pehiawiri thence along the boundary line separating it from Pehiawiri thence along a line on the ridge of hills on the Ngunguru road thence to Whanui and thence to Receipt for £250. Kahiwa. Now we hereby acknowledge to have received the before named sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds from the hands of John Grant Johnson a Commissioner for the purchase of Land from the Natives of New Zealand on this twenty third day of June in the year 1857. In witness whereof we do hereby sign our names in token of our having given up the said land.

Mohi te Peke x his mark,
and 25 other signatures.

page 149

Witness to payment and signatures—

John Grant Johnson, J.P., District Commr.
Walter Murray.
Thomas Stewart, Settler, Ngunguru.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 8th, 1875.