written on this twenty-third day of June in the
Year of our Lord 1875 is a 1875. 23 June.Whangarei District.
fall and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the chiefs and people
of the tribe Te Parawhau 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 sun of Purua.
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 eight hundred and
sixty one pounds (£1861 . 0 . 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 Whangarei and named Purua 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
, Commissioner is hereunto subscribed.
These are the boundaries of the land commencing Boundaries. [15,410 acres.]
at Taurakohia thence along the boundary of the Wairua block to
Mangemangeroa, thence to Mangemangenui, thence to Tikiahu, thence to
Ngaturepukunui, thence turning to Te Repo-a-whara thence to Puketurua, thence to
the Mangakowhara creek, thence to the Wairua river, thence along that river to
Punamatua, thence to the point of commencement. The boundaries however of the
said land now sold are more fully described in the survey plan.
(Signed) Te Tirarau Kukupa.
H. T. Kemp, C.C.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Signed) Robert Mair, Licensed Interpreter.
J. J. Wilson, J.P.,
23rd day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundredReceipt for £1,861.
and seventy five (1875) the sum of £1861 . 0 . 0 pounds sterling (£1861 .
0 . 0) being the consideration money expressed in the above written deed to be
paid by Henry Tacy Kemp
of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
(Signed) Te Tirarau
(Sd.) Bobt. Mair, Licensed Interpreter.
J. J. Wilson, J.P., C.E.,
Taurau Kukupa, Native Assessor.
I the undersigned Chief of the tribe known as Te Parawhau residing at
Matiwaka as lawful grantee do declare that I did on the day and date within
written sell and convey to Her Majesty the Queen all that piece or parcel of
land known as Purua as described and delineated on the plan hereunto annexed and
that the amount specified in the said deed was duly received by me in full
Te Tirarau Kukupa x Tona Tohu.
Signed on this the second day of February 1876 after the contents had
been explained to me by James Stephenson Clendon, a licensed Interpreter, in
the presence of—
Trust Commissioner's certificate.
John Jermyn Symonds, Resident
I, Theodore Minet Haultain
the Trust Commissioner under "The Native Lands Frauds Prevention Act, 1870," for
the District of Auckland, do hereby certify that I have, with respect to the
within-written instrument and the alienation thereby witnessed, made the
inquiries directed by the said Act, and do certify that I am satisfied with the
result of such inquiries. Dated this 26th day of
T. M. Haultain,
Registration. Received for Registration 10 a.m. 1st March,
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation, Declaration, Certificate,
H. Hanson Turton.
April 20th, 1876.