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



1858. 23 February.Whangarei District.This Deed written on this 23rd day of February in the Year of our Lord 1858 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of the 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 Te Kamo. 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 fifty Pounds (£50 . 0 .0) to us paid by John Grant Johnson 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 Te Kamo 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 John Grant Johnson Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. Boundaries. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Ketenikau thence along a surveyed line to the rivulet Waitaua thence down the course of the Waitaua till it reaches the boundary of the Crown Land at Takapaiherenui thence in a southerly direction along the boundary line of Takapaiherenui till it joins the land sold by us to Gilbert Mair and page 153thence along the boundary of Mr. Mair's Land to the point of commencement at Ketenikau.

(Signed) John Grant Johnson,
(Signed) Parawhau Manihera iwitahi
(Signed) Whare Te Puia x his mark.
(Signed) Pohe.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Signed) John Fifield, Settler, Otaika.
(Signed) Pita Hunia Tatau.

Received this twenty third day of February in the Year of Our Lord One thousandReceipt for £50. eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of Fifty Pounds sterling (£50 . 0 . 0) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by John Grant Johnson on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Signed) Manihera Iwitahi.
Whare Te Puia x his mark.
(Signed) Pohe.


(Signed) John Fifield, Settler.
(Signed) Pita Hunia Ta Tau.

Correct Translation.

John Grant Johnson.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 20th, 1875.