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



This Deed written on this twentieth (20) day of January in the year of our Lord 1862 1862. 20 January.Whangarei District. is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatikahu and Ngatihau 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 this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen Hikurangi. 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 six hundred Pounds (£600 . 0 . 0) to us paid by John Rogan 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 Hikurangi 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 Rogan District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Mangahahuru at Boundaries. [12,000 acres.] the beginning of Mr. Bedlington's survey line thence along the Mangahahuru stream to Hauru, Orae, Ohopu, and on to Wairua, thence along the Wairua river to te Horo, Okoromatua, Rangiriri, Muturangi, Tawakotiwa, Otaramoana, Waiotu, Te Rira, Pohikoko, and on to the termination of Mr. Bedlington's line thence along this line bearing by compass 314°. 14'. 52012 links to the point of commencement.

(Sd.) John Rogan,
Dist. Commr.

Tipene Hari.
Ko Haki Whangawhanga.
The mark x of te Puia.
Wiremu pohe.
The mark x of Tauru.
Hirini Tipene.
The mark x of Mere Wharenikau.
The mark x of Erana Paenoa.
The mark x of Raniera te Mauri.
The mark x of Te Manihera Hono.
Wiremu Pepene.
Kaka peru.
The mark x of Maraia Hiku.
The mark x of Terewini Ngatihau.
The mark x of Hemi Pene.
Peneamene Wiro.
The mark x of Petere te Karu.
The mark x of Pukana.
The mark x of Kororareka, son of Haki Whangawhanga.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

John S. Rust, Whangarei.

Received this twentieth day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousandReceipt for £580. eight hundred and sixty two (1862) the Sum of Five hundred and eighty Pounds sterling (£580 . 0 . 0) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by John Rogan on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us. Twenty pounds has been retained by J. Rogan for Riwi and Eru who are absent.

Wiremu Pohe.
The mark x of Te Puia.


John S. Rust, Whangarei

Received by us this Twenty fifth (25th) day of January 1862 from John Rogan the sum of Twenty Pounds (£20 . 0 . 0) in extinction of our claim to this land that has been sold to the Government.1862. 25 January.Receipt for £20.

Riwi Tai Kawa.
Eru neho.

Manihera, Kaiwakawa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington,January 27th, 1875.