This Deed written on this the ninth day of February in the Year of our Lord
1863 is 1863. 9 February.Whangarei District.
a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by me the Chief of the
Tribe Parawhau whose name is hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf
of myself relatives and descendants I have by signing this Deed under the
shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen
of England Her Heirs the Kings and Onerahi.
Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in
consideration of the sum of Five hundred Pounds (£500 . 0 . 0) to us paid by
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 Onerahi the boundaries
whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Land as
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 in
testimony of my consent to all the conditions of this Deed I have hereunto
subscribed my mark. 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 Commissioner
is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land Boundaries
commencing at the Waipuna and following the boundary of the Owhiua Block
bearing 112° one hundred and twelve degrees (5450) Five thousand four hundred
and fifty links to Waiariki thence along the sea beach to Onerahe and thence to
the Waipuna the point of commencement.
(Sd.) John rogan.
(Sd.) The Mark x of Te Tirarau.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Sd.) Charles Heath.
Received this the ninth day of February in
the Year of Our Lord One thousandReceipt for £500.
eight hundred and sixty three (1863) the Sum of Five hundred Pounds
sterling (£500 . 0 . 0) being the final consideration money expressed in the
above-written Deed to be paid by John
on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to me.
The Mark x of
(Sd.) Henry Walton.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
Wellington,January 27th, 1875.