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



This Deep written on this First day of September in the Year of our Lord 1863 is a 1863. 1 September.Whangarei District. full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatiwai 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 of England Her Mimiwhangata. Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of Fifty seven pounds ten shillings (£57 . 10 . 0) to us paid by Mr. Searancke on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Whangaruru and named Mimiwhangata 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 page 168our 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 Mr. Searancke District Commissioner is Boundaries. [460 acres.] hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Rukupo, thence inland along the line bearing 101°. 25′—625 links 340°. 40′—872 links 286°. 45′—787 links until it reach the swamp, running through the swamp to the Rewa stream and following the stream to the sea coast, thence along the coast to Kaituna, Tarapata, Pongaheka, and thence to Rukupo to where it commenced.

(Sd.) William N. Searancke.
he Mitea.
Wiki Rihi.
te rauanganga.

(Sd.) Na Hori Whehiwhehi.
henare Motatau.
Henare te Moananui kau te awha.
haki kopa.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) Thomas Stewart.

Receipt for £57 . 10. Received this first day of September in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty three (1863) the Sum of Fifty seven pounds ten shillings sterling (£57 . 10 . 0) being the final consideration money expressed in the above written Deed to be paid by Mr. Searancke on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Sd.) Ko hori whehiwhehi.
Ko henare Motatau.


(Sd.) Thomas Stewart.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 3rd, 1875.