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



1864. 29 April.This Deed written on this the 29th day of April in the Year of our Lord 1864 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Te Waiariki whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of Whangarei District. 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 Ohuatahi. Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and twenty Pounds (£120) 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 Pataua and named Ohuatahi 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 Mr. Searancke, District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Kowhaitai Boundaries. thence along the Coast to the "Whangai" at the mouth of the Pataua River up the Pataua River to its confluence with the Waiparera River, up the Waiparera River to Whawharahi here turning in a North-westerly direction along the Survey lines to the Spur of Ohuatahi (Mountain) here turning in a North-easterly direction along the Survey lines to Kowhaitai river and down the river to the Coast to the point of commencement.

Hoani Papita Takahanga x his mark.
Makarini Hakiro x his mark.
Haki Kopa x his mark.
Kamira x his mark.
Hohepa Mahanga.
Hoera te Konikoni x his mark.
Motuhinau x his mark.
Raha mango.
Watarau x his mark.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Will. N. Searancke, Dist. Commr.

Received this 29th day of April in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eightReceipt for £120. hundred and sixty four (1864) the Sum of One hundred and twenty Pounds sterling (£120 . 0 . 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.

Raha mango.
Hone Papita Takahanga x.
Hohepa Mahanga.
Hoera te Konikoni x.


Wiremu Pohe.
Will. N. Searancke, Dist. Commr.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 1st, 1875.