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



This Deed, written on the seventh 7th day of July in the year of Our Lord One thousand 1854. 7 July.Whangarei District. eight hundred and fifty four 1854, is a paper of the full consent of us the Chiefs and Freemen of the Ngatitu and Patuharakeke whose names are affixed to this document:—written on behalf of ourselves, our relations, and our descendants; to give up for. ever a certain portion of our lands to Victoria, the Queën of England or to the Kings or Takahiwae. Queens who may succeed her for evér. And in consideration of our full consent to sell a certain portion of our land, Victoria the Qùeen of Englànd, on her part, agrees Receipt for £75. to pay us the sum of seventy five pounds £75. 0 . 0, which monies we have this day received from the hands of Mr. Johnson.
The boundaries of the land are these—On the west, the Takahiwae stream, in the Boundaries. [1,200 acres.] course of which it runs to the Koroi treë on the Poupouwhenua boundary; thence south west to the boundary of Ruakaka; thence in an easterly direction along the range of hills to the boundary of Poupouwhenua, and thence northwards along the boundary of the Poupouwhenua and thence to the mouth of the Takahiwae, where it terminates.

All our interests in this land have ceased, and we have for ever given up and transferred this land, which descended to us from our ancestors, with its rivers, streams, lakes, fresh-water, timber, pastures, minerals, hills, ranges, with all its fertile spots, with all its barren places, with all above and all below the surface and all thereunto appertaining, in the light of this day, to the Queen of England, or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.

We have heard all the particulars of this Deed, and have consented thereunto, in testimony whereof we hereunto sign our names; and in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England, John Grant Johnson, a Commissioner for the purchase of land for the Governor of New Zeàland, has signed his name.

(Signed) John Grant Johnson,
Dist Commissioner.

Ko Paikoura.
Ko Tutpaea.
(Signed) Rangi Heuheu x his mark.
Ko te Pirihi.


(Signed) Jno. G. Macleod.

A True Translation.

Donald McLean,
Chief Commissioner.

25th March, 1856.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 9th, 1875.