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



1854. 14 July.Whangarei District. This is a Deed or conveyance of Land executed by Manihera and his tribe at Whangarei on the (14) fourteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four (1854).
Now we Manihera, Tatau, Te Maremare, Poa, and Kare Kare and Reneti being the claimants Poupouwhenua. of a piece of Land called the Rauiri at Poupouwhenua do consent to sell our claims Receipt for £10. to this portion of our Land to Queen Victoria and the Queen Victoria on her part consents to pay us the sum of Ten pounds which we have received at the hands of Mr. Johnson this day. We hereby withdraw all our claims on Poupouwhenua the following Boundaries. being the boundaries Commencing at a stream called the Takahiwae going in the course of the aforesaid stream to its sources it then ascends the range and goes along the top of the range until it falls into the sea thence along the sea beach to the mouth of Whangarei to the mouth of the aforesaid river of the Takahiwae.

The aforesaid Land has been absolutely surrendered to the Queen Victoria with all its rivers, Lakes, waterfalls, grasses, raupo with everything above the Land and below the Land all the good places, all the had places.

Therefore we sign our names this day likewise Mr. Johnson a Commissioner on the part of the Governor of New Zealand does give his consent to the provisions of this Deed and sign his name below.

(Sd.) John Grant Johnson, D.C.
Manihera, for the tribe.

In the presence of—

(Signed) William Bedlington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton. Wellington, March 18th, 1875.