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
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.
March 18th, 1875.