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



1858. 19 February.Kaipara District.Thiis Deed written on this nineteenth day of February in the Year of our Lord 1858 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ika-A-Ranga-Nui. of Te Uriohau Ngatiwhatua 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 Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds (£500) to us paid by John Rogan on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Kaipara and named Te Ika-a-ranga-nui 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 John Rogan Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing on the North at Marunui (S 52. W 37. Boundaries. 37353 links) thence in a direct line westerly to Hauparoa, thence crossing the tributaries of the Kaiwaka stream and on to Matawherohia turning thence it runs (12 S. 9 W. 4061 links) and crosses the river of Kaiwaka thence on (17¼ SW 6420 links) till it reaches the Kaitara stream at Te Roto where it turns and runs in a Southerly direction (S.E 37. 14450 links to Pukenui, proceeding on thence crossing the Mungamunga and Rota streams till it reaches Tikapuaraunui and turning in an easterly direction the line running N. 67° 30′ E. 7004 links (N.E 48°. 21582 links) till it falls into the Hakoru river, continuing on thence in the course of the said river till it meets the survey line (N 70° 30′ W. 2368 links) along which it runs to Marunui where the boundaries join.

John Rogan, Dist. Commr.

Mo te Uriohau.
Mo Ngatiwhatua na (by) Ceaine.
Paikea x his mark.
Wiremu Tipene.
Te Reweti x.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) William B. Baker, Chf. Clk., Nat. Dept.
" R. G. Fountain, Clerk, Auckland.
" Henry Monro, Interpreter, N.S.O.

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Receipt for £500. Received this Nineteenth day of February in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of Five hundred pounds sterling (£500) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by John Rogan on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.



(Sd.) George Friend.
" John White, Interpreter, Land Pur. Dept.
" William B. Baker.
" R. G. Fountain.
" Henry Monro.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 21st, 1874.