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



1858. 8 December.Kaipara District.This Deed written on this eighth (8) day of December 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 of 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 J. 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 Kaukapa-page 201kapa 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 J. Rogan, Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Whakatiwai at te Maioro by the Boundaries. [5,787 acres.] side of the Kaukapakapa River, thence along Mr. Blake's survey line till it reaches Waikiekie thence along the side of Kaipara river till it reaches Te Whare whakaroro it then runs inland 74° 40′—9899 links to Ruiototara and Ohoia thence to Oruakopuai, and Rongomaimatua 79° 20′ 10800 links, thence to Waitoki to Parekakau Boundary 80° 36′ 2027 links it then runs along the course of Kaukapakapa river to Rotowhiki te Waikakaruhe Tuapou, Oruwhau till it reaches Whakatiwai at te Maioro where the boundary joins.

(Sd.) John Rogan,
District Commr.

(Sd.) The mark x of Te Hakuma.
The mark x of Te Waru.
The mark x of Te Raiona.
The mark x of Mawate.
The mark x of Karauria.
The mark x of Rira.
The mark x of Tahamate.
The mark x of Ruarangi.
The mark x of Para.
The mark x of Hera.
The mark x of Takerei.
The mark x of Watikina.
The mark x of Wi Poihi.
The mark x of Hikitea.
The mark x of Paraone.
The mark x of Kaihau.
The mark x of Kaupapa.
The mark x of Toetoe.
Na te Otene.
The Mark x of Mata.
The mark x of Kiwara.
The mark x of Ereatara.
The mark x of Hikiera.
Tamati Reweti.
The mark x of Tawaewae.
The mark x of Matatini.
The mark x of Ihau.
The mark x of Wi.
The mark x of Marurahi.
The mark x of Te Koakoa.
The mark x of Tukiaki.
The mark x of Maiaka.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.)William White, Kaipara.

Receipt for £500. Received this eighth day of December 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 J. Rogan on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Sd.) Na Te Otene.
Na [gap — reason: damage].


(Sd.) William White, Kaipara.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 15th, 1874.