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



1859. 2 February.Kaipara District.This Deed written on this second (2) day of February in the Year of our Lord 1859 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe The Koroa and Ngatikawa whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on Arapohue. 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 Three hundred and fifty Pounds (£350 . 0 . 0) 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 Te Wairoa and named Arapohue 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 District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Waikaka on the Wairoa river thence along the banks of that river to Aratawa thence proceeding inland along the Survey line of Mr. Buchanan bearing 42°. 30′. 163.16 links thence in an easterly direction 313°. 30′. 9827 links thence to the Manganui river at Ohaua 37°. 30′. 142.00 links thence along the Manganui river to the boundary of Okahu block thence along the boundary of that block 14°. 15′. 270.80 links 338°. 127.20 links 51°. 7′. 106′20 links 42°. 119.00 links arriving at Waikaka at the Wairoa at the point of commencement.

John. Rogan,
D. Commr.

(Signed) The Mark of x Kahu.
The Mark of x Riripeti.
The Mark of x Timoti Tohia.
The Mark of x Henare.
The Mark of x Aporo Henare.
The Mark of x Reupene Rapana.
Hohepa Kopa.
Tamati Wakatara.
Tipene hamaku.
The Mark x of Mohi.
The Mark x of Honetana.
Riwhi Keri po.
The Mark x of Paora.
page 205 The Mark of x Henare Taramoeroa.
Tiopira taoha.
Rapana te rarau.
Paratene tokakuku.
The Mark x of Nopera.
The Mark x of Henare Paratene.
The Mark x of Wi Kopa.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

The Mark x of Kaiwaka.

Receipt for £350. Received this second (2) day of February in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.(1859) the Sum of Three hundred and fifty Pounds sterling (£350) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by John Rogan District Commissioner on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria to us.

(Sd.) Tiopira taoha.
The Mark x of Henare.
Paratene tokakuku.
Rapana te rarau.


The Mark of x Kaiwaka.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 20th, 1874.