Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

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



This Deed written on this Twenty first day of July in the Year of our Lord 1859 is a 1859. 21 July.Kaipara District. full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Te Uriohau whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of our-selves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining sun Pukekaroro. 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 Four hundred and twenty two Pounds eighteen shillings (£422 . 18) to us paid by J. Rogan District Commissioner 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 Pukekaroro 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 Boundaries. [8,400 acres.] of the Land commencing at Kaiwaka at the place where the Ikaaranganui boundary line crosses that river thence following the course of Kaiwaka to Koanga toke to the boundary of Mr. Grahame's claim thence by a line bearing 354°—28300 links and straight on to Wairau river thence along Wairau in an easterly direction to Mr. Wilson's survey line thence by a number of short survey lines bearing as follow—355°. 30′—1030 links—34°.—408 links—330°. 21′—500 links—333°.—300 links—346°.—980 links—348°. 30′—240 links—286°. 54′—351 links—247°. 30′—706 links—237°. 25′—310 links—272°. 30′—532 links—235°.—468 links—271°. 9′—396 links—236°. 30′—500 links—282°. 51′—537 links—234°.—1160 links—297°. 51′—475 links—310°. 15′—405 links—268°. 30′—546 links—37°. 42′—1000 links—353°. 10′—281 links—31°. 21′—982 links—353°. 45′—332 links—23°. 20′—720 links—35°.—305 links—63°. 48′—480 links—202°.—403 links—241°. 51′—352 links—212°. 30′—383 links, thence by a line bearing 306°. 45′—16383 links to the boundary line of Ikaaranganui thence by that boundary page 208line bearing 51°. 45′—33660 links of Matawerohia thence by the line bearing 12°. 8′—3975 links to Kaiwaka where the boundaries meet.
Arama Karaka's Reserve. 50 acres, situated on Kaiwaka at Koanga toke has been reserved for Arama Karaka [50 acres.] which is colored yellow on the plan in the margin.

(Sd.) John Rogan,
District Commissioner.

(Sd.) Arama Karakas.
" Hone hihi.
" Wiremu Tipene.

(Sd.) Matikikuha.
" The mark x of Matenga.
" Tamati Tupara.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Henry Monro, Interpreter, N.S.D.
William Bailey Baker,
Chief Clerk, Land Purchase Department,


Receipt for £422 . 18. Received this Twenty first day of July in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine (1859) the Sum of Four hundred and twenty two Pounds eighteen shillings sterling (£422 . 18) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by John Rogan District Commissioner on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Arama Karaka.
Hone Hihi.
Wiremu Tipene.


Henry Monro, Interpreter, N.S.D.
William Bailey Baker, Chief Clerk, Native Land Purchase Department, Auckland.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 20th, 1874.