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



This Deed written on this second day of February in the Year of Our Lord 1860 is a 1860. 2 February.Kaipara District. full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Te Uri o Hau 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 Oruawharo No. II. 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 seven hundred (£500 has been received by Ngatiwhatua) Pounds (£700 . 0 . 0) to us paid by John 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 Oruawharo 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. of the Land commencing at Takapau at Oruawharo thence up the Oruawharo River to the Mainene stream following the course of the Mainene stream to Pukerewarewa thence along Mr. Wilson's survey line bearing by compass 16°. 48′. 17950 links to Tahekeroa to Te Topuni thence up the Topuni stream till it reaches the Mangawai survey line, thence along that boundary line bearing as follows: 88°. 38535 links to Papawai 2°. 30′. 28500 links to Pukemero 10°. 26520 links 65°. 50′. 6874 links 21°. 30′. 3175 links 47°. 50′. 16215 links to Hauhaunganui 45°. 50′. 39220 links to Tangiteruru 28°. 0′. 8430 links to the Kakaho stream thence in a northerly direction along the Coast line to Te Wheau it then follows the survey line 30°. 47′. 8500 links 71°. 40′. 1810 links to Takapau where the boundaries close.
A portion has been left out or reserved namely Paraheke being a wahi tapu. The Paraheke reserved. boundary commences at Opu thence along the bank of the Oruawharo to Waiahina and Wharehine thence along the survey line 2°. 25′. 8032 links 47°. 5205 links 19°. 20′. 13555 links 32°. 30′. 4487 links to Opu where the boundaries meet.

(Signed) John Rogan, D.C.
The mark of Paikea,
and 23 others.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) J. William Kawau.
(Sd.) Henry Vernon.

Received this second (2) day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousandReceipt for £700. eight hundred and sixty (1860) the Sum of seven hundred Pounds sterling (£700 . 0 . 0) being the final 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.

The mark of x Paikea.
The mark of x Paratene.


(Sd.) J. William Kawau.
(Sd.) Henry Vernon.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 14th, 1874.