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



31 December., 1860This Deed written on this thirty first day of December in the Year of our Lord 1860 is Kaipara District. a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatiwhatua whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on Oruapo No. II. 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 Sixty Pounds (£60 . 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 (Wairoa) and named Oruapo 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 Boundaries. [8,842 acres.] Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Tatarariki on the Wairoa and follows the boundary of that land bearing 59°. 53′ 4750 links 233° 41′. 25100 links 224° 15′. 9657 links to the sea thence southward to Haenui Kuruwaitapu and on to the survey line bearing 132° 15′ 28600 links 357° 15′ 558 links 148° 15′ 1592 links to Huihui on the Wairoa following along the Wairoa to Rangianiwaniwa Tauihu Oruapo Motuheteke and Tatarariki where the boundary closes.
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One place has been reserved for us named Tapapahuakaroro containing 90 acres the Tapapahuakaroro reserved. [90 acres.] survey of which has been made by Mr. Smith. Boundaries. [8,842 acres.]

(Sd.) John Rogan, D.C.

(Sd.) the mark x of Otene te Kikokiko.
" the mark x of Te Koakoa te Moana.
" Taraia.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.)A. S. Atkinson, of Taranaki, Farmer.
"S. Percy Smith, Govt. Surveyor, Kaipara Dist.

Received this thirty first 31st day of December in the Year of Our Lord OneReceipt for £60. thousand eight hundred and sixty (1860) the Sum of sixty Pounds sterling (£60 . 0 . 0) 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.

The mark x of Te Otene Kikokiko.
The mark x of Te Koakoa Te Moana.


(Sd.)A. S. Atkinson, of Taranaki, Farmer.
"S. Percy Smith, Govt. Surveyor, Kaipara Dist.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 7th, 1874.