This Deed written on the twenty fifth of May one thousand
eight hundred and fifty 1852. 25 May. two is an Agreement made between us Chiefs of Ngatiwhatua and the Queen
of England Pukeharakeke. on her own behalf Whereby We the owners of the piece of land herein
described consent to sell the said piece of land to Her Majesty Victoria in
consideration of the sum of Sixty pounds, wherefore we hereby give and deliver
over unto Her Majesty the Queen Price £60. of England and to Her Successors for ever All that piece of land with
all that appertains to it. It is bounded on the North by a line commencing at a
land slip in the midst Boundaries. [3,400 acres.] of the forest, going straight thence to the ridge of the hill of Ararima
where a mark is dug in the ground, on the East commencing at the last named mark
the line crosses the stream and proceeds up the ridge to Watati, on the South
the boundary line runs straight from Watati to a mark dug in the ground at
Kaihakihaki on the West the line beginning from Kaihakihaki crosses the stream
and goes to the land slip mentioned in the beginning of this description.
The plan of the land is drawn on the other side.
In the presence of—
(Sd.) G. F. Swainson,
We have received sixty pounds Sterling written on this Deed therefore we
sign ourReceipt for £60. names this twenty fifth of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and fifty two.
[Signed as before.]
(Signed) James Baber.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
September 25th, 1874.