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



29 July., 1862This Deed written on this Twenty ninth day of July in the Year of our Lord 1862 Kaipara District. is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Uriohau whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalfPiroa. 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 Five hundred Pounds (£500 . 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 Piroa 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 Boundaries. [9,200 acres.] is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Otupua and following the Survey line bearing 208°. crossing the rivers Mangakara and Haronga until it reaches the boundary of the Waipu Block (which land has been disposed of by us to the Government formerly) thence along the Boundary of the Waipu Block until it reaches the Pukekaroro block, thence along the Boundary of Graham's land bearing 248°. 29900 links thence along the boundary of the Maungaturoto block bearing 310°. 15′ 28880 links to Otupua the point of commencement.

(Sd.) John Rogan, D.C.

(Sd.) Arama Karaka.
" The mark x of Paikia.
" The mark x Paki.
" hemara tau hia.
" Eramiha Paikia.
(Sd.) Wiremu karaka apo (by Eramiha).
" Henare Wharara.
" te hira.
" te manihera.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Henry E. Rice, L.P.D.
J. W. Piri Kawau, L.P.D.

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Received this Twenty ninth day of July in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty two (1862) the Sum of Five hundred Pounds sterling (£500 . 0 . 0) being the final consideration money expressed in the above-written DeedReceipt for £500. to be paid by John Rogan District Commissioner on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Sd.)Arama Karaka.
" The mark x of Paikia.


(Sd.) Henry E. Rice, L.P.D.
(Sd.) Keene.
(Sd.) Hemara tauhia.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 14th, 1876