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



This Deed1851 10 December.Mahurangi District. written on the tenth day of December 1851 is an Agreement between us Chiefs of Ngatiwhatna and the Queen of England, whereby we the owners of the piece of land described in this deed, Para and Keene consent to sell the same to Queen victoria in consideration of the sum of six pounds sterling now given to us, wherefore we give Pukekohe. and deliver over to Victoria Queen of England and to her successors for ever the Boundaries. said piece of land and all that belongs to it bounded on the North by the river Orewa, on the East by Crown land, on the South by the Stream called Taruna which is the boundary of the land which was Hatfield's formerly, and on the West by a line from the source of the Taruna straight to the Marai Ariki, thence straight to the Government boundary line on the hill Ruataniwha—the bearing of this last line is 57° East. The plan is drawn on the other side of this deed.

Witness our names—

(Sd.) Te Para. Te Wairoa. Keene.

In the presence of—

James Baber, Clerk Survey Office, Auckland.
George F. Swainson, Survey Office, Auckland.

Receipt for £6. We have received the six pounds sterling above mentioned, therefore we sign our names this tenth day of December in the year of our Lord 1851.

[Same signatures as before.]

True Translation.

James Baber.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, Sept. 17th, 1874.