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


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1854 5 January.Mahurangi District.This Deed written on the 5th of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four the consenting of the Chiefs of the Ngatipaoa—the men whose signatures appear below—also the consenting of the Queen of England on her part—Now know ye that we the Chiefs of the Ngatipaoa the owners of the land hereinafter described Mahurangi. have agreed to sell this land to Victoria Queen of England aforesaid in consideration Interests of Ngatipaoa. of the sum of One hundred and twenty Pounds—To Taria £20, Hauauru £5, Patere £5, Tahurua £5, Irai £5, Hoera £5, Tamati Whareroe £5, Rawari Whareroa £5, Wiremu £5, Te Hura £5, Pita £5, Wiremu Pori £5, Teharua £5, Te Ahu £5, Karaka £5, Ruhi £5, Herere £5, Maihi £5, Maka £5, Taora £5, Te Matiu £5. For which we for us cur Heirs and successors do hereby give up and make over to the Queen of England her Heirs and Assigns for ever this land with all the rights and appurtenances whatsoever Boundaries. thereto belonging—Boundaries being as follows (the final and unreserved giving up of the land previously purchased) beginning at Takapuna and on to the Arai and the other boundaries being as shown on the sketch on the other side of this Deed.

Witness our signatures—

Taraia his mark x.
Patene x.
Patere x.
(Signed) Hura x.
Peta x.
Wiremu Pori x.
Rawiri Takinua x.
Hopepa x his mark.
Arama Karaka.

Signed in the presence of—

(Sd.) Wither Gut.

" Ruikakara.

" C. L. Nugent, Native Secretary.

Receipt for £120. We have received the sums of money assigned us and each of us in this Deed. Hence we sign our names on this the 5th day of January 1854.

[Signed as above.]

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 8th, 1874.