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



1851. 15 November.Mata Karaka.This Deed written on the 15th day of November 1851 is an Agreement between us Chiefs of Ngatewhatua and the Queen of England Whereby we the owners of the piece of land described in this Deed consent to sell the same to Queen Victoria in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds sterling now given to us, wherefore we give and deliver over to Victoria Queen of England and to her Successors for ever the said piece Boundaries. of land and all that belongs to it bounded as follows: On the North by land belonging to the Crown sold by Hira and Kawau on the East by the stream called Mata Karaka which same is the boundary of the lands of Robinson and Hart, on the South there is the Manukau, and on the West by Crown land that which was sold to Porter, and by the land of Miss Porter, the plan is drawn on the other side.

Witness our names—

Te Hira.
Te Keene.

In the presence of—

George F. Swainson, Survey Office.
James Baber, Clk., Survey Office.

page 281 We have received the twenty pounds sterling before mentioned in this Deed therefore we sign our names this 15th day of November in the year of Our Lord 1851.Receipt for £20.

[Same signatures as before.]

True translation.

James Baber.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 22nd, 1874.