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



This Deed written on the 26th day of November 1851 is an Agreement between us 1851. 26 November.Rarawaru. Chiefs of Ngatiwhatua 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 five 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 of land and all that belongs to it bounded as follows On the North by the River Waitemata, Boundaries on the East by Crown land that which formerly belonged to Wellesley Hughes on the South by Crown land which formerly belonged to Berrey and on the West by the same land until the boundary reaches the Waitemata. The plan is drawn on the other side.

Witness our names—

(Signed) Taraia Ngatiwhatua.

In the presence of—

(Signed) James Baber, Clk., Survey Office.
Charles Heaphy.

We have received the twenty five pounds sterling above mentioned therefore weReceipt for £25. sign our names this 26th day of November 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, September 22nd, 1874.