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



1854. 4 January.This Deed entered into on the 4th of January in the year 1854 being the consent of Auckland District. Ngatai and Hori Chiefs of the Ngati Hua and Ngati paoa the consent also of the Queen of England on her part Now Ngatai and Hori the owners of the land described Ponui Island. in this deed do now agree to sell this land to Queen Victoria for the sum of £25 given now to Ngatai and Hori for this we give up and make over to Victoria the Queen of England and her heirs and successors for ever this land and all thereto belonging the boundaries being these being the whole of that Island called Ponui this being the last and Island to be vacated by Natives final payment. Ngatai agrees to take all pigs from the Island of Ponui to his own lands and to give up his cultivation and dispose of his Potatoe crop to Europeans, so that the Island of Ponui be left solely to Europeans.

(Signed) Witness our names—

Na Nga Tai.
Hori Pokai.


(Signed) John White, Interpreter

C. H. Macintosh, Surveyor

Receipt for £25, last instalment Received by us the £25 as agreed to in this Deed hence our signing these our names on this the 4th of January in the year of Our Lord 1854.

(Signed) Na Nga Tai.
Hori Pokai.


(Signed) John White, Interpreter.

C. H. Macintosh, Surveyor

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton

Wellington, September 7th, 1874.