This Deed written on this tenth (10) day of July in the year
of our Lord one thousand 1854 10 July eight hundred and fifty four (1854) is a paper of the full consent of us
the Chiefs to Auckland District. whom the land belongs and the free men also to give up for ever a
certain portion of our land to the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who
may succeed her for ever. Takapautotara. The name of the land is—Takapautotara.
The Boundaries are as follows:—Commencing at Te Ahitoroa, thence to Kapurangi
Boundaries at the Manuka tree by the side of the Mangawheau river, where it turns
and runs along the Hunua purchase at Tipakuri, thence to Matakawa and along the
boundary of the Hunua to Waikohukohu on Hewling's line, where it turns and runs
along the boundary line of Bolt's from thence to the Koroii tree, thence it
turns S. 50° W. to the Rewarewa tree by the Tarakoromuka river thence it turns
S. 50° E. to the boundary Pukekiwiriki and along that line to the Pokapu stream
thence to Hay's boundary and down to the Kauri tree on the Queen's boundary line
thence from the kauri tree to the boundary of Poponui, Mataiwaka, Waihoehoe, and
Kaeaea, thence to the Rata tree, where it turns and descends to te Ahitawa where
the boundary commenced.
And in consideration of our consent to sell this land Victoria the Queen of
England has consented to pay us the sum of Four hundred pounds £400. Two hundred
pounds Receipt for £200, first instalment of these monies we have this day received from Mr. McLean, and when all
persons having a claim on this land have expressed their assent the remaining
sum of Two hundred pounds (£200) will be paid to us.
Now we have for ever given up this land of ours to the Queen with its timber,
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whatsoever above or below and in testimony of the receipt of these monies we
have hereunto affixed our names and marks.
(Signed) Ihaka Takanini.
Te Pepene te Tihi x his mark.
Hemi Te Ngohi.
Wiremu Parata te Kupenga.
Ko Heta te Tihi.
Wiremu Rata Ratari.
(Signed) John White, Interpreter.
H. T. Kemp.
Donald McLean, Chief Commissioner.
March 19th, 1856.