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


page 297


We the undersigned hereby agree to sell, make over and give up for ever to the 1854. 26 August.Auckland District. Queen of England and her successors the Kings and Queens of England our land being the Southern portion of the Barrier Island by name Rangitawhiri We agree to give up all timber streams minerals and other appurtenances and we hereby altogether Rancitawhiri, Great Barrier. relinquish our claims to this land its tapued places and to everything thereupon or beneath the surface in consideration of the sum of two hundred and twenty pounds, one hundred and twenty of which we receive now and the remaining hundred to be paid in twelve months from this date. The boundaries of this land are as follows commencing Boundaries. at Tokakuku on the eastern side of the Island and running through the stream of the same name to Te Wharau and thence to Waka's boundary line named Te Karamu thence to the summit of the mountain called te Ahumata and thence to a place named Raihoa in the waters of the Sea and continuing the line of coast till it adjoins Tokakuku. The claims of Mr. Abercrombie are included in these boundaries and the balance due on account of these claims we now receive from the Government. We fully agree to the matter embodied in this document In token of which we affix our names and our marks on this twenty-sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four.

True translation.

C. O. Davis.

Received from the hands of Mr. McLean as a payment for our lands described inReceipt for £120, first instalment. this document one hundred and twenty pounds being the first instalment. Auckland, August 29, 1854.

Himiona Purau,
and 9 others; belong to the Matiwaru tribe living at Coromandel.


C. O. Davis, Interpreter, and 4 others.