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



This is a paper of the full and true consent of me Paora Tuhaere to sell and finally 1856. 31 December.Auckland District. convey to Victoria the Queen of England and to Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever that portion of my land known by the name of Onewherowhero on the West side of the Waitemata in consideration of the Sum of Twenty five pounds Onewherowhero, Waitemata. (£25. 0. 0) which I have received from the hands of Donald McLean, Esquire, Principal Land Purchase Commissioner of the Government of New Zealand. The boundaries of the Receipt for £25. land are these Commencing on the North at the boundary of the Pukeharakeke purchase Boundaries. thence in an easterly direction till it reaches the boundary of the Whatati purchase where it turns and runs along the said boundary till it reaches the boundary of the Kaipakau purchase where it turns again and runs along the said boundary to the boundary of the Pukeharakeke purchase along which it proceeds to the bend of the Pukeharakeke boundary where it joins. And in testimony of the final surrender of this land to the Queen of England and of the receipt of the said twenty five pounds (£25. 0. 0) I have hereunto subscribed my name on this thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six (1856).

(Sd.) Paul Tuhaere.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) Paraone Ngaweke.
(Sd.) Wm. B. Baker, Land P. Dept.
(Sd.) John White, Interpreter, Land P. Dept.

True translation.

Wm. B. Baker.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 4th September, 1874.