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



This Deed written on this twelfth (12) day of June in the Year of our Lord 1858 is a 1858. 12 June.Auckland District. full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Ngatipaoa whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and our descendants we have by signing this Deed under the Shining Waiheke. Sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds (£800 . 0 . 0) to us paid by Donald McLean Esquire on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Waiheke and named——the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said Land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our right title claim and interest whatsoever thereon. To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Donald McLean Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Maruakarara, thence Boundaries. along the sea coast to Rarohara, Waihihi and on to Tikitikiatongia thence to the cave at Ruruwhango where it turns inland coming out again at Te Toanga thence along the sea coast to Waihirere where it turns inland and runs along the line of the old survey at Opopo to Puketotara where it turns again continuing along the said line till it falls into the sea at Opopo, thence along the sea coast to Tokata thence to Taniwhanui running thence inland along the survey line of land belonging to the Europeans till it falls into the cart road at Pikau thence along the shore to Waikurariki thence inland along the survey line of European land to Rakiwhau and down that stream till it reaches the spot where the old line crosses the river thence to Whakataupoho where it turns and runs to the old pa at Maunganui turning there it runs in a straight line to Whakatauihu whence it runs to Iwituaroa to Puketutu where it turns and falls into the Rangihoua stream thence on to the mouth of Rarowhena and up the course of that stream to Maruakarara where the boundaries meet.

(Sd.) Donald McLean.

Tikaokao x.
Paengahuka x.
Kapakapa x.
Te Ruinga x by Mohi.
Pahau x.
Hori Pokai x.
Paora Tawera x.
Patara Pouroto x.
(Sd.) Wiremu Hoete.
Poihipi Ngamare x.
Wiremu Kepa x.
Mohi Whakaharuru x.
Hori Rakena.
Ngakete x by Hori Pokai.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Charles Heaphy, Surveyor,


George Friend, Acct., L.P.D.,


Wm. B. Baker, Chf. Clk., L.P.D.,

Auckland.page 304 Received this twelfth day of June in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds sterling (£800 . 0 . 0)Receipt for £800. being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Donald McLean Esqre on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Hori Pokai x.
Patara Pouroto x.


George Friend, Acct., L.P.D.,


William B. Baker, Chf. Clk., L.P.D.,


A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 21st, 1874.