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



1851. 25 August.Manukau District.This Deed written on the 25th day of August 1851 is an Agreement between certain chiefs of Ngatiwhatua and the Queen of England Whereby we the owners of the piece of land described in this Deed consent to sell the said piece of land to Queen Victoria in Mount Smart No. II. consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds now given to us, wherefore we give and deliver over to Queen Victoria and to her Successors for ever Boundaries. all that piece of land and all that belongs to it bounded on the North by the road to Panmure on the East by the land sold to Newman, and to Williams, on the South by the land sold to Williams, and page 321on the West by the land sold to Watt and to Henry, the plan is drawn on the other side of this Deed.

Witness our names hereto—

Wiremu Hopihona.
Te Mania.

In the presence of—

Charles E. Cooper.
James Baber, Clk., Survey Office.

We have received fifteen pounds sterling as above written, therefore we sign ourReceipt for £15. names this 25th day of August in the year of Our Lord 1851.

[Signatures As Before.]

True translation.

James Baber, Clk., Survey Office.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 11th, 1874.