1854. 18 March.Te-Pae-O-Te-Rangi.This Deed entered into on the 18th day of March 1854 the
consenting of Te Wauterauke, Pera, Hoami, Himiona and the Chiefs of the Kawerau
the consenting also of the Queen of England on her part, now we the owners of
the Land set forth in this Deed consent to sell this Land to Queen Victoria for
the sum of £800 Pounds given now into our hands it is further agreed to by the
Queen of England on her part that there 10 per cent. on sales to be expended on Native purposes. shall be paid for the following purposes that is to say for the Founding
of Schools in which persons of our race may be taught, for the Construction of
Hospitals in which persons of our race may be tended for the payment of Medical
Attendance for us for the Construction of Mills for us for the Annuities for our
Chiefs or for other purposes of a like nature in which the Natives of this
Country are interested, Ten per Cent. or Ten Pounds out of every Hundred Pounds
put of monies from time to time received for this land when resold, For this we
give up and make over to Victoria Queen of England her Heirs and Successors for
ever this Land and all thereto belonging for ever and ever.
The Boundaries are these on the South by the Government line being the
boundary of the Hikurangi block on the West by the Sea Shore on the North Pu o
Tahinga in a direct line to Raupo Tamaki and on the East by the Government line
of the purchase of
Raupo Tamaki, the portions reserved for us in this land are these,
Waitakere and Piha, the boundaries of Waitakere are as follows on the South from
Pukekowhai to Toetoeroa on the West by the Sea Shore and on to the Pu o Tahinga
on the East by Toetoeroa and on to Mangemangehoa and to the Taipa being the
junction with the Northern
boundary. The Boundaries of Piha are these as reserved for us, On the
South from the Ahu and on the Government boundary of Hikurangi to the Wharau On
the East from the Wharau in a direct line to Raurahue on the North from Raurahue
down in a direct line to Rangikahu and on in a direct line to the Waha being the
Sea Shore On the West by the Sea Shore. A sketch of this land is on this Deed.
(Sd.) John White, Interpreter.
Receipt for £800.
(Sd.) Andrew Sinclair, Clerk, S.G.O.
Received by us the Sum of £800 Pounds as agreed to in this Deed Receipt
for £800 on the 18th of March 1854 hence we sign our names.
[Witnesses as above.]
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
September 7th, 1874.