1855. 23 December.Manukau District.Whereas
by a Deed written on the ninth day of June in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five (1855) by us the
chiefs and people of Ngatiteata we sold to the Queen Victoria of England to the
Kings or Queens who may succeed her Okokeka No. II.
for ever the land called Whakaupoko and Waiuku, the boundaries of which
at Okokeka thence along the boundaries of the land formerly sold to the
Queen and on that boundary line to the waha o Ruamano thence to Ngateke, thence
to the Waikato river, up the Waikato river to te Awaroa and in the course of the
Awaroa to Dalziel's purchase thence to the Waiuku river and in the Waiuku river
to te Karaka page 337
and along the sea
coast to Okokeka where the boundaries meet. This land was given up in
consideration, of the sum of One thousand one hundred pounds (£1100) Five
hundred pounds (£500) of this money we received from Mr. McLean Principal Land
Commissioner on that day. One hundred pounds (£100) was to be paid to
Wiremu Hoete and when the survey was completed the remaining Five hundred to us.
Now we have received the final payment of Five hundred pounds (£500) from Mr.
Johnson a Receipt for £500, final instalment.
Land Purchase Commissioner for the Governor of New Zealand. Wherefore we
fully give up the said land to the Queen Victoria of England and to her
descendants, with its rivers, streams, lakes, stones, cliffs, and soil; its
timber, pastures, and all thereunto appertaining. In testimony whereof we
hereunto sign our names on this Twenty third day of December in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty five.
Wiremu Hori x his
Paora Katipa x.
Na Kepa Katipa.
In the presence of—
(Sd.) John Grant Johnson,
Donald McLean, Chief
March 25, 1856.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
September 23rd, 1874.