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


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1863. 27 January.Manukau District.This Deed written on this twenty-seventh day of January the Year of our Lord 1863 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Ngatiteata whose names are thereunto subscribed And witnesseth that on Waiuku, Allotment no. XIX. behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining 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 Twelve Ten Shillings (£12-10-0.) to us paid by John Rogan and James Speedy on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Purapura on the Awaroa River and named Allotment Number Nineteen 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 Boundaries. Deed the name of Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land Allotment Number Nineteen Parish of Waiuku. Bounded on the East by a road (148) One hundred and forty-eight links and (323) three hundred and twenty three links and by Allotment Number (18) Eighteen (500) Five hundred links. On the South by Allotment Number (18) Eighteen (200) Two hundred links. On the West by the Awaroa River and on the North West by a road (200) Two hundred links.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Jas. Speedy, R.M.
Philip. H. King.

Receipt for £12 . 10. Received this twenty seventh day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty two (1863) the sum of Twelve Pounds ten shillings sterling (£12-10-0.) being the final consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.


Jas. Speedy, R.M.
Philip H. King.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 17th, 1874.