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



1858. 27 November.Coromandel District.This Deed written on this 27th day of November in the year of our Lord 1858 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and people of the tribe Nga tiwhanaunga whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this deed under the shining Tawhitirahi. sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queen's who may succeed Her and Her and their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of Three hundred and forty Pounds paid to us by Mr. McLean on behalf of Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of land situated at Waiau and named. Tawhitirahi the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this deed and a plan of which land is annexed thereto with the 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 Boundaries. subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land commencing at Kaikatearoa thence it runs along the bank of Te Awakanae thence in a southerly direction to Waitoetoe thence towards the South East to Te Ana o mohao thence towards the East to Tawhitikaitara thence to Tawhitirahi thence to Waiokura thence along the bank of the Tawhitirahi to Te Reretiti thence to Waiau thence along the Waiau to Te Totara thence towards the west by Okaraiti's (?) survey thence along the banks of the Hinau to the Papangu stream thence towards the west along the survey to Kaikahawai page 375thence to Kopuranui thence along the ridge of Kopuranui to Kaikaikatearoa but the 250 kauri trees sold to the pakeha we except them.



Received this 27th day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eightReceipt for £340. hundred and fifty eight(1858) the sum of Three hundred and forty Pounds (£340) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written deed to be paid by Mr. McLean on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.



Correct Translation—

T. E. Young, Translator, Native Department.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation—

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 16th, 1874.