This Deep entered into on this the 24 of October in this
year of our Lord 1857.
1857. 24 October.Coromandel District. Certain subjects of Her Majesty Victoria Queen of England having
purchased part of the Island "Poroporo" and also portions of the mainland of
Waiau, the final payments for which were not made to the owners of the Land.
There are also certain Patapata. Reserves in the land sold belonging to the Patukirikiri Tribe which it
is right should now be sold and given up to the Queen of England and her
Be it known to all men by these presents we the Chiefs and men of the
Patukirikiri Tribe living a Kapanga now sell give up and make over the whole of
that Island called "Poroporo" the Boundaries of which is the sea on all sides
(of said Island).
Boundaries. The boundaries of the main land Block commence at Te Hihi at Te Kapanga
creek and on by the canal cut by Mr. Webster tall it reaches a survey line cut
by Mr. Heaphy to the gold diggings, thence on in that survey line crossing the
Waikarakia creek, and oh to the Nohoangai-o-te-Wharo-o-te-Kiri, thence on to the
top of the range of hills to Te-Tihi-o-Taupiri and on to the range to Kaipo, and
descending to the sea to Iwhitoto, thence on by the sea shore southward to
Whenuakura, thence on by the sea shore to Makariri, Patapata, Te Wairoa Te
Tokanga and to Te Muko, Te Kauri and to Ta Hihi. The plan of the Island, and the
Block on the main land hereby sold is delineated on the back of this Deed, the
full and final payment for these lands has been received by us, being the sum of
One Hundred and twenty Pounds, £120-0-0.
Now be it known to all men, that we hereby acknowledge to our haying received
the payment for these lands, and we have thought over and bid farewell to and
fully given up and made over these lands as specified in his deed, and have also
hereunto signed our names and marks.
Ranapia Te Ruri.
page 361 Wirmpihona.
Witness to signature of names—
J. W. Preece, Junr.
Received by us this 24 dayof October in the
year of our Lord 1857 the sumReceipt for £120.
of £120 One Hundred and twenty Pounds, being the sum specified in the body
of this Deed, which sum has been paid to us by Mr. Preece for the Queen.
Witness to the payment of the money, and signature of names—
J. W. Preece, Junr.
A true translation.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
January 7th, 1875.