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



This Deed written on this Twelfth day of April in the Year of our Lord 1859 is a full 1859. 12 April. Coromandel District. and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatihau 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 sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria the Queen of England Her Tuhua Nui Island. Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of Five Pounds (£5. 0. 0.) to us paid by James Preece Land Purchase Commissioner on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at the mouth of the Waiau River and named Tuhua Nui 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 page 382subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the consent of the Queenn of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of James Preece District Land Purchase Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the Boundaries. boundaries of the Land commencing at the side toward the Poroporo and proceeding along the sea beach until it comes again to Popoporo.

(Signed)Eruera Te Ngahue.
"Miriama Ko Te Aira.

Witnessés to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) Hy. Woodward Williams, Tutor, Stapleton, Coromandel.
" J. H. Jackson.

Receipt for £5. Received this Twelfth (12) day of April in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine (1859) the Sum of Five Pounds sterling (£5. 0. 0.) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by James Preece on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Sd.)Eruera Te Ngahue.
"Miriama Konehu.


(Sd.) Hy. Woodward Williams, Tutor, Stapleton, Coromandel.
" J. H. Jackson.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, Nov 5th 1874.