1860. 2 November.Coromandel District.This Deed written on this second day of November in the Year
of our Lord 1860 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the
Chiefs and People of the Tribe Te Matewaru 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 Opito. 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 and Her and
Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and sixty two
Pounds (£162) to us paid by James Preece on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we
hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land
situated at Opito and named Opito 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 Deed the name of James Preece Commissioner is hereunto Boundaries. subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Whangaroa
goes in a North western direction to Tireki in an Eastern direction to Waitaha
thence to Matapane and from Waitaha to Waikura from thence to Opito then turning
in a South eastern direction to Panekokiri then it turns and takes a west course
to Matutakotako and from thence to the Tahanga then taking the Waikura creek and
from thence in a line to Whangaroa. This purchase also includes the Island of
Paora te Putu.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
Received this second day of
November in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty (1860) the
Sum of one hundred and sixty two Pounds sterling (£162) being the consideration
money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paidReceipt for £162.
by James Preece on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
Paora te Putu.
Ko Wi hopi.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
Wellington, November 16th, 1874.