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



This Deed written on this twenty third day of June in the Year of our Lord 1858 is a 1858. 23 June.Coromandel District. full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatipaoa 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 Queen of England Orua. Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succed Her and Her and Their Assigns for page 362ever in consideration of the sum of Three hundred Pounds (£300 . 0 . 0.) to us paid by Donald McLean Esquire on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Whitianga and named Orua 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 Donald McLean Commissioner is Boundaries. hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at the Hahei stream near the sea thence continuing along the coast to Taiwawe Creek, thence to the mouth of Te Hoho whence it turns inland in the course of that stream till it reaches the Purewa range, turning thence it proceeds to Te Tuara o Marumaruaitu thence in a straight line to Te Tuara o Paka where it turns again and descends to the Hahei stream where the boundaries close.

Hopa Totohi Hokianga x.
Maka Hare x.
Tikaokao x.
Sd. Donald McLean.
Wiremu Te Rapa x.
Paengahuka x.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Goorge Friend, Accountant, L.P. Dept.
Wm. B. Baker, Chief Clerk, L.P. Dept.

Receipt for £300. Received this twenty third day of June in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of Three hundred Pounds sterling (£300 . 0 . 0) being the first consideration money expressed in the above written Deed to be paid by Donald McLean Esquire on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Hopa x Totohi.
Maka x Hare.
Tikaokao x.


George Friend, Accountant, L.P. Dept.
William B. Baker, Chf. Clk. L.P. Dept.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, November 16th, 1874.