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



1862. 29 March.Coromandel District.This Deed written on this Twenty-ninth day of March in the Year of our Lord 1862 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Ngatiwhanaunga whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this deed under Matarangi. the shining 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 Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and fifty five pounds (£155) to me paid by James Preece District 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 Whangapoa and named Matarangi 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 District Land Purchase Commissioner Boundaries. [892 acres.] is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Matarangi runs in a Southern direction to Patekateka thence in an Eastern direction to the Awapeka then North East to Ohaira from thence in a North direction to Oruanga from thence along the beach to Waiari and from thence to Matarangi.

Eruera Paraone.
James Preece.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Alfred Preece.
Claude Hamilton Smith.

Receipt for £155. Received this 29 day of March in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty two (1862) the Sum of one hundred and fifty-five pounds sterling (£155) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by James Preece on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Eruera Paraone.


Alfred Preece.
Claude Hamilton Smith.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, November 12th, 1874.