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



1864. 4 May.Coromandel District.This Deed written on this fourth day of May in the Year of our Lord 1864 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatitamatera whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the Waitarere. 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 Twenty Pounds (£20. 0. 0) to us paid by Edward Shortland on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the page 409receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Cabbage Bay and named Waitarere 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 Edwd. Shortland is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land on The North by the Whiritoa Boundaries. [147acres.] Block on the West by Pukekura on the East by lands of Natives as set forth in the map affixed.

(Signed) Meha te Moananui.
(Signed) E. Shortland.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

James Mackay, Jr., Assistant Native Secretary, Nelson.
Henry Alfred Home Monro, Translator.

Received this 4th day of May in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundredReceipt for £20. and sixty four (1864) the Sum of Twenty Pounds sterling (£20. 0. 0) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Edward Shortland on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Signed) Meha Te Moananui.


James Mackay, Jr.
Henry Alfred Home Monro.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, Nov. 3rd, 1874.