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


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1864. 8 December.Coromandel DistrictThis Deed written on this eighth day of December 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 Patukirikiri 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 Whakanekeneke No. I. 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 shilling (if demanded) (£0 - 1 - 0) to be paid by James Preece on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said moneies) all that piece of our Land situated at Coromandel and named Whakanekeneke the boundaries where of 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 on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Boundaries. [50a. 2r. 12p.] James Preece Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Te Awa Peka in the Whangarahi Creek, thence by right line bearing 80° one thousand one hundred and seventy nine (1179) links thence by a right line bearing 160° 30' three thousand three hundred (3300) links thence by a right line bearing 250° 30' one thousand and twenty links (1020) thence by a small stream to the Whangarahi Creek thence following the Whangarahi Creek to the commencing point.

(Signed) Pita Taurua.
(Signed) James Preece,
D.L.P. Commissioner.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) Thomas E. Young, Clk Nat. Dept.
Mitai P. Taui, Clk Nat. Dept.

Receipt for 1s. Received this eighth day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty four (1864) the Sum of one shilling sterling (£0: 1: 0) 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.

(Sd.) Pita Taurua


(Sd.) Thomas E. Young, Clerk Nat. Dept.
(Sd.) Mitai P. Taui, Clerk Nat. Dept.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, December, 9th, 1874.