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



This Deed written on this fourteenth day of December in the Year of ourLord 1864 1864. 14 December. Coromandel District. 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 sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred, unto Victoria Queen of Whakanekeneke No. II. England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred and seventy three Pounds 10/- (£573 - 10 - 0) 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 Coromandel and named Whakanekeneke 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 subscribed. These are Boundaries. [1,147 acres.] the boundaries of the Land commencing at the Whangarahi stream and following the survey lines of Ring's Homestead 80° eleven hundred and seventy nine (1179) links 160° 30'—3300 links 250° 30' 1020 links thence following the lines at the side of the Road 316 links 266 links 196 links 293 links 680 links 441 links 219 links and 67 links thence following Whakaneke stream and thence along the survey line bearing 43° 10' 2573 links 52° 17' 350 links 47° 30' 9200 links thence along the Whakaatata stream and thence along the survey lines bearing 270° 5036 links 255° 301 links 225° 2398 links, thence following the Whakaroa Stream and thence along the survey lines bearing 188° 5' 2495 links 181° 30' 2830 links 230° 1146 links 243° 750 links and thence along the Whangarahi River to the point of commencement. Inclusive also of the Road 100 links wide between Ring's Homestead and Pagit's claim.

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

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) Charles Ring.

Received this fourteenth day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousandReceipt for £573. 10. eight hundred and sixty four (1864) the Sum of Five hundred and seventy three pounds ten shillings sterling (£573 - 10 - 0) being the final consideration money expressed in the above written Deed to be paid by Mr. Preeee acting Land Purchase Commissioner on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Sd.) Pita Taurua.


(Sd.) Charles Ring.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, Dec. 10th, 1874.