written on this twentieth day of January in the
Year of our Lord 1865 is a 1865. 20 January.
full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People
of the Tribe Ngatiwhaunga 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 Whakakapua.
Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their
Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of Thirty Six Pounds ten shillings
(£36-10-0.) 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 Ahuahu (Great Mercury Island) and named Whakakapua the boundaries
whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Land is
annexed thereto with its trees, page 414
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 the Boundaries. [73 acres.]
boundaries of the Land commencing at the north on the sea coast at
Waiparuparu thence eastward along the boundary of Crown Lands forming the Paeroa
block and Paoneone block to the summit of Takanui, thence along the boundary of
the Crown Lands forming the Hangarua block to the summit of Whakarewa, thence
turning in a southerly direction along the boundary of the Hangarua block to Te
Ara Paiaka—turning thence in a westerly direction to Parikorora, thence by the
sea coast to Waiparuparu to the point of commencement, the area of the said
piece or parcel of land being Seventy Three (73) acres.
(Signed) Matenga Ngaupara.
Rawiri te Ua.
James Preece, D.L.P.C.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
James Mackay, Jr., Civil
Receipt for £36. 10.
Tioriori te Hura.
Received this twentieth day of February in the Year of our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and sixty five (1865) the Sum of thirty six Pounds ten
shillings sterling (£36-10-0.) being the amount of consideration money expressed
in the above-written Deed to be paid by James Preece on behalf of Her Majesty
the Queen to us.
(Sd.) Matenga Ngaupara.
Rawiri te Ua.
James Mackay, Jr., C.C. Hauraki.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
December 10th, 1874.