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


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1865. 20 February.Coromandel District.This Deed written on this twentieth day of February in the Year of our Lord 1865 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of. The Tribe Ngatiwhanaunga whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on Tarewa Ouenuku. 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 Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of Fifteen Pounds (£15 - 0 - 0) to us paid by James Mackay Jr. on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Waiau Coromandel and named Tarewa Ouenuku 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 Mackay Jr. Boundaries. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at the junction of the Tarewa Ouenuku and Hinau Streams, thence by the Tarewa Ouenuku Stream to the boundary of the Awakanae Block thence by that block to the Komaru Potiki Stream, thence by that stream to its junction with the Hinau, thece by the Hinau stream to the point of commencement.

(Signed) Pumipi te Pararewa his x mark.
(Signed) James Mackay, Jr.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) Renata Taniwa.
(Signed) Paraone.
Aboriginal Natives,

Receipt for £15. Received this twentieth day of February in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty five (1865) the Sum of Fifteen Pounds Sterling (£15 - 0 - 0) being the amount of consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by James Mackay Jr. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Sd.) Pumipi te Pararewa his x mark.


(Sd.) Renata.
(Sd.) Paraone.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, December 10th, 1874.