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



1865. 11 April.Coromandel District.This Deed written on this eleventh-day of April 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 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 Tawhitirahi. 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 hundred and fourteen Pounds (£114 - 0 - 0) to us paid by James Preeee Esquire Deputy Land Purchase Commissioner 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 Tawhitirahi 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 Esquire D.L.P.C. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing Boundaries. [570 acres.] at the river Waiau on the north, thence by the Tawhitirahi stream and the southern boundary of the Awakanae block, to the Tawhitirahi hill, thence along the Tawhitirahi range to the source of the river Waiau, thence down the course of the river Waiau to the point of commencement

(Signed) Tamati Maihi.
(Signed) Wiremu Patene.
(Signed) Maraea Takitu.
(Signed) Maraea Tiki her x mark.
James Preece, D.L.P.C.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Signed) James Mackay, Jr., Civil Commr., Hauraki.
Rawira te Ua, Native Assessor.

Received this eleventh day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousandReceipt for £114. eight hundred and sixty five (1865) the Sum of one hundred and fourteen Pounds sterling (£114 - 0 - 0) being the amount of consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by James Preece Esquire D.L.P.C. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

(Signed) Tamati Maihi.
Wiremu Patene.
Maraea Takitu.
Maraea Tiki tona x tohu her mark.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, December 10th, 1874.