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



This Deed written on this eighth day of August in the Year of our Lord 1858 is a full 1858. 8 August. Coromandel District. and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Patukirikiri Ngati Karaua and Ngatipare whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing Wainuiototo and Pungapunga. 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 Two hundred and fifty five pounds (£255) 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 Whangapoua named Wainuiototo and Pungapunga 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 district Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at the Harakeke and running in a south westerly Boundaries. direction following the windings of the ridge till it reaches Panui then in a south easterly direction to Ahingarehu then following the river Hekenga until it reaches the river Pungapunga which it follows as far as Te Pua from thence almost in a northerly direction to Parewa from thence to Tereretaruke then in a straight line to Motu Tou then following the coast to Te Harakeke.

Na Pita.
Na MohiNa Anaru.
Na Pane.
Rawiri Warana.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Sargt. N. Bushill, Tutor, Coromandel.
J. W. Preece, Farmer, Coromandel.

Received this Eighth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eightReceipt for £255. hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of Two hundred and fifty five Pounds sterling (£255) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by James Preece on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Na Pita
Na Mohi.
Na Anaru.
Na Pane.
Rawiri Warana.

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Sargt. W. Bushill, Tutor Coromandel.
J. W. Preece, Farmer, Coromandel.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, October 26th, 1874.