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 MohiNa Anaru.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
Sargt. N. Bushill, Tutor, Coromandel.
J. W. Preece, Farmer,
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
Sargt. W. Bushill, Tutor Coromandel.
J. W. Preece, Farmer,
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
Wellington, October 26th, 1874.