1858. 13 August.Coromandel District.This Deed
written on this thirteenth 13th day of August in
the Year of our Lord 1858 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by
us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngati Karaua whose names are hereunto
subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and
descendants we have by signing this Deed Paeroa.
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 thirty
Pounds (£30) to us page 369
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 and named Paeroa
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 Boundaries.
commencing at Waiparuparu and running in a South easterly direction to
Urututu then in a direct line to Ngakoromatua point, then following the sea
coast as far as Taiwhatiwhati then running inland and adjoining Webster's
purchase as far as Poteku from thence in almost a southerly direction to Parauri
then along the harour to Waiparuparu.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
J. W. Preece.
Received this thirteenth 13th day of August in the Year of Our Lord OneReceipt for £30.
thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of thirty Pounds
sterling (£30) 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.
J. W. Preece.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
Wellington, October 23rd, 1874.