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



This Deed written on this First day of December in the Year of our Lord 1865 is a 1865 1 December.Porirua District.full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatitoa whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of our-selves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining sun Island of Mana.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 Three hundred once told Pounds (£300) to us paid by Isaac Earl Featherston Esqr. on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated on or Island in the sea outside Porirua and named Mana 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 the consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have here-unto 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 Isaac Earl Featherston Esqr. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of Boundaries. [525 acres.]the Land It is an Island surrounded by water, outside in the great sea lying, and opposite to Porirua.

I. E. Featherston.
Matene te Whiwhi.
And 78 others. Heta te Ohuka.
Tamihana. Te Rauparaha.
Signed by the within named Isaac Earl Featherston, at Otaki, this ninth day of December A.D. 1865, before me—
Walter Buller, Resident Magistrate, Whanganui.

Witnesses to all signatures and marks—
James Hamlin, Interpreter, L.P. Dt., Wellington.

Received, on behalf of the owners of the Island of Mana the within mentioned sum Receipt for £300.of Three Hundred Pounds this ninth day of December A.D. 1865.

Tamihana Te Rauparaha.
Matene te Whiwhi.
Hohepa Tamaihengia x.

Witness to signatures and payment—
W. Buller, R.M.

We who have signed our names to this Deed have agreed that Tamihana Te Tamihana and Hoheps authorized to receive and distribute payment.Rauparaha and Hohepa Tamaihengia should receive the money from the hands of I. E. Featherston Esqr. one of the Queen's Land Commissioners and they two divide the money to the people of the Ngatitoa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.Wellington,
February 4th, 1876.