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



1864. 17 November.Lower Manawatu District.This Deed written on this seventeenth day of November in the Year of our Lord 1864 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatiraukawa whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this DeedKawaroa. 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 One hundred and fifty Pounds (£150 . 0 . 0) to us paid by His Honor Isaac Earl Featherston on behalf of theReceipt for £150. Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at the Lower Manawatu and named Te Kawaroa 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 of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Isaac Earl FeatherstonBoundaries. [280 acres.] Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land: On the North, Crown Lands; on the East by other portion of the Kawaroa Block aforesaid; on the South by Crown Lands; and on the West by land belonging to Wereta and others, comprising an area of Two hundred and eighty (280) acres little more or less.

I. E. Featherston.

Witnesses to the above signature—

N. Levin, Wellington, J. P.

Walter Buller, Resident Magistrate, Manawatu. Received this day of in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty (186 ) the sum of Pounds sterling (£ ) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Rei te Paehua.
Winiata Taiaho x.
Kerekeha te Paehua.
Te Keremihana x Wairaka.


W. Buller, R.M.