1865. 18 January.This Deed
written on this the eighteenth day of January in
the Year of our Lord 1865 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by
us the Chiefs and People Waikato District.
of the Tribe Ngatitipa whose names are hereunto subscribed And
Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by
signing this Deed Awaroa And Otaua.
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 Pounds (£250 . 0 . 0) to us paid by Henry Hanson Turton
Special Commissioner on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge
the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at the
Awaroa and Otaua and named the Awaroa and Otaua the boundaries whereof are set
forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan page 586
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 Henry
Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the
Land commencing at Te Au Karemu and following the Awaroa river to the Waikato
river thence following the bank of the Waikato river to Totaratahi and thence
following the Survey lines bearing by compass 293° 50′, 326° 0′ and 24° 0′ to
the point of commencement.
All the land that we claim is contained within these boundaries.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
R. O. Stewart, Resident Magistrate of Lower Waikato District.
Receipt for £250.
Te Moanaroa, Minita o Kohanga.
H. Hanson Turton, Special
Received this Eighteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and sixty five (1865) the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty
Pounds sterling (£250) being the sole consideration money expressed in the
above-written Deed to be paid by Henry Hanson Turton Specl. Commissr. on behalf
of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
[Signatures as before.]
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
March 3rd, 1875.