1862. 24 May.Manukau District.This Deed
written on this Twenty-fourth day of May in the
Year of our Lord 1862 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us
the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatitipa whose names are hereunto subscribed
And Witnesseth that on behalf of Waiuku.
ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed
under the shining Ngatitipa claims.
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 Fifty Pounds (£50) to us paid by
Geo. W. Drummond Hay on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge
the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated on the
Waikato the boundaries whereof are set forth in the plan of this Land which is
annexed to this deed 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 Geo. W.
Drummond Hay District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. The eastern Boundaries.
boundary commences at Te Iaroa and goes inland in a straight line to
Pukekowhae—all our lands west of this boundary—that is to say all those lands of
ours which were page 349
included in the
land ceded by Arama Karaka and certain other Maori chiefs, have this day been
ceded by us according to the wording of this deed.
(Sd. by) Te Rata Te Rua Keripo.
Te Rake Te Rua. Keripo.
Rata signs this his mother's name for her.)
Geo. W. Drummond Hay,
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Sd.) Waata Pihiketi Kukutai.
Arama Karaka Te Aho.
Ruka his x
Fras. D. Fenton, Assistant Law Officer.
Acting Native Secy.
Received this twenty-fourth day of May in the
Year of Our Lord One thousandReceipt for £50.
eight hundred and sixty-two (1862) the Sum of Fifty Pounds sterling (£50)
being the entire consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be
paid by Geo. W. Drummond Hay on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
(Sd. by) Te Rata te Rua Keripo.
Geo. W. Drummond Hay,
(Sd.) Fras. D. Fenton,
Assistant Law Officer.
H. Halse, Acting Nat. Secy.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
Sept. 17th, 1874.