"DEED OF WAITARA."
Know am, men, by this Deed, executed on the twenty-fourth day of February, in the yeai' of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty (I860), We Chiefs and Men of New Zealand, whose names are hereunto subscribed, in consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds (£600) paid to us by Parris, on behalf of Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said moneys) We all and each of us by this Deed consent to sell, surrender, and convey to Queen Victoria, and to all the Kings and Queens Her Successors, and to Her Assigns, all that piece of land called Pekapeka.
The Boundaries of which are—Commencing on the beach at Onatiki, running inland in a straight line to Kohia, to the high road to Mamaku, from thence running in a northerly direction along the cart road to Pukeruru, descending thence to Maungahakaia to the stream called Mangahinau, from thence seaward to Opatito to a Kahikatea (tree) standing there, continuing thence to Arakauere, from thence in a northerly direction to Pukekohe to the flat on the lan 1 side of the Pa, from thence to the steep towards the north, running along said steep seaward to the djtoU fmm to JfytawhUu, yuiuung; in % northerly
direction to the river Waitara, following down such stream to its mouth at the beach, from thence running in a southerly direction along the beach to Onatiki, the starting point.
Together with all right to. the things appertaining thereto, with all our right, title, interest, claim, and demand, which all and each of us have iv the said land, and all thereunto belonging, to the Queen and Her Assigns for ever.
In testimony of our surrender, we hereunto subscribe our names.—(Signed) Tainati x (his mark) Raru, Eawiri x (his mark) Raupongo, To Teira Manuka, Henii Watikingi Pataka, Paranihi, E Piha te hoko, Weterere, Hori Te Kokako, Rawiri x (Ins mark) Kauiri, Eruera Raurongo, More x (his mark) Whatu, Hita x (her mark), Pipeiki, Hira, Rakira x (her mark) Te Einga, Makareta x (her mark) Te Motn, Rameri x (her mark), Wikitoria x (her mark), TiWatenex (his mark).
Written in the presence of Robert Parris, District Commissioner ; John L. Newman, settler j E. W. Stockman.