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

[Deeds—No. 12a.]

page 22

Deeds—No. 12a.

Raukawa Reserve, Waiwhakaiho, Grey and Bell Distbict.

1852. 27 August.Waihakaiho.He pukapuka tuku whenua tenei na matou kua oti nga ingoa te tuhituhi ki raro—ko taRankawa Reseerve. [9 acres.] matou wahi whenua i homai e Kawana Pitiroi ki te ripa o te awa o Waiwakaiho, ko Raukawakawa te ingoa, ki roto ki te whenua o Kapene Rewe (Captain Davy) e tuku atu ana matou i taua wahi—e iwa nga eka—ki a te Makarini raua ko te Kupa, he whenua tuturu mo nga pakeha, ake tonu atu. Ekore matou me o matou wanaunga e mea kia hoki ki runga ki taua wahi whenua, ake ake ake a mate noa.
Receipe for £12, and six ¼-acre town sections near Te Henui. Ko nga utu kua riro mai ki a matou mo taua wahi—E ono nga kuata eka o nga ruri o te Taone kei te Henui taua wahi, a ko tetahi atu wahi o nga utu, kotahi tekau ma rua pauna moni (£12) kua riro mai ki o matou ringaringa i tenei ra, i te tuhituhinga o tenei pukapuka.

A mo to matou whakaaetanga ki tenei tikanga, e tuhituhi ana matou i o matou ingoa me o matou tohu ki tenei pukapuka, I tenei ra ara i te rua tekau ma whitu (27) o nga ra o Akuhata i te tau o to tatou Ariki 1852.

Wiremu Matotoru.
Matena Tupoki.

Nga kai titiro ki tenei homaitanga utu me nga tuhituhinga ingoa ki tenei pukapuka—

J. T. Wicksteed, J.P. Octa. Carrington, Surveyor.
W. Halse, J.P.
Hone Ropiha.
Parata Paritutu.

Translation.

1852. 27 August.Raukawa Reserve. [9 acres.] This paper giving up, or parting with land by us the undersigned, has reference to a reserve given to us by Governor Fitz Roy on the Bank of the Waiwakaiho river, called Raukawakawa and situated on Captain Davy's land.

We now fully consent to give up this piece of land, consisting of nine acres to Mr. McLean & Mr. Cooper, as a sure and certain land for the Europeans for ever and ever.

Neither we ourselves nor our relations will ever attempt to return to that piece of land as long as we live.

Receipt for £12, and six ¼-acre town secstions near Te Henui. The payment we have received for this piece of land is six quarter acre town sections near the Henui and £12 in money, on the day this paper was written.

And having fully consented to this arrangement, we now sign our names and marks to this paper on this the 27th day of August A.D. 1852.

William Matotoru.
Martin Tupoki.

Witnesses to this payment and signing of names—

J. T. Wicksteed, J.P.
Octa. Carririgton, Surveyor.
W. Halse, J.P.
Hone Ropiha.
Parata Paritutu.

A true Translation.

G. S. Cooper.

A True Copy of Certified Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 9th 1876.