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



This Deed made this sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1854 is a full1854. 16 January.Grey and Bell District. consent giving of us the chiefs and people of the Ngatiawa tribe whose names are here unto subscribed on behalf of ourselves our relatives and our children after us to make a final surrender of a portion of our land to Victoria Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her. And in consideration of our agreeing toWaiwhakaiho to Mangati. sell this portion of our property, Victoria the Queen of England agrees for herself to pay us a sum of one thousand pounds, eight hundred pounds of which we have this dayReceipt for £800. received from Mr. McLean. When we have made all the requisite arrangements with our relatives the £200 still remaining will be paid to us by Mr. McLean when he comes back from Auckland.
The boundary towards the North West commences at Wairaha thence inland to theBoundaries. portion purchased by Mr. Bell adjoining it at Te Ngungurutanga thence to Heao, thence to Te Whakamakau thence to Pukepapa thence to Tarurutangi thence to Te Riu thence to Mangaraka there it crosses and proceeds to Te Tona thence to Manukapa thence to Huatotahi thence to Weraroa thence to Hawai thence to Hauhaupunamu thence to Te Ngaio thence to Mangonaia, to Porewa, Pukewharangi, Tahiina-tu tawa, thence Southwards over the summit of Mount Egmont to Poakai the boundary at Mangorei thence to Waiwhakaiho thence to the sea then along the shore towards the North West to Waitaha.

This is the finishing of our talk, of us the Hapus and tribes resident at Wellington Arapawa Te Uruhi of the whole of Ngatiawa resident at Kapiti. In Witness of our assent we have subscribed our names and marks to this document to be permanent land for the Queen for ever.

(Signed) Haniana Te Puni.
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A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 2nd, 1875.