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



1853. 22 October.Wairarapa District.This Deed written on the twenty second (22) day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853) is a paper of the full consent of us the Chiefs of Ngatikahungunu whose names are attached to this deed entirely to give up and sell a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to theBlacksmith's Homestead. Kings and Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
And in consideration of our full consent under the shining sun of this day to give up a certain portion of our land, Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her part toReceipt for £10. pay us the sum of ten pounds (£10) once told which monies we have this day received from Mr. McLean.
Boundaries. [20 acres.] The boundaries of the land commencing at the cliff to the south of the European's (Blacksmith's) House thence into the swamp at the back of the said house thence ascending to the fern patch and on to the small stream of Turanganui down the said small stream into the Turanganui down the Turanganui to the cliff to the south of the Blacksmith's house. There are twenty (20) acres of this land.
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Now we have for ever given up this portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever with all appertaining to the said land for ever.

In testimony of our consent we hereunto affix our names.

And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part the name of Mr. McLean the Land Purchase Commissioner is hereunto affixed.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.
Na Wiremu Tamihana Hiko.
Na Raniera te Iho.
Na Ani Patene.

Witnesses to the payments and signatures—

J. Kelly, Settler, Turanganui.
Rihara Taki, Kaiwhakaako, Wairarapa.
John McKcnzie, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 1st, 1876.