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



This Deed conveying land written on this second day of December in the year of our1853. 2 December.Wairarapa District. One thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853) is a paper of the true consent of us the Chiefs of Ngatikahungunu whose names are attached to this Deed entirely to give up a certain portion of our lands to Victoria the Queen of England to the KingsWhareama North. or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever, and in consideration of our solemn consent entirely to give up our land Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of Three hundred pounds (£300) once told which we have receivedReceipt for £300. this day from Mr. McLean.
The boundaries of the land commence at the mouth of the Waihora thence toBoundaries. Mangapokia thence to the Ihutu te Awatoetoe thence to Tauokahukura thence to Taheki-o-ngatirangi thence to Tuma-a-te-hewenga thence to Ihupiri thence to the river at Takanga-o-Inanga thence to Rorokoko thence to Kahumingi thence to Taueru thence in a southerly direction to Waipaua thence seawards Maumaupuha thence to Wainuioru to Piripi's boundary thence to Te Whererei thence to Makahakaha thence to Mania-o-torokoia thence to Takanga o nehu thence to Umukaikore thence to the Paopao thence descending to Ahiokaraka until it reaches Waihora.
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Now we have entirely sold and given up these lands with their timber minerals waters pastures and all appertaining to the land under the shining sun of this day to Victoria Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succesed her for ever and ever.

And in testimony of our consent to the conditions of this Deed we hereunto affix our names and marks.

And in testimony of the consent of Victoria Queen of England to all the conditions of this Deed, Mr. McLean the Land Purchase Commissioner of the Governor of New Zealand hereunto affixes his name.

Donald McLran,
Land Purchase Commissioner.
Retimona Te Korou.
And 16 others.


W. M. Smith, J.P., Government, Surveyor.
John P. Russell, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
Te Otene Kuku x.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 1st, 1876.