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



1853. 9 December.Wairarapa District.This Deed conveying land written on this day on the ninth (9) of the days of December in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853) is a paper of our full consent under the shining sun of this day to sell and entirely to give up a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to theWhareama. (Part of). Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
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And in consideration of our consent entirely to give up our land Victoria the Qaeen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of One hundred pounds (£100)Receipt for £100. once told which monies we have this day received from Donald McLean.
The five (5) per cent usually agreed upon in the Wairarapa purchases will be paidFive per cents to be paid. to us.
The boundaries of the land commence at Waiwarawara thence inland along RenataBoundaries. te Ao's boundary to Makahakaha thence eastwards to Ihaka Takahiwae's boundary and on to the mouth of the Waihora stream thence in the Whareama to the sea and along the sea coast to Waiwarawara.

Now we have for ever given up this portion of our land under the shining sun of this day with its timber its minerals its waters its pastures and all thereunto appertaining to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.

Two portions of this land will be returned to us. One (1) portion of five hundredTow reserves. [500 acres each.] (500) acres on the Whareama stream another portion of five hundred (500) acres in this block will be returned to us when the land is surveyed.

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 the Queen of England to the conditions of this Deed Donald McLean Land Purchase Commissioner of the Governor of New Zealand hereunto affixes his names.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.
Piripi Tuapa x.
And 15 others.

Witnesses to these signatures and payments—

W. M. Smith, J.P., Government Surveyor.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.

Ihaia te Wakamairu.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 4th, 1876.