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



1853. 25 August.We the persons whose names are affixed to this paper hereby agree entirely to give upWairarapa District the portion of land now occupied by McMaster at Tuhitarata to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
Tuhitarata. The boundaries of this portion of land commence at Kaipapa thence to Waiparau and along the boundary perambulated by Mr. McLean, McMaster, Hemi te Miba and(McMaster's home stead.) Poneke. This land is to be a lasting possession for the Queen for ever and ever.
Receipt for £15 And in testimony of the receipt of the sum of (£15.0. 0) Fifteen Pounds on this 25th day of August in the year of our Lord 1853, we hereunto affix our names and solemn assent.

Mitai Poneke x his mark.
Hemi te Miha.

Witnesses to these payments and signatures—
A. C. Lewis, Teacher, Tuhitarata.
James Catters, Tuhitarata, Laborer.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 1st, 1876.