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



Know all men that we the Chiefs and people of Ngatikahungunu unreservedly consent1853. 29 August. on this twenty ninth (29) day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eightWairarapa and East Coast. hundred and fifth three (1853) entirely to give up all our lands which have been sold by the Ngatiawa and Ngatitda tribes to the Queen of. England that is all the land atNatives' claims at Porirua and Wellington and the Hutt extinguished. Wellington and Porirua and Heretaunga that is all the lands which have been fully given to the Europeans We now for the first time fully consent that those lands should be entirely given up to the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
And in consideration of our consent on behalf of ourselves our relations and our descendants after us finally to transfer these lands to the Queen of England, the Queen of England agrees on her part that we should be paid the sum of one hundred poundsReceipt for £100. (£100) which hundred pounds we have this day received from Mr. McLean. And in testimony of the receipt of those monies we affix our. names and marks.

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

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.

Na Raniera te
Iho and eleven others.

Witness to these payments and signatures—
Jos. Kelly, Settler, Wairarapa.
Donald McKenzie, Settler, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 1st, 1876.