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



This document conveying land written this day on the (27) twenty seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four (1854) is
1854. 27 December.Wairarapa District.Paeroa. (part smith's Run.)
Receipt for£300
Received cash—
27 Dec., 1853200
a document of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and people of the Ngatikahungunu whose names are attached to this document for ourselves our relations and descendants to sell a portion of our land Paeroa being the name to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her for ever and in consideration of our full consent to sell this piece of our land Victoria Queen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of £500 once told (£200) two hundred of which we received at Port Nicholson on the (27) twenty seventh day of December in the year (1853) one thousand eight hundred and fifty three (£300) three hundred pounds we have received into our hands this day from Mr. McLean this is the final instalment to be paid to us for our land for Paeroa there is to be no payment to be made hereafter for this land.
The boundary commences at Upokopakira thence running to MangakaiahinuBoundaries. thence till it joins Tawha thence till it joins Papahikurangi thence running along near Uhiroa till it reaches Pihanga thence to Whangai-o-moengi thence to Atakanga-o-te-muruahi thence to Kopura thence running through Whangaehu till it reaches Huangarua running along Huangarua till it reaches Kaikanohi.

We have entirely given up and bid farewell to this land inherited from our forefathers with its rivers streams lakes, its springs its timber, grass and stones, and its cliffs plains and fertile spots, its sterile parts, everything above the surface and under the surface and everything thereunto belonging we have finally given up under the shining sun of this day this land which belonged to us to be the property of Victoria Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her for ever and ever in consideration of our full and unreserved consent to the conditions of this deed we hereunto affix our names and marks. And in testimony of the full and unreserved consent of the Queen of England the name of Donald McLean Land Commissioner is hereunto attached.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.
Ngairo Takatakaputea x.
Karauria te Rehe.
Wiremu te Weu.
Natanahira te Kawai.
Penerope Hihiroa.
Ko te Ao x.
Hoana Huripoki x.
Hemi Pihao x.
Nopera Tiki.
Matenga Kairahui x.
Raharuhi te Koriki x.
Ahitana Wakatohe x.
Manihera te Rangitukaiwaho.
Hori Karaka Taha.
Wiremu Tutere Wakahaurangi.

Witnesses to these receipts of money and signatures—

Wm. Chalmers, Resident, Wairarapa.
R. Wilson, Settler, Wairarapa.
G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner.

True Translation.

Donald McLean,
Chief Commissioner

April 5, 1856

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 10th, 1876.