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



1855. 9 January.Wairarapa District.This document conveying land written on this the (9) ninth day of Jany. in the Year of our Lord (1855) one thousand eight hundred and fifty five is a document of the full and unreserved consent of us the chiefs and people of the Ngatikahungunu whoseWhakataki Reserve. names are hereunto attached for ourselves our relations and descendants to transfer for ever a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever and in consideration of our full and unreserved consent to sell this piece of our land Victoria Queen of England agrees onReceipt for £200. her part to pay us the sum of (£200) two hundred pounds once told which sum we have this day received from Mr. McLean Whakataki is the name of this piece of land being the fifth reserve excluded from the sale of land at Castle Point which we sold in the year (1853) one thousand eight hundred and fifty three The boundaryBoundaries. commences at the North at Awahuri thence running inland to Pakohai thence to Wakaaroha thence running towards the sea to Waiwai The reason for our consenting to the sale of this piece of land is to put an end to our native customs relative to that piece of land we wish to cede to the Queen that we may be enabled to purchase suitable pieces for ourselves out of that block of land according to the Government mode of selling land by the Government of New Zealand the pieces for us to be bought this year (1855) one thousand eight hundred and fifty five next year also (1856) one thousand eight hundred and fifty six and kept open to the third year (1857) one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven that piece of land is to be kept open to be purchased by us we have entirely given up this land inherited from our forefathers with its timbers its rivers and every thing thereunto belonging above the surface or under the surface under the shining sun of this day to be the property of Victoria Queen of England for ever and ever In testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this deed we hereunto affix our names and marks at Rangiwhakaoma on the day above written and in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to all the conditions of this deed the name of Donald McLean Land Commissioner for the Government of New Zealand is hereunto attached.

Donald McLean.
Pehimana Kaha.
Hori Karaka.
Wiremu Paraone Manini x.
Te Wirihana Oioi.
Karamana Kiki x.
Maraea Te Ngaru x.
Iraia Taruru x.
Te Hapuku Te Ika o te moana x.

Witness to these receipts of money and signatures—

J. D. Ormond, Settler, Wairarapa.
G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 28th, 1876.