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



1855. 24 January.Wairarapa district.This paper or Deed transferring land written on the 24th day of January 1855 is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and people of Ngatikahungunu whose hands are hereunto subscribed on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants to finally and entirely give up a piece of our land to Victoria the QueenKuratawhiti. of England and to all the Kings or Queens her successors for ever. And for ourAdditional piece. consenting to surrender this piece of our land Victoria the Queen of England agreesBoundaries. on her part to pay us the sum of seventy five pounds (£75). The boundary commences at the Queen's Highway in Greytown and runs in an Easterly direction ten chains, where it turns and runs up to Waiohine, having reached the Waiohine it runs up the stream till it meets the Queen's Highway when it runs down the Queen's Highway till it reaches the starting point. Now we have fully thought over, discussed, bid farewell to and finally surrendered this piece of land inherited by us from our ancestors under the shining sun of the present day, as a sure and lasting possession to Victoria the Queen of England for ever. And in witness of our assent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereto subscribed our names and marks. And in witness of the assent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed, Mr. McLean the land commissioner for the Government of New Zealand hereunto subscribes his name.

Donald McLean,
Land Commr.
Pehi Tutepakihirangi.
Hori Karaka Taha.
Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.


G. S. Cooper, J.P., District Commissioner.
Manihera te Rangitakaiwaho.

A True Translation.

G. S. Cooper, D.C.

Receipt for £75. We have received on this day on the tenth (10) of the days of September in the year of Our Lord 1855 the sum of Seventy five pounds which Mr. Cooper has paid to us. This is the price which was agreed to be paid to us for a piece of our land which we sold to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever, everything about which sale of land is written above but the money was not paid to us at the time of the sale.

Wiremu Kingi,
And other signatures.

Witness to payment and signatures—

Manihera te Rangitakaiwaho.
Wiremu Tutere Wakahaurangi.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 3rd, 1876.