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



1855. 8 August.Wairarapa District.This Deed conveying land dated this day the eighth of the days of August in the year ofWainuioru.(Seaward of). Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five 1855 is a paper of the full and true consent of us the chiefs and men of Ngatikahungunu whose names are attached to this paper to entirely give up a piece of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.
And for our consenting entirely to give up this piece of our land Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us the sum of one hundred pounds £100 inReceipt for £100. money which sum Mr. Cooper has this day paid to us. The arrangements as to any further sums which may be paid to us for this land are to be concluded between Mr. Cooper and ourselves when the land shall have been examined. But in any case the balance is not to exceed £100.
Boundaries. The boundary begins at Wainuioru at the end of the land formerly sold by te Kaninamu to the Queen following the Wainuioru to Tawakatea thence to the Ara-a-Tawa thence to the hill te Warihanga, thence to the hill which is the boundary of the land sold by te Kaninamu, thence to Tarewanga Kotukutuku thence down said stream to Ngapaiaka when it joins the first boundary at Wainuioru. This is the last piece of land on the seaward side of Wainuioru.

Now we have finally surrendered this land inherited by us from our ancestors with all its wood, water and everything either above or below the soil and everything connected with the said land all these we have finally given up under the shining sun of the present day as a sure and certain possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.

In witness whereof we have hereto subscribed our names and Mr. Cooper the Land Commissioner for the Governor in this end of New Zealand, has also signed his name, at Wellington on this 8th day of August 1855.

G. S. Cooper,
District Native Land Commr.

Witnesses to payment and signatures—

George Frederick Swainson, Asst. Surveyor, Wellington.
H. J. E. Webb, Clerk, Wellington.

A True Translation.

G. S. Cooper, D.C.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 12th, 1876.