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



This is a Deed of the entire sale, by us two, of the portion of land named Ahikauru, on this day, on the 10th day of January 1856, to Victoria the Queen of England, andAhikauru . to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever. The boundaries of theBoundaries. land commence at Taumata-o-te-Mauri, te Porowhakate Rawhiti o Papa, Hikurangi; thence to Taneroa's house at Waikakariki, Taherekaru; thence to the boundary of the Crown Land at Witimanuka; thence Southwards to Tamata-o-te-Manawa, te Motu o Punehu; turning thence it runs to Taumata-o-te-Mauri. We two have received the sum of twenty pounds (£20) on this day for the said land; and, when the land has been examined, if it be found to be extensive, the price will be increased; but if small, it will remain at the present sum. The final arrangements will be made when Mr. Cooper visits Wairarapa.

(Signed) Wiremu Kingi.
Maika Meha.


(Signed) Hoera Wakataha.
Elwin B. Dickson.

A True Translation.

Donald McLean,
Chief Commissioner.

April, 1856.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 15th, 1876.