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

Translation

Translation.

This Deed completing a cession of Land written on this day the twenty seventh (27)1862. 27 January.Wairarapa District. of January in the year 1862 is a Deed of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and people of Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto signed to entirely convey a portion of our Land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens her successors for ever.Pahaoa.
And in consideration of our consenting to entirely give up this portion of our land Victoria the Queen of England consents to pay to us a sum of Two hundred and seventy
Receipt for£175
Received cash—
17 Jan., 1856100
£275
five pounds £275 One hundred Pounds of this money was paid to us on the 17th of January 1856 On this day in the year 1862 the sum of £175 has been paid to us by D. McLean Esqre.
The boundary commences at the confluence of the Ngakonui and Pahaua rivers up the Pahaua river to its confluence with the Wainuioru and up the Wainuioru riverBoundaries. Parakaikatoa, the mouth of the Puapuatapatu creek and on to Nga awapurua, up the Nga awapurua creek to the surveyed line and along the surveyed line to the source of the Ngakonui creek and down it to the Pahaua river where the boundaries join.
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We have entirely given up this land inherited by us from our ancestors on this day under the shining sun for a sure possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.

And in testimony of our consent we hereunto sign our names and marks.

Heremaia Tamaihotua.
Signed for them by Wi te Weu—
D. McLean.
Ko Hakopa Tioro x.
Ko te Meihana Tioro x.
Ko Hohepa Te Whare x.
Wiremu Mahupuku.
Arama Karaka x his mark.
Hemi te Kohea.
Paora Hakopa x.
Takerei Hohepa x.
Na Huakira te Apatea.
No Riki x.
Na Tiripa x.
Na Horomona Honokaraka x.
Marara Kaiakura x.

Nga Kai titiro—

Anaru Tuhokairangi.
Malcolm Frarer, (Govt. Surveyor.
Will. N. Searancke, D.C.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, Januuary 10th, 1876.