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



This Deed written on this Nineteenth 19 day of August in the Year of Our Lord 18641864. 19 August.Wairarapa District. is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto subscribed and Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen ofKumurau. England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of Three hundred and three Pounds (£303)Receipt for £303 to us paid by Mr. McLean £103 and by Mr. Cooper £200 on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Taueru and named Kumurau the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our right title claim and interest whatsoever thereon To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of G. S. Cooper, acting for the District Land Commissioner is hereunto subscribed.
These are the boundaries of the Land beginning at te Manga-a-te-Whanau-Atua,Boundaries. thence to the Awa-a-Tukokoru, thence to Tuna-a-te-Henenga, thence to Kumurau, thence to Kakaiapu, thence to Rorokoko, thence to Tataiahape and into Taueru, and up the Taueru to Mangareia, where it runs upon the boundary of land already sold to the Queen and joins at te Manga-a-te-Whanau-Atua.

G. S. Cooper.
Nepia Ngaika x.
Pehimana Kaha.
Hera Te Ata x.

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Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

George F. Swainson, J.P.
Ihaia Whakamairu.
Ngairo x.
Wi Waka.
Tamati Patoromu.
Patoromu Te Apatu x.

Receipt for £200. Received this Nineteenth day of August in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty four the sum of Two hundred pounds Sterling (£200 . 0 . 0) being the final consideration money expressed in the above written Deed to be paid by G. S. Cooper on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Pehimana Kaha.


George F. Swainson, J.P.
Ihaia Whakamairu.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 13th, 1876.