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

Deed Receipts—No. 16

Deed Receipts—No. 16.

Whareama Block (inland of), Wairarapa District.

1853. 29 November.Wairarapa District. We have received on this day the 29th day of November in the Year of Our Lord 1853 The sum of Ninety three Pounds £93 as payment for our Land at Wairarapa. The boundaries of the land are these. It commences at the River Tukokoru it followsWhareama.(Inland of). that river until it reaches Rakaiapu, from thence to Tataiahapi, from thence toReceipt for £93. Ahiaruhe, when it reaches te Ahiaruhe it then takes a Northerly direction until it reaches the boundary line of Te Otene and Pelichet the surveyor at TaumatawhangaiBoundaries. from thence it follows the surveyor's line until it reaches to Maungara te Whanau- Atua from thence until it meets again at the River Tukokoru. The boundaries of this land have been carefully gone over and surveyed, and the payment for hereafter fixed We have also received our share of the payment this day. Ngaika is to receive the next instalment, and when the surveys and the payments are completed, then we agree and undertake to sign the regular Deed of transfer to the Queen of England for ever ever.

Signed Otene Kuku x tana tohu.
Signed Pehimana Kaha.
Signed Riwai Popa.
Signed Iraia Titako.

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Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Signed) William H. Hunter, Settler, Castle-Point.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.

A true translation.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.

A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Receipt.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 8th, 1876.