We Have Received from Mr. McLean on this day on the twenty
ninth day of November1854. 29 November.Wairarapa District. 1854 One hundred Pounds in money (£100) in payment for our land at
Ngapunawhawhakou, at the Purakau, at Kuripuni, which we give up to Victoria the
Queen of England on this day as a firm possession for the Europeans for ever and
ever. The boundaries of this land begin at Ngongototara and proceed in a southerly
direction toDonald's Staation. te Punawhawhakou, thence to te Purakau, thence to Kuripuni, thence it
takesReceipt for £100. easterly direction to Kuripuni at Donald's bridge, thence it goes on shore
at Aotuhirangi thenceBoundaries. to Rongongapu, thence to Te Koromiko a te whiwhi, thence to Rangapohatu,
thence in the Kuripuni to Waihirere at the boundary formerly sold to the Queen.
The above piece of land we have entirely surrendered on this day to Victoria the
Queen of England and the final settlement of the Price shall be arranged between
ourselves and Mr. McLean when the surveys are completed, so that the quality of
the land page 448can be seen by the
Europeans—then all the arrangements about this land shall be finally concluded.
Ngatuere x his mark.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
Signed G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner.
John P. Russell,
Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
A True Translation.
G. S. Cooper,
A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 9th, 1876.