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



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.

Signed Hanita.
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,
District Commissioner.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 9th, 1876.