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

Translation

Translation.

1854. 1 December.Wairarapa District.We Have Received from Mr. McLean on this day on the first of December 1854 the sum of One hundred Pounds in money (£100) in Payment for our land at Kaiaho which we have this day given up to Victoria the Queen of England. The boundary commences at Kaiaho and runs in a Westerly direction till it reaches a Post put down by Henare onKaiaho. the bank of the Waingawa, whence it follows the Queen boundary in a southerlyReceipt for £100. direction te Te Ara-a-Tawa thence it runs through the middle of the Kuripuni bush, onBoundaries. to Te Rangakowhatu, thence in an easterly direction to the mouth of the Wai-o-te- Matia stream and on to Kaiaho, where the boundaries join. Now we have entirely surrendered the above piece of land to Victoria the Queen of England on this day, as a firm Possession for ever and ever, when the boundaries are marked off by the surveyors, an arrangement will be made as to the balance of the Purchase money to be Paid to us when the size and quality of the land are known.

Ihaia Te Whakamairu.
Arapata Takatia x his mark.
Hakaraia Te Pukenui.
Hamiora Pakaiahi.
Namana Te Ruke.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Ngatuere Tawhao x his mark.
G. S. Cooper, Dist. Commissioner.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wairarapa.

A True Translation.

G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 10th, 1876.