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



1854. 1 December.Wairarapa District.We Have Received from Mr. McLean on this day on the first of December 1854 the sum of Two hundred Pounds (£200) in money, in Payment for our land at Otahuao, which we have given up on this day to Victoria the Queen of England. The boundary begins atReceipt for £200. Te Hakakahia, thence it goes in an easterly direction to Otauira, thence to Te Pirau, thence in a southerly direction to Te Arawahi-a-te-nonohu thence to the Whangaehu Stream,Boundaries. thence to Te Purupuru, thence to Tirotirowhetu, to Taumataraia, thence it takes a southerly direction following the Taueru stream, till it reaches Te Pahikaikakariki, thence in a westerly direction to the lake, thence it returns and crosses the Whangaehu stream, thence to te Waitapu, thence to Te Hakakahia where it ends.

Enough. We have entirely given up this Piece of land on this day to Victoria the Queen of England as a sure Possession for ever and ever. When the boundaries are marked out by the surveyors so that the size and quality of the land may be known, then the amount to be paid to us as the balance of the purchase money coming to us will be settled.

Anaru Tuhokairangi.
Namana Te Ruke.
Hakaraia Te Pukenui.
Hatiera Te Rahui.
Marakaia Rereteiaia x his mark.

Witnesses to the Payment and Signatures—

(Signed) G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 10th, 1876.