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



This Deed conveying land written on this twenty eighth day of August in the year of1855. 28 August.Hawke's Bay. our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five (1855) is a paper of the full consentof us the Chiefs and people of Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto affixed on behalf of ourselves our relations and all our descendants who shall be born after usTe Totara. to entirely transfer a portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
And in consideration of our full consent to give up this portion of our land Victoria
Receipt for£1,000
  23 Mar., 1855300
the Queen of England agrees that we shall be paid the sum of One thousand three hundred pounds (£1,300). Three hundred pounds of these monies we have previously received at Ahuriri on the 23rd March 1855 the remaining sum of one thousand pounds we have received on this day from Mr. McLean.
The boundary commences by the boundary of Mr. Park the Surveyor at TotaratutahiBoundaries. along which it proceeds to Waipaua in the course of which stream it runs to Kauaenui where it turns and runs to Taumata o Puatea thence to Atuamarama thence to Rangi iti thence to Paraikiri thence to the Tukituki at te Wharau thence in the course of the Tukituki to Park's boundary that is to the commencement of the boundary at Totara tutahi.

Now we have for ever sold and given up under the shining sun of this day all the lands contained within these boundaries to Victoria the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever with its timber minerals and all thereunto appertaining.

And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we hereunto affix our names and marks and in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to all the conditions of this Deed Donald McLean the Commissioner for the purchase of land for the Government of New Zealand hereunto affixes his name.

Donald McLean,

Te Hapuku Ika o te Moana x.
Hirini Hoekau x tona tohu.

Witnesses to these payments and signatures—

Ebenezer Baker, Clerk, Auckland.
John White, Interpreter, Auckland.
John Casey, Teacher, Auckland.
William B. Baker, 1st Clerk, L.P.D.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.