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



This deed1856. 22 March.Hawke's Bay. conveying land dated this twenty second (22) of the days of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty six (1856). is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and people of Ngatitewhatuiapiti whose names are heretoAorangi. subscribed for ourselves our relations and descendants to be hereafter born to fully and finally transfer a piece of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.
And for our consenting entirely to surrender this piece of our land Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us the sum of Two thousand PoundsReceipt for £1,000, first instalment. (£2000) in money. One Thousand Pounds (£1000) of which amount we have this day received and the One Thousand Pounds (£1000) which remains is to be paid to us in the year 1857. The One Thousand Pounds £1000 which we have this day received has been paid to us by Mr. Cooper.
Boundaries. The boundary of the Land begins at te Rongo-o-hineiringa at the mouth of the Maraekakaho runs up the stream till it reaches Tahuapou, te Waikoukou, te Pihau, te Niu-a-Tangahoa, Rakauwharoa Parikarangaranga Mangaonuku runs up this stream till page 509it reaches te Motu-a-Rangitekura Matakite te Koangaumu te Wai-o-Hineteata runs across Tapuae Haruru into Poporenga thence to Oaro breaking off there and running to Oahua then running down Mr. Park's boundary till it reaches Otapahi thence down stream and into Mangatahi thence to Mohotaurua down to Ngaruroro thence to Muhumuhu thence to Otakaraho and finally closing up at the mouth of the Maraekakaho.

Now we have fully considered wept over and finally bid adieu to this land inherited by us from our ancestors with its streams waters [unclear: lakes] forests hills plains good places and bad, grass trees stones and everything either above or beneath the soil and everything connected with the said land have now finally given up under the shining sun of the present day as a fixed possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.

And in witness of our consent entirely to surrender this piece of our land we have hereto subscribed our names and marks.

And in witness of the consent of Victoria the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed it has been signed by Mr. Cooper a Land Commissioner for the Governor of New Zealand.

G. S. Cooper,
District Native Land Commissioner.
Te Hapuku Ika o te Moana, x
and 87 other signatures.

Witnesses to payment and signatures—

J. B. Williams, Clerk to Crn. Lnds. Commissioner, Napier.
Henry Groom, Constable, Napier.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton

Wellington, February 18th, 1876.