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



This deed conveying Land dated this 13th day of November in the Tear of our Lord1856. 13 November.Hawke's Bay. 1856 is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and men of Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto subscribed on behalf of ourselves our relatives and our descendants to be hereafter born to fully and entirely give up a piece of our Land toTutaekuri. Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings or Queens her successors for ever.
And for our agreeing entirely to give up this piece of our Land Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us the sum of Two Hundred Pounds (£200) in money One Hundred Pounds (£100) of which was paid to us on the 11th day
  11 Apr., 1855£100
  13 Nov., 1856100
of April in the year 1855 and the balance of one hundred pounds has been paid to us by Mr. Cooper this day.
The boundary of the Land begins at the mouth of the Tutaekuri and Purimu and runs up the Tutaekuri to Pukeroa thence to Ruahine thence to Whakararanui thence to Oneahuahu thence to Owhangai thence to Tamihinu thence to Pakaua whence itBoundaries. closes up with the old boundary at Purimu.

Now we have fully considered wept over bid adieu to and entirely given up this piece of land inherited by us from our ancestors with all its lakes rivers waters streams trees stones grass plains forests good places and bad and everything above or below the soil and all and everything connected with the said land we have entirely given up under the shining sun of the present day as a sure possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.

And in witness of our assent to all the conditions of this Deed we.have hereto subscribed our names and marks at Ahuriri on this 13th day of November 1856.

And in witness of the assent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this deed it hath been subscribed by Mr. Cooper one of the Land Commissioners for the Governor of New Zealand.

G. S. Cooper,
District Commissioner.

Tareha x,
and 2 others.

Witnesses to payment and signatures—

H. S. Tiffen, District Surveyor, Napier.
M. Fitzgerald, Surveyor, Napier.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 18th, 1876.