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



This deed1856. 17 November.Hawke's. Bay. conveying land dated the 17th of the days of November 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 men and Chiefs of Ngatikahungunu whose names are subscribed to thisTe Mata. paper entirely to give up a piece of our Land to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
And for our consenting on behalf of ourselves our relations and our descendants hereafter to be born fully to give up this piece of Land Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her part to purchase our said Land at a price of One thousand Pounds in money
  13 Apr., 1855£500
  This date>500
(£1,000). Five hundred (£500) of which amount was paid to certain of us upon the thirteenth (13) day of April 1855 to whom it was given by Mr. McLean. Five hundred pounds (£500) being the final payment to us for this land has been paid to us this day by Mr. Cooper.
The boundary of the Land begins at Ngakau o Hape and runs on to Taumata-o-te MihiroaBoundaries. thence to the Rou-Pungarehu thence to Hika Hika thence to Waikaha thence to te Wai-o-Hinerakai thence to Taumata-o-Puku where it turns and runs to Papahuakina thence to Tauroa thence to te Motu-o-Hinerangi thence to te Taurua thence to Kaiwaka where it turns and runs to te Kahurangi thence to te Mokopeke thence to Wanawana whence it joins on to the commencement at te Ngakau o Hape. The other side of the Land which runs on to te Ahikoura to Waipuna to Karituwhenua was givenLand reserved from sale. up by our relatives at the first payment. The Land belonging to the descendants of te Heipora is left out of these boundaries it is not sold to wit the land from Karituwhenua to te Ngakau o Hape and running up the hill and a plan of which is upon the map of the ground. This land is for the descendants of te Heipora for ever.

Now we have fully considered wept over and bid adieu to this land inherited by us from our forefathers with all its lakes rivers 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 wholly and entirely surrendered under, the shining sun of the present day as a sure possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings or Queens her successors for ever.

And in witness of our assent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks.

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.

Te Paratene te Akonga,
x and 9 other signatures.

Witnesses to payment and signatures—

Hapuku Ika o te Moana x.
Edward F. Harris, Ahuriri, Clerk and Interpreter.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 18th, 1876.