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



This deed1857. 3 January.Hawke's Bay. conveying Land written on this third (3) of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven (1857) is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and People of Ngatikahungunu whose names are appended toManga-A-Rangipeke. this Deed on behalf of ourselves of our relations and of our descendants who may be born after us entirely to give up a portion of Our Land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens her successors for ever and ever.
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And in consideration of our consent entirely to give up this portion of our Land Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her part to purchase our said Land at a price of One hundred and fifty Pounds (£150) once told. Fifty Pounds (£50) of these monies we
  31 Dec, 1856£50
  This date>100
have received from Donald McLean Esquire on the thirty first 31 day of December 1856. As for the One hundred Pounds (£100) that remained we have received it this day from Donald McLean Esquire. This concludes the payment to us for this Land.
The boundary commences at te Whakarapurapu thence along the course of the stream until it reaches its source thence on to te Waimanu thence on in the course ofBoundaries. the Waimanu until it reaches Matikite where it discharges itself into the Mangaonuku thence on along that stream until it arrives at Whakarapurapu.

Now we have fully considered wept over and bid adieu to and fully and entirely sold this land inherited by us from our forefathers with its lakes its waters its streams its plains its ridges its forests its trees its minerals and all and everything above the surface of the land or beneath the surface of the land and all and everything connected with the said land we have wholly and entirely surrendered under the shining sun of this present day for a sure possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens her successors for ever and ever.

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

And in witness of the assent of the Queen of England of her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Donald McLean Esquire Land Commissioner for the Governor of New Zealand is hereto subscribed.

Donald McLean,

te Hapuku Ika o te Moana x, and 2 others.

Witnesses to this payment and to these signatures—

John Rogan, D.C., Auckland.
Thomas Godfrey, Auckland.
G. S. Cooper, Dist. Commr., Ahuriri.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 18th, 1876.