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



We have received1857. 4 July.Maraekakaho on this fourth (4) of the days of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred fifty seven (1857) one thousand three hundred £1300 pounds inReceipt for £1,300. money which has been paid to us by Mr. McLean. This is the payment to us for the whole of our claims within those lands sold by Te Hapuku Tawhara and their people toBoundaries. the Queen namely for the whole of our claims at Maraekakaho Aorangi Otakuao Otaranga and on to Te Ruahine on to Ngaruroro and along the boundary at Umu-o- Makai, Pokotaringa, Ongaru Whakapirau, Pukati, and on to that portion of Raukawa which is sold thence again to Mangaonuku Parikarangaranga, Matakite and on till it reaches Pohatukaha. This is all. This is the full and final consent of us whose names are affixed to this Deed on behalf of' ourselves, our relatives and our descendants hereafter to be born after us to fully and finally surrender the whole of our lands comprised within these boundaries as a sure and lasting inheritance to Victoria the Queen of England and all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.

These lands with all its waters streams stones grass and all and everything above or below the land and all and everything connected with the said land have we fully and finally surrendered up as a sure inheritance fully parted with for the Europeans.

And this is another part we agree on behalf of ourselves and the people of Ngati-kahungunu and Ngatiteupokoiri to relinquish and put away the ill feeling existing with us, namely, all our interest in these lands.

(Signed) Moananui Hawea x.
Noa Huke x.
Wiremu Te Rewarewa x.
and 12 additional signatures.

Witnesses to payment and signatures—

(Signed) Edwd. Boddington, Clerk, Napier.
James Fulloon, Clerk N.L. Office, Auckland.
(Sd.) G. S. Cooper, J.P., Napier.

A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 18th, 1876.