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

Translation

Translation.

This land selling document written on this day, on the third (3) day of August in the1857. 3 August.Hawke's Bay. year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven (1857) is a full and true agreement by us the chiefs and people of Ngatiterangikoianake whose names are hereto subscribed on behalf of ourselves our relatives and all our descendants to be born herePuahanui. after to fully and entirely give up 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 agreeing to give up this piece of our land Victoria the Queen of England also agrees on her part to pay for the said piece of land the sum of one thousand two hundred pounds (£1200) nineTotal price, £1,200. hundred pounds (£900) of which amount has this day been paid to us by Mr. McLean;Receipt for £900. and the three hundred pounds (£300) that remain are to be paid to us by Mr. Cooper at a future period.
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The boundary begins at the Whakarapurapu and runs on to the Pou-a-Ouenuku thence to Motukumara thence to Tuakirikiri thence to Korora where it emerges on theBoundaries. plain and follows the edge of. the wood to the Upoko-o-Paua thence into the Mangamate and up the stream to the Rewarewa where it breaks off and goes on to Mairepoiki thence by Arawahi-a-Kaiatahu, thence to Te Puku, thence to Te Haurakau where it breaks off and runs to Mangamauku thence to Mangatiheke where it breaks off and runs in a southerly direction on to Ngamahanga thence to Mangaupokororo thence to Turi-o-Hakeke where it breaks off and runs down the Taneateko stream into the Manga-mauku and down that stream to Mangaoriuku thence up the Mangaonuku till it closes up at the Whakarapurapu.

Now we have fully considered wept over and bid adieu to and finally transferred this land inherited by us from our ancestors with its rivers, waters, lakes, hills, plains, forests, trees, stones, grass, good places and bad and everything above or below the soil and everything connected with the said land we have fully and finally given up in the face of day as a lasting 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. And in witness of the assent of Victoria the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed Mr. McLean the Land Commissioner for the Governor of New Zealand has hereto sub-scribed his name.

(Signed) Donald Mclean, Comr.

Whaitiri x.
Kinokino x.
Whanako x,
and 29 others.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) G. S. Cooper, J.P., Napier.
Hirawanu Kaimokopuna, Aboriginal Chief, Manawatu.

True Translation.

G. S. Cooper, Dist. Comr.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.