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

Translation

Translation.

This Deed1859. 19 April.Hawke's Bay. for the conveyance of land written on this day the 19th of April in the year of our Lord 1859 is a Deed with the full and truthful consent of us the Chiefs and people of Ngaiterangitohumare together with Ngaiteaonui to sell and convey fully and finally, a portion of our Land to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the KingsAropawanui. (Hepanaia's claims.) and Queens who may succeed Her for ever and ever. And this consent is given by usReceipt for £150. whose names are affixed to this Deed on behalf of ourselves, our relatives and descendants who may hereafter be born for ever and ever.
Boundaries. And in consideration of our having consented to sell this land the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay for our Land the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds Sterling £150 which sum has this day been paid to us by Mr. Cooper.

The boundaries commence on the sea coast at the mouth of the river Aropawanui following thence the course of the stream to Papawera, here it follows the road till it reaches Wharitenga, thence down to Waipapa and along the course of the Waipapa stream to the coast and along the coast to the mouth of the Aropawanui stream where it closes.

And we have duly considered, taken leave of and parted with this land of our ancestors, which has descended to us with its rivers, waters, trees, rocks, and every other thing above or below the surface of the ground and everything appertaining thereto, we have under the shining sun of this day made over and fully transferred to Victoria the Queen of England to be held by Her and all Kings and Queens Her Successors as a lasting possession for ever and ever.

And in proof of our consent to all the conditions specified in this deed we have hereunto affixed our names and marks.

And in proof of the consent of the Queen of England to all the conditions specified in this Deed the name of G. S. Cooper, one of the Commissioners for the purchase of Native Lands for the Government of New Zealand is hereunto affixed.

(Signed) G. S. Cooper, Dist. Commr.
Hepanaia Tohukai x.
Taituha Tamaitonoa x, and ten other signatures.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, March 1st, 1876.