Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two
The boundaries of the land.
Now we have considered talked over and fully thought over sighed wept over and bidden farewell to and entirely given up all these lands of our ancestors which have descended from them to us as contained within these boundaries which have been described by Mr. McLean and which are delineated upon the plan attached to this Deed of consent as a lasting possession from us under the shining sun of this day with its rivers lakes waters minerals and timber and with all things belonging to the said land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.
£200 Two hundred pounds once told will be paid to us by Mr. McLean in the days of November in the year 1852.
£200 Two hundred pounds once told will be paid to us by Mr. McLean in the days of November in the year 1853.
£200 Two hundred pounds once told being the final instalment for these lands will be paid to us by Mr. McLean in the days of November in the year 1854.
And in testimony of our assent in the presence of this assembly to all the conditions of this Deed which has been explained and read to us by Mr. McLean we hereunto sign our names and marks.
And in testimony of the assent of the Queen of England to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Donald McLean Esquire the Government Land Commissioner is hereunto subscribed.
Hone Te Wainoha.
Hone Kingi Para x, and 293 others.
Witnesses to the receipts of this money and to these signatures—
(Signed) John Williams Harris, Settler at Turanga, Poverty Bay.
William H. Harris, Settler.
Wiremu Tako, Wellington Chief.
Moananui, Ahuriri Chief.
Wm. Lewis, Trader, Wairoa.
Angus McQuarrie, Cooper, x his mark.
James Williamson, Clerk.
Alex. McQuarrie, Carpenter.
James Buchanan McKain, Trader.
(Sd.) Wm. B. Baker,
For Chief Commissioner.