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



This Deed1859. 12 August.Hawke's Bay. dated on this 12th day of August in the Year of Our Lord 1859 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and people of the tribe Ngaitabu, whose names are hereunto subscribed, And Witnesseth that on behalf ofOmarutairi. ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this deed under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds (£400) to us paid by Mr. McLean on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land situated at the Takapau and named Omarutairi the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed with its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said land or beneath the surface of the said land and all our right title claim and interest therein. To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Mr. McLean Commissioner is hereunto subscribed.Boundaries. These are the boundaries of the land, commencing at the boundary of the first sale, at te Whakamaru and running in the Makaretu to Otekara where it turns and runs to te Matau and follows down the edge of the wood to the Porangahau and runs in the stream till it reaches the old boundary, and then it turns and follows the old boundaryNative reserve. [1,000 acres.] to the starting point at the Whakamaru. One piece within these boundaries is to be given back to Hori Nia Nia and Hineipaketia, one thousand acres (1000) of the plain, beginning at the Waimanu and running to Otekara and on to Makaretu; the other boundaries to be fixed by the survey.

Signed Donald Mclean, Comr.

Receipt for £400. Received this 12th day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine 1859, the sum of four hundred Pounds sterling (£400) being the full consideration money expressed in the abovewritten Deed to be paid by Mr. McLean on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Hori Nia Nia. &c., &c., &c.

True Translation.

G. S. Cooper.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton

Wellington, February 25th, 1876.