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



This document conveying land was written on this the sixth (6) day of January1854. 6 January.Hawke's Bay. in the year of our Lord (1854) one thousand eight hundred and fifty four is a paper of the full and unreserved assent of us the Chiefs and People of the Ngatikahungunu tribe whose names are hereunto attached on behalf of ourselves our relations andPart Of Ruataniwha. descendants who shall be born after us to transfer for ever a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the King or Queen who may succeed her for ever.
And in consideration of our full consent to sell this piece of our land Victoria theReceipt for £300. Queen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of (£300) Three hundred pounds once told. This money we have this day received from Mr. McLean.
The boundary of the West commences on the boundary of the land sold by teBoundaries. Hapuku that is at Kiriwai and on to Waiaruhe and on to west of Korako and on to Rangitoto then going southward to Hakikino and on to Waikopiro and on to Kohiotahu then on to the Raorao till it joins Ngahape then on to the old boundary then on till it joins Kiriwai.

We have entirely given up and bidden farewell to this land which we have inherited from our forefathers with its rivers its streams its lakes its springs its timber grass and stones with its plains and fertile spots its sterile parts and everything above the surface or under the surface and everything thereunto belonging we now for ever deliver up and transfer to the Queen of England under the shining sun of this day to be the property of the Queen of England and to the King or Queen who may succeed her for ever.

In testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this deed we hereunto affix our names and marks.

And in testimony of the full consent of the Queen of England to the conditions of this Deed the name of Donald McLean Principal Commissioner for purchase of Native Land is also hereunto affixed.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.
Ko te Hineipaketia,
and 4 others.

Witnesses to these receipts and signatures—

E. Daniell, J.P., M.P.C., Hutt.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
James Spiers, Crier, Supreme Court, Wellington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 18th, 1876