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



This Deed conveying land written on this the seventeenth day of January in the year1854. 17 January. of our Lord (1854) One thousand eight hundred and fifty four is a Deed of our fullHawke's Bay and unreserved assent of us the Chiefs and people of the Ngatikahuhunu whose names are hereunto attached on behalf of ourselves our relations and descendants born afterOkawa. to give up and make over a portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
And in consideration of our full consent to sell this piece of our land Victoria thePrice, £800. Queen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of £800 once told. (£400)Receipt for £400. Four hundred pounds once told of that sum has been paid to us this day by Mr. McLean.
These are the boundaries commencing at the Valley at Tutaekuri then on theBoundaries. south to Ngaruroro thence inland to Hukanui to the top of the hill thence turning to the sea. Okawa and Pakiaka being the principal names of this land. And also that when the boundaries of this land shall have been perambulated and surveyed then the final payment for the land shall be determined.

This then being our full consent and final giving up of this our land the boundaries of which are specified in this Deed to Victoria the Queen of England for ever.

And in testimony of our consent we have hereunto attached our names and marks.

And in testimony of the Queen Mr. McLean Land Commissioner for the New Zealand Government has hereunto attached his name.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.
Ko te tohu tenei x o te Moananui,
and 3 others.


Edward Francis Harris, Wellington.
William Spinks, Grocer, Wellington.
Wiremu Tako, Native Chief, Wellington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.