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



1855. 13 August.This Deed written on this thirteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousandHawke's Bay eight hundred and fifty five (1855) is a paper of the full consent of us the Chiefs of Ngatikahungunu whose names are attached to this document entirely to give up aOtapahi. certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
Receipt for £200. And in consideration of our full and solemn consent entirely to give up our land the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us the sum of Two hundred pounds (£200) once told which monies we have this day received from Mr. McLean.
Boundaries. The boundaries are commencing at Otapahi thence to Oahua down the Oahua stream and on to Ngaruroro where it joins Otapahi on Park's Survey line that is, all the land which was surveyed in the presence of Te Hapuku Tawhara, te Watene, Kerei. Mr. Park being the surveyor.

Now we have for ever transferred and entirely given up this land with its trees stones waters pastures and all appertaining to the said land under the shining sun of this day to Victoria the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.

And in testimony of our consent to all the particulars of this Deed we hereunto affix our names and marks.

And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to the particulars of this Deed Mr. McLean the Land Purchase Commissioner of the New Zealand Government hereunto affixes his name.

Donald McLean, Comr.

Te Hapuku Ika o te Moana x, and 3 other signatures.

Witness to these payments and signing of names—

William B. Baker, Clerk, Land P. Dept.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.