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

[Deed Receipts—No. 10.]

Deed Receipts—No. 10.

Waipureku Block, Province of Hawke's Bay.

Ahuriri, 15 Mei, 1855.
1855. 15 May.Hawke's Bay.Kua riro mai ki a matou i tenei ra nga pauna moni e toru tekau takitahi (£30) na teWaipureku. Kupa i homai. Hei utu tenei mo to matou wahi whenua kua whakaaetia e matou iReceipt for £30. tenei ra kia hokona ki a Wikitoria te Kuini o Ingarangi ki nga Kingi Kuini ranei o muri iho i a ia a ake tonu atu. Otira kia oti ra ano tenei whenua te ruri me nga korero katoa oti rawa hei reira whakatutukitia ai te tikanga o nga utu mo tenei kainga.
Boundaries. Ka timata te rohe ki Whakamarino rere atu te Kahikatoa rere atu Whakarere rere atu te Wai o Whakamau puta noa atu ko te Timu rere noa i roto i Tukituki puta noa ki Waipureku mau atu Makaramu mau atu Motukawa tutaki noa ki Whakamarino. Ka mutu.

Heoi ra ka pono rawa a matou whakaaetanga ki tenei whenua kia tino tukua rawatia hei whenua pumau tonu iho ki a te Kuini o Ingarangi a ake tonu atu.

Te Waka Kawatinix.
Hakaraia.

Witnesses to payment and signatures

J. H. Marriott, Optician, Port Nicholson.
te Hapuku te Ika o te Moana x.

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Translation.

Ahuriri, 15th May, 1855.
Received by us this day the sum of £30 Thirty pounds once told from Mr. Cooper1855. 15 May.Waipureku. as a payment for our land which we have this day consented to sell to Victoria theReceipt for £30. Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever. But when the land has been surveyed and talked over all completed then the last payment for this place will be entered into.
The boundary commences at Whakamarino thence to Kahikatoa thence toBoundaries. Whakarere thence to Wai o Whakamau thence to the Timu thence running in Tukituki till it reaches Waipureku thence to Makaramu thence to Motukawa thence closing at Whakamarino. There it ends.

Our consent to entirely give up this land is true as a lasting possession to Victoria the Queen of England for ever and ever.

Te Waka Kawatini x.
Hakaraia.

Witnesses to payment and signatures—

J. H. Marriott, Optician, Port Nicholson.
Te Hapuku te Ika o te Moana x.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.