August 15, 1859.
1859. 15 August.Received from Mr. McLean this day the sum of two hundred and
eighty pounds £280 for all our lands within the Block sold by the Ngatikahungunu
to the Northward ofRuahine. Waipaoa and up to the top of Ruahine, and following the hill to the
boundaries of the(Renata's claims.) lands sold to the Europeans and closing up to the old boundary of the
sale at the WaipukurauBoundaries. and following that boundary to Totaratutahi and so on to the Waipaoa
All the lands belonging to us and our relatives contained within the above
boundaries, we have absolutely sold under the shining sun of the present day to
Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens Her Successors for
ever, with all its rivers, trees and everything appertaining in any way to the
said lands we have page 597
sold for the said sum of two hundred and eighty pounds £280, which has been
given to us on this day, on the 15th of Augt. 1859 by Mr. McLean the
Commissioner. We shall have no claims to any part of these lands hereafter.Receipt for £280.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
Te Hapuku x.
Received for Mauruuru, sister of Noa Taikiwa the sum of twenty pounds £20Receipt for £20. for the claims that she has to the lands above enumerated.
Na te Hapuku x.
G. S. Cooper.
A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 28th, 1876.