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

Translation

Translation.

We have received this day the sum of £100 One hundred Pounds from Mr. McLean1855. 14 February. as payment for our land which we fully give up and make over to Victoria the QueenRuataniwha. of England this day.Receipt for £100.
The boundaries commence at the Puta and thence on to the Korora and on to the Pa o Porahui and on to theBoundaries. Tawiti Kuri and thence on to Mangatawai and thence on to Maruanui thence on to Ruakiwi thence on to the top of the Ruahine range thence on by the range to the Tohu a te Atua thence on to Tauhaparapara thence on to the Iringa o te Pokeka of Park here turning and on to Apiti and on to Ngapakira thence on to Matangikaiawha thence on to Kohikoromatua thence joining the Puta.

We fully give up and make over this our land inherited by us from our ancestors under the shining sun of this day as a permanent possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever. When the boundaries have been surveyed and the land has been looked over then shall the final payment to us be agreed to for this land.

Harawira Takuo x.
Te Hapuku Ika o te Moana x.

Witness—

John P. Russell, Settler, Wairarapa.
G. S. Cooper, J.P.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.