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

Translation

Translation.

Ahuriri, April 11th, 1855.
I have received this day the sum of One hundred pounds (£100) from Mr. McLean1855. 11 April.Tutaekuri. which is the payment for our portion of land which we this day give up and make overReceipt for £100, first instalment. to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
The sum of money agreed to be given to us by Mr. McLean for this land is TwoPrice, £200. hundred pounds; the second instalment for this land of (£100) One hundred pounds is to be given to us when the money shall arrive from Auckland.
The boundaries of this land commence at the mouth of Tutaekuri and PurimuBoundaries. Creeks thence on in the Tutaekuri Creek until it joins the Pukeroa and thence to Ruahine and on to Whakararanui and on to Oneahuahu and on to Owhangai and on to Tamihinu and on to Pakaua where it joins the before mentioned boundary of Purimu.

We have fully given up and made over this land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.

Tareha.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Robert Park, Govt. Surveyor.
G. S. Cooper, District Commr.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Torton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.