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

Translation

Translation.

Ahuriri, April 13th, 1855.
Received by us this day the sum of One hundred pounds (£100) once told from Mr. McLean1855. 13 April.Waipureku. as a payment for the piece of land we have this day sold to Victoria Queen ofReceipt for £100, first instalment. England for ever. When this land is surveyed and the nature of the land examined when all is finished then will be determined the final payment.
The boundary commences at Tukituki thence to Ngaruroro thence to MakaramuBoundaries. thence to Motukawa thence running till it reaches the mouth of the river Whakamarino thence running in the river Whakamarino till it reaches Waitukukaha thence to the top of Makaramu thence to Waipureku thence to the mouth of the river Tukituki. Here it ends.

We have entirely given up this land for a lasting possession to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.

Te Moananui Hawea x.
Karauria Pupu x.

Witnesses—

G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.