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

[Deed Receipts—No. 8.]

Deed Receipts—No. 8.

Waipureku Block, Province of Hawke's Bay.

Ahuriri, 13 Aperira, 1855.
Kua riro mai ki a matou i tenei ra nga pauna moni kotahi te rau takitahi (£100) na1855. 13 April.Hawke's Bay te Makarini i homai. Hei utu tenei mo to matou wahi whenua kua hokona e matou iWaipureku. tenei ra ki a Wikitoria te Kuini o Ingarangi a ake tonu atu. Kia oti ra ano teneiReceipt for £100, first instalment. whenua te ruri me nga korero katoa oti rawa hei reira whakatutukitia ai te tikanga o nga utu mo tenei kainga.
Ka timata te rohe ki Tukituki ka rere ki Ngaruroro ka tae ki Makaramu rere atuBoundaries. Motukawa rere atu ka mau ana ko te kongutuawa Whakamarino ka haere i roto i te wai o Whakamarino puta noa ki te Waitukukaha rere atu ki te kauru o Makaramu ka puta ki Waipureku ka rere i roto i Waipureku puta noa ki te kongutuawa o Tukituki. Ka mutu.

Heoi ano kua oti tenei kainga te tino tuku rawa atu i tenei ra hei whenua pumau tonu iho ki a Wikitoria te Kuini o Ingarangi ki nga Kingi Kuini ranei o muri iho i a ia a ake tonu atu.

Te Moananui Haweax.
Karauria Pupux.

Witness

G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner.

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.