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



Ahuriri, 13th April, 1855.
1855. 13 April.Te Mata.Received by us this day the sum of Five Hundred Pounds (£500) once told from Mr. McLeanReceipt for £500. as payment to us for the portion of our land called Te Mata which we have this day fully given up and made over to Victoria the Queen of England for ever and ever.
Boundaries The boundaries of this land have been surveyed some time ago by Thomas (Fitzgerald's) Land Surveyor. That is Tukituki is one boundary commencing at te Ahi Koura thence on in Tukituki and coming out at Taumata o te Rangihouao thence inland on the ridge on Thomas's survey line and on in that line coming out at Ngaruroro thence on to Karituwhenua and across to Ahi Koura. Here the boundaries join.
Two portions reserved. Two portions of land are reserved out of this sale the land of Karanema is one (of the portions reserved) because we have no right or claim on this particular portion; the other portion reserved is at Kohinerakau, this is a reserve for us.

We have fully given up and made over this land under the shining sun of this day as a possession for Victoria the Queen of England and for the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.

When the new portion of land shall have been surveyed it shall be added to this land and also all arrangements whatsoever having been agreed to shall apply to this land.

Te Moananui Hawea. x,
and 11 others.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Alfred Domett, Commr.
G. S. Cooper, Dist. Commr.
Walter B. D. Mantell, C.L.C.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 19th, 1876.