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
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
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.
February 19th, 1876.