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

[Oruru Valley]

Now Know all people This Deed written on this the seventeenth (17) day of September 1856. 17 September.Mangonui District. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six (1856) is a Deed under which the final and complete settlement of the valley of Oruru is made. Oruru Valley.
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Now Be it known unto all people This valley known as Oruru is from this time forward finally and fully conveyed and given up by us the owners or claimants belonging to the tribe called. Te Rarawa and by the claimants or owners belonging to tribe known as Ngapuhi that is to say by us all to the Queen of England that is to say to the Government as a perpetual possession for the White people for ever and ever.