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



This Deed written this eighth day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred 1854. 8 July. and fifty four (1854) is a paper of our full consent to give up for ever a certain portion Piako District. of our land to Victoria the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever. The Name of the land is Tuirua in the Piako District. These Tuirua. are the boundaries:—Commencing at Pirori, thence to Mangawhero, and on to Mangapiko, Boundaries. thence turning down the Tuirua stream and running along the ridge of Tikioneone to Otane, thence to Pirori where the boundaries meet.
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Now we have recevied this day the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) from Mr. McLean. One hundred pounds (£100) still remains to be paid which will make Receipt for £100. the total amount to Two hundred pounds and if it is found when the land is surveyed that it exceeds the estimated quantity it will be decided whether or no there shall be any additional payment.

And in testimony of the receipt of these moneys by us we hereunto affix our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to the conditions of this Deed the name of Donald McLean, Land Purchase Commissioner is also affixed.

(For D. McLean.) H. T. Kemp.

Sd. Etu Ngakete.
" Paeraka.
" Ko Wireinu Kingi.
" Ko Arama Karaka.
" Ko Penehamine.
" Ko Unahi.
Sd. William Jowett.
" Hori Pokai x te Ruinga.
" Ko te Hiwinui x his mark.
" Nga Kete.
" Ngamare x his mark.
" Ruinga.


Sd. John White, Interpreter.
" John P. Russell, Wairarapa.
" H. T. Kemp, J.P.

True Translation.

Donald Mclean, Chief Commissioner.

March 18,1856,

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 7th, 1875.