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



1855. 16 August.This document written on this sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five is a document of the true consent of us the Chiefs Taupo District. and people of Ngatihaoa whose names are hereunto attached to sell and to entirely give Te Tawa. up the portion of our place at Piako to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
Boundaries. The boundary commences at Te Tawa thence to Waihohonu thence along the survey made by us and Captain Heale to Tatawa thence to Waikahua and on to Mangapirita thence to Taumata and on to the side of Maungare thence to Pukiekie and on to the boundary a little inland of Te Huruhuru thence from that boundary to Waipapa thence to Mangarewa thence to Onewhero thence across to Maungataparu to Mangahaumia thence following the course of Mangahaumia till it reaches Tetawa.
And on account of our true consent to sell and entirely give up this part of our place the boundaries of which are described in this document Victoria the Queen of
Receipt for£200
1 Aug., 1854,
  received cash100
England on her behalf agrees to pay us the sum of Three hundred pounds one hundred pounds of which we received on the first day of August in the year 1854. the remaining two hundred pounds has this day been given into our hands by Mr. McLean and on account of the final cession of this land to the Queen under the shining sun of this day we have written our names and our true consent to the contents of this document.



Correct translation.

T. E. Young,
Translator Native Department.

A True Transcript of Office Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 24th, 1876.
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