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


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1854. 25 August.Whaingaroa District.This is a Deed conveying land, written at Auckland this twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four (1854). This is the final payment for all that portion of land which was formerly sold to Mr. Ligar; this is the transfer of Te Haroto, we have no claim thereon: when the wheat crop now Te Haroto. growing upon the land is ripe, and has been reaped, then we will remove to some other To be left entirely after harvest. place. And in consideration of our full consent to give up te Haroto, and the other lands sold to Mr. Ligar to the Queen Victoria of England, to the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for ever, the Queen agrees to pay us the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) this being the final payment agreed upon by us in the Deed dated the third day Receipt for £100. of May 1854. We have received this sum of one hundred pounds from Messrs. Kemp and Johnson, Commissioner for the purchase of Native lands for the Governor of New Zealand, wherefore we hereunto affix our names and marks of consent.

The mark of Watene x Waitetuna living at te Haroto.
Nikorima Rutu.


J. C. Johnstone.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wairarapa.

(Sd.) John Grant Johnson,
District Commissioner.
H. T. Kemp, J.P.,
Nat. Secretary.

True Translation.

Donald McLean, Chief Commissioner.

Auckland, March 19th, 1856.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 25th, 1874.