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



1854. 6 June.Aotea District.This Deed or Sale of land written on this the 6th day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four (1854) is a faithful and true consenting on the part of us the chiefs and people of Aotea on our own behalf and Aotea. on behalf of our relatives to give up for ever a portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
Boundaries. The boundaries of the land are these It commences at the entrance of the Aotea Harbour it then follows the coast line until it reaches Papakaraka when it reaches there it takes an inland direction until it reaches Te Hutiwai the piece of land purchased by Tainui it then follows Mr. Ligar's boundary until it reaches te Puta or Puarangi here it takes a turn and goes towards Kaikai it descends to Pakoka and follows the Pakoka river until it reaches Tibitu it ascends the Herangi it crosses to Mawhaki Tikiore and Manuaitu here it joins the school property it follows the boundary of the school property to the Piritoa from thence to the salt water until it reaches the entrance or Heads.

And having given our consent to surrender for ever this piece of land the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us the sum of One hundred Pounds Sterling (£100) the final or complete payment is to be made when the land is gone over and surveyed.

Receipt for 1st instalment, £100. The sum of One hundred Pounds Sterling (£100) we have received at the hands of Mr. McLean.

" Te Kewene.
" Wakana.
" Heteraka.

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Witnesses to the payment and to the signatures—

(Signed) Gideon Smales, Wesleyan Missionary.
" John Whitely, Wesleyan Missionary.
" Wiremu Kumete.
" John Hobbs.

A True Translation.

Sd. H. T. Kemp,
Native Secretary.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, March 18th, 1875.