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


page 705


This Deed written this 30th day of September in the year 1873. Know all men 1873. 30 September. Poverty Bay District. whereas on the 28th day of November 1872 Mr. McLean, Native Minister arrived at Te Awanui in the district of Waiapu when he fully declared in our presence that the Government had agreed to grant the Ngatiporou tribe a portion of the land that was Patutahi. confiscated in the district of Turanga on account of the crimes committed by the tribes who joined in rebellion. The said land is situated at Patutahi and is shown on the plan hereto attached, 10,000 acres of the said land was granted to us—Now we hereby give [10,000 acres.] back the said land at Patutahi unto Her Majesty the Queen Her Heirs and successors in consideration of the sum of £5000 (which has been given to us this day) we hereby Receipt for £5,000. finally cede to the Queen Her heirs and successors the said land containing 10,000 acres we shall never at any future time have anything to say with regard to that land which was given to us by Mr. McLean and with regard to the places we were entitled to at Turanga within the land taken by the Government.

(Sgd.)Mokena Kohere.
"Iharaira Houkamau.
"Meiha Ropata.
And others.

Witnesses to payment of money and signatures —

(Sg.) Cartwright Brown, Sheep farmer.
" T.J. Stewart, Sheep-farmer.
" F.W. Porter, Adjt. E.C.D.

Witness to signature of Mokena Kohere

(Sd.) George H. Davis,

Licensed Interpreter, Wellington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, March 12th, 1875