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


This Deed made or written on this the third day of February in the year of Our Lord 1858. 3 FebruaryBay of Islands District. one Thousand eight hundred and fifty eight 1858, is a Deed by which we the Chiefs being the rightful owners of the soil consent of our own free will to transfer a portion of Muriwhenua. this our Land to Victoria the Queen of England to become her possession for ever for the use and benefit of the White people for ever and ever. The principal name by which this piece of land is known is "Muariwhenua."