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


1856. 26 February.Bay of Islands District.This Deed or sale of land, Written on this the twenty sixth 26th day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty six 1856, is a Deed by which, we Omawake. the Chiefs; being the lawful owners of the soil, give our free and true consent to sell or convey a portion of our land, to Victoria the Queen of England, that is to say to the Government, the same to become its property, for the use of the White people for ever and ever; This land is known by the names of "Te Wiroa" and "Omawake."