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



1853 7 November.Mahurangi District.This Deed entered into on the 7th of November in the year One thousand eight hundred, and fifty-three being the consenting of the chiefs the Ara and Mahurangi. Haimona Pita the consenting also of the Queen on her part now the Ara and Haimona Pita the owners of the Land described in this Deed do now both agree for the sum of £20 for the Ara and £10 for Haimona now given to us for this we give up and make over to Victoria the Queen of Interests of Haimona and Tinana. England and Her Heirs and Successors for ever this Land and all thereto belonging, the Boundaries are these being the final unreserved giving up of Mahurangi that is the Boundaries. Land bought many years ago beginning at Takapuna and on to the Arai being the Boundary on the North according to the plan on the back of this Deed.

(Signed) Te Ara Tinana.

Signed by me by request of the Ara,


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(Signed) Haimona Pita.

Signed by me, requested by Haimona,

Paora Kawharu.


(Signed)John White, Interpreter.

(Signed)James Baber, Survey Office.

Received by us the £30 as agreed to in this Deed hence ourReceipt for £30. writing these our names on this the 7 of November in the year of our Lord 1853.

[As above.]

[As above.]

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, Sept. 21st, 1874.