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



1853. 2 June.The Writing of this was done on the second day of June in the year one thousand eight Waiparera. hundred and fifty three The agreement of us Chiefs of Ngatiwhatua Tribe and the consent of the Queen of England, now we the men who have signed this paper do agree to give this land to the Queen of England for fifty pounds of money now given to us, Therefore we now give and let the Queen of England or Kings or Queens after her for ever and ever this land and all belonging to it whatsoever.
Boundaries. The boundaries are these To the North it is bounded by the Waitemata and on the [About 600 acres.] East by the Waitemata and Pupaka is on the South that sold to Mr. Berry joins on the West there is a creek the Waiarohia The sketch of the land is over the leaf.

See our names below—

(Sd.) Taiarua.
(Sd.) Tinana x his mark.

Witness to signature—

(Sd.) John White, Interpreter.

Receipt for £50. We have received fifty pounds money and sign our names on this paper this the second day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.

(Sd.) Taiarua.
(Sd.) Tinana x his mark.

Witness to payment of the fifty pounds—

(Sd.) John White, Interpreter.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 22nd, 1874.