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



1854. 21 February.Fairburn Block.We the Chiefs of the Ngatitai Tribe hereby consent to make over to the Queen of England all places whatsoever claimed by us or in which we have any part within the Block known by the name of "Fairburn's Block" as formerly sold (according to the Claims of Ngatitai plan annexed to this Document) to relinquish all our claims to this Land whether originally owned by us or returned by Mr. Fairburn or given back by the Commissioner Receipt for £500 of Land Claims or by any former Governor upon our receiving £500 in money given now to us on this day the 21st of February in the year 1854. We the Ngatitai also agree to order all men including the Ngatiwhakaue to move from this Land which is to This block to be vacated by Natives be left for Europeans only, We the Ngatitai also agree to move off this Land to that portion given to us by the Queen called Umupuia.


(Signed) Hori Te Whetuki
Na te Hana
Aperahama Waekaha
Tamati te Oko
Te Wea
Watere Kape
Watere Te Makuru
Mare Kingi te Kakapu No Ngatipato.

Witness to signatures and the payment of the money as agreed to above in this Deed—

(Signed) John White, Interpreter.

Witness to Signature of Hori te Whetuki—

(Signed) Thomas Eckford, Farmer, Maraitai

Names written upon the sketch upon the Deed.


A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 10th, 1876.