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



This Deed entered into on the Fifth day of April in the year 1853 the consenting of us 1853. 5 April.Kahawai. the Chiefs of the Maungaunga the consenting also of the Queen of England on her part now we the owners of the Land described in this Deed do now consent to sell this Land to Queen Victoria for the sum of £100 now given to us for this we give and make over to Victoria the Queen of England and her Heirs for ever this Land and all thereto belonging.
The Boundaries are these on the West by the Manuka creek on the South at the Boundaries. Manuka creek beginning at a place called Kaiarara and going on until it enters the creek of Otawahi on the East by the creek of the Mauku going on to the North this Boundary being the windings of the Mauku creek until it enters the Manuka creek and joins the West Boundary. A sketch of this Land is on the other side.

witness our names—



signed in the presence of—

(signed) john white, interpreter.

Received by us the £100 as agreed to in this Deed hence ourReceipt for £100. now writing these our names on this the 5th of April in the year of our Lord 1853.

witness our names—


" epiha.


(signed) john white, interpreter.

A true translation.

John White, Interpreter.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 7th, 1874.