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



1853. 17 May.Manukau District.The Writing of this Deed on the 17th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three is the consenting of the Chiefs the consenting also of the Queen of England for herself, now we Haimona Piripi, Noa, Matene, Paratene, Mara-o-Hinewai. Te Nga, Te Ritimana, Te pepene, Ihaka Takanini and Mohi the owners of the land described in this document agree to sell this land to the Queen (of England) Victoria for the sum of Two hundred and fifty Pounds (£250) which is now placed in our hands in consideration of which we deliver over and give up to the Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever this land with all appurtenances Boundaries. thereto, the boundaries of which are as follows: Commencing at the lower portion of a place named Tepouorangiwhiri thence through the falls to the mouth of the Creek Ngakoroa (the East) thence through the Ngakoroa till it reaches the ridge Waimanu or boundary of Rama Rama to a dry Puriri tree whence it ends. It goes thence in a westerly direction and adjoins the boundary of Pukekohe to the North it goes towards the Pouorangiwhiri. A plan of this land is on the other side.


Te nga.
Te Retimana.
Ihaka Taka Anini.

In the presence of—

John Grant Johnson, Interpreter.

Receipt for £250. Received by Ihaka, Te Nga, Te Ritimana, and Piripi the men who owned this land two hundred and fifty pounds written in this Deed we therefore write our names on this seventeenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.

Te Ritimana.
Te Nga.
Ihaka Takanini.

In the presence of—

John Grant Johnson, Interpreter.

Te Nga55

True translation.

C. O. Davis, Interpreter.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 11th, 1874.