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

Deed Receipts—No. 1. Oruru Block (Nopera’s Claims), Mangonui District

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Deed Receipts—No. 1. Oruru Block (Nopera’s Claims), Mangonui District.

Mangonui, July 3rd, 1854
I the undersigned do hereby acknowledge to have received from W. B. White Esqre 1854. 3 July. Mangonui District. Oruru. Rest. Magst. &c. the sum of One hundred pounds (£100) in consideration of my claim Receipt for £100. (being the only native claim existing) at Oruru from its mouth to its source extending Nopera’s claims. to and containing the old boundaries of Dr. Ford’s old purchase but which was returned to me in consideration of other purchases by Dr. Ford. It is to be understood that I also receive as soon as the same can be surveyed (100) one hundred acres of land at Reserve. [100 acres.] Oruru including the present site of my pa and to be divided into two allotments if required by the natives.

Witness and Interpreter—

H. Souther.

Witness to Payment—

Norton Butler.
William Henry Clarke.
Wm. Butler.

A True Copy of Original Receipt.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 4th, 1875