We have received on this fourth (4th) day of August in the year
of our Lord 1854 1854. 4 August. the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) once told this being the first
instalment for our Kotuku. land named Te Kotuku at Whaingaroa. The boundary commences at Puketutu
thence £100, first instalment. to Te Kotuku thence to Waipapa, Taumatakoi, Te Iringawhakarewa and on to
Putakaka where the boundary terminates in that direction: thence returning to
Kahuhuru, Hokomeri, te Huatapu to te Kirikiri and down to the beach along which it
proceeds to Puketutu.
We have for ever transferred all this land to Victoria the Queen of England with
its streams trees and whatsoever thereunto appertains under the shining sun of this
Renata Te Wharepuhi
John P. Russell, Settler, Wairarapa
John Grant Johnson
Acting Chief Commissioner
A True Copy of Original-Receipt and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton
September. 16th 1874.