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



1854. 14 April.Aotea District.Wehave received at the hands of Mr. McLean the sum of Ten Pounds Sterling (£10) as an advance upon the land which we have consented to sell to Victoria the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
Paparata. The boundaries of the land commence at a place called Potangotango from thence Receipt for £10. to Horokawau from thence to te Werewere from thence to Pariteiho from thence to Boundaries. Hiakai from thence to te Waimaori it ascends to the top of Paparata from thence to Rimuwakairo it joins at te Hutiwai from thence until it joins at the boundary of Kereopa and from thence until it reaches Matahahaea it then joins at Potangotango.

Pumipi is the principal man who has consented to give up this land and we being his children are authorized to sell and sign our names to this agreement. The final and complete arrangements for the purchase of this land will be made hereafter.

Na Hemi Matini.


John P. Russell, Settler, Wainga Moana, Wairarapa.
Alfred A. M. McKellar, Settler, New Plymouth.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 3rd, 1875.