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



Received from Mr. McLean on this eleventh day of September in the year of our 1855. 11 September. Lord 1855 the sum of £40 for all our claims to Hikurangi that is to all the lands Hikurangi. which we refused to give up Claims of Aihepene Kaihau. in the Hikurangi Block These I now for ever give up with all thereunto appertaining. These payments are for Te Kepa and ourselves conjointly. Now this is the final transfer of this land for ever to Victoria to the Kings Receipt for £40. or Queens who may succeed her for ever. I likewise agree to suppress the claims of all persons if any come forward to prefer a claim to this land hereafter and for ever. And in testimony of my consent to all the conditions of this Deed I hereunto affix my name.

Witnesses to these payments and signatures—

(Sd.) John White, Interpreter, L.P.D.
Ebenezer Baker, Clerk, Auckland.
Aihipene Kaihau.

True translation.

Donald McLean,
Chief Commissioner.

11th April, 1855.

A True Copy of Original Receipts and Translations.

Wellington, July 26th, 1875

H. Hanson Turton