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



We have received this ninth (9) day of August in the year of our Lord 1854 the sum 1854. 9 August. Opoia. of Thirty five pounds (£35) being the first instalment for our land named Opoia situated at Manukau. The boundary commences at Omahuru thence to Hikurangi, Boundaries. turning thence to Opoia, thence to the beach at Paratio, and thence to Omahuru. The total amount of purchase money will be decided upon when the land has been surveyed. Receipt for £35, first instalment. And in testimony of the receipt of these monies from Mr. McLean on this day, we hereunto affix our names.

Heta Paku.
Anaru Te Huia.
Aihipene Kaihau.


(Sd.) Hamiora.
" John P. Russell, Settler, Wairarapa.

True Translation.

Donald, McLean,
Chief Commissioner.

March 18,1856.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 16th, 1875.