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


page 757


We have received on this fourteenth day, (14) of June in the year of our Lord One 1854. 14 June. thousand eight hundred and fifty four (1854) the sum of one 'hundred pounds once told Waikaka. (£100) from Mr. McLean for the land which was sold by Te Karamu at Piako named Receipt for £100, first instalment. Waikaka, This is a commencing purchase for Piako.

Now we have for ever sold this land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.

On the receipt of these monies we hereunto affix our names and our marks.

Ko Hauauru x his mark.
Te Hura x his mark
Te Puru x his mark.


John White, Interpreter.

And 2 others.

A True Copy of Original-Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington July. 26th 1875.