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


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1854. 8 March. Mangaorei.Receipt for £200, Ngahuru's claims.We have receivedfrom Mr. McLean and Mr. Cooper on this eighth day of March (8th) in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four (1854) the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) once told as a payment for all our lands which have been transferred and sold by the people of Ngamotu and Puketapu to Victoria the Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for ever and ever.
Boundaries. The boundaries of the land commence at the survey line of Wellington Carrington at Mangorei thence in a direct line inland and crossing the Mangakarewarewa thence directly onwards crossing the Mangakarewarewa thence to the survey line at Manga-pouri and on the Kaiawahi turning thence it proceeds in the direction of the spot where it intersecte the boundary of Paritutu which runs towards the Pikipari range. Now we have entirely given up and sold these lands to Victoria the Queen of England for ever neither have we any claims upon these lands hereafter.

Te Ngahuru,
Hoani Kohuru x his mark.
Kawana Hiangarere x his mark.
Te Kati Wira x.

Witnesses to these payments and signatures—

(Signed) G. Cutfield, J.P.
(Signed) C. W. Richmond, Barrister at law, New Plymouth.
(Signed) W. Carrington, Surveyor, New Plymouth.

True Translation.
Donald McLean, Chief Commissioner.

April 8, 1856.

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 21st, 1875.