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



Greytown, Wairarapa, 13th Decr., 1873.
We the undersigned original chiefs of Moroa and Tauherenikau at Wairarapa declare1873. 13 December.Moroa, Greytown.(Deed of Gift) solemnly that in or about the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty three we gave to Mr. Donald McLean for Her Majesty the Queen of England the land at Moroa shewn in the sketch in the margin and there colored red that is to say lying between land sold by Rawiri to the Queen and Manihera's and Wiremu Kingi's sale of Tauherenikau to the Queen with all its rights above and below the surface and we make this gift in consequence of the satisfaction we felt at the manner in which Mr. McLean had conducted land purchases in the vicinity and the high relative price he had paid to all of us for adjacent lands and we formerly made this gift in the presence of our tribes and with the knowledge that we are relinquishing the land for ever. But when we so gave it weFive per cents. believed that we should be entitled to Five pounds per centum of all net proceeds of land sales within the land so given to be returned as "koha" to us as such sales might occur as in the case of the Tauherenikau block.

Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.
H. Manihera Rangitakaiwaho.

Signed by the said Manihera Rangitakaiwaho and Wiremu Kingi in the presence of—
E. S. Maunsell, Licensed Interpreter, Wairarapa.
Wm. Hammerich, Greytown.

Witness to signatures of Ngairo, Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi, H. Manihera Rangitakaiwaho, Ngatuere Pahoro Toiri, Kaari te Maru, Hohepa Taumunui, Hoani te Toro, Wiremu Tamihana Hiko, Hemi Hohepa, the second and third names being to the above writing and the others being to the endorsements, The words "and there colored red" being first interlined over the eighth line page 406 from the top of the page, and the word "original" being first interlined over third line from the top, the words "to all of" interlined over 17th line from the top, and an erasure made with pen in 22nd line from top—

Charles Heaphy, Commissioner of Native Reserves.

Greytown, 13th Dec., 1873.