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



This Deed conveying land written on this day on the tenth (10) of the days of December1853. 10 December.Wairarapa District. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853) is a paper of the full consent of us the people whose names are hereunto attached entirely to give up a portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings orMakoura. Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
And in consideration of our full consent under the shining sun of this day entirelyReceipt for £100. to give up the said land Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) which monies we have this day received from Donald McLean.
The boundaries of the land commence at te Moari thence in the Waipaua streamBoundaries. to the mouth of the Waipaua and in the Ruamahanga to Hinehapurangi turning thence it proceeds to Kohutu thence to Kuripuni turning thence it proceeds to Donald's Bridge turning thence it runs along the footpath to the bridge at Makoura this is a portion of Titaka thence to Marama and thence to Moari.

Now we have given up this land under the shining sun of this day to Victoria the Queen of England for ever and ever.

The five (5) per cent will be allowed to us on this purchase.Five per cents to be paid.

Ko Hoana te Korou
and five others.

Witnesses to these payments and signatures—

James Henry Northwood, Settler, Wairarapa.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 4th, 1876.