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



This Deed1853. 13 December.Wairarapa District. conveying land written on this day on the thirteenth (13) of the days of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853) is a paper of our full consent to give up a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
Otaraia.(Gillies' homestead.) The boundaries of the land commence at Kai o te haku thence to Ahikatote thence to the mouth of the Koau thence in a southerly direction to Puketi thence inland to ngaBoundaries. Potae thence to te Koawa at the path thence in an easterly direction and along the path outside the stockyard crossing the Makawiu and on to Wai o te rangatira thence to Kai o te haku.
And in consideration of our full consent entirely to give up this portion of our land Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of One HundredReceipt for £100. Pounds which monies we have this day received from Donald McLean.

Ngatuere's x signature for
Te Tutere.

Witnesses to these payments and signatures—

Purvis Russell, Grazier, Ahuiriri.
Na Raniera te Iho, Turanganui.

Archd. Gillies, Settler, Otaraia, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 4th, 1876.