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



This Deed1853. 22 DecemberWairarapa District. being a Sale of Land written on this day on the twenty second (22) of the days of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853) being the full and faithful consent of us the Chiefs and people of NgatikahungunuWaiorngomai whose names are hereunto attached on behalf of ourselves our relatives and our descendants for ever to fully give up and transfer a portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
And in consideration of our full consent to give up and make over this portion of our land Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to give us the sum of OneReceipt for £100. hundred (£100) which we have received from Donald McLean this day.
That portionLand formerly with-held. called Waiorongomai the forest and all its parts that is the portion as reserved in our first sale of the Wairarapa is now fully and finally given up to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.

And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we hereunto affix our names.

And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to all the conditions of this Deed on her part Donald McLean Land Purchase Commissioner of the Government of New Zealand has hereto affixed his name.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.
Na Raniera te Iho.
Na Wiremu Tamihana Hiko.

Witnesses to these payments and signatures—

O. N. D'Arcy, Capt. 65th Regt.
George Meyler, Capt. 65th Regt.
Manihera te Rangitakaiwaho, J.P.
Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.
John P. Russell,

Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 4th, 1876.