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



1859. 7 October.This Deed written on this the seventh day of October in the Year of Our Lord 1859Wairarapa District. is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto subscribed and Witnesseth thatMakuri. on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of £350 £60 of which money was paid to
Receipt for£240
Received cash—
9 Jan., 185560
12 Mar., 185850
the Potangaroa March 9th 1855 and £50 to Hoera on the 12th of March 1858 £240 to us paid by D. McLean Esquire on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Puketoi and named Makuri the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said Land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our right title claim and interest whatsoever thereon To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on Her part to all the conditions of this Deed the nameBoundaries. of Donald McLean Esquire Chief Commissioner is hereunto subscribed These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Wahatuara runuing South to Manuriki and to Tiraumea and up the Tiraumea river to the point where the Makuri river falls into it thence northward up the Makuri river to a point westward of Wahatuara thence in a straight line to Wahatuara where the boundaries commenced.

(Sgd.) Donala McLean.
Hoera Rautu x.
Te Otene x.
Raniera Kopua x.
Henare Matua x.
Heta Kakahu x.
Wiremu te Potangoroa x.
Karaitiana Wahakai x.
Wiremu te Iriwhare x.
Hoera Rautu x.
Paora te Iriwhare x.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Te Hapuku.
Wiremu Waka.
William N. Searancke, Dist. Commr.

Receipt for £240. Received this Seventh day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine (1859) the Sum of Two hundred and forty pounds Sterling (£240) being the final consideration money expressed in the above written Deed to be paid by Donald McLean on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Hoera Rautu x.
Henare Matua x.
Wiremu Te Potangoroa x.


Te Hapuku x.
Wiremu Waka x.
William N. Searancke, Dist. Commr.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 18th, 1876