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


[ko te tohutoro i roto i te reo Māori]


1855. 9 January.We have received on this day, on the ninth (9) of the days of January in the Year ofParahihi. Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five (1855) Fifty pounds (£50 . 0 . 0) inReceipt for £50. money paid to us by Donald McLean, for our Land at Parahihi.
Boundaries. These are the boundaries:—Commencing at Matewaro; thence it goes to the Koao, then to Paparewa, thence to Iwinoakai; thence to Keterua on to the Ngakau-o-wharaunga, on to the Rongo o te ao Kautere it turns and goes to Makopapa on to the Kauwhiwhi on to the Ramarama on to the Onepu, on to the Parapara, on to the Rapanoa, on to Tipitaha, on to Wai o te Watahi, on to Marope, on to Wakauaputua; here the boundaries join Now we have assuredly sold and for ever transferred this land to Victoria the Queen of England under the shining sun of this present day, and for ever.
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When the boundaries are surveyed, the arrangements respecting this land are to be finally made. And having received this money on this day, we hereunto attach our names and marks, at Castle Point, this ninth (9) day of January 1855.

(Signed) Te Otene Kuku x.
Harawira Tamaiawitia x.
Tahana Pikoko x.
Patuai x.
Wiremu Paraone x.
Karanama x.
Mata Kohara x.
Te Hapuku x.
Te Wiremu Potangaroa x.


Puhara x.
G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner

A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 26th, 1876.