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



This Deed1859. 24 August.Hawke's bay. written on this 24th day of August in the year of our Lord 1859, is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and people of Heretaunga whose names are hereunto subscribed, and witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves ourRuahine. relatives and(Claims of Waihi and others). 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, Her and their assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of One Hundred pounds £100 to us paid by Mr. McLean on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Ruahine, the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed with its trees minerals waters lakes rivers 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 therein. 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 name of Mr.Commissioner McLean is hereunto subscribed.Boundaries. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at te Ruakarinoa running on to the Putaanga thence to the Kaiwaitau thence to the Kiore Hinamoki thence to te Paewai, thence to te Karuai thence to Pirinoa, thence to Ngapuna arawaki thence to the Waikopiro where it turns and closes up at the Ruakarinoa.
II.This is another place, the commencement whereof is at the Paparoa, thence to te Mitimiti, thence to te Rere, thence to Kokatuapo, thence to the Rakaupiripiri thence to the Pakiaka, thence to the Kokoti, thence to Mangatataramoa thence to te Wharepurakau, where it turns and closes up at te Paparoa.
III.This is another place, beginning at te Ranga, runriing thence to the Para akaututerangi thence to te Puharakeke, thence to Tapuaeokaroro, thence to te Arohata atataiki, thence to te Makino thence to te Takanga o te Waipikiao, thence to Turioruaki, thence to te Waipipipi, thence to te Arawahi, thence to te Rahui, thence to Manuera, where it turns and closes up at te Ranga.
IV.This is another place, beginning at Manuka, running thence to Korako thence to Marotoa, thence to Taumatataua, where it turns and closes up at Manuka.
V.This is another place, beginning at Turiotikura, running thence to Marotieke, where it turns and closes up at Turiotikura, and joining on to the lands sold by te Hapuku.

Donald McLean,Comr.

ReceivedReceipt for Ł100. this 24th day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine (1859) the sum of One Hundred Pounds Sterling (£100) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Mr. McLean on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Raharuhi x.

Waihi x.
&c., &c., &c.

True Translation.

G. S. Cooper, D.C.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton. Wellington, February 23rd, 1876.