Object #1022042 from MS-Papers-0032-0004

4 pages written by Sir Donald McLean

From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0004 (36 digitised items). Contains letters to and from McLean with regard to the business of purchasing of Maori land in Taranaki, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and elsewhere; also contains details of various purchases and related business

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)

TRANSLATION.

Listen all people, who hear or see this paper, transferring land written on this day, on the 22nd. of the days of January 1852.

Now we, the Chiefs and people of Ngatitoa, and of Ngatiraukawa, do fully consent, at this our Meeting, to entirely and for ever give up the piece of land on which Amos Burr resides, as a sure and certain transfer of land from us to Victoria the Queen of England, or to the Kings or Queens who

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may succeed her for ever and ever as a payment from us to the Queen for the goods paid to us by Colonel Wakefield some time ago for the Manawatu.

Now the likeness of this piece of land, of Whirokino, is shewn on the margin or side of this paper, and contains from one to two hundred acres. (See Original.)

Now this is the last piece of land that we are to give up for the goods paid

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to us by Colonel Wakefield some time ago for the Manawatu.

And having consented to all the conditions in this paper, we hereunto sign our names and marks.

And the Governor-in-Chief of New Zealand, on behalf of the Queen of England, having consented to all the conditions in this paper, Mr. McLean, the Land Commissioner, hereunto signs his name.

Witnesses to signatures and Marks.............. (Signed) Matene te Whiwhi. (Signed) M. Fitzgerald Surveyor Native Lands. (Signed) Amos Burr. Settler. (Signed) Daniel Williams (Signed) Hakaria Kiharoa. (Signed) Taratoa X (his mark) (Signed) Otaki X (his mark) (Signed) Karaitiana.

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(Signed) Te Ahu Karamu. (his mark X) (Signed) Mokau te Rangihaeata. (his mark X) (Signed) Horomoana te Reni (his mark X) (Signed) Te Hipana. (his mark X) (Signed) Ngapaki. (his mark X) (Signed) Te Wereta. (his mark X) (Signed) Te Watuiti. (Signed) Rangimaru. (Signed) Henari Harawira te Herekao. (Signed) Te Wana. (Signed) Ropata te Wharenui. (his mark X) (Signed) Te Pakeru. (his mark X) (Signed) Paratene Wiritana. (Signed) Hinerau. (his mark X) (Signed) Whareroa (his mark X) (Signed) Te Ngaihi (his mark X) (Signed) Te Teira. (his mark X)

A True Translation.

(Signed)
Donald McLean.
Land Commissioner.

English (ATL)

TRANSLATION.

Listen all people, who hear or see this paper, transferring land written on this day, on the 22nd. of the days of January 1852.

Now we, the Chiefs and people of Ngatitoa, and of Ngatiraukawa, do fully consent, at this our Meeting, to entirely and for ever give up the piece of land on which Amos Burr resides, as a sure and certain transfer of land from us to Victoria the Queen of England, or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever as a payment from us to the Queen for the goods paid to us by Colonel Wakefield some time ago for the Manawatu.

Now the likeness of this piece of land, of Whirokino, is shewn on the margin or side of this paper, and contains from one to two hundred acres. (See Original.)

Now this is the last piece of land that we are to give up for the goods paid to us by Colonel Wakefield some time ago for the Manawatu.

And having consented to all the conditions in this paper, we hereunto sign our names and marks.

And the Governor-in-Chief of New Zealand, on behalf of the Queen of England, having consented to all the conditions in this paper, Mr. McLean, the Land Commissioner, hereunto signs his name.

Witnesses to signatures and Marks.............. (Signed) Matene te Whiwhi. (Signed) M. Fitzgerald Surveyor Native Lands. (Signed) Amos Burr. Settler. (Signed) Daniel Williams (Signed) Hakaria Kiharoa. (Signed) Taratoa X (his mark) (Signed) Otaki X (his mark) (Signed) Karaitiana. (Signed) Te Ahu Karamu. (his mark X) (Signed) Mokau te Rangihaeata. (his mark X) (Signed) Horomoana te Reni (his mark X) (Signed) Te Hipana. (his mark X) (Signed) Ngapaki. (his mark X) (Signed) Te Wereta. (his mark X) (Signed) Te Watuiti. (Signed) Rangimaru. (Signed) Henari Harawira te Herekao. (Signed) Te Wana. (Signed) Ropata te Wharenui. (his mark X) (Signed) Te Pakeru. (his mark X) (Signed) Paratene Wiritana. (Signed) Hinerau. (his mark X) (Signed) Whareroa (his mark X) (Signed) Te Ngaihi (his mark X) (Signed) Te Teira. (his mark X)

A True Translation.

(Signed)
Donald McLean.
Land Commissioner.

Part of:
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0004 (36 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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