The crown bought Stewart Island/Rakiura from its Ngāi Tahu owners in 1865. The deed of sale includes a map and the signatures of the sellers.
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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: LE1 1785 111 1872/132 9
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