This Deed made this sixteenth day of January in the year of
our Lord 1854 is a full1854. 16 January.Grey and Bell District. consent giving of us the chiefs and people of the Ngatiawa tribe whose
names are here unto subscribed on behalf of ourselves our relatives and our
children after us to make a final surrender of a portion of our land to Victoria
Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her. And in
consideration of our agreeing toWaiwhakaiho to Mangati. sell this portion of our property, Victoria the Queen of England agrees
for herself to pay us a sum of one thousand pounds, eight hundred pounds of
which we have this dayReceipt for £800. received from Mr. McLean. When we have made all the requisite
arrangements with our relatives the £200 still remaining will be paid to us by
Mr. McLean when he comes back from Auckland.
The boundary towards the North West commences at Wairaha thence inland to
theBoundaries. portion purchased by Mr. Bell adjoining it at Te Ngungurutanga thence to
Heao, thence to Te Whakamakau thence to Pukepapa thence to Tarurutangi thence to
Te Riu thence to Mangaraka there it crosses and proceeds to Te Tona thence to
Manukapa thence to Huatotahi thence to Weraroa thence to Hawai thence to
Hauhaupunamu thence to Te Ngaio thence to Mangonaia, to Porewa, Pukewharangi,
Tahiina-tu tawa, thence Southwards over the summit of Mount Egmont to Poakai the
boundary at Mangorei thence to Waiwhakaiho thence to the sea then along the
shore towards the North West to Waitaha.
This is the finishing of our talk, of us the Hapus and tribes resident at
Wellington Arapawa Te Uruhi of the whole of Ngatiawa resident at Kapiti. In
Witness of our assent we have subscribed our names and marks to this document to
be permanent land for the Queen for ever.
(Signed) Haniana Te Puni.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
September 2nd, 1875.