1873. 25 August.Wellington DistrictThis Deed written on this (25) twenty fifth day of
August in the year of our Lord 1873 is a full and final sale conveyance and
surrender by us the Chiefs and people of the tribe of Ngatuenuku whose names are
hereunto subscribed, and witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives
and descendants we have by signing this Deed underTekamaru. 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 and
Her and their assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of Fifteen pounds
(£15. 0. 0) to us paid by Charles Heaphy Esq. V.C. on behalf of the Queen
Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that
piece of our land situated at Tekamaru near Ohariu in the Province of Wellington
the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of
which land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals waters, rivers lakes
streams and all appertaining to the said land or beneath the surface of the said
land and all our right title claim and interest wlatsoever thereon 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 Heir part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of
Charles Heaphy Native Reserve Commissioner isBoundaries. [494 acres.] hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land on the North
by the Sea on the East by Sections numbers twenty seven (27) sixty six (66)
sixty five (65) on the South by section number sixty four (64) on the West by
sections numbers sixty three (63) twenty six (26) and nineteen (19).
Commissioner Native Reserves.
Wellingtong, 25th August, 1873.
(Sd.) Wi Tako Ngatata. (Sd.) Paretawahara.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Sd.) George H. Davies, Licd. Interpreter, Wellington. (Sd.) J. L. M.
Carey, Clerk, Wellington.
Receipt for £15.Received this 25th Twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and seventy three (1873) the sum of Fifteen pounds
sterling (£15. 0. 0) being the full consideration money expressed in the above
written Deed to be paid by Charles
Heaphy on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
(Sd.) Wi Tako Ngatata. (Sd.) Paretawharo.
(Sd.) George H. Davies, Licensed Interpreter. (Sd.) J. L. M. Carey,