1859. 14 May.Manawatu District.This Deed executed this fourteenth day (14th) of May in the
year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine is a document
expressing the binding assent of us the chiefs and people of Ngatiraukawa whose
names are affixed to this Deed on behalf of ourselves and our relatives and our
descendants who may be born after usAwa Hou No. 2. entirely to surrender a certain portion of our land to Victoria the
Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her for ever.
|Received, 12 Nov., 1858||400
|Received, 3 Dec., 1858||50
And in consideration of our assent entirely to surrender this portion of
our land Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her part that we shall receive
the Sum of Two thousand three hundred and thirty five pounds £2335 Four hundred
Pounds £400 of which amount we received on the twelfth 12th day of November in
the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight 1858 also Fifty
Pounds out of the same Sum was handed over by Mr. Searancke to (the) Ngatiapa
(tribe) on the third (3rd) day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand
eight hundred and fifty eight 1858 the remainder that is to say the sum of One
thousand eight hundred and eighty five Pounds £1885 has been delivered to us by
Mr. Searancke this day the fourteenth (14th) day of May in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine 1859.
Boundaries. The boundary of the land commences at Kaiiwi on the sea coast and
proceeds to Oruakaitau thence onward in the middle of Omarupapaka where it comes
out to the road to Moutoa which it follows to Pukehinau thence to Otekura thence
in a straight line to the inland side of the Lake Roto Totara it comes out again
at Pakengahau and falls into the course of the Manawatu River then down the
Manawatu to its mouth where it turns and follows the coast line to Kaiiwi at the
point of commencement.
Grants and reserves. The blocks of land with in these boundaries at Raumatangi Wirokino and
Haumiaroa formerly made over to the Queen are not included in this Sale also a
piece of land at Te Awahou we have made over a free gift to the half caste
children of Kuka (Cook) the boundary of which has been shown to Mr. Searancke by
Ihakara and Wereta we have also given a piece of land Te Taukana (Revd. Mr.
Duncan) containing about forty (40) acres within the portion of land the
boundaries of which were shown by Ihakara to Mr. Searancke these two pieces of
land viz. that given by us to the children of Kuku (Cook) and that given to
Taukana (Revd. Duncan) we leave to the Government to assent to and confirm also
one portion at Te Awahou we leave for Kereopa and Ihakara that portion not to
contain more than twenty (20) acres also the burying places for the dead at
Moutoa and Whakawehi we still retain in our own possession the settlement of
Nepia Taratoa within his fence is for him still the small piece by the side of
Te Awahou he must pay for at the rate of Five Pounds £5 per section (¼ acre) the
piece betwixt his own fence and Nepia Taratoa's is for Kereopa to be paid for by
him at the rate of Five Pounds £5 per section (¼ acre) the settlement at Moutoa
is for Wirihana to be paid for by him to Government a certain piece of land is
to be reserved for us these are the boundaries commencing at Manawatu at the
fence of Te Kuka (Mr. Cook) thence to the land mark of Ihakara (pou Ihakara)
thence direct to Auwaituroa thence to Te Mutu at Manawatu thence following the
course of Manawatu River to Manawaru where it turns off towards Mukaka to the
end of the forest of Tapuiwaru and along the edge of that forest to Paretau and
thence to Manawatu.
We have deliberately considered this matter bidden farewell to and finally
disposed of this possession of ours—its rivers streams lakes waters trees grass
stones precipices good and bad place and everything upon and under the earth
together with all its productions we have finally disposed of beneath this sun
now shining to be a lasting possession from us to Victoria Queen of England and
to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her for ever.
And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we subscribe
our names and marks also in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England to
all the page 177conditions of this Deed
on her behalf Mr. Searancke a Land Purchase Commissioner of the Governor of New
Zealand has subscribed his name.
William N. Searancke,
Takerei his x mark.
Witnesses to payment and signatures—
Richard Eagar, Settler, Otaki.
James Grindell, &c.
Interpreter, N.L.P.D. &c.
A True Copy of Original Deed Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
November 30th, 1875.