1864. 17 November.Lower Manawatu District.This Deed
written on this seventeenth day of November in the
Year of our Lord 1864 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us
the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatiraukawa whose names are hereunto
subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and
descendants we have by signing this DeedKawaroa.
under 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 One
hundred and fifty Pounds (£150 . 0 . 0) to us paid by His Honor Isaac Earl
Featherston on behalf of theReceipt for £150.
Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said
monies) all that piece of our Land situated at the Lower Manawatu and named Te
Kawaroa 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 whatsoever thereon To Hold to
Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever
and ever. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to
all the conditions of this Deed the name of Isaac Earl FeatherstonBoundaries. [280 acres.]
Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the
land: On the North, Crown Lands; on the East by other portion of the Kawaroa
Block aforesaid; on the South by Crown Lands; and on the West by land belonging
to Wereta and others, comprising an area of Two hundred and eighty (280) acres
little more or less.
I. E. Featherston.
Witnesses to the above signature—
N. Levin, Wellington, J. P.
, Resident Magistrate, Manawatu.
Received this day of in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
sixty (186 ) the sum of Pounds sterling (£ ) being the consideration money
expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by on behalf of Her Majesty the
Queen to us.
Rei te Paehua.
Winiata Taiaho x.
Te Keremihana x Wairaka.
W. Buller, R.M.