1864. 5 December.Manawatu District.This Deed written on this Fifth day of December the Year of
our Lord 1864 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs
and People of the Tribe of Ngatiraukawa whose names are hereunto subscribed And
Witnesseth that on behalfTe Paretao. of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed
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 Five Hundred
Pounds (£500) to us paid by His Honor Isaac Earl Featherston on behalf of the
Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all
that piece of our Land situated at Manawatu (Lower) and named "Te Paretao" 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 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 her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name ofBoundaries. Isaac Earl Featherston Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are
the boundaries of the Land Bounded on the North by Crown Land and by a portion
of the land granted to the children of Thomas Uppadine Cook, on the East by land
known as Te Kawaroa and ceded to the Crown by Te Rei Paehua and others, on the
South by Crown Land, on the West by the Manawatu River and by other portions of
the land granted as aforesaid to the children of Thomas Uppadine Cook,
comprising an area of Four hundred and forty (440) acres more or less.
I. E. Featherston
Witness to the payment and signatures—
Walter Buller, Resident
1864. 19 December.Receipt for £500.
Received this Nineteenth day of December in the Year of Our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and sixty four (1864) the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds
Sterling (£500 . 0 . 0 . ) being the full consideration money expressed in the
above-written Deed to be paid by on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
Wereta Te Waha x.
Pitihira Te Kuru.
W. Buller, R.M., Manawatu.
James Duncan, Manawatu.