The final surrendering.
Now we have met in Council have deliberated upon, bidden farewell to, taken final leave of, and altogether given up the whole of the lands within these boundaries (which have just been recited by Mr. McLean who has conducted all the matters attending this meeting of us and the Europeans) together with all rivers and streams, trees and other productions of the said land to be a permanent possession for the Europeans for ever.
Burial Grounds, &c.
|I.||First. Mr. McLean consents to our catching eels in the lakes which exist in localities which have not been (are not) drained by the Europeans, that is to say in those large lakes which we have been accustomed to catch eels in formerly.|
|II.||Second. That little piece of ground containing 12 acres where Te Kawana Hakeke is buried in the sand is reserved for us, but the cattle of the Europeans may run upon it.|
|III.||Third. That piece of ground which was surveyed by Te Paka (Park) Surveyor, to which Mr. McLean and we ourselves consented to, viz., Parewanui, the boundary of that piece is at Upokotopia thence to Mangaroa thence to Te Makari coming out upon the Rangitikei river, this contains about one thousand six hundred acres (1600).|
|IV.||Fourth. The cultivations within the boundaries for the Europeans on the North side of the Rangitikei river, that is to say over against the Pa at Te Awahou will be continued to be cultivated by the Maoris in those localities not settled by Europeans for the space of three years at the expiration of such term all such cultivation must be left for the sole use of the Europeans, the day fixed for leaving these cultivations is the 10th of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty two (1852).|
|V.||Fifth. The Pa and cultivation at Turakina bounded on one side by the stream of Makirikiri and by the survey line of Barker? (Park) on the other side, this contains about 900 nine hundred acres.|
|VI.||Sixth. That piece at Otukapo which was recommended by Te Watarauhia (teacher) to be kept as an eel fishing station containing fifty 50 acres.|
|VII.||Seventh. A small piece of ground at Waratuna close by the karaka (trees) of Aperahama also a small piece close by where Rihiona is to cultivate, these two places are to be occupied during the space of two years after which time they are to be left entirely for the Europeans.|
These are all. Here end all the reserved places, there is no other place where we will establish ourselves upon these lands which have now finally gone to the Europeans. The great surveyed roads only through our reserved lands are consented to by us to be laid out at such time as the Governor shall think fit to order it to be done. These are roads for the Europeans as well as the Maoris.
That is all. This is the complete conclusion of the payment for our lands. And in testimony of our final consent in the presence of this assembly to all the conditions of this Deed of sale which have just been recited and read aloud to us by Mr. McLean we have subscribed our names and marks.
Also in testimony of the consent of Mr. McLean on behalf of the Governors of page 214 New Zealand to all the conditions of this Deed of sale of land Mr. McLean has also subscribed his name.