Memo. of agreement made the Twenty second day of April One thousand
eight1872. 22 April.Wairarapa District. hundred and seventy two Between Karaitiana Te Korou, Ropiha Te Akau,
Kere Maka, Tamati Whiwhiana, Manihera Maka, Erihapeti Wakamairu, Ranginui
Kingi, Meteria, Harieta Maka, Hoana Ritimana of Wairarapa in the Province of
Wellington and Colony of New Zealand aboriginal natives of New Zealand
hereinafter called theKurumainono.(Agreement.) Sellers of the one part and the General Government of New Zealand of
the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Two shillings
(2/0) per acre They thePrice, £300. said Sellers do and each of them doth agree according to their several
estates and interests to convey and assure unto the General Government of New
Zealand all that piece or parcel of land in the District of Wairarapa being
called by the name of Kurumainono estimated Three thousand acres being the
same more or less Boundaries comBoundaries. [3,000 acres.] mencing at Mangaruato thence to Porikoti thence to Te Pua o hikarahui
thence to Te Rakau o Puai thence to Te Kauru o te Waitotohuatu thence to
Hinakoau thence to Te Rere turns here thence to Te Awa o te Waitotohuatu
thence in the Creek to Te Koau o Teoi thence to the Aotiwhirangi block turns
here thence along the line to Kaipo thence to Te Apiti thence to Mangaruato
Together with all the rights ways assessments and advantages whatsoever
thereunto belonging and all the right title claim and demand of the said
Sellers to have and to hold all the said land to the General Government of New
Zealand or their Assigns for ever and it is hereby expressly agreed and
declared by the said sellers that they shall and will pass the said land
through the Native Land Court without delay. In witness whereof the said
parties have hereunto subscribed their names.
Signed by the said—
Ropiha Te Akau x.
Kere Maka x.
mati Whiwhiana x.
Ranginui Kingi x.
Harieta Maka x.
Henry Bannister, Masterton, Storekeeper.
I recommend that one hundred pounds (£100) sterling be paid to natives
on account of this purchase.
25 April, 1872.
A True Copy of Original Agreement and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
January 5th, 1876.