Tararua Block, Wairarapa District.
1873. 24 October.Wairarapa District.
This Deed made the twenty fourth day of October One thousand eight
hundred and seventy-three between Te Kupa Rangiwinui Te RangirurupuniTararua.
Te Manihera Te Rangitakaiwaho Kawana Hunia Te Hakeke Marakaia Tawaroa
Hoani Meihana Te Rangiotu Matiaha Mokai and Karaitiana Te Korori (hereinafter
called "the vendors" ) on behalf of themselves and all other members of the
Ngatikahungunu Muaupoko and Rangitane tribes interested in the land hereinafter
described of the one part and Her Majesty Queen Victoria (hereinafter called
"the Queen") of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of
Two thousand seven hundred and ninety two pounds paid by James Booth Esquire of
Whanganui on behalf of the Queen to the vendors theReceipt for £2,972.
receipt of which they do hereby severally acknowledge The vendors do and
each of them doth hereby convey arid assure unto the Queen Her heirs and
successors all that Block of land estimated to contain One hundred and three
thousand acres more or less situate in the Province of Wellington within the
following boundaries that is to say Commencing on the North at Ngapuketurua on
the boundary of the Block known as page 401
Kaihinu Number two thence following the boundary of the said Block to
Makakahi thence following the western boundary of the Manawatu Block till it
strikes the Ruamahanga River thence along the course of that river till it
strikes the boundary of theBoundaries. [103,000 acres.]
Kohangawariwari Papawhakarau and Kaiaho Blocks thence along that
boundary till it strikes the Waingawa River, thence along that river to its
junction with the Mangatarera-o-te-whakaturakau Creek thence up the course of
the said creek till it strikes the western boundary of the Hikawera and Taratahi
Blocks thence along that boundary till it strikes the Northern boundary of the
Wainui and Waikanae Block thence in a Southwesterly direction to Taraotauhinu
thence towards the North in a direct line to Patuotekakape and thence straight
on to Ngapuketurua the commencing point as the same is delineated in the plan
drawn hereon and coloured red With all the appurtenances thereunto belonging
excepting a reserve for the vendors of one thousand acresTwo Native reserves excepted.
at a lagoon known as Hapuakorari and another reserve for the vendors of
one thousand acres at Mangatarera-o-te-whakaturakau these two reserves to be
hereafter laid off by the Government of New Zealand To hold the said block of
land with the appurtenances unto the Queen her heirs and successors for ever In
witness whereof the said vendors have hereunto subscribed their names the day
and year above mentioned.
The subdivision of the purchase money to be made as follows namely: to the five
Hapus Ngaitahu Hamua Muanpoko Rangitane and Ngatimoe represented by Karaitiana
Te Kprou One thousand seven hundred and thirty-seven Pounds ten shillings To the
two hapus Ngatimuratu and Muaupoko represented by Matiaha Mokai One thousand and
fifty four pounds ten shillings.
Te Rangirurupuni x his mark.
Karaitiana x her mark.
Retimona Te Korou x his mark.
Wi Hopiona Kauhanga.
Waitai x his mark.
Hamuera Karaitiana x his mark.
Tihei x her mark.
Ranginui W. Kingi.
Manuera Tawhao x his
Katerina Wi Waka x her mark.
Ihaka Te Aomatangi x his
Wi Wata Rangi Wakaewa
Hoani te Toru.
Taraipene Hekita x her mark.
Hoani M. Te
Noa Te Whata x his mark.
Te Rangipouri x his mark.
Tiaki Turi te Whataturo.
Hunuera Te Raikohiritia.
Ariki Manihera x his mark-
Haratiera x her mark.
Ko Hamuera Ihaka.
Miriama te Rangi x her mark.
Tiweta x her mark.
Matire Hutana x her mark.
Tutere te Rangi x his
Wi Waka te Rangi x his mark.
Matiu te Rangi x his mark.
Mehana Te Rangi.
Wereta Moea x her mark.
Harata te Rangi x her
Hipera Te Rangi.
Kararaina Wariki x her mark.
Peeti Te Awe Awe.
Te Herewini x his mark.
Matene x his mark.
Rewiri Te Whiumairango x
Himiona Te Rangipaewhenua x mark.
Taueke x his mark.
Manihera Te Ra x his mark.
Kingi te Patu x his mark.
Noa Tame x his mark.
Raorao x his mark.
Wiremu Matakatea x his mark.
Himiona x his
Rihari Tarakihi x his mark.
Ruka x his mark.
Waata Tohu x
Signed by Te Rangirurupuni by making his mark and by the other vendors
by signing their names and making their marks down to Huru Te Hiaro inclusive
in the presence of—
T. E. Young, Certificated Interpreter,
Richard Booth, Asst. Land Purchase Officer, Wellington