13th Decr., 1873.
We the undersigned original chiefs of Moroa and Tauherenikau at Wairarapa
declare1873. 13 December.Moroa, Greytown.(Deed of Gift)
solemnly that in or about the year one thousand eight hundred and
fifty three we gave to Mr. Donald McLean
for Her Majesty the Queen of
England the land at Moroa shewn in the sketch in the margin and there colored
red that is to say lying between land sold by Rawiri to the Queen and
Manihera's and Wiremu Kingi's sale of Tauherenikau to the Queen with all its
rights above and below the surface and we make this gift in consequence of the
satisfaction we felt at the manner in which Mr. McLean had conducted land
purchases in the vicinity and the high relative price he had paid to all of us
for adjacent lands and we formerly made this gift in the presence of our
tribes and with the knowledge that we are relinquishing the land for ever. But
when we so gave it weFive per cents.
believed that we should be entitled to Five pounds per centum of all
net proceeds of land sales within the land so given to be returned as "koha"
to us as such sales might occur as in the case of the Tauherenikau block.
Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.
Signed by the said Manihera Rangitakaiwaho and Wiremu Kingi in the
E. S. Maunsell, Licensed Interpreter, Wairarapa.
Witness to signatures of Ngairo, Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi, H.
Manihera Rangitakaiwaho, Ngatuere Pahoro Toiri, Kaari te Maru, Hohepa
Taumunui, Hoani te Toro, Wiremu Tamihana Hiko, Hemi Hohepa, the second and
third names being to the above writing and the others being to the
endorsements, The words "and there colored red" being first interlined over
the eighth line page 406 from the top
of the page, and the word "original" being first interlined over third line
from the top, the words "to all of" interlined over 17th line from the top,
and an erasure made with pen in 22nd line from top—
Commissioner of Native Reserves.
13th Dec., 1873.