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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two

Translation

Translation.

1855. 11 January.Wairarapa District.Received by us on this day the (11th) eleventh day of January in the year of Our Lord (1855) One thousand eight hundred and fifty five the sum of (£450) Four hundred and fifty pounds, once told, received also by us by Naika, Piripi, Heriheri, and Hoera Whakataha on the (24th) twenty fourth day of December (1853) One thousand eightPart Pahaua and Wilson's run. hundred and fifty three the sum of (£100) One hundred pounds once told which added together makes (£550) Five hundred and fifty pounds once told. This amount was
Receipt for£450
Recd. cash—
24 Dec., 1852100
29 Oct., 1853700
£1,250
given to us by Mr. McLean, This is the last instalment for the piece of land we sold to Victoria Queen of England on the (29th) twenty ninth day of October (1853) One thousand eight hundred and fifty three, beginning at the river Kaiwhata, thence to Pahaua, thence running inland for which we received the sum of (£700) Seven hundred pounds once told, All the money added together that we received amounts to (£1250) Twelve hundred and fifty pounds once told, we have received all this The boundaries of which are described in the Deed of Conveyance of the (29th) twenty ninth day of October (1853) One thousand eight hundred and fifty three This is the last instalment for that piece of land which we consented to give up when the boundaries have been marked off, and also the reserves, The reserves have been pointed out to Mr. McLeanNative reserves. and Mr. Cooper by Te Wereta Kawakairangi, The reserves which we wish to retain for ourselves within these boundaries are as follows—
(1st)1. Pahaun. First at Pahaua, the boundary commences at the mouth of the Pahaua river up which it runs until it reaches the boundary marked off for us by the surveyor.
(2nd)2. Wharauroa. (Second at Wharauroa, about (120) One hundred and twenty acres, The Southern boundary is the stream which runs through the forest, thence inland to the white land slip on the hill, another line commences at the large stone on the beach named Awhata, thence running inland to the top of the hill Whakaumu thence turning to the white landslip named Koao.
(3rd)3. Kokokaiata. Third at Kokokaiata about (100) One hundred acres to the long forest named Hahaea, on the plain, thence inland to the piece of bush, thence along to the break of the range, We wish to have this as a plantation.
(4th)4. Waikekeno. Fourth at Waikekeno thence running near to the Sea to Huatokitoki, thence running along in Huatokitoki to the first range to Puongapupu, running along that range to Whatipu Waitohiariki Para o te Moroki Waikekeno running in that stream till it reaches the sea.
(5th)5. Umumu. Fifth at Umumu. The boundary commences at the mouth of the river Arawhatanui running in that river till it reaches Pirau-o-Hinetawai thence running to the Eastward in the creek Pirau-o-Hinetawai, thence ascending to Ngarara thence descending the cliff to Patutahi, thence discharging itself at Umumu, following its course till it reaches the sea, thence running along the sea beach till it reaches Arawhatanui.
(6th)6. Kaiwhata. Sixth at Kaiwhata, The old Pa, near the river Kaiwhata.

These are all the reserves we wish to make We agree to allow them an unreserved road and also right of way over the surveyed road, and also over the footpath for sheep page 279cattle and horses belonging to the Europeans, and our own. We agree to allow them this right of way through the reserves we make for ourselves, This being the full and unreserved giving up of our piece of land at this sale, but not of the six pieces above named. We have entirely given up this land as a permanent possession to Victoria, Queen of England, and to the Kings and Queens, who may succeed her for ever and ever. For this reason we hereunto affix our names and marks this day the (11th) eleventh day of January (1855) one thousand eight hundred and fifty five.

Te Wereta Kawakairangi x.
Thomas Patoromiu x.
Thomas Patoromiu x.
Patoromu.
And fourteen others.

Witnesses to the receipt of these monies and writings of signatures—

(Sd.) G. S. Cooper, J.P., District Commissioner.
(Sd.) Charles T. Hales, Settler, Flat Point.

A True Translation.

Donald McLean,
Chief Commissioner.

29th March, 1856.

A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Deed and Copy of Receipt for 2nd and 3rd Instalments.

Wellington, January 5th, 1876.

H. Hanson Turton.