Whareama No. 2 Block, Wairarapa
1853. 1 November.Wairarapa District.This paper
or Deed transferring land written on this day on the
first 1st of the days of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and fifty three 1853 Is a paper of the full and true consent of us the
Chiefs and people of NgatikahungunuWhareama No. 2.
whose name are attached to this paper on behalf of ourselves our relatives
and descendants to entirely give up a portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of
England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever. And
having agreed toRecepit for £400.
sell and for ever give up this land the Queen of England agrees to pay us
for the said land Four hundred pounds £400 which sum has been paid to us this day
by Mr. McLean. The 5 per cent as at Wairarapa to be also payable to us for this
land. TheFive per cents to be paid.
boundary of the land commences at Waiwarawara and thence goes straight
inland to Koroanianui thence to Waipoapoa thence to Takapoa thence to Makakaha
goes in a southerly direction into the river of Wainuioru to the boundary
sold by Piripi and Wiremu Kingi on to the Umuatamahao and goes seaward to Oieri on
to Pukeatua on to Puketora on to Wakawahine on to te Ruatapu on to
Taumatatumapuhia on the entrance of the Waiorongo river and by the sea coast to
eel fishing is reserved to ourselves. Our cultivation is still to be
reserved to us at Mangapiu as a cultivation. The firewood is to be used by the
Europeans as well as ourselves, a small piece at Waipupu Watakai and at te Ruru to
be reserved as cultivations for us, the firewood to be used by the Europeans and
ourselves the firewood for us to be taken at such times as we are living on these
cultivations. Now we have entirely surrendered the aforesaid land under the
shining sun of this day and all and every thing connected with this land is
transferred by us under the shining sun to Victoria the Queen of England or to the
Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever. And having fully and truly
consented to all the conditions in this paper we hereunto sign our names and
marks. And the Queen of England on her part haying agreed to all the conditions in
this paper Donald McLean
Governor's Land Commissioner for New Zealand hereunto signs his name.
(Signed) Donald McLean,
Renate te Ao.
Hanuere te Rangi.
Aperahama te Ao.
Here follow additional native signatures.
Witness to the payment and signatures—
(Signed) W. Marshall, Schoolmaster, Castle Point.
John P. Russell,
Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
Te Hapuku te Ika o te moana x.
A True Translation for D. McLean, Land Commissioner.
(Signed) H. T.
A True Copy.
Donald McLean, Land Commissioner.
A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Deed.
February 3rd, 1876.