1853. 28 November.Wairarapa District.This deed
of sale of land written on this twenty eighth
(28th) day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
fifty three 1853 is a document of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs of
Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto attached to fully cede a portion of our
place to Victoria the Queen of England and toWaihora.
the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her for ever. And in consideration
of our solemn consent to fully cede our land Victoria the Queen of England on
Her part agrees to pay us the sum of Three hundredReceipt for £200.
Pounds in money (£300). Two hundredBoundaries.
Pounds of that money we have received from Mr. McLean on this day. One
hundred Pounds £100 being the final payment will be paid to us in May 1854. The
boundaries of the land commence at the mouth of the Waihora thence till it
reaches Mangapokia thence to Ihutu, Te Awatoetoe thence to Tauokahukura thence
to Taheki-o-Ngatirangi thence to Taumata-a-te-hewenga thence to Ihupiri thence
to the river to Takanga-o-inanga, thence to Te Rorokoko, thence to Kahumingi
thence to Taueru, thence in a southerly direction to Waipaua, thence towards the
sea to Maumaupuha, thence to Wainuioru to Piripi's boundary, thence to Te
Whererei, thence to Makahakaha, thence to Maniatorokoia, thence to Te
Tahanga-o-nehu, thence to Umukaikore, thence to Te Paopao thence into Te
Ahiokaraka and on to Waihora. Well we have fully sold and ceded this land with
its trees its minerals its waters its herbage and every thing appertaining to
that land under the shining sun of this day to Victoria the Queen of England and
to the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for ever. And in token of our consent
to the provisions of this document we hereunto sign our names and make our
marks. And in token of the consent of Victoria the Queen of England on Her part
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the provisions of this
document Mr. McLean Land Purchase Commissioner of the Governor of New Zealand
has hereunto signed his name.
T. E. Young,
Translator, Native Department.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
January 13th, 1877.