This Deed conveying land written on this second day of
December in the year of our1853. 2 December.Wairarapa District. One thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853) is a paper of the true
consent of us the Chiefs of Ngatikahungunu whose names are attached to this Deed
entirely to give up a certain portion of our lands to Victoria the Queen of
England to the KingsWhareama North. or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever, and in consideration of
our solemn consent entirely to give up our land Victoria the Queen of England
agrees on her part to pay us the sum of Three hundred pounds (£300) once told
which we have receivedReceipt for £300. this day from Mr. McLean.
The boundaries of the land commence at the mouth of the Waihora thence toBoundaries. Mangapokia thence to the Ihutu te Awatoetoe thence to Tauokahukura
thence to Taheki-o-ngatirangi thence to Tuma-a-te-hewenga thence to Ihupiri
thence to the river at Takanga-o-Inanga thence to Rorokoko thence to Kahumingi
thence to Taueru thence in a southerly direction to Waipaua thence seawards
Maumaupuha thence to Wainuioru to Piripi's boundary thence to Te Whererei thence
to Makahakaha thence to Mania-o-torokoia thence to Takanga o nehu thence to
Umukaikore thence to the Paopao thence descending to Ahiokaraka until it reaches
Now we have entirely sold and given up these lands with their timber minerals
waters pastures and all appertaining to the land under the shining sun of this
day to Victoria Queen of England to the Kings or Queens who may succesed her for
ever and ever.
And in testimony of our consent to the conditions of this Deed we hereunto
affix our names and marks.
And in testimony of the consent of Victoria Queen of England to all the
conditions of this Deed, Mr. McLean the Land Purchase Commissioner of the
Governor of New Zealand hereunto affixes his name.
Land Purchase Commissioner.
Retimona Te Korou.
And 16 others.
W. M. Smith, J.P., Government,
John P. Russell, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
Te Otene Kuku x.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
February 1st, 1876.