1853. 12 December.Wairarapa District.This Deed conveying land written on this day on the twelfth
(12) of the days of December in the year of our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and fifty three (1853) is a paper of the full consent of us the people
whose names are hereunto attached on behalf of ourselves our tribes and
relations entirely to give up a certain portion of ourWhareama. (Part of). land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who
may succeed her for ever and ever.
Receipt for £100. And in consideration of our full consent under the shining sun of this
day entirely to give up this portion of our land Victoria the Queen of England
agrees on her part to pay us the sum of One hundred pounds (£100) once told
which monies we have this day received from Mr. McLean.
Boundaries. The boundaries of the land commence on the south at the boundary of
the land sold by te Wiremu and Ihaka Takahiwae along which it proceeds to
Taueru the boundary on the East adjoins that of te Otene and Ngaika. Now this
is the only remaining portion of the Whareama Block which has not been sold
there is no other unsold portion.
Hikurangi reserved. One reserve only has been made for ourselves being the place where we
reside at Hikurangi.
Now we have entirely given up this land to the Queen for ever and ever
wherefore we hereunto affix our names and marks.
Aperahama te Ao x.
Hamuera te Rangi x.
Witnesses to these payments and signatures—
John P. Russell,
Settler, Wairarapa. Archd. Gillies, Settler, Otaraia, Wairarapa.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
February 4th, 1876.