This deed of sale of land written on this twenty third
(23rd) day December in the1853. 23 December.Wairarapa District. year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three (1853) is
a document of the true consent of us the Chiefs and people of Ngatikahungunu
whose names are hereunto attached for ourselves our relatives and all our
descendants who may be bornOwhanga.(Featherston.) after us to cede entirely a portion of our place to Victoria the Queen
of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
And on account of our consent to altogether cede this portion of our place
Victoria the Queen of England agrees on Her behalf to pay us the sum of One
thousand Pounds (£1000) and we have on this day received that money from Mr.
McLean.Receipt for £1,000.
The boundaries of the land commence at Owhanga thence towards the
North-westBoundaries. to Whakau thence towards the East to Tareha thence to Motukaira thence
to Huruparera thence to Motuhinahina thence to Te Aramahutahuta thence to Te
Haka thence to Te Takapau thence towards Te Wharaungahou thence to the South
to Oteruaui thence to Te Huruatemanu thence to Te Arohata-a-Tumokonui thence
to Tukurua thence to Taingaokuhu thence to the mouth of Mangatete thence to
the mouth of Ruahine thence to Wairarapa thence to the North West to Owahanga
where the boundaries join. Included in this arrangement all the land ceded by
Te Waka Tahuahi and Te Manihera at Te Kuratawhiti.
There are to be One hundred (100) acres for Rawiri Piharau at Motupiri.Reserve at Motupiri for Rawiri Piharau. [100 acrcs.]
Well, we have considered over the matter, we have greeted we have said
goodbye to and have finally ceded this place of our ancestors' derived by us
from them together with all its rivers its branches its lakes, its waters, its
trees, its herbage its stones its plains and its good places and its bad
places and all things whether on the surface of the soil or underneath it
together with everything appertaining to that land—we have finally ceded it
under the shining sun of this day to be a permanent possession from us for
Victoria the Queen of England and the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for
And in token of our consent to all the conditions of this deed we hereunto
set our names and marks.
And in token of the consent of the Queen of England on Her part to all the
conditions of this deed Mr. McLean the Land Purchase Commissioner of the
Government of New Zealand has signed his name.
T. E. Young, Translator Native Dept.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
February 4th, 1876.