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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two


[ko te tohutoro i roto i te reo Māori]

page 298


This Paper1853. 27 December.Wairarapa District. or Deed conveying Land; written on this day, on the 27 twenty seventh 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 and true consent of us the Chiefs and People of NgatikahungunuKaiwhata(East of). whose names are attached to this Deed, on behalf of ourselves, our relations and all our descendants who shall be born after us to fully give up and make over a certain 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 in consideration of our consentReceipt for £200. fully to give up and make over this portion of our Land, Victoria the Queen of England on her part consents to pay us in money the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds £200 . 0 . 0, once told; which monies we have this day received from Donald McLean TheBoundaries. Boundary of the Land commences at Ngapuketurua; thence onwards inland to Motukaitutai, until it joins the boundary of the land sold by te Wereta and te Hiakai; thence onwards toward the South to Whakarongotaheke; thence towards the Sea, following the course of the Kaiwhata to the mouth of the river; thence onwards by the Sea-coast until it joins the boundary of Ngapuketurua. And in token of our consent to all the conditions contained in this Deed; we have hereunto signed our names and marks. And in token of the consent of the Queen of England to all the conditions contained in this Deed, Donald McLean, Land Commissioner of the Governor of New Zealand hereunto signs his name.

(Signed) Donald McLean, Land Commissioner.

(Signed) Te Wereta Kawakairangix his mark.
" Ngaika Pohuhux his mark.
Hoera Wakataha.
Piripi Patoromu.
Tamati Hapimana.
Tamati Hapimana.

Witnesses to these payments and signatures—

(Signed) H. T. Kemp,

Native Secretary, Wellington.

" John P. Russell,

Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.

" Dugald Cameron,

Settler, Pahaua, Wairarapa.