This paper or deed conveying land written on this day on
the fourth 4th of the1854. 4 JanuaryWairarapa District. days of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
fifty four 1854 Is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and
people of Ngatikahungunu whose names are attached to this paper, on behalf of
ourselves, our relativesAhiaruhe. and descendants to entirely transfer a portion of our land to Victoria
the Queen of England or to the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her for ever
and ever And having consented to transfer a portion of our land Victoria the
Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us a sum of Five hundred pounds
£500 in money. Two hundred and fifty pounds £250 of the said money has been
paid into our hands this day by Mr.Receipt for £250. McLean. Two hundred and fifty pounds £250 being the last instalment is
to be paid to us in the days of January in the year of our Lord 1855. The
Boundary begins atBoundaries. Ponatahi running southward to Okora thence to Mahanui thence to the
land sold by Ngairo at Upokopakira thence it follows the boundary of Ngairo to
Toka-tu-moana thence in an Easterly direction to te Tawa thence to Taiapua
thence to te Koau, thence to Makahakaha running by Makahakaha in a westerly
direction to Ruamahanga thence to te Kauaparera, thence to te Waituhi thence
to Punoa Thence to Tauranga Mohiki thence to Ruamahanga thence to Ponatahi Now
we have fully considered and reflected and for ever bade farewell to and
transferred those lands, descended to us from our ancestors, and now our
property, with all its rivers, streams, lakes, waters, trees, grass, stones,
hills and ridges, its good and bad places and everything under and above the
said land and all and everything connected with the said land, has been
certainly transferred by us under the shining sun of the present day as a
certain land from us to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or
Queens who may succeed Her for ever and ever. And having consented to all the
conditions contained in this paper we hereunto sign our names and marks.
And the Queen of England on her part having agreed to all the conditions
contained in this paper, Mr. McLean the Governor of New Zealand's Land
Commissioner signs his name.
(Signed) Donald McLean,
(Signed) Wiremu Kingi
Natanahira te Nguha x his mark.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Signed) John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
" Archd. A.
" Sidney Mason,
Government Messenger, Wellington.
A True Translation.
We have received on this twenty second (22) day of December in the
year one thousand eight hundred and fifty four (1854) the sum of Two hundred
and fifty pounds (£250) being the last and final payment according to the
agreement contained in the above written Deed, that we should be paid in
1854. 22 December
|Received cash— 4 Jan.,
the month of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty five (1855)
for our land which has been sold to the Queen of England; the boundaries of
which are contained in the said Deed.
(Signed) Iri Pirihita Poti x.
Kerehoma Tahae (4 yrs) x.
Tope Hape x.
Rihara te Awhioa
Aperahama Ngapou x.
Miriama Tarekoa x.
Natanahira te Nguha x.
page 306 Koroniria te Aputonga
Ko Miriama (Piripi's wife) x.
Ngatuere Tawhao x.
(Signed) James Henry Northwood,
Settler, Ahiaruhi, Wairarapa.
John P. Russell,
A True Copy of Original Deed, Receipt, and Translations.
February 9th, 1876.