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



This Document conveying land written on this the (11th) Eleventh day of January in
1854. 11 JanuaryWairarapa District.Kuhangawariwari.
Receipt for£1,000
Received cash— 14 Oct., 1853300
the year of our Lord (1854) One thousand eight hundred and fifty four is a paper of the full and unreserved assent of us the Chiefs and people of the Ngatikahungunu whose name are hereunto attached on behalf of ourselves, our relations and descendants who shall he born after us to transfer for ever a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for ever. And in consideration of our full consent to sell this piece of our land Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us the sum of (£1500) Fifteen hundred pounds (£300) Three hundred pounds of which we have received on the (14th) fourteenth day of October (1853) One thousand eight hundred and fifty three and also (£1000) One thousand pounds of which we have received on this play from Mr. McLean the (£200) two hundred pounds of this sum being the last instalment is to be given in the month of January in the year of our Lord (1855) One thousand eight hundred and fifty five. The boundaries commence at Waingawa and thence on to Tauinata-o-te-Waihirere, and entering Ngongototara and coming out at Arataua thence on to Kuhangawariwari, thence on to Rongo-o-Mahina thence on to Mamaukarua, thence descending into Waipoua thence on past the lower part of Waipoua thence on to the Rapakura, thence descending the Ruamahanga and going on above Ruamahanga, thence on to Taumata-o-te-Rangitumomota thence on to Hawaiki, thence on to Tokaahaumea, thence on to the Kotukutuku, thence on to Tikapua thence on to the Kauru-o-Hau, thence coming to the South, thence on to the source of the Kauru-o-Waingawa thence coming in Waingawa, thence on to the Taumata-o-te-Waihirere, here the boundaries join.
Native reserves. The portion of land as set apart for the Bishop is excepted for him out of this sale of land, also a portion of (1000) one thousand acres is to be given to us at some future time as a cultivation for us and as a possession. These being the only portion for us, We have entirely given up and bidden farewell to this land inherited from our forefathers with its rivers, its streams, its lakes, its springs, its timbers, grass and stones, with its plains and fertile spots, its sterile parts and everything above the surface or under the surface and everything thereunto belonging, we now for ever deliver up and transfer to the Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for ever.

In testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we hereunto affix our names and marks, and in testimony of the full consent of the Queen of England to the conditions of this Deed the name of Donald McLean Principal Commissioner for purchase of Native Lands is also hereunto affixed.

Donald McLean,
Land Commissr.

Manihera Rangitakaiwaho.
Ihaia te Wakairu.
Ko Wiremu Waka.
Te Ropiha te Waitai x.
Wiremu Kingi Tamawhiti x.
Mimoma te Rangi.
Ihaka Te Aho x.
Paora Rawhatu.
Te Koroneho.
Renata Kaiwaewae x.
Piriki Pou x.
Hapiata Ohau x.
Hanita Titi.
Tamihana Kawhanga x.
Tamati Hapiman.
Ripeka Ngahe x.
Te Wharenui x.
Katerina Tokitahi x.
Ko Nini.
Te Kete x.
Horomona Paraweke.
Ko Poti x her mark.
Matini Warahi.
Na Ihaka Watarau.

Witnesses to these receipts of money and signature—

(Signed) Wm. Kirton, Minr. Scotch Church, Wellington.
John McBeth, Merchant, Willis St., Wellington.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
Purvis Russell, Sheepfarmer, Ahuriri.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 15th, 1876.