conveying land written on this the (11th)
Eleventh day of January in
1854. 11 JanuaryWairarapa District.Kuhangawariwari.
|Received cash— 14 Oct., 1853||300
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.
Ihaia te Wakairu.
Te Ropiha te Waitai x.
Wiremu Kingi Tamawhiti x.
Ihaka Te Aho x.
Renata Kaiwaewae x.
Piriki Pou x.
Hapiata Ohau x.
Tamihana Kawhanga x.
Te Wharenui x.
Katerina Tokitahi x.
Ko Poti x her mark.
Na Ihaka Watarau.
Witnesses to these receipts of money and signature—
(Signed) Wm. Kirton,
Minr. Scotch Church, Wellington.
Merchant, Willis St., Wellington.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
February 15th, 1876.