Block 1, West Side of Lake, Wairarapa
Thispaper or deed conveying land written on this day on the first
1st of the days of1853. 1 September.Wairarapa District. September in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty
three 1853 Is a deed or paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and
people of NgatikahungunuWest Side of Lake,Block 1. whose names are written to this deed on hehalf of Ourselves our relatives
and descendants to entirely convey and transfer a portion of our land or country
to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed Her for
ever and over.
And having agreed and consented as above to transfer a portion of our land,
Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us a sum of Two thousand
pounds £2000 in money. One thousand pounds £1000 of the said money has beenReceipt for £1,000, first instalment. paid
into our hands by Mr. McLean this day.
Five hundred pounds £000 of the said money is to be paid to us in the days of May
in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four 1854.
Five hundred pounds £500 the last instalment for the said land is to be paid to
us in the days of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty
five 1855. It is further agreed to by the Queen of England on her part to pay us
at certain periods within certain years to be decided on by the Governor of New
Zealand and ourselves, that is, that we are to have a certain additional
consideration for the lands we page 268
have sold, to be paid to us for the forming of schools to teach our children, for
the construction of flour mills for us, for the construction of Hospitals and for
Medical attendance for us, and also for certain annuities to be paid to us for
certain of our Chiefs; but it is hereby agreed that we ourselves and certain
officers who shall beFive per cent. to be paid.
appointed by the Queen or the Governor of New Zealand shall carefully
discuss in Committee to which and at what times and in what proportions the said
money shall be applied to each of the purposes above specified. The payments to be
made annually to our Chiefs are to be decided upon by the Governor of New Zealand
only or by an officer appointed by him, who shall have the power of deciding as to
which Chiefs shall receive the said annual payments. These payments for all the
above purposes are to be as follows, that is, when the surveys are complete and
the land is resold which we have transferred to the Queen of England or to the
Kings or Queens who may succeed Her: a certain portion of the money to be received
by the Queen or Government of New Zealand as payment for the said land is to be
deducted for the purposes which have been above specified, the amount of the money
which is to be returned to us is 5 per cent or equal to five pounds out of every
hundred pounds, after deducting the surveys and other expenses connected with
laying off the said lands.
Boundaries. The Boundaries of the land which has now been transferred are these
commencing at Turaki[gap — reason: invisiable] on to Orongorongo and goes up the
Orongorongo to its source and crosses over to Mangatamahine and goes on to
Ngapaiaka and thence to Haututu and descends to Ngapewa right on to te
Hakaoterangi and goes in a North Easterly direction till it reaches to
Rereamahanga and on te Tokahaumia and descends to Otauira on to te Taukati on to
the junction of Otauira with the Hatea of Wairarapa and the fresh water lake of
Wairarapa is the boundary right on to Kiriwai and right on to the salt water sea
and thence along the sea coast on to Turakirae Now we have assuredly bade farewell
to and for ever transferred these portions of our ancestors' lands descended from
them to us, that is, we have transferred them under the shining sun of the present
day with its lagoons, lakes, rivers, waters, trees, grass, stones and all and
everything above the ground and under the ground and all and everything connected
with the said land are wholly or altogether transferred by us as a sure and
certain land from us to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens
who may succeed Her for ever and ever.
Native reserves. The lands reserved by us within the boundaries now sold are—
|1st.|| At Patungaamatangi the boundary on one side is at Ponui and at Mataruawai
on the other side going inland as far as Pukaiaia.
|2nd.|| The second is a bush named Wairongourai and that bush only.
|3rd.|| The third is bounded on the South by Oahanga, Motuopaka is the inland
boundary and Otauira is the north east boundary.
|4th.|| A place for the Ngatitamao to reside on at Hinakitaka including the
residences and cultivations of te Hapu of the Ngatitama residing there.
|5th.|| The right of eel fishing in such places as are or may not be drained by
These are all the places within the lands we have sold that we retain or hold for
ourselves. And having consented to all the conditions contained in this paper that
has been read and explained to us by Mr. McLean we hereunto sign our names and
marks, And the Queen of England on her part having consented to all the conditions
contained in this paper Mr. McLean the Land Commissioner for the Governor of New
Zealand signs his name.
(Signed) Ko Maraea Toatoa.
(Signed) Ko Hemi
(Signed) Ko Raniera
(Signed) Ko Ngairo
Here follow additional native signatures.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Signed) Jos. Kelly, Settler, Wairarapa.
(Signed) John P. Russell,
(Signed) Edwin Meredith, Settler, Hawke's Bay.
(Signed) Piri Kawau, Native Clerk.
(Signed) Rihara Paikai, Kai Wakaako.
A True Translation.
A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Deed.
January 31st, 1876.
H. Hanson Turton.