1855. 9 January.Wairarapa District.This document conveying land written on this the (9) ninth
day of Jany. in the Year of our Lord (1855) one thousand eight hundred and
fifty five is a document of the full and unreserved consent of us the chiefs
and people of the Ngatikahungunu whoseWhakataki Reserve. names are hereunto attached for ourselves our relations and
descendants to transfer for ever a certain portion of our land to Victoria the
Queen of England and to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her for ever and
ever and in consideration of our full and unreserved consent to sell this
piece of our land Victoria Queen of England agrees onReceipt for £200. her part to pay us the sum of (£200) two hundred pounds once told
which sum we have this day received from Mr. McLean Whakataki is the name of
this piece of land being the fifth reserve excluded from the sale of land at
Castle Point which we sold in the year (1853) one thousand eight hundred and
fifty three The boundaryBoundaries. commences at the North at Awahuri thence running inland to Pakohai
thence to Wakaaroha thence running towards the sea to Waiwai The reason for
our consenting to the sale of this piece of land is to put an end to our
native customs relative to that piece of land we wish to cede to the Queen
that we may be enabled to purchase suitable pieces for ourselves out of that
block of land according to the Government mode of selling land by the
Government of New Zealand the pieces for us to be bought this year (1855) one
thousand eight hundred and fifty five next year also (1856) one thousand eight
hundred and fifty six and kept open to the third year (1857) one thousand
eight hundred and fifty seven that piece of land is to be kept open to be
purchased by us we have entirely given up this land inherited from our
forefathers with its timbers its rivers and every thing thereunto belonging
above the surface or under the surface under the shining sun of this day to be
the property of Victoria Queen of England for ever and ever In testimony of
our consent to all the conditions of this deed we hereunto affix our names and
marks at Rangiwhakaoma on the day above written and in testimony of the
consent of the Queen of England to all the conditions of this deed the name of
Donald McLean Land Commissioner for the Government of New Zealand is hereunto
Wiremu Paraone Manini
Te Wirihana Oioi.
Karamana Kiki x.
Maraea Te Ngaru x.
Iraia Taruru x.
Te Hapuku Te Ika o te moana x.
Witness to these receipts of money and signatures—
J. D. Ormond, Settler,
G. S. Cooper, District Commissioner.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
January 28th, 1876.