1855. 24 January.Wairarapa district.This paper or Deed transferring land written on the 24th
day of January 1855 is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs
and people of Ngatikahungunu whose hands are hereunto subscribed on behalf of
ourselves our relatives and descendants to finally and entirely give up a
piece of our land to Victoria the QueenKuratawhiti. of England and to all the Kings or Queens her successors for ever. And
for ourAdditional piece. consenting to surrender this piece of our land Victoria the Queen of
England agreesBoundaries. on her part to pay us the sum of seventy five pounds (£75). The
boundary commences at the Queen's Highway in Greytown and runs in an Easterly
direction ten chains, where it turns and runs up to Waiohine, having reached
the Waiohine it runs up the stream till it meets the Queen's Highway when it
runs down the Queen's Highway till it reaches the starting point. Now we have
fully thought over, discussed, bid farewell to and finally surrendered this
piece of land inherited by us from our ancestors under the shining sun of the
present day, as a sure and lasting possession to Victoria the Queen of England
for ever. And in witness of our assent to all the conditions of this Deed we
have hereto subscribed our names and marks. And in witness of the assent of
the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed, Mr.
McLean the land commissioner for the Government of New Zealand hereunto
subscribes his name.
Hori Karaka Taha.
Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.
G. S. Cooper, J.P., District Commissioner.
A True Translation.
G. S. Cooper, D.C.
Receipt for £75. We have received on this day on the tenth (10) of the days of
September in the year of Our Lord 1855 the sum of Seventy five pounds which
Mr. Cooper has paid to us. This is the price which was agreed to be paid to
us for a piece of our land which we sold to Victoria the Queen of England
and to all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever, everything about
which sale of land is written above but the money was not paid to us at the
time of the sale.
And other signatures.
Witness to payment and signatures—
Manihera te Rangitakaiwaho.
Wiremu Tutere Wakahaurangi.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
January 3rd, 1876.