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

[Deeds—No. 138.]

Deeds—No. 138.

Te Whiti Block, Wairarapa District.

1855. 22 August.Wairarapa District.Tenei pukapuka tuku whenua e tuhituhia nei i tenei ra i te rua tekau ma rua 22 o nga ra o Akuhata i te tau o to tatou Ariki Kotahi mano e waru rau e rima tekau ma rima 1855 He pukapuka tino whakaae pono ha matou na nga rangatira me nga tangata oTe Whiti. Ngatikahungunu e mau nei nga ingoa ki tenei pukapuka mo matou mo o matou whanaunga me o matou uri katoa e whanau mai i muri iho i a matou, kia tino tukua rawatia tetahi wahi o to matou kainga ki a Wikitoria te Kuini o Ingarangi ki nga Kingi Kuini ranei o muri iho i a ia a ake tonu atu.
Receipt for£100
Received cash
9 Dec., 185350
£150
A mo to matou whakaaetanga kia tino tukua rawatia tenei wahi o to matou whenua e whakaae ana hoki a Wikitoria te Kuini o Ingarangi mona kia utua matou ki nga pauna moni Kotahi te rau e rima tekau £150 takitahi. E rima tekau £50 pauna o enei moni i tangohia e Ihaia te Whakamairu ratou ko Kenehi ko Henere Waimarama ki Poneke i te 9 o nga ra o Tihema 1853. Ko te Kotahi rau pauna £100 o enei moni i toe ake nei kua riro mai ki a matou i tenei ra na te Kupa i homai ka porotou nga utu ki a matou mo tenei kainga ka tukua whakareretia e matou i tenei ra ki te Kuini o page 327Ingarangi Ka timata te rohe ki Kokomuka hokotahi ka mau ki te Ara Kariti, ka mau ki Tamaiti kiato, ka makere ki roto ki Taueru, ka rere tonu i roto i te Awa i Taueru puta noa ki Parikarearea man noa atu ko te Waikaha, mau rawa atu ko Kumekumewahine, ka whati i reira ka rere mai ki te Mauri, ka puta ki Ruamahanga, ka whati ka rere i roto i te wai o Ruamahanga ka puta ki te Whiro mau rawa atu ko Kerekererau, mau rawa atu koBoundaries, [640 acres.] Kokomukahokotahi, ka tutaki ki tona timatanga ra ano. Ki te mea ka iti iho tenei kainga i te "kuea maero"—square mile—ara i te ono rau me te wha tekau— 640—o nga eka, ka whakanekehia e matou nga rohe kia tutuki ai ki nga eka e 640.

Kahore he wahi tahi e mau ki a matou i roto i enei rone.

Heoi, ka oti i a matou te hurihuri te poroporoaki te tino tuku rawa atu i tenei kainga o a matou tupuna tuku iho ki a matou me ona wai me ona rakau me ona otaota me ona pohatu me ona mea katoa ki runga ranei o te whenua ki raro ranei o te whenua ka oti rawa i a matou te tino tuku rawa atu hei kainga pumau tonu iho ki a Wikitoria te Kuini o Ingarangi ki nga Kingi Kuini ranei o muri iho i a ia ake tonu atu. A no te rironga o enei toenga utu ki a matou, ka tuhia iho o matou ingoa me o matou tohu ki tenei pukapuka ki te Whiti i te 22 Akuhata 1855.

G. S. Cooper,
District Commissioner.
Hamiora Pakaiahi.
Hoana Makuhea.
Te Teira Te Raro x.
Tawhaki x.
Poihipi te Kopiri x.
Hairama te Kohai x.
Eraina Porotiti x.
Ngatuere Tawhao x.

Nga kai-titiro ki tenei homaitanga utu me enei tuhinga ingoa—

Wiremu Kingi.
John McKenzie, Settler, Te Whiti.

Translation.

This Deed conveying land dated this day on the twenty-second 22 of the days of1855. 22 August.Wairarapa District. August in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five 1855 is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and people of the tribe of Ngatikahungunu, whose names are hereunto attached, for us our relatives and our descendants hereafter to be born to fully and entirely give up a piece of our land to Victoria theTe Whiti. Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens Her Successors for ever.
And for our consenting finally to give up this piece of our land Victoria the Queen
Receipt for£100
Received cash—
9 Dec., 185350
£150
of England on her part agrees to pay us One hundred and fifty pounds in money £150. Fifty pounds £50 of this sum were received by Ihaia te Makamairu, Kenehi and Henare Waimarama at Wellington on the 9th of December 1853 and the balance of One hundred pounds has been this day paid to us by Mr. Cooper. These are all the payments which we are to get for this land which we have this day entirely abandoned to the Queen of England.
The boundary begins at Kokomukahokotahi runs on to Te Arakariti, runs on toBoundaries. [640 acres.] Tamaitikiato, falls into Taueru, runs down the Taueru stream till it reaches Parikarearea, runs on to the Waikaha, runs on to Kumekumewahine, breaks off there runs on to Te Mauri, thence on to the Ruamahanga, breaks off there, follows the Ruamahanga stream to Te Whiro, runs on to Kerekererau, and on to Kokomukahokotahi, where it joins on to the commencement. If this land is less than a square mile—that is than six hundred and forty acres, 640—we will extend the boundaries until they include six hundred and forty 640 acres.

We have not retained any land within these boundaries for ourselves.

Now we have fully considered, bid adieu to and fully and finally given up this piece of land inherited by us from our ancestors, with its waters, trees, grass, stones and everything either above or beneath the soil, we have fully and entirely given up as a sure possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and Queens Her Successors for ever.

And upon the receipt by us of this balance of purchase money we have signed our names and marks to this deed, at Te Whiti, on the 22nd August 1855.

G. S. Cooper,
District Commissioner.
Hamiora Pakaiahi,
and other signatures.

Witnesses to payment and signatures—

Wiremu Kingi.
John McKenzie, Settler, Te Whiti.

A True Translation.

G. S. Cooper, D.C.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 2nd, 1876.