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

Translation

Translation.

1858. 24 March.Wairarapa District.This Deed conveying Land written on this the twenty fourth day of March (24th) 1858 is a Deed of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and People of Ngatikahungunu to convey and transfer wholly and entirely a portion of our Land to Victoria the Queen of England and to all Kings or Queens her successors for ever and everWhangaehu. And in consideration of our consenting to sell and convey this Land Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay to us the sum or one hundred pounds sterling (£100) which has been paid to us this day by William N. Searancke. These are theBoundaries. boundaries of the Land commencing at the "Papa o te Watuhi" and on to the "Umu Karaka" following thence the course of the "Wangaehu" to the "Whare o te Toenga" and the tree known as the "Arawhata" thence to the "Roto a te Po" and thence to the "Kowara a tane" here joiningTukuwahinereserved. the boundary of the Land sold to the Queen it follows that boundary on to "Titai" and "Owaki" here it follows the course of the "Wahianui" to the "Kopua a Mahina" from thence to "Tata" and, following the course of the Ruamahanga on to the "Pohue" ford and from thence to "Tutangatakino" where the boundaries close. One portion of the land within the above boundaries we retain as a cultivation for ourselves It is called Tukuwahine When the Land is surveyed the balance of money for the completion of the payment shall be arranged. And having consented to all the conditions contained in this Deed we hereunto affix our names and marks. And the Queen of England consenting on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Donald McLean Commissioner is hereunto affixed on behalf of the Governor of New Zealand.

Donald McLean,
(Signed for by)
W. N. Searancke.
Ko te Waterau.
Kingi x his mark.
Namana.
Hanita.
Eramiha.

Witnesses—

Ihaia Whakamairu.
Ngatuere.
James McCabe, Surveyor, Auckland.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 21st, 1876.