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
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.
(Signed for by)
W. N. Searancke.
Ko te Waterau.
Kingi x his mark.
James McCabe, Surveyor,
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
January 21st, 1876.