Tuhitarata Block (McMaster's), Wairarapa
1853. 10 September.Wairarapa District.Thispaper
or Deed conveying land written on this day on the tenth
10th of the days of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and fifty three 1853Tuhitarata.
Is a deed or paper of the full and true consent of us the chiefs and
people of Ngatikahungunu(McMaster's Run.)
whose names are written on this deed on behalf of ourselves our relatives
and descendants to entirely
convey and transfer a portion of our land or country to Victoria the Queen of
England or to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
And having agreed and consented as above to transfer this portion of our
land,Total price, £1,000. Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us a sum of One
thousand pounds £1000 in money. Three hundred pounds £300 of the said money has
been paidReceipt for £300, first
instalment. into our hands by Mr. McLean this day.
Two hundred and fifty pounds £250 of the said money is to be paid to us in the
days of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight Hundred and fifty four
Two hundred and fifty pounds of the said money is to be paid to us in the days of
May in the year of Our Lord One thousand and eight hundred and fifty five 1855.
Two hundred pounds £200 being the last instalment for the said land is to be paid
to us in the days of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
fifty six 1856.
It is further agreed to by the Queen of England on her part to pay us at certain
periods within certain years to be decided on by the Governor of New Zealand and
ourselves that is that we are to have a certain additional consideration for the
lands weFive per cent. to be allowed. have sold to be paid to us for the forming of schools to teach our
children, for the construction of flour mills for us, for the construction of
Hospitals and for medical attendance for us, and also for certain annuities to be
paid to us for certain of our chiefs; but it is hereby agreed that we ourselves
and certain officers who shall be appointed by the Queen or Governor of New
Zealand shall carefully discuss in Committee to which and at what times and in
what proportions the said money shall be applied to each of the purposes above
specified. The payments to be made annually to our Chiefs are to be decided upon
by the Governor of New Zealand only, or by an officer appointed by him who shall
have the power of deciding as to which Chiefs shall receive the said annual
payments. These payments for all the above purposes are to be as follows, that is,
when the surveys are complete and the land is resold which we have transferred to
the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her, a certain
portion of money to be received by the Queen or Government of New Zealand as
payment for said land is to be deducted for the purposes which have been above
specified the amount of the money to be returned to us is Five per cent or equal
to five pounds out of every hundred pounds after deducting the surveys and other
expenses connected with laying off the said lands.
The Boundaries of the land which we have now sold and for ever given up toBoundaries. Victoria the Queen of England are these commencing at the bridge at
Paharakeke and on to the lower side of the range named te Kairakauatoe right on to
the Whareopakehau on to the Waiparao and on to the land sold by Mitai Poneke, that
is to the land occupied the European McMaster and straight along the said boundary
to the Waihora river and the boundary continues in the Waihora river till it
ascends at the Motu-o-mango and ascends to Waiwaetea and descends to Makora and
crosses to the Kihoreotaerua and goes in a Southerly direction till it reaches
Hikapu on to the Nau and thence to the boundary of the land sold by the people of
Turanganui and thence in an easterly direction on to the Aorangi range and along
that range until it strikes down to Paharakeke and then along the Paharakeke to
Now we have fully considered and reflected and for ever bade farewell to and
transferred those lands descended to us from our ancestors and now our property
with all its rivers, streams, lakes, waters, trees, grass, stones, hills and
ridges, its good and bad places and everything under and above the said land and
all and everything connected with the said land has been certainly transferred by
us under the shining sun of the present day as a certain land from us to Victoria
the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and
And having assented to all the conditions contained in this paper, that has been
read and explained to us by Mr. McLean, we hereunto sign our names and marks. And
the Queen of England on her part having assented to all the conditions contained
in this paper Mr. McLean the Land Commissioner for the Governor of New Zealand
signs his name.
Wiremu Tutere Wakahaurangi.
Here follow additional
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Signed)M. Fitzgerald, Surveyor in charge, Wellington.
Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
Angus McMaster, Settler,
Archibald Gillies, Settler, Otaraia.
J. T. Luxford,
A. C. Lewis, Teacher, Tuiterata.
A True Translation.
McLean, Land Commissioner.
A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Deed.
December 31st, 1875.
H. Hanson Turton.