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

Translation

Translation.

This Deed written on this the 24th day of March in the Year of our Lord 1858 is a full1858. 24 March.Wairarapa District. and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatikahungunu Wairarapa whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives our relatives and descendants we have by signingTaratahi and Hikawera. this Deed under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of two hundred Pounds (£200) to us paid by W. N. Searancke this day on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Wairarapa and named Taratahi and Hikawera the boundaries whereof are se forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals, waters, rivers, lakes, streams, and all appertaining to the said Land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our right title claim and interest whatsoever thereon To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of William N. Searancke one of the Commissioners is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at te Ahere and following the course of theBoundaries. Waiohine to Ruamahanga from thence ascending the course of the Ruamahanga to Taipu aud from thence proceeding inland to Parinuiokuaka from thence to the Pukatahi and on to Waikohukohu then, following the course of the Ruamahanga to Makirikiri, page 332goes on to Waingawa and follows the course of Waingawa to Taumata o te Waihirere going on then by Tongakiri Mangatarore te Autawe and Tapaiika, boundaries of land sold to the Queen, it reaches the Abere where the boundaries close. Three sections of land are reserved for us namely Section 185 Section 131 and a portion of the Ferry Reserve at Waiohine.

William N Searancke,
Dist. Commr.
Ko Eramiha.
Natuere.
Namana.
Ko te Waterau.
Kingi x his mark.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Wiremu Paraone.
James McCabe, Surveyor, Auckland.

Receipt for £200. Received this 24th day of March in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of two hundred Pounds sterling (£200) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by William N. Searancke on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Ko Eramiha.
Ko te Waterau.
Namana.
Kingi x his mark.
Natuere.

Witnesses—

Wiremu Paraone.
James McCabe, Surveyor, Auckland.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 21st, 1876.