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


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1858. 22 April.Wairarapa District.This Deed conveying Land written on this Day on the twenty-second (22nd) of April 1858 is a Deed of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and People of Rangitane 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 ever.Ngaawapurua.
Receipt for £100. 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 of one hundred pounds sterling (£100) which has been paid to us this day by William N. Searancke.
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The boundaries of the land are these, commencing at Ngaawapurua on the Manawatu thence down the Manawatu River to the Apiti thence it runs along the Mountain Range of Tararua till it comes to the source of Mangaohau thence to the source of theBoundaries. Mongotaenota thence to the source of Makakahi and along the Makakahi to Eketahuna and in the River Mongorongo to the Rere thence it turns to Mongotawai, te Makirikiri, te Awa a Toka, Mongapiro, Mongaruato, Te Pipiriki (Mountain) Omanawa thence it runs in the Mangatakoto to its junction with te Ihuraua thence in the Ihuraua to its junction with the Tiraumea thence in the Tiraumea to Ngaawapurua where the boundaries join.

When this land is surveyed then 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 marks and names. And the Queen of England consenting on Her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of William N. Searancke, one of the Commissioners, is hereunto affixed on behalf of the Governor of New Zealand.

William N. Searancke,
Dist. Comr.
Hoani Meihana.
Peto te Aweawe.
Kerei te Wanau.


Robert R. Strang, Registrar, Supreme Court, Wellington.
William Bromley, Settler, Porirua.

True Translation.

Will. N. Searancke,
Dist. Commr.