Kaiwaka Block (Captain Smith's), Wairarapa
1853. 16 September.Wairarapa District.This paper or Deed conveying land written on this day on the
sixteenth 16th of the days of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and fifty three 1853 Is a paper of the full and true consent of us the
Chiefs and people of NgatikahungunuKaiwaka.(Captain Smith's run) whose names are written to this Deed on behalf of ourselves our relatives
and descendants to entirely and for ever surrender a portion of our land to
Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for
everReceipt for £100. and ever and ever. And having consented to entirely surrender this portion
of our land, Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us One
hundred Pounds £100 in money; which said sum of One Hundred Pounds £100 has been
paid to us this day by Mr. McLean.
Boundaries. The Boundaries of the land which we have sold are these, commencing at
Kaiwaka at the junction of Watawataatao thence up the Watawataatao to Capt.
Smith's fruit garden, then it crosses the Watawataatao river leaving the said
garden within the boundary, and the boundary descends again straight into the
Watawataatao and goes up the said river to Onakowaewae the boundary then strikes
across to Mangakiripa and thence to the Whare o tamaure thence in a straight line
to two Ti trees thence to Orongo thence it turns in the direction of
Rakauotahiarangi thence to Ahinewetoe thence to Marua thence into the Ruamahanga
and the Ruamahanga river forms the boundary till it joins the Huangarua at
Now we have assuredly sold and transferred all the places within the said
boundaries to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may
succeed her for ever and ever.
And having consented to all the conditions in this paper we hereunto sign our
names and marks. And the Queen of England on her part having consented to all the
conditions in this paper Donald
McLean the Governor of New Zealand's Land Commissioner hereunto signs his
" Ngairo Takatakaputa.
" Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.
" Maeka Meka.
" Na tanahiru Te Katoria.
Witnesses to the payment and the signatures—
(Signed) W. M. Smith,
" Samuel Revans, M.C., M.P.P., Huangarua.
" Aitken Goulburn, Shepherd, Wairarapa.
" Manihera te Rangitakaiwaho, Otaraia.
A True Translation.
A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Deed.
February 8th, 1876.