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

[Deeds—No. 153.]

Deeds—No. 153.

Te Kopi Block, Wairarapa District.

Tenei Pukapuka i tuhituhia i tenei i te waru 8th o nga ra o Oketopa i te tau o to tatou1858. 8 October.Wairarapa District. Ariki 1858 he Pukapuka tino hoko tino hoatu tino tuku whakaoti atu na matou na nga Rangatira me nga Tangata o Ngatikahungunu i Wairarapa no ratounga ingoa e mau iTe Kopi. raro nei e hei whakaatu tenei Pukapuka mo matou mo o matou whanaunga me o matou uri mo te tuhituhinga o o matou ingoa ki tenei pukapuka i raro i tera e whiti nei kua whakarerea rawatia kua tino tukuna rawatia atu ki a Wikitoria Kuini o Ingarani ki ona uri ki nga Kingi ki nga Kuini o muri iho i a ia me ana me a ratou e whakarite ai hei whakaritenga mo nga Pauna moni-kotahi rau e rima tekau e rima tekau o aua moni kuaReceipt for £150 utua mai ki a matou e Te Herangi (William N. Searancke) mo te Kuini (a e whakaaetia nei e matou te rironga mai o aua moni ko taua wahi whenua katoa kei Wairarapa ko Te Kopi te ingoa o taua wahi whenua ko nga roheBoundaries. kei raro i te Pukapuka nei e mau ana te korero whakahaere ko te mapi hoki o taua whenua kua apititia ki tenei. Me ona rakau me ona kowhatu me ona wai me ona awa nui me ona roto me ona awa ririki me nga mea katoa o taua whenua o runga rauei o raro ranei i te mata o taua whenua me o matou tikanga me o matou take me o matou paanga katoatanga ki taua wahi; Kia mau tonu ki a Kuini Wikitoria ki ona uri ki ana ranei e whakarite ai hei tino mau tonu ake tonu atu. A hei tohu mo to matou whakaaetauga ki nga tikanga katoa o tenei Pukapuka kua tuhituhia nei o matou ingoa me o matou tohu. A hei tohu hoki mo te whakaaetanga o te Kuini o Ingarani mo tana wahi ki nga tikanga katoa o tenei Pukapuka kua tuhia nei te ingoa o William N Searancke Kaiwhakarite Whenua Ko nga rohe enei o taua whenua ka timata i te Waikaha i Taueru rere atu te Ahi o Whanau mau rawa atu ko Raungaehe, ka whati ikonei whaka te rawhiti Te Ria o te Pakauera te Waikahika Motumatai Te Awa totara te Waihorohika ka whati whaka te kapekape i roto te Awa Te Umu o te raunga puta noa ki Taueru ka whati i roto i te Awa Taueru, ko Hinemoa te Kaikokirikiri, Te Paewae ka mau ano ki te Waikaha ka tutaki ikonei.
Kia kotahi te rau eka ki te Kopi, i roto i enei rohe kua oti te tuhituhi ka whakahokiMaika's Reserve. [100 acres.] atu, hei kainga pumau ma Maika Purakau.

Maika Purakau.
Wi Hopianax his mark.
W. Katene.
Hoana Maika.
Hoani Wiremu.

Ko nga tangata i kite i te hoatutanga o nga moni me te tuhinga o nga ingoa—

Alex. S. Allan, Clerk to Registrar, Wellington, Witness.
Robt. R. Strang, Registrar, Supreme Court, at Wellington.

Kua riro mai ki a matou i tenei ra i te waru 8th o nga ra o Oketopa i te tau o toReceipt for £50. Tatou Ariki Kotahi mano e waru raue rima tekau ma waru nga Pauna moni e rima tekau (£50) Ko te utu tuatahi tenei kua whakahuatia ki te Pukapuka tuku e mau i runga ake nei kia utua mai ki a matou e Te Herangi mo te Kuini.

Maika Purakau.
Wi Hoplanax his mark.
W. Katene.
Hoana Maika.
Hoani Wiremu.

Nga kai-titiro—

Alex. S. Allan, Clerk to Registrar, Wellington, Witness.
Robert R. Strang, Registrar, Supreme Court, at Wellington.

Translation.

This Deed written on this the eighth day of October in the Year of our Lord 1858 is1858. 8 October. a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the TribeWairarapa District. of Ngatikahungunu at Wairarapa whose names are hereunto subscribed And witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signingTe Kopi. 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 one hundred andReceipt for £150. page 344fifty Pounds of which fifty Pounds (£50) to us paid by William N. Searancke 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 Te Kopi the boundaries whereof are set 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 Commissioner is hereunto subscribed.Boundaries. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at the Waikaha on the Taueru river thence to the Ahi o whanau, thence to Raungaehe here it turns towards the coast to the Reu o Pakauera to Waikahika Motu Matai, te Awa totara, te Waihorohika turning thence westward into the Umu o te Raunga creek and on to Taueru then down the Taueru river to Hinemoa to Kaikokirikiri, te Paewae and on the Waikaha where the boundaries close.
Maika's Reserve. [100 acres.] One hundred acres at Te Kopi within the boundaries above described, are to be returned as a lasting possession for Maika Purakau.

Maika Purakau.
Wi Hopiana x his mark.
Wi Katene.
Hoana Maika.
Hoant Wiremu.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Alex. S. Allan, Clerk to Registrar, Wellington.
Robt. R. Strang, Supreme Court, Wellington.

Received this eighth (8th) day of October in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight (1858) the sum of fifty Pounds sterling (£50) being the first consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by W. N. Searancke on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Maika Purakau.
Wi Hopiana x his mark.
Wi Katene.
Hoana Maika.
Hoani Wiremu.

Witnesses—

Alex. S. Allan, Clerk to Registrar, Wellington.
Robt. R. Strang, Registrar, Supreme Court, Wellington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

Wellington, January 18th, 1876

H. Hanson Turton.