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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 fourteenth day of December in the Year of our Lord1858. 14 December. 1858 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and PeopleWairarapa District. of the Tribe Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this DeedPihautea.(Bidwill's homestead.) 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 Pounds (£100) to us paid by Will 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 Pihautea the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot 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 fight 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 Will. N. Searancke one of the Commissioners hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the LandBoundaries. commencing at "Manawawiri" from thence South West in a straight line to the "Wharehuata" here it turns and goes in a North Westerly direction to "Puahi" and on into the "Waiapokopoko" swamp going thro' the swamp to the "Maire" here it inclines to the East Coast following the "Maire" to the "Kokoti" crossing here it goes straight on to the "Wakapaua" where it falls into the "Ruamahanga" and follows the course of the "Ruamahanga" to "Manawawiri" where the boundaries close.

Na te Manihera.
Ruka te Rangituarea x his mark.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

C. B. Bidwill, Settler, Wairarapa.
Thos Hooker, Millwright, Wairarapa.

Received this the fourteenth day of December in the Year of Our Lord OneReceipt for £100. thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight (1858) the sum of one hundred Pounds sterling (£100) being the consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Willam N. Searancke on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Na te Manihera.
Ruka te Rangituarea x his mark.

Witnesses—

C. B. Bid will, Settler, Wairarapa.
Thos. Hooker, Mill wright, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 18th, 1876