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

Translation

Translation.

1859. 4 FebruaryThis Deed written on the 4th day of February in the Year of our Lord 1859 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the TribeWairarapa District. of Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto subscribed. And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves and relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed underMaungaraki. 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 TheirPrice, £400. Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of Four hundred Pounds of which Two hundred Pounds (£200) to us paid byBoundaries. 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 Maungaraki 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 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 is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Te Tauheru River at The "Wai o te Rangiakaaka" and goes (Easterly) to the Potihitihi crosses the "Wharerangihura" stream and on to the "Pukekotai" The "Rae o Hinekaia" the "Parakataha" the "Puta" the "Mangakainui" the "Wai i mau ra ai" "Arakaiora" the "Puketete" the "Kirikanohi" "Tapuahia" The Kohangaumu page 353Hineakiri and on to Te Rae o te hunga on the Wainuioru River here it turns (Northerly) and goes on to Poki the boundary of the land sold formerly to the Queen, and continue (Westward) on the boundary of the Land sold to "Mamaupuha" and down the Waipawa till it reaches the "Tauheru" and down the Tauheru (Southward) the "Wai o te whatuhi" Te "Wharerangihura till it joins the Wai o te rangiakaaka." One piece of land we retain for ourselves named Tangohia situated at the lower end of "Pukemokemoke" on "Tauheru" this piece is for our own use, but not to exceed 50 acres inTangohia Reserve. [50 acres.] extent.

Tamaiti heke x his mark.
Te Retimana te korou x his mark.
Wiremu Paraone.
Pirika x his mark.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

James Strang.
John McKenzie, Wairarapa.

Received this fourth (4th) day of February in the Year of our Lord One thousandReceipt for £200. eight hundred and fifty-nine (1859) the sum of two hundred pounds sterling (£200) being the final consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by William N. Searancke.

Aperahama x his mark.
Retimana x his mark.
Tamaiti heke x his mark.

Witnesses—

James Strang.
John McKenzie, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 18th, 1876.