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

Translation

Translation.

1859. 1 November.This Deed written on this first day of November in the Year of our Lord 1859 is a fullWairarapa District. and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf ofHikurangi. ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing 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 pounds (£100) to us paid by William N. Searancke on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all those two pieces of our Land situated at Whareama and named Te Hikurangi and Te Awatoetoe the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Laud 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 page 357Victoria 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 District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of theBoundaries. [530 acres.] Land commencing in the Whareama River at the mouth of the Otamariki Creek and up the Otamariki Creek up to Hikurangi and on to the Whareama river then down the Whareama River to its commencement at the mouth of the Otamariki creek. The small piece of Bush on the Awatoetoe creek.

Wiremu Paraone.
Karaitiana.
Kereopa Aperahama x.
Hera Te Ata x.
Ko Hori Mare.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Henry Thos. Spratt, M.R.C.S., Wairarapa.
George Moore, J.P., Wellington.

Received this first day of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eightReceipt for £100. hundred and fifty nine (1859) the sum of one hundred Pounds Sterling (£100) being the total and final consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Mr. Will. N. Searancke on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Wiremu Paraone.
Karaitiana.
Kereopa x his mark.

Witnesses—

Henry Thos. Spratt, M.R.C.S., Wairarapa.
George Moore, J.P., Wellington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 20th, 1876