Tauherenikau No. 4 Block, Wairarapa District.
1853. 19 September.Wairarapa District.This paper or Deed conveying land written on this day on the
Nineteenth (19th) of the days of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand
eight hundred and fifty-three 1853 Is a deed or paper of the full and true
consent of us the Chiefs and peopleTauherenikau No. 4. of Ngatikahungunu whose names are written to this deed on behalf of
ourselves our relatives and descendants to entirely convey and transfer a
portion of our land or country to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings
or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
And having agreed and consented as above to transfer a portion of our land
Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us a sum of Two
pounds £2000 in money. One thousand pounds £1000 of the said money has
been paid into our hands by Mr. McLean this day.
Two hundred pounds £200 of the said money is to be paid to us in the days of
May in the year of Our Lord 1854. Two hundred pounds £200 of the said money is
to be paid to us in the days of May in the year of Our Lord 1855. Two hundred
pounds £200 of the said money is to beTimes of payment.
paid to us in the year of Our Lord 1856. Two hundred pounds of the said
money is to be paid to us in the year of our Lord 1857. Two hundred pounds £200
the last instalment for the said land is to be paid to us in the days of May in
the year of Our Lord 1858. It is further agreed to by the Queen of England on
her part to pay us at certain periods within certain years to be decided on by
the Governor of New Zealand and ourselves that is that we are to have a
certainFive per cents.
additional consideration for the lands we have sold to be paid to us for
the forming of schools to teach our children for the construction of flour mills
for us, for the construc- page 271tion
of Hospitals and Medical attendance for
us or other purposes of a like nature in which our people are interested, and
also for certain annuities to be paid to us for certain of our Chiefs and for
clothes or other presents to our old men or others of our people, but it is
hereby agreed that we ourselves and certain officers who shall be appointed by
the Queen or Governor of New Zealand, shall carefully discuss in Committee, to
which and at what times and in what proportions the said money shall be applied
to each of the purposes above specified. The payments to be made annually to our
Chiefs are to be decided upon by the Governor of New Zealand only, or by an
Officer appointed by him, who shall have the power of deciding as to which
Chiefs shall receive the said annual payments. These payments for all the above
purposes are to be as follows, that is, when the surveys are complete and the
land is resold which we have transferred to the Queen of England or to the Kings
or Queens who may succeed her, a certain portion of the money to be received by
the Queen or Government of New Zealand as payment for the said land, is to be
deducted for the purposes above specified the amount of the money to be returned
to us is 5 per cent or equal to five pounds out of every hundred pounds after
deducting the surveys and other expenses connected with laying off the said
lands. The Boundaries of the land are these commencing at teBoundaries.
Rereomahanga thence into the Heretaonga on to Tokahaumia and descends to
Otauira and goes inland till it ascends at te Tarehu and descends to the
Puatamatoe and thence to Makahakaha on to Motuokaira and thence in an Easterly
direction till it strikes te Huruparera and descends into Tauwharenikau and
crosses to Motuhinehine and thence through the centre of the Moroa plains till
it joins the Haruru o Hakeki on to Waiohine and crosses that river to the Ahera
on to Mataraua on to the Tapuaeotahitahi on to Otapahika till it reaches
Mangatarere on to Mauroia thence to Mangatarere on to Ahinepuariari on to the
Pahuri till it reaches the Hiwera on to the Ahitapi on to the Aokino on to the
Manuakore on to Taumata-wakatangi-kuouou and on to Waengaawa and up the
Waengaawa to its source thence on to the Hangaohiatangata and on to the source
of the Otaki and descends in the Otaki river to the Tarahanga and goes in a
southerly direction to Maturangi till the boundary joins to Hakaoterangi.
Now we have fully considered and reflected and for ever bade farewell to and
transferred these lands descended to us from our ancestors and now our property
with all its rivers, streams, lakes, waters, trees, grass, stones, hills and
ridges, its good and bad places, and everything under and above the said land,
and all and everything connected with the said land, has been certainly
transferred by us under the shining sun of the present day as a certain land
from us 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 contained in this paper, that has
been read and explained to us by Mr. McLean we hereunto sign our names and
marks. And the Queen of England on her part having consented to all the
conditions contained in this paper Mr. McLean the Land Commissioner for the
Governor of New Zealand signs his name.
Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.
Te Watarauhi Nohowhare.
Te Whaitere Takarawaho.
Manihera te Rangitakaiwaho.
" Na Raniera te Iho o te rangi.
Here follow additional Native
Witnesses to the signatures and payment—
(Sd.)W. M. Smith, Government Surveyor,
" John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
" A. Gillies, Settler, Otaraia, Wairarapa.
" Charles R. Few, Teacher; Wairarapa.
" J. M. Jury, Seaman, Wairarapa.
" D. Morrison, Settler, Wairarapa.
" Rihara Taki, Kai Wakaako, Wairarapa.
A True Translation.