written on this the 31st day of January in the
Year of our Lord 1860 is a full1860. 31 January.Wairarapa District.
and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of
the Tribe of Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth
that on behalf of 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 ofTupapakurua.
England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and
Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds
(£500 . 0 . 0) to us paid by William N.
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 Tupapakurua and Korakonui 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. These are the boundaries of
Land commencing at Te Kohutu Wainuioru at the mouth of the
Wakatamaihine River up this River to the Wharetotara up the Wharetotara to
Rahui o te Houmingi and on to "Te Taukati o te Korora" thence to Te Haroto
here it turns running northward to Te Wahi patu kakahu, Te Maire Te Whare nui
Oieri here it turns to the Westward running along the boundary of the Land
sold to the Queen to the Wainuioru River and down this River to Te Rua thence
along the boundary of the land sold by Retimana te Korou and Nini on to the
Kanawa and down the Tarewa Kotukutuku creek into Wainuioru and down the
Wainuoru to the Kohutu.
One piece of land within these boundaries is to be reserved for Piripi and
all of us,Reserve at Te Puna for Piripi and others the boundaries of which have been pointed out by Piripi to Mr.
Searancke. The Puna Kot kutuku is the name.
Will. N. Searancke,
Dist. Commissioner N.L.P.
Rawinia te Piki x her
Terei Rahui x his mark.
Haira Hori x his mark.
Witnesses to payment and signatures—
James Strang, Settler,
Archd. McMasters, Tupurupuru.
Received this thirty-first day of March in the Year of our Lord One
thousand eightReceipt for £500 hundred and sixty (1860) the sum of Five hundred Pounds sterling (£500
. 0 . 0) being the final consideration money expressed in the above-writien
Deed to be paid by William N.
Searancke on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us
Archd. McMasters, Tupurupuru.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation
H. Hanson Turton.
January 18th, 1876.