1860. 27 March.Wairarapa District.This Deed
written on this twenty seventh day of March in
the Year of Our Lord 1860 is a full 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 onOtahuao.
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 of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who
may succeed Her and Her and TheirReceived cash— 1 Dec., 1854, £200.
Assigns for ever in consideration of the Sum of £400, Two hundred
pounds £200 paid us by Mr. McLean and two hundred pounds £200 to us paid by
William N. Searancke
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 Otahuao 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 District Commissioner is hereunto subscribed.
Boundaries These are the Boundaries of the Land commencing at Hakakahia thence
along the cut boundary to the Pirau here it turns eastward crossing the
Wangaehu river to Patua hinemokai Te Purapura te Wai o te Ngarehu, Taumataraia
on the Tauheru river and following the course of the Tauheru river to
Mangamutu thence westward Pahikaikakariki, Puketawai The Roto Nga Puna-a-toko
to the Wangaehu river and down the Wangaehu to Ngakopu a te Rangihaeata thence
in a straight line to Hakakahia where the boundaries commenced.
William N. Searancke,
(Sgd.)Tamati te Kokori x his mark.
Henare te Mahuki huki.
(Sgd.) Hoana Mahea.
Ana Kanara te Toatoa x her mark.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Sgd.) William Tonks, Wellington.
" David Dixon, Masterton.
Received this Twenty seventh
day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty
(1860) the sum of Two hundred pounds Sterling (£200 . 0 . 0)Receipt for £200
being the final consideration money expressed in the above written Deed
to be paid by William N.
on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.
Sgd. Tamati Te Kokori x
Sd. William Tonks, Wellington.
Sd. David Dixon, Masterton.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
January 17th, 1876.