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



1860. 28 March.Wairarapa District.This Deed written on the twenty eighth 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 on behalf of ourselves our relatives arid descendants we have by signing this Deed underMatapihi-Rangitumau. 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 four hundred and fifty-five pounds of which three hundred and fifty-five Pounds (£355 . 0 . 0) to us paid by William N. Searancke on behalf of Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Wairarapa and named Matapihi Rangitumau 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 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 Te Rotokura on the Kopuaranga River and Northward along the boundary of the Land sold to the Queen to Rangitumau hence to Arawakahaere crossing the Whangaehu River and in a straight line to Totomaringi (a hill) hence East to Tokiahikaite a hill, hence south to Roto. Te Whare Papaurua crossing the Whangaehu and on to the Rua Marama, Taherepo, Te Punanga, Te Ana o Hinerangi and down to the Wara, hence in and down the Waitapu River to its confluence with the Kairangi river and down the Kairangi to its confluence with the Kopuaranga and up the Kopuaranga to the Rotokura where the boundaries commenced.

William N. Searancke, D.C.
Wiremu Hunia Haratura x.
Rawinia Hamuera x.
Hoana Ma.
Ngatuere Tawhao x his mark.
Te karira.
Oriwia Enoka x.
Ana Kanara.
Hori te Auru x his mark.
Hara Rei x.
Matiri Reweti x her mark.
Kataraina Arama x her mark.
Rahera Mikaere x.
Tapatu Matini x his mark.
Matene Ruta.
Hanita titi.
Rawiri x.
Ruta Matoto x.
Wiremu Hetaraka.
Erihapeti te Korou.
Reweti ko Rea.
Ruta Marakaia.
Wiremu Waka.
Wata Arama x.
Nikora te Kehu.

Witnesses to payment and signatures—

David Dixon, Masterton.
William Tonks, Wellington.

Receipt for £355. Received this twenty-eighth day of March in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty (1860) the sum of Three hundred and fifty-five pounds sterling (£355 . 0 . 0) being the final consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by William Searancke on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Wiremu Waka.


David Dixon, Masterton.
William Tonks, Wellington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 17th January, 1876.