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

[Deeds—No. 167.]

Deeds—No. 167.

Matapihi-Ragitumau Block, Wairarapa District.

Tenei Pukapuka i tuhituhia i tenei te rua tekau ma waru o nga ra o Maehe i te tau o1860. 28 March.Wairarapa District. to tatou Ariki 1860 he Pukapuka tino hoko tino hoatu tino tuku whakaoti atu na matou na nga Rangatira me nga Tangata o Ngatikahungunu no ratou nga ingoa e mauMatapihi-Rangitumau. i raro nei a hei whakaatu tenei Pukupuka mo matou mo o matou whanaunga me o matou uri mo te tuhituhinga o o matou ingoa ki tenei pukapuka i raro i te ra e whiti nei kua whakarerea rawatia kua tino tukuna rawatia atu ki a Wikitoria Kuini o Ingarani ki ona uri ki nga Kingi ki nga Kuini o muri iho i a ia me ana me a ratou e whakarite ai hei whakaritenga mo nga Pauna moni e wha rau e rima tekau ma rima, £355 kua utua mai ki a matou e Te Herangi mo te Kuini (a e whakaaetia nei e matou te rironga mai o ana moni) ko taua wahi whenua katoa kei Wairarapa ko Matapihi Rangitumau te ingoa o taua wahi whenua ko nga rohe kei raro i te Pukapuka nei e mau ana te korero whakahaere ko te mapi hoki e taua whenua kua apititia ki tenei. Me ona rakau me ona kowhatu me ona wai me ona awa nui me ona roto me ona awa ririki me nga mea katoa o taua whenua o runga ranei o raro ranei i te mata o taua whenua me o matou tikanga me o matou take me o matou paanga katoatanga ki taua wahi; Kia mau tonu ki a Kuini Wikitoria ki ona uri ki ana ranei e whakarite ai hei tino mau tonu ake tonu atu. A hei tohu mo to matou whakaaetanga ki nga tikanga katoa o tenei Pukapuka kua tuhituhia nei o matou ingoa me o matou tohu A hei tohu hoki mo te whakaaetanga o te Kuini o Ingarani mo tana wahi ki nga tikanga katoa o tenei Pukapuka kua tuhia nei te ingoa o Te Herangi tetahi o nga Kaiwhakarite Whenua.
Ko nga rohe o taua whenua ka timata i "Te Rotokura" i "Kopuaranga" rere tonuBoundaries i runga i te rohe o te whenua ka riro i a "Te Kuini" puta noa ki "Rangitumau" haere tonu "Te Arawakahaere" whiti tonu i "Whangaehu" rere tika tonu ki "Totomaringi" (he hiwi tenei) ka ahu whaka te Tonga ki Tokiahikaite (he hiwi tenei) ikonei ka ahu mai whaka te mauru, mau rawa atu "Te Roto" "Te Whare" "Papaurua" ka whiti "Whangaehu" mau rawa atu "Te Rua Marama" "Taherepo" "Te Punanga" "Te Ana o Hinerangi" ka eke ka rere "Te Wara" katahi ki "te Waitapu" rere tonu i roto i taua awa ki "te Kairangi" rere tonu i roto i "te Kairangi" awa puta noa ki "Kopuaranga" ka ahu whakarunga i roto i "Kopuaranga" ki "Te Rotokura" ka tutaki.

William N. Searancke, D.C.
Hori Te Auru x his mark.
Hara Rei x.
Marakaia x.
Matiri Reweti x her mark.
Kataraina Arama x.
Rahera Mikaere x.
Tapatu Matini x.
Ratareha.
Wiremu Hunia Haratura x.
Rawinia Hamuera x.
Nikora te kehu.
Hamuera.
Matene Ruta.
Hanitatiti.
Hamiora.
Rawiri.
Henare.
Ruta Matoto x.
Mita.
Reweti ko Rea.
Ruta Marakaia.
Wiremu Waka.
Kohupura.
Wata Arama x.
Te karira x.
Oriwia Enoka x.
Ana Kanara x her mark.
Wiremu Heta Raka.
Erihapeti te korou.
Hoana Ma.
Ngatuere Tawhao x his mark.

Ko nga tangata i kite i te hoatutanga o nga moni me te tuhinga o nga ingoa—

David Dixon, Masterton.
William Tonks, Wellington.

Kua riro mai ki a matou i tenei ra i te rua tekau ma waru o nga ra o Maehe i teReceipt for £355. tau o to Tatou Ariki Kotahi mano e waru rau e ono tekau (1860) nga Pauna moni e toru rau e rima tekau ma rima (£355 . 0 . 0) Ko te utu tino whakaotinga tenei kua

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whakahuatia ki te Pakapuka tuku e mau i runga ake nei kia utua mai ki a matou e Te Herangi mo te Kuini.

Wiremu Waka.
Marakaia.
Hamuera.

Nga Kai-titiro—

David Dixon, Masterton.
William Tonks, Wellington.

Translation.

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.
Ratareha.
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.
Marakaia.
Matiri Reweti x her mark.
Kataraina Arama x her mark.
Rahera Mikaere x.
Tapatu Matini x his mark.
Hamuera.
Matene Ruta.
Hanita titi.
Hamiora.
Rawiri x.
Henare.
Ruta Matoto x.
Wiremu Hetaraka.
Erihapeti te Korou.
Mita.
Reweti ko Rea.
Ruta Marakaia.
Wiremu Waka.
Kohupura.
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.
Marakaia.
Hamuera.

Witnesses—

David Dixon, Masterton.
William Tonks, Wellington.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 17th January, 1876.