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



This Deed written on this Twenty seventh day of February in the year of Our Lord1862. 27 February.Wairarapa District. 1862 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the chiefs and people ofWhawhanui.Barton's Run. the tribe 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 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 Eighty pounds (£80) to us paid by page 370Donald McLean Esquire 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 Whawhanui 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 Donald McLean Esq. CommissionerBoundaries. is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land commencing at Witikaupeka running thence to the Ranga and in the Ohiranga Creek to Taumata o te hapunga here it turns and runs Southerly to Herikuri and down the Herikuri Creek to Whawhanui and down the Whawhanui Creek to Witikaupeka where the boundaries join. This is the piece of land which I withheld as a place for myself on the sale of land on the 25th of October 1853, this is a complete settlement for all this land.

Donald McLean,
Chief Commissioner.
Na Karauria Hape.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

Arama Karaka x.
Hemi te Kohea.
Will. N. Searancke, D.C.

Receipt for £80. Received this 27th day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two (1862) the sum of Eighty pounds Sterling (£80 . 0. 0) being the consideration money expressed in the above written Deed to be paid by Donald McLean Esquire on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Na Karauria Hape.


Arama Karaka x.
Hemi to Kohea.
Will. N. Searancke, D.C.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 12th, 1876.