Morrison's Homestead Block, Wairarapa
1853. 26 September.Wairarapa District.This paper or deed written this day the twenty sixth 26 of the
days of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty
three 1853 Is a paper of theMorrison's Homestead. full and true consent of us the Chiefs and people of Ngatikahungunu whose
names are attached to this paper to entirely and for ever surrender a portion of
our land to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may
succeed her for ever and ever.
Receipt for £100. And having consented to entirely surrender this portion of our land the
description of which is shown on this paper Victoria the Queen of England on her
part agrees to pay us in money One hundred pounds £100 which sum has been paid
into our hands this day by Mr. McLean.
Boundaries. The Boundaries of the land commence at Te Weokainga and thence to
Tarewatangaonoa and runs in that river on to Parekanapa and descends at Parekanapa
to Awaakaka from thence to Kopara thence to Parakainoki on to the Ngaio thence
into the Ruamahanga and the Ruamahanga river is the boundary on to the Weokainga.
Now we have entirely surrendered all the places within the said boundary with its
trees, grasses, stones and all and everything connected with the said land to
Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings and Queens who may succeed her for
ever and ever.
The fishing on the river is reserved for us. And having consented to all
the conditions in this paper we hereunto sign our names. And the Queen of England
on her part having consented to the conditions in this paper Donald McLean
the Governor's Land Commissioner for New
Zealand signs his name.
(Signed) Donald McLean,
Piripi Po x his mark.
Hoani te Rangitakaiwaho.
Manihere te Rangitakaiwaho.
Witnesses to the payment and the signatures—
(Signed) W. M. Smith,
" John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
" D. Morrison, Settler, Wairarapa.
(Signed) H. Morrison, Settler, Wairarapa.
" Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.
A True Translation.
(For D. McLean.) H. T. Kemp, Land Commissioner.
A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Deed.
January 13th, 1876.