written on this Twenty-second day of January in
the year of Our Lord1863. 22 January.Wairarapa District.
1863 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 and
descendants we have by signing this deed under the shining sun of this day
parted with and for ever transferred unto VictoriaTauheru.
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 Two hundred
and twentyPayment received in three instalments, £220.
pounds (£220) to us paid in three instalments by Isaac Earl
Featherston Donald McLean and William
on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge
the receipt of said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Wairarapa
and named Taueru south of Te Whiti 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 Isaac Earl
Featherston Land Purchase Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are
boundaries of the Land commencing at the south end, at the mouth of
the Taueru River following the stream upwards to the boundary of a Native
Reserve of (156) acres belonging to "Hamuera" as shown in the annexed plan in
this deed, bends there and crosses over to the River Ruamahanga at the
boundary of Hamuera's land purchased from the Queen bends there and runs down
the Ruamahanga southward and finishes at the mouth of the Taueru River.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
I. E. Featherston.
Received this Twenty-first day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousandReceipt for £140. eight hundred and sixty-three (1863) the sum of one hundred and forty
Pounds (£140) sterling, being the balance of consideration money expressed
in the above written deed to be paid by Isaac Earl Featherston on behalf of Her Majesty
the Queen to us.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
January 12th, 1876.