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



This Deed 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 Searancke 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 theBoundaries. 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.

Wellington, January 12th, 1876.