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

[Deeds—No. 173.]

Deeds—No. 173.

Tauheru Block, Wairarapa District.

1863. 22 January.Wairarapa District.TeneiPukapuka i tuhituhia i tenei te kotahi tekau ma rua o nga ra o Hanuere i te tau o to tatou Ariki 1863 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 mauTauheru. i raro nei a hei whakaatu tenei pukapuka 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 heiPayment received in three instalments, £220. whakaritenga mo nga Pauna moni rua rau rua tekau (£220) kua utua mai ki a matou e Te Petetone (Isaac Earl Featherston) e te Makarini, e Herangi e toru nga utunga mo te Kuini (a e whakaaetia nei e matou te rironga mai o aua moni) ko taua wahi whenua katoa kei Wairarapa ko Taueru ki taha waka tonga te Whiti 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 o 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 to ingoa o te PetetoneBoundaries. (Isaac Earl Featherston) Kai whakarite Whenua. Ko nga rohe enei o taua whenua ka timata ki te taha whakatonga ki te ngutuawa o Taueru haere tonu i roto i Taueru ki te Rohe o te Whenua i Rohia mo te tangata Maori, mo Hamuera kua oti te tuhi i te mapi (156 eka) e mau nei ano ki tenei pukapuka tuku whenua ka whati i konei ka rere ki Ruamahanga ki te taha o te Whenua o Hamuera i hokona e ia i te Kuini ka whati ka rere ki roto ki Ruamahanga ki te taha whakatonga, a ka tutaki ano ki te ngutuawa o Taueru.

I. E. Featherston.
Na Te Petetone.

Ko Hamuera x.
John William Pohatu.
Ko Ihaia Te Pahi.
Ko Hone himu.
Ngatuere.
Ko Ruta x.
Ko Ria x.

Ko nga tangata i kite i te hoatutanga o nga moni me te tuhinga o nga ingoa—
Samuel Deighton, Interpreter.

page 371

Receipt for £140. Kua riro mai ki a matou i tenei ra i te rua tekau ma tahi o nga ra o Hanuere i te tau o to Tatou Ariki Kotahi mano e waru rau e ono tekau ma toru (1863) nga Pauna moni kotahi rau wha tekau (£140) ko te utu toenga tenei kua whakahuatia ki te Pukapuka tuku e mau i runga ake nei kia utua mai ki a matou e Te Petetone (Isaac Earl Featherston) mo te Kuini. Nga kai titiro—

Ko Hamuera.
John William Pohatu.
Ko Ihaia te Pahi.
Hone himu.
Ko Ruta x.
Ngatuere.
Ko Ria x.

Translation.

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.