This Deed written on this Twenty second day of January in the Year of our
Lord 18631863. 22 January.Wairarapa District.
is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and
People of the Tribe——whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that
on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this
h 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 Forty
Pounds (£40) to us paid by Isaac Earl
, on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby
acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land
situated at the Wairarapa and named Otumaunga 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 the boundaries of the land The lineBoundaries.
on the West by the Whakawhiriwhiri stream and Wai nui o mata, on the
North by native land the line commencing at Tauranga Koau and running on till
it reaches the Ruamahanga at Te Whetu Katoa, on the East by the Ruamahanga,
and on the South by the Ruamahanga at the mouth of Te Waka Whiriwhiri stream.
I. E. Featherston.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 4th, 1876.