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


[ko te tohutoro i roto i te reo Māori]


1863. 16 May.Wairarapa District. This Deed written on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord 1863 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe 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 shiningTe Kohutu. 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 Fifteen Pounds (£15) to us paid by Isaac Earl Featherston Land P.C. on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our land situated at Wairarapa and named Te Kohutu 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 I. E. Featherston LandBoundaries. [62a. 3r. 20p.] Purchase Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the land Bounded towards the North West by a Public road separating it from the Masterton small farm reserve. Towards the North East by the Makaura Stream Towards the South East by Native Land Towards the South West by the Kuripuni Stream.

As the same is more particularly delineated on the plan upon the margin of this deed.

I. E. Featherston,
Land Purchase Commissioner.

Witness to the signature of I. E. Featherston

John Knowles.
Karaitiana Korou.
Erihapeti Whakamaire.

Witness to the signatures—

James Hamlin, Interpreter.

Receipt for £15. Received this Sixteenth day of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty three (1863) the sum of Fifteen pounds sterling (£15) being the consideration money expressed in the above written deed to be paid by I. E. Featherston on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Witnesses to payment—

(Sgd.) Ko Ihaia Te Whakamairu.
" S. Deighton.