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

[Deeds—No. 179.]

Deeds—No. 179.

Pouawatea Block, Wairarapa District.

Tenei Pukapuka i tuhituhia i tenei te rua tekau ma ono o nga ra o Apereira i te tau o1864. 26 April.Wairarapa District. to tatou Ariki 1864 he Pukapuka tino hoko tino hoatu tino tuku whakaoti atu na matou na nga Rangatira me nga Tangata o Ngatikahungungu no ratou nga ingoa e mau i raro nei a hei whakaatu tenei Pukapuka mo matou mo o matou whanaunga me o matou uriPouawatea. 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 page 378uri ki nga Kingi ki nga Kuini o muri iho i a ia me ana me a ratou e whakarite ai hei whakaritenga mo nga Pauna moni kotahi rau e rima tekau kua utua mai ki a matou e I.Boundaries. E. Featherston E Te Petatone mo te Kuini (a e whakaaetia nei e matou te rironga mai o aua moni) ko taua wahi whenua katoa kei Wairarapa ko Pouawatea 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 ora uri ki ana ranei e whakarite ai hei tino mau tonu ake tonu atu. A hei tohu mo te matou whakaaetanga ki nga tikanga katoa o tenei Pukapuka kua tuhia 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 Pukupuka kua tuhia nei te ingoa o I. E. Featherston, Te Petatone Kaiwhakarite Whenua. Ko nga rohe enei o taua whenua ka timata i te taha ki te Rawhiti he raina ka rere atu i Parikoau ki Pouawatea kei runga tonu i te awa o Ruamahanga Te taha ki te Tonga ko te awa o Ruamahanga Te taha ki te Hauauru he raina e wha tekau tini te roa, Te taha ki te Marangai ko te awa o Ruamahanga a tae atu ano ki te timatanga o te rohe i Parikoau.

Rawiri Piharaux his mark.
Manihera Rangitakaiwaho.
Komene Rawiri.

Ko nga tangata i kite i te hoatutanga o nga moni me te tuhinga o nga ingoa—

C. R. Bidwill, J.P., Settler, Wairarapa
George F. Swainson, Surveyor, Wairarapa.

Receipt for £150. Kua riro mai ki a matou i tenei ra i te rua tekau ma ono o nga ra o Aperira i te tau o to Tatou Ariki Kotahi mano e waru rau e ono tekau ma wha (1864) nga Pauna moni Kotahi Rau e rima tekau (£150) Ko te utu tenei kua whakahuatia ki te Pukapuka tuku e mau i runga ake nei kia utua mai ki a matou e——mo te Kuini.

Rawiri Piharaux his mark.
Manihera Rangitakaiwaho.
Koimene Rawiri.

Nga Kai titiro—

C. R. Bidwill, J.P., Settler, Wairarapa
George F. Swainson, Surveyor, Wairarapa.

Translation.

1864. 26 April.Wairarapa District. This Deed written on this Twenty sixth day of April in the Year of our Lord 1864 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of Ngatikahungungu whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under thePouawatea. 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 One hundred and fifty Pounds (£150) to us paid by I. E. FeatherstonBoundaries. Land Purchase Commissioner 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 Pouawatea 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 Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land on the East by Crown Land, being a line from Parikoau to Pouawatea, both on the Ruamahanga River—on the South by the Ruamahanga River, on the West by a line measuring forty six (46 . 00) chains, and on the North by the Ruamahanga River to the starting point at Parikoau.

I. E. Featherston.
Rawiri Piharau x his mark.
Manihera Rangitakaiwaho.
Komene Rawiri.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

C. R. Bidwill, J.P., Settler, Wairarapa
George F. Swainson, Surveyor, Wairarapa.

Receipt for £150. Received this twenty sixth day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty four (1864) the Sum of one hundred and fifty Pounds Sterling (£150) being the full consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by I. E. Featherston on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

Rawiri Piharau x his mark.
Manihera Rangitakaiwaho.
Komene Rawiri.

Witnesses—

C. R. Bidwill, J.P., Settler, Wairarapa
George F. Swainson, Surveyor, Wairarapa.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, January 31st, 1876.