Whareama Block (inland of), Wairarapa District.
1853. 29 November.Wairarapa District. We have received on this day the 29th day of November in the Year of Our
Lord 1853 The sum of Ninety three Pounds £93 as payment for our Land at Wairarapa.
The boundaries of the land are these. It commences at the River Tukokoru it
followsWhareama.(Inland of). that river until it reaches Rakaiapu, from thence to Tataiahapi, from thence
toReceipt for £93. Ahiaruhe, when it reaches te Ahiaruhe it then takes a Northerly direction
until it reaches the boundary line of Te Otene and Pelichet the surveyor at
TaumatawhangaiBoundaries. from thence it follows the surveyor's line until it reaches to Maungara te
Whanau- Atua from thence until it meets again at the River Tukokoru. The boundaries
of this land have been carefully gone over and surveyed, and the payment for
hereafter fixed We have also received our share of the payment this day. Ngaika is
to receive the next instalment, and when the surveys and the payments are completed,
then we agree and undertake to sign the regular Deed of transfer to the Queen of
England for ever ever.
Signed Otene Kuku x tana tohu.
Signed Pehimana Kaha.
Signed Iraia Titako.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
(Signed) William H. Hunter, Settler, Castle-Point.
John P. Russell,
Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
A true translation.
A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Receipt.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 8th, 1876.