This Deed conveying land written on this twenty eighth day
of August in the year of1855. 28 August.Hawke's Bay. our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five (1855) is a paper of
the full consentof us the Chiefs and people of Ngatikahungunu whose names are
hereunto affixed on behalf of ourselves our relations and all our descendants
who shall be born after usTe Totara. to entirely transfer a portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of
England and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
And in consideration of our full consent to give up this portion of our land
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the Queen of England agrees that we shall be paid the sum of One
thousand three hundred pounds (£1,300). Three hundred pounds of these monies we
have previously received at Ahuriri on the 23rd March 1855 the remaining sum of
one thousand pounds we have received on this day from Mr. McLean.
The boundary commences by the boundary of Mr. Park the Surveyor at
TotaratutahiBoundaries. along which it proceeds to Waipaua in the course of which stream it runs
to Kauaenui where it turns and runs to Taumata o Puatea thence to Atuamarama
thence to Rangi iti thence to Paraikiri thence to the Tukituki at te Wharau
thence in the course of the Tukituki to Park's boundary that is to the
commencement of the boundary at Totara tutahi.
Now we have for ever sold and given up under the shining sun of this day all
the lands contained within these boundaries to Victoria the Queen of England to
the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever with its timber minerals and
all thereunto appertaining.
And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we hereunto
affix our names and marks and in testimony of the consent of the Queen of
England to all the conditions of this Deed Donald McLean the Commissioner for
the purchase of land for the Government of New Zealand hereunto affixes his
Te Hapuku Ika o te Moana x.
Hirini Hoekau x tona tohu.
Witnesses to these payments and signatures—
Ebenezer Baker, Clerk,
John White, Interpreter, Auckland.
John Casey, Teacher,
William B. Baker, 1st Clerk, L.P.D.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 19th, 1876.