This deed conveying Land dated this 13th day of November in
the Tear of our Lord1856. 13 November.Hawke's Bay. 1856 is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and men of
Ngatikahungunu whose names are hereunto subscribed on behalf of ourselves our
relatives and our descendants to be hereafter born to fully and entirely give up
a piece of our Land toTutaekuri. Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings or Queens her
successors for ever.
And for our agreeing entirely to give up this piece of our Land Victoria the
Queen of England on her part agrees to pay us the sum of Two Hundred Pounds
(£200) in money One Hundred Pounds (£100) of which was paid to us on the 11th
| 11 Apr., 1855||£100
| 13 Nov., 1856||100
of April in the year 1855 and the balance of one hundred pounds has been
paid to us by Mr. Cooper this day.
The boundary of the Land begins at the mouth of the Tutaekuri and Purimu and
runs up the Tutaekuri to Pukeroa thence to Ruahine thence to Whakararanui thence
to Oneahuahu thence to Owhangai thence to Tamihinu thence to Pakaua whence
itBoundaries. closes up with the old boundary at Purimu.
Now we have fully considered wept over bid adieu to and entirely given up this
piece of land inherited by us from our ancestors with all its lakes rivers
waters streams trees stones grass plains forests good places and bad and
everything above or below the soil and all and everything connected with the
said land we have entirely given up under the shining sun of the present day as
a sure possession to Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings and
Queens her successors for ever.
And in witness of our assent to all the conditions of this Deed we.have hereto
subscribed our names and marks at Ahuriri on this 13th day of November 1856.
And in witness of the assent of the Queen of England on her part to all the
conditions of this deed it hath been subscribed by Mr. Cooper one of the Land
Commissioners for the Governor of New Zealand.
G. S. Cooper,
and 2 others.
Witnesses to payment and signatures—
H. S. Tiffen, District
M. Fitzgerald, Surveyor, Napier.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 18th, 1876.