This deed1856. 17 November.Hawke's. Bay. conveying land dated the 17th of the days of November in the year of our
Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty six (1856) is a paper of the full and
true consent of us the men and Chiefs of Ngatikahungunu whose names are
subscribed to thisTe Mata. paper entirely to give up a piece of our Land to Victoria the Queen of
England and to all the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever.
And for our consenting on behalf of ourselves our relations and our descendants
hereafter to be born fully to give up this piece of Land Victoria the Queen of
England agrees on her part to purchase our said Land at a price of One thousand
Pounds in money
| 13 Apr., 1855||£500
| This date>||500
(£1,000). Five hundred (£500) of which amount was paid to certain of us
upon the thirteenth (13) day of April 1855 to whom it was given by Mr. McLean.
Five hundred pounds (£500) being the final payment to us for this land has been
paid to us this day by Mr. Cooper.
The boundary of the Land begins at Ngakau o Hape and runs on to Taumata-o-te
MihiroaBoundaries. thence to the Rou-Pungarehu thence to Hika Hika thence to Waikaha thence
to te Wai-o-Hinerakai thence to Taumata-o-Puku where it turns and runs to
Papahuakina thence to Tauroa thence to te Motu-o-Hinerangi thence to te Taurua
thence to Kaiwaka where it turns and runs to te Kahurangi thence to te Mokopeke
thence to Wanawana whence it joins on to the commencement at te Ngakau o Hape.
The other side of the Land which runs on to te Ahikoura to Waipuna to
Karituwhenua was givenLand reserved from sale. up by our relatives at the first payment. The Land belonging to the
descendants of te Heipora is left out of these boundaries it is not sold to wit
the land from Karituwhenua to te Ngakau o Hape and running up the hill and a
plan of which is upon the map of the ground. This land is for the descendants of
te Heipora for ever.
Now we have fully considered wept over and bid adieu to this land inherited by
us from our forefathers with all its lakes rivers 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 wholly and entirely
surrendered under, the shining sun of the present day as a sure possession to
Victoria the Queen of England and to all the Kings or Queens her successors for
And in witness of our assent to all the conditions of this Deed we have
hereunto subscribed our names and marks.
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,
Te Paratene te Akonga,
x and 9 other signatures.
Witnesses to payment and signatures—
Hapuku Ika o te Moana x.
Edward F. Harris, Ahuriri, Clerk
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 18th, 1876.