This deed conveying land dated on this 20th of the days of
November in the year1856. 20 November.Hawke's Bay. of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty six is a paper of the
full and true consent of us the Chiefs and men of Ngatikahungunu whose names are
hereunto subscribed for ourselves our relations and all our descendants to be
hereafter bornMaraekakaho to entirely give up a piece of our land to Victoria the Queen of England
and to all the Kings and Queens her successors for ever.
And for our having consented freely and fully to give up this piece of our
landReceipt for £1,000. Victoria the Queen of England on her part agrees that the said land
shall be paid for in the sum of One Thousand Pounds in money (£1000) which sum
has this day been paid to us by Mr. Cooper.
The boundary of the land begins at the mouth of the Maraekakaho and runs in
stream following the boundary of the land sold last year to Makaramu te
Aroha te Waikoukou where it runs on shore still following the old boundary to
Kekakeka te Paua Rakauwharoa Parikarangaranga. Then it falls into the Mangaonuku
and runs down stream to the Waiohora whence it follows the boundary of the block
first sold to the Ahitara at te Houkura and still along the same boundary as far
as the Ruakaka breaking off there and running to the Ahipakura thence to the
Pou-a-wakaarahia thence to te Waitangitangi thence to te Waka thence to te
Kaitaha thence to te Waikoreke thence to Tiritirimatangi whence it falls into
Ongaru (swamp) and runs down the stream page 514
till it reaches Pokotaringa whence it runs down to
the Umu o Makai thence it falls into the Ngaruroro and closes up at the month of
Now we have fully considered wept over bid farewell to and finally given up
this land inherited by us from our ancestors with all its. lakes streams brooks
waters forests plains trees stones good places and bad and everything above or
below the ground and all and everything connected with the said land we have
fully and finally surrendered 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.
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 Hapuku Ika o te Moana x,
and 17 other
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
Edward F. Harris, Napier,
Clerk and Interpreter.
Te Waka Rewharewha, Te Aute, Aboriginal Native.
A True Transcript of Office Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 18th, 1876.