This Deed1859. 11 August.Hawke's Bay.
written on this 11th day of August 1859 is a full and final sale
conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and people of Ngatipouwhirikura and
Ngatimarau whose names are hereunto subscribed. And witnesseth that on behalf of
ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this deed under the
shining sun of the present dayRuataniwha North. (Claims of Ropata
parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her
Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed her and her and their Assigns for
ever in considera-page 538tion
of the sum of four hundred Pounds
(£400) to us paid by Mr. McLean on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby
acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all those pieces of our Land
situated at Waipawa and at Ruahine the boundaries whereof are set forth at the
foot of this deed with its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and
everything above or below the surface of the earth and all our right title claim
andReceipt for £400.
interest whatsoever in the said lands, to Hold unto Queen Victoria her
heirs and assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for over. And in testimony
of our consent to all the conditions of this deed we have hereto subscribed our
names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her
part to all the conditions of thisBoundaries.
deed it has also been subscribed by Mr. McLean, Commissioner. These are
the boundaries — Beginning at the Umukuri and running on to Waiehu, thence te
Waikaha thence to Taumata o Hinewa thence to the Kiri o te Rangihirawera where
it turns and runs in the river to Ohinekorako thence to Whirikoka thence to the
Kotinga o Ruatipua thence to the Waipawa, and thence following the Waipawa till
it closes at the Umukuri. These are other places—Tahuahinu, te Wharekoko, te
Pikari and te Rake, all which places lie adjacent to each other between the
Makaroro and Mangatauri. These are also other places, Hinekotuhi and te Rere;
Indeed they include all the lands belonging to Ropata and Pete and to all their
relatives in those parts and which have all been sold this day.
Donald Mclean, Comr.
Te Matenga Kurukore x. &c., &c., &c.
Ropata Te Waiariki x.
Pete Ropata x.,
Te Hapuku x.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
G. S. Cooper, Dist. Comr., Hawke's Bay.
Friend, Accountant, L.P. Dept.
G. S. Cooper, D.C.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
February 21st, 1876.