Whereas under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863, and by an Order in
Council1868. 8 may.Hawke's Bay.
dated the 12th twelfth day of January One thousand eight hundred and
sixty seven His Excellency the Governor did reserve and take certain lands for
settlement under the provisions of the said Act as defined and described in the
Schedule to the said order inRuahine.
Council and designated the Mohaka and Waikari District Now this Deed
made between Donald McLean Esquire Agent for the General Government for the East
Coast of New Zealand on behalf of Her Majesty of the one part and the
undersigned chiefs and natives of the said district in the Schedule aforesaid of
the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the Loyalty and good services
of the said chiefs and natives daring the Insurrection and rebellion against Her
Majesty's authority within the said district and of the covenants and agreements
hereinafter contained and implied oh their part and in order to consolidate the
claims of Her Majesty under the said Act and of the several Hapus to which the
undersigned chiefs and natives belong The said Donald McLean
doth hereby agree to withdraw all the
claims of Her Majesty under the said Act and by the said order in Council so far
as relates to that part of the land comprised in the said Schedule and lying
within the following boundaries namely All that parcel of land inboundaries.
the Province of Hawke's Bay in the Colony of New Zealand containing
about One hundred and one thousand acres more or less lying within the following
boundaries commencing at the sea coast from the old mouth of the river Esk or te
Waiohinganga and following along the sea coast to the mouth of the Waikari river
up that river to the western boundary of the Te Awa Totara Block as surveyed by
Messrs. Williams and Busby thence along the Eastern boundary of the Maungaharuru
Block thence following a line nearly due South to the source of the river Esk or
te Waiohinganga down that river to its mouth being the starting point of the
boundaries of the said Block Saving and excepting the Otumatai Block containing
by admeasurement Four thousand fourLands excluded.
hundred and seventy acres more or less and the Arapaoanui and
Moeangiangi Blocks Thirteen thousand six hundred and eighty six acres more or
less also exclusive of the Tangoio Block Eight thousand five hundred acres more
or less as shown on the plan drawn in the margin hereof (and which said block is
marked B) And the undersignedReceikpt for £150.
Chiefs and natives for their part in consideration of the said covenant
and reserve and of the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds to the said Hapus
paid by the said Donald McLean
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Do hereby agree to withdraw all their
rights, titles, interests and hereditaments which they or any of them may have
to the remaining portions of the said District defined and described in the said
Schedule namely First all that parcel of land containing about one hundred and
ninety threeGovernment lands.
thousand acres more or less lying within the following Boundaries
commencing at the last crossing of the river Esk or te Waiohinganga by the Taupo
road from Napier via Petane following that road to the Mohaka crossing thence up
the Mohaka river to its junction with the Ripia river thence up the Ripia river
to the Western boundary of the Province of Hawke's Bay thence following that
boundary to its intersection with the northern boundary of the said Province
thence along the northern boundary for about nineteen miles to a point which
intersects a line nearly due north and south running into the Mohaka river
thence along the Western boundary of the Mohaka block to the source page 558
of the Waikare river following the
Waikare river to the western boundary of the Te Awa Totara Block as surveyed by
Messrs. Williams and Busby along the western boundary of the said Block to the
eastern boundary of the Maungaharuru Block thence following a line nearly due
south to the source of the river Esk or te Waiohinganga and down that river to
the last crossing of the Taupo road being tho starting point exclusive of the
Maungaharuru Block the property of the Crown Secondly all that parcel of land
containing about Bight thousand five hundred acres more or less lying within the
following boundaries commencing at the mouth of the Ngaru river following up
that river to its source thence by a line across to the source of the Waipatiki
river thence down that river to its mouth thence along the sea coast to the
mouth of the Ngaru river and which said blocks are marked A as shewn on the plan
drawn in the margin hereof And do hereby cede the said Blocks or parcels of land
and all their rights, titles, interests, and hereditaments therein and thereto
unto Her Majesty Her Successors and Assigns And it is further agreed and
declared by and between the said parties hereto that this agreement may be made
a rule of the Native Lands Court of New Zealand As witness our hands this eighth
day of May One thousand eight hundred and sixty eight.
Pane te Kanga x.
and forty seven additional native
Fred. Sullivean, Patoka.
Teira Te Hinu, Pakowhai.
F. E. Hamlin, Licensed Native
A True Copy of Original Agreement and Translation.
H. Hanson Tueton.
February 25th, 1876.