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A Compendium of Official Documents Relative to Native Affairs in the South Island. Volume Two.

No. 9. — [Translation.]

No. 9.

A Deed conveying land written at Kaiapoi on this day, the fifth day of the month of February, in the year of our Lord 1857. This is the consent of the Natives of Kaiapoi, of Te Whakaraupo (Port Cooper), of Kokorarata (Port Levy), of Whakaroi (Pigeon Bay), of Akaroa, of Wairewa, of the west side of all the Island, to give up our claim of all the land at Kaiapoi, and on to Wai-au-ua and to the sources of Wai-au-ua, Hurunui, and Rakahauri, entirely to give up all those lands to the Queen Victoria, and her descendants for ever, in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds paid into our hands on this day.

With us will be the consideration for any person coming forward to claim the land, or deding money for the land, because we have finally received the moneys for the entire surrender of the land to the Queen, at Kaiapoi, and on to Wai-au-ua, and on to the source of Wai-au-ua, of Hurunui, of Rakahauri. Wherefore we consent and sign our names on this day.

The old pa of Kaiapoi, at Moture, has been reserved—made sacred with its road also.

(Signed) Paora Tau, and 19 others.