Now we, Aperahama te Karu, Hakopa te Matera, Hakaraia te Raku, Pehimana Takarangi, Herietara Paihua, Hakopa Arakari, Te Watarauihi, Kerapa Kiore, and Tamati Waka te Mumura, having given our consent to give without payment these lands to Queen Victoria and to the Governor, to be by the Governor transferred to Mr. Lawry the Senior Minister of the Wesleyan Church now residing at Auckland, to be given to him in perpetuity and to the Senior Wesleyan ministers who may succeed him for and on behalf of the Wesleyan Church, for the Promotion of Schools of the Christian faith for ever and ever, on which to build Schools, as a means also of support for the Schools for the education of our Children, that is to say for the whole of the Children of Aotea and of the several tribes there also, for the education of the Native Children, the European Children and for the half caste Children that they may grow up in the right way, as good and great men, that they may grow up together in the faith of Christ, and with a knowledge of the enlightened customs of the Europeans.
Now no payment is to be received for this land—the payment or condition, is the establishment of Schools in the Christian faith, the particulars of which have already been alluded to in this Deed, in token of which, we have bereunto signed our names on this the twenty fifth day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four.
(Signed) Aperahama Te Karu x his mark.
" Hakopa Te Matera.
" Hakaraia te raku.
" Pehimana Takarangi.
" Herietara paihua.
(Signed) Hakopa Arakari x his x his mark.
" Te Watarauihi x his mark.
" Kerepa Kiore.
" Tamati Waka Te Mumura x his mark.
(Signed) Gideon Smales.
" Tiopira Rangitaiki.
" Hoani te Apa.
" Samuel Uru.
" W. W. Dixon.
A True Translation.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.