written on this fourth day of July in the year of
our Lord 1863 is a full1863. 4 July.Whanganui District.
and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the chiefs and people of
the tribe Ngaraurau whose names are hereunto subscribed and Witnesseth that on.
behalf of ourselves our relations and descendants we have by signing this deed
parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England her heirs
the Kings and Queens whoWaitotara Okehu.
may succeed her. and her and their assigns for ever, in consideration of
the sum of Two thousand five hundred pounds (£2500) agreed to be paid to us of
which sum of two thousand five hundred pounds (£2500) Five hundred pounds (£500)
was paid us by Mr. D.
on the eleventh day of May 1859 and the balance of Two thousand
poundsCash received, 11 May, 1859,
has been agreed to be paid to us by Isaac Earl Featherston
, Land Purchase Commissioner
(on the due execution of the present deed) All that piece of land situated
between the Okehu Stream and the Waitotara River, the boundaries whereof are set
forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which land is planned on the back
of this Deed with its rivers trees minerals lakes streams waters and all
appertaining to the said land or beneath the surface of the said land and all
our right title claim and interest therein to hold to Queen Victoria her heirs
and assigns as a lasting possession page 246
absolutely and for ever. And in testimony of our
consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names
and marks, and some of us have also signed our names on the plan on the back of
this Deed and in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to
all the conditions of this Deed the name of Isaac Earl Featherston Land Purchase
Commissioner is hereunto subscribed and alsoBoundaries.
on the plan. These are the boundaries of the land sold by us. The
southern boundary is the sea from the mouth of the Okehu to the mouth of the
Waitotara Rivers. The North Western boundary is the Waitotara River from its
mouth to the commencement of Porter's line at Karewarewa. The Northern boundary
is Porter's line from Karewarewa to the Okehu River and the Eastern boundary is
the Okehu River from Porter's line to the sea. Those portions of land colored
red on the map on the back of thisNative reserves.
Deed are not included in the present sale. The boundaries of the
portions of land remaining sacred to us are as follows:—
1. Okehu. [380 acres.] 1st. The first is called Okehu situated on the banks of the river Okehu
and estimated to contain (380) three hundred and eighty acres, surveyed by Mr.
Stuart assisted by Te Peina. Their survey poles are also erected.
2. Pakaraka. [3,300 acres.] 2nd. Named Pakaraka, Puke Ngaio. The upper boundary of this piece of
land is Mr. Porter's line, the lower boundary was surveyed by Mr. Porter
assisted by Piripi and others. The side lines were surveyed by Mr. Stuart with
Piripi and others. The survey poles on the—side were erected by Piripi and Hare.
Those on the South Eastern side were erected by Rihari and Motuarama. This block
contains (3300) three thousand three hundred acres. This block was formerly of
larger dimensions but has now been reduced by Dr. Featherstone. Mr. Porter and
Piripi laid off the line reducing it, viz., the lower boundary line.
3. Nukumaru. [1,223 acres.] 3rd. Named Nukumaru. This block was surveyed by Mr. Stuart assisted by
Hare and Himiona their survey poles are standing, the pole in the lake (Waikato)
was erected by Hetaraka, the block is estimated to contain (1223) one thousand
two hundred and twenty three acres.
4. Maneene. [58 acres.] 4th. Named Maneene. Was surveyed by Mr. Stuart assisted by Piripi and
Horopapera their survey poles also are erected. It contains (58) fifty eight
5. Maraetoa. [29 acres.] 5th. Named Maraetoa. Situated on the banks of the Waitotara river,
surveyed by Mr. Porter with Pirimona and Hakaraia. They erected the survey
poles. This piece is estimated to contain (29) twenty nine acres.
6. Perekama. [925 acres.] 6th. Named Perekama. Situated between the Waitotara and Ohie rivers. Mr.
Stewart assisted by Hetaraka and Hare surveyed this block and erected the poles
on the Ohie side. Rio, Ihaka, and Hona erected the poles on the Waitotara side.
It is estimated to contain (925) nine hundred and twenty five acres.
7. Aurora. [137 acres.] 7th. Named Auroa. The boundaries of this block were surveyed by Mr.
Stuart assisted by Kereti and Teritiu, their survey poles are erected on the
Southern side. The Waitotara river is the boundary towards the South East. It
contains (137) one hundred and thirty seven acres.
I. E. Featherston.
Receipt for £2,000, last instalment.
Horopapera Te Peka.
And 29 others.
We two, the men appointed by all the Council of Waitotara and Wanganui to
receive the payment for this land (i.e.
acknowledge the receipt on this fourth of July one thousand eight hundred and
sixty three (1863) of the sum of two thousand pounds (£2000) being the balance
due to us for this land and the full consideration money expressed in the deed
on the other side, to be paid by I. E.
to us on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
December 15th, 1875.