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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two

Deeds—No. 98. — Whareama No. 2 Block, Wairarapa District

Deeds—No. 98.
Whareama No. 2 Block, Wairarapa District.

1853. 1 November.Wairarapa District.This paper or Deed transferring land written on this day on the first 1st of the days of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three 1853 Is a paper of the full and true consent of us the Chiefs and people of NgatikahungunuWhareama No. 2. whose name are attached to this paper on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants to entirely give up a portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever. And having agreed toRecepit for £400. sell and for ever give up this land the Queen of England agrees to pay us for the said land Four hundred pounds £400 which sum has been paid to us this day by Mr. McLean. The 5 per cent as at Wairarapa to be also payable to us for this land. TheFive per cents to be paid. boundary of the land commences at Waiwarawara and thence goes straight inland to Koroanianui thence to Waipoapoa thence to Takapoa thence to Makakaha thence itBoundaries. goes in a southerly direction into the river of Wainuioru to the boundary sold by Piripi and Wiremu Kingi on to the Umuatamahao and goes seaward to Oieri on to Pukeatua on to Puketora on to Wakawahine on to te Ruatapu on to Taumatatumapuhia on the entrance of the Waiorongo river and by the sea coast to Waiwarawara. TheNative eel fishing is reserved to ourselves. Our cultivation is still to be reserved to us at Mangapiu as a cultivation. The firewood is to be used by the Europeans as well as ourselves, a small piece at Waipupu Watakai and at te Ruru to be reserved as cultivations for us, the firewood to be used by the Europeans and ourselves the firewood for us to be taken at such times as we are living on these cultivations. Now we have entirely surrendered the aforesaid land under the shining sun of this day and all and every thing connected with this land is transferred by us under the shining sun to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever. And having fully and truly consented to all the conditions in this paper we hereunto sign our names and marks. And the Queen of England on her part haying agreed to all the conditions in this paper Donald McLean the Governor's Land Commissioner for New Zealand hereunto signs his name.

(Signed) Donald McLean,
Land Commissioner.
Renate te Ao.
Weremu Paraone.
Ihaka Watarau.
Hanuere te Rangi.
Aperahama te Ao.
Hori Karaka.
Here follow additional native signatures.

Witness to the payment and signatures—

(Signed) W. Marshall, Schoolmaster, Castle Point.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
Te Hapuku te Ika o te moana x.

A True Translation for D. McLean, Land Commissioner.

(Signed) H. T. Kemp.

A True Copy.

Donald McLean, Land Commissioner.

A True Copy of Certified Translation of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 3rd, 1876.