This Deed conveying land written on this day on the twelfth
of the days of December1853. 12 December.Wairarapa District. in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three
(1853) is a paper of the full consent of us the people whose names are attached
to this Deed to give up a certain portion of our land to Victoria the Queen of
England and to the Kings orMcmaster's run (Part of). Queens who may succeed her for ever and ever.
And in consideration of our full consent entirely to give up this portion of
our land Victoria the Queen of England agrees on her part to pay us the sum of
oneReceipt for £100.
hundred pounds (£100) which monies we have this day received from Donald McLean
The boundaries of the land commence on the South at te Retimona's house
to te Waitapu and thence in the course of the Waihora stream to Motu o
mango thence in an easterly direction to te Motu o ruatonoa thence to te Motu o
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Potakanui thence to the Tuwharehanga stream and on to Rua o te rangi taupuru
thence to te Harekeki thence to Rakaimawiti thence to te Awa a hurinuku and into
the Ruamahanga river thence southwards in the Ruamahanga riyer to Kariahiahi
thence outside to Matenga's cultivation at Kainoki to Tawharepurakau and down
the Ruamahanga to Oetiku and on to te Retimona's house.
Reserve for miha. [100 acres.] One hundred 100 acres in this block will be returned to Miha o te rangi
being the place where Haimona Pita died.
Now we have fully consented to all the conditions of this deed.
General reserve, 100 acres,Donald McLean
also has agreed to
the portion of land for ourselves in this purchase that is the one hundred 100
of which 20 acres are for Retimona. Twenty 20 acres will be marked off in this land for te Retimona te Ruaki
the Surveyor will point it out to him.
Donald McLean, Comr.
Te Hiko x.
And 3 others.
Purvis Russell, Grazier,
John P. Russsell, Settler, Wairarapa.
Angus McMaster, Tuhitarata.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
February 4th, 1876.