Now we have thought over, reflected, bade farewell to and for ever transferred this land of our ancestors descended from them to us, with all its rivers, creeks, lakes, waters, timber, grass, stones, all its hilly places, all its good and bad places and all and everything either under or above the said land and all and everything belonging to the said land is transferred by us under the shining sun of the present day as a sure and certain land from us to Victoria the Queen of England or to the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her for ever and ever.page 314
And having consented to all the conditions of this paper we hereunto sign our names and marks. And the Queen of England on her part having agreed to all the conditions of this paper, Donald McLean, the Governor's Land Commissioner for New Zealand hereunto signs his name.
Hohaia te Rangi x.
Ngatuere Tawhao x.
Waka Tahuahi x.
Ko Hiko Te Tati x.
Ihaka Te Ao x.
Witnesses to the payments and signatures—
Byron Drury, Commander, Royal Navy.
G. S. Cooper, J.P., District Commissioner.
John P. Russell, Settler, Wangai Moana, Wairarapa.
1855. 17 FebruaryReceipt for £200. We have received on this 17th day of February 1855 the sum of Two hundred pounds which Mr. McLean has paid us. This is the final payment which was promised to be given to us in December 1855, for this land, Maramamau, the boundaries whereof are written in the above deed.
Wiremu Kingi Tutepakihirangi.
Hapuku Te Ika nui o te moana x.
Witnesses to the payment and signatures—
John P. Russell,
G. S. Cooper, J.P.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.