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



1863. 22 January.Wairarapa District.This Deed written on this Twenty second of January in the Year of our Lord 1863, is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe of——whose names are hereunto subscribed. And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shiningKahutara Bush. sun of this day, parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of Two hundred pounds sterling (£200) to us paid by Donald McLean on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at Wairarapa and named Kahutara bush block the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this deed and a plan of which Land is annexed thereto, with its trees, minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our rights title claim and interest whatsoever thereon. To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. 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. These are theBoundaries. boundaries of the land on the West by the Kahutara block as laid down in the plan commencing at Ngakokako running——to Putere to Ahitumauawa to Rurupopo; on the North by Native land by a line running from Rurupopo to Tauranga koau on the East by the Wakawhiriwhiri stream to Kokopu to Aimoana leaves the Ruamahanga to and goes on to Papangawha and on to Tarehu from thence to Papatira on the South from Papatira to Te Kowhai from there to its junction of the boundaries with Ngakokako.

I. E. Featherston.

Receipt for £200. Received this Twenty second day of January, in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty three (1863) the sum of Two Hundred Pounds sterling (£200) being the full consideration money expressed in the above written deed to be paid by Isaac Earl Featherston on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 4th, 1876.