1840. 20 October.Auckland District.Listen all people to this Book written by Kawau, Tinana,
Reweti Tamaki and other Chiefs of the (tribe) Ngatiwhatua on the one side by
George Clarke Protector of the Aborigines for the Queen of England on the other
side they have consented to give up Mataharehare, Opou, and Whau. to sell a portion of land to the Queen of England for ever and ever (for
whatever purposes Her Majesty may deem right). The Boundary of the said piece of
Land we have Boundaries. [3,000 acres.] now sold is this—The Boundary to the North is the River of the Waitemata
from the River named Mataharehare reaching the River called Opou and from the
extremity of Opou in a straight line to Maunga Wau up to the rise or extremity
of Mataharehare and from the extremity of Mataharehare up to the River of
Waitemata the extent of this piece of land is this Three Thousand acres more or
less. The payment for the said Receipt for £50 and goods. Land is this Fifty Blankets, Fifty Pounds of Money, Twenty trowsers,
Twenty shirts, Ten waistcoats, Ten caps, Four Casks of Tobacco One box of pipes
One hundred yards of gown pieces Ten iron pots One bag of sugar One bag of Flour
Twenty Hatchets. This writing with our signatures in this book is true signed by
us on the Twentieth day of October in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and
forty of our Lord.
(Signed) G. Clarke, P.A.
Ko te Reweti Tamaki.
The mark x of Horo.
(Signed) The mark of x Kawau.
Receipt for £6.
The mark of x Tinana.
(Signed) Thomas Ryan, J.P., Major, 50th
Wm. C. Symonds,
P.M., Capt., 96th Regt.
I have received six Pounds in Money (£6) in addition to the Money (named
above) from Captain Symonds.
(Signed) Na Te Reweti.
29th July, 1841.
October 23rd, 1840. In addition to the sum of
fifty Pounds named on the other side of this Deed the sum of two Pounds have
been paid for a Wahi tapu.Receipt for £2.
Copied from the Endorsement of the original Deed.
A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
4th September, 1874.