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Maori Deeds of Old Private Land Purchases in New Zealand, From the Year 1815 to 1840, with Pre-Emptive and Other Claims



1836. 9 March.Mangonui District.Hear all men this book. James Kemp Tupe hath made over to James Shepherd Missionary his land called Tauranga to be a place for ever James Shepherd's and his seed's: the land and the timber on the land and all things appertaining thereunto.
The names of the boundaries of the said land are these. On the North the sea on Tauranga. the East commencing at the sea, proceeding to the Anini, thence to Mongero, following James Shephered. the ridge to Toretahanga, proceeding to Otengi, thence to Karangaranga: Boundaries. [2,000 acres.] On the South Matapiko, ascending, to Moahuna: on the West Aoiti, proceeding to the Tutu, thence to Orahanga, thence to Tawariki, thence to Pateko, thence to Tarahanga, thence to Pukemapau, descending to the sea.
Receipt. And the payment for the place now given to James Kemp Tupe are these 2 cows, one male and one female, 25 Blankets, 50 Half-crowns, 10 Iron Pots, 5 Adzes, 10 Axes, 10 Hoes, 5 Spades, 1 piece of Print, 1 x cut Saw, 1 Pit Saw, 1 Hand Saw, 4 Planes, 1 Rule, 5 chissels, 3 Gimlets, 1 Augur, 1 cask Tobacco (200 lbs.), 10 Plane irons, 200 fish Hooks.

And because this is correct therefore we write our names and our marks on the 9th day of March in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1836.


True Translation.

H Tacy Kemp.