Hautapu Block (John
Marmon), Hokianga District.
1835. 22 September.Hokianga District.
Know all Men by these presents That We the undersigned Native Chiefs of
the River Hautapu.John Marmon.
Hokianga in New Zealand Hath this day namely the Twenty-Second day of
September in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and thirty-five,
Bargained Sold Transferred Alleniated and Set Over All our rights Titles Interests
Claims and demands Whatsoever To All That piece or Parcel of Land lying and being
situated on the River Hokianga Fronted by that River from the Autopi at Rawhia or
from John Marmon
's former purchase of
Rawhia to the Creek Wari Wari Kauri, And up the aforesaid Creek [250 acres.]
to a small Creek known or called by the name of Taurapariko Situated about
one hundred yards this side of the Land House and Premises of Alexander Thomson,
And from the last mentioned creek by a circular line along the Top of a circular
ridge of Hills to the Autopi or the back boundry line of Rawhia, Together with all
Timbers Waters Watercourses Rivers Bays Streams Rivulets Inlets Rights of Ways and
every other Property Appurtaining thereto to John Marmon
of the River Hokianga aforesaid, Sawyer &c. His
Heirs and Assigns for Ever, For and in consideration of One pair of Blankets One
Beaver Hat, One pair of Trowsers, One New Shirt, Five Pounds of Tobacco, and the
sum of One Pound in Cash, Which I Raumatti One of the Receipt for cash and goods.
Undersigned hereby on my part acknowledges to have received as My full
sufficient and just payment for the Lands Timbers &c. aforesaid, And I the
Ruinui One of the Undersigned hereby on my part acknowledges to have received in
like manner from the said John Marmon Viz. One Bag of Shot and Ten Pounds of
Powder Which is considered by me a full and a just Equivient for the Lands Timbers
&c. heretofore described in this Deed or Transfer, And to prevent
Litigation hereafter, We do hereby Jointly and severally Declare to all Men that
the Lands Timbers &c. &c. included in the boundaries described in
this Instrument Was just previous to the Signing and Sealing of same the sole and
undisputed property of Us the Raumatti and the Ruinui whose names are hereunto
attached, And that we will at all times assert our former Rights and hereafter
from this date the right of the said John
thereunto (as it is this day conveyed by us as aforesaid) against
all other Claiments whatsoever who may petend to have a claim on the Property
aforesaid. In Witness whereof We have hereunto set our hands and seals the day of
the year first within written.
Raumatti his x mark. l.s.
Ruinui his x mark. l.s.
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of where no stamps are
John Wells his x mark.
J. S. Odeland.
I the undersigned Tau Nui Chief on the Hokianga having made a claim on the
land specified in the within deed do by these presents give up all such claim
acknowledging to have received from John
the full payment for such claims and bind myself to protect the
said John Marmon
in the enjoyment of
the said land.
Tau Nui his x mark.
Charles de Thierry.
No. 158c.O.L.C. A True Copy of Original Deed and Endorsement.
26th November, 1878.