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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

Deeds—No. 274

page 243

Deeds—No. 274.

Opanone Block (William Young), Hokianga District.

Know all Men by these Presents that in consideration of Mr. William Young of 1835. 21 October.Hokianga District. Hokianga New Zealand having duly paid us the undersigned Natives or Resident Chiefs Opanone.William Young. and Proprietors of Land on the East side of the River Hokianga, the following Articles, viz., (5) five Pairs of Blankets, (1) One Cask of Tobacco, nett 112 lbs., (12) Twelve Receipt. Shirts (6) Six Spades (6) Six Hatchels (12) Twelve Handkerchiefs (300) Three hundred Pipes (£2 . 0 . 0) Two Pounds Sterling in Cash, being the value affixed by us on a certain portion of Land on the East side of the above-mentioned River Hokianga called Opunune, Bounded on the South by the South side of a fresh water run called Hi Boundaries. [100 acres.] Kupa, and extending from the water run in a North, North West line across the top of a hill called Puki, Rai Hakari to the main river viz Hokianga, or to that point of the Land known by the name of Ouney Pongo, and on the North by the main river, and also on the West by the main river to low water mark, and on the East by the top of the hill or North, North West line herein before mentioned. That we the undersigned Resident Chiefs and Proprietors of the above mentioned Laud do hereby Grant Bargain, Sell unto the said William Young his heirs and assigns for ever the before mentioned land in the said River herein described with all Sacred or Tabboo'd Grounds, Flax, Timber, Water runs, and all other appurtenances whatsoever in the peace and quiet possession of the same. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands at Ko Wutu, Mungawerro, being duly assembled here for that purpose, this Twenty-first day of October in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight hundred and thirty-five.

Rangatera his x mark.
Teo his x do.
A Waddu his x do.
Weedea his x do.
Pa ticke his x do.
Ranghu tuwarrie his x mark.
Te la row his x do.
Moetarra his x do.
Te Punna his x do.

Saml. Buttler.
George Nimmo.
Charles Davis.

True Copy.

J. Davis, Int.

A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.No. 253b.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 5th February, 1879.