Rawhia Block (J. Marmon's Homestead), Hokianga District.
1835. 29 October.
In the name of God Amen.
Know all men by these Presents that We N'gau, Fanu, Matu Chiefs on the River
Rawhia. [300 acres.]
Hokianga in New Zealand do Agree to Sell Assign and without any
reservation whatever make over all our Right, Title and Claim to the Land
extending from the Autope to the Okaiware the River frontage from the latter place
in a direct North line until it cuts the Ridge of Hills at the back is the Western
Boundary; from the Autope in a direct line until it cuts the back ridge of hills
as aforesaid is the Eastern Boundary; the said Land and all the Timber, Creeks and
whatever may be thereon or within the said described Boundary Unto John Marmon for
his Use, Benefit and that of his Heirs or Assigns for Ever. We the said Chiefs
N'gau, Fanu and Matu having received in consideration Receipt.
thereof the satisfactory payment of Sixty pounds of Tobacco, One Blanker,
One Looking Glass, One Bag of Shot, One Keg of Powder (Weight twenty-five
pounds)—We binding ourselves furthermore to protect the said John Marmon
his Heirs or Assigns in the full Right and
Title to all the said; Land with its appertainences. This Deed having been read
over to us and fully explained on this day of Wenesday 29 day of October in the
Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty-five and unto which We
fully concur and approve by putting our Hands and Seals in the presence of—
Thos. J. Mowat,
Matu his x mark. l.s.
Ngau his x mark. l.s.
Fanu his x mark. l.s.
Raumatti alias John King his x mark.