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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

Konata Block, River Waitemata, Auckland District

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Konata Block, River Waitemata, Auckland District.

1839. 22 May.Auckland District.Memorandumof Sale and Purchase of Land situate on the Waitemata in the River Konata.Thames New Zealand, Right, Title and Interest sold by Native Chiefs named as follows Hauta Kare, Tamahie Kie and Tama Kie whose names are hereunto affixed on the One Thomas Maxwell, as agent forG. T. Clayton. part and purchased by Thomas Maxwell of the aforesaid River Thames of the Other part Witnesseth That the said Thomas Maxwell being desirous of purchasing Land for the lawful carrying on of Agriculture and other lawful trades under the protection of Queen Victoria the first or her Successors or Representatives for the time being has agreed by these presents to purchase certain Lands and Timber hereinafter specified upon the payment of namely Five Kegs Powder, Ten Blankets, Ten Iron Pots, Ten Axes, Ten Calico Shirts, Ten Spades, Three Coats, and One Cask of Tobacco, As good sand full entire satisfaction for the said Land and Timber and all claims or demands of whatsoever nature now or hereafter to be set up by themselves or by any of their Relations Successors or Assigns or any other person presuming to set up any claim or claims to the said Land or Possessions, That is to say the said Hauta Kare, Tamahie kie and Tamakie namely Five Kegs Powder, Ten Blankets, Ten Iron Pots, Ten Axes, Ten Calico Shirts, Ten Spades, Three Coats and One Cask of Tobacco for the said lands, Timber and Boundaries. [100 acres.]posessions of Konata commencing from a point of the land marked T and terminating in a near direct line to the letter T and extending as far back as the growing Courie Timber on the said land And the said Hauta Kare, Tamahie Kie and Tamakie Justly Truly and Receipt.Lawfully acknowledged to have received the aforesaid property as full and sufficient payment for the said Lands Timber and Posessions and hereby make over and give up every Right, Claim or Title their Heirs Successors or Assigns have or could have had to the said Lands, Timber or Posessions and the said Thomas Maxwell has acquired by these presents the sole Right Title and Interest in and to the said Lands and Posessions and the said Thomas Maxwell can and may without any Fear Let or Hindrance, Occupy, Cultivate, Build upon Cut Timber or Carry away Timber or Alienate the whole or any part of the said Lands or Timber in the same manner and full extent of the Laws or Customs observed in Great Britain and Ireland. In Witness whereof the said Hauta Kare, Tamahie Kie and Tamakie have affixed their names or mark hereto this the Twenty-second day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty-nine, the same being done and intended according to the true spirit and meaning hereof notwithstanding any flaw or faults therein and dated according to the Customs of Great Britain aud Ireland there being no Seals or Authorities duly Authorised thereto at the present time in New Zealand.

Ko te tohu Tamahi kie.
Ko te tohu te horo.

Witnessed by
John Ralph Wilson.
William Thomas Fairburn.

(Copy.) 3rd August, 1841. Examined in Court.

EdwardL. Godfrey.
M. Richmond.