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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 3 (July 1, 1933)

Goods Paid for Land at Onoke

Goods Paid for Land at Onoke.

220 lbs Tobacco £22 0 0
15 pairs Blankets @ 20/- 15 0 0
14 shirts @ 2/6 1 15 0
10 Muskets at 20/- 10 0 0
2 Fouling pieces 6 0 0
1 Fouling piece 4
10
0
1.50 lb keg powder 3 5 0
2.50 lb kegs powder 10 0 0
6 spades @ 5/- 1 10 0
Cash 4 0 0
1 Fancy Musket 2 10 0
£80 10 0
25 per cent profits on above goods 20 2 6
Total £100 12 6
page 27

The spelling, “fouling pieces,” was perhaps an unconsciously accurate description. But all things considered, the young trader did not price his goods extravagantly at all. The prices set down would have been considered excessively cheap by many Maori Coast merchants of those days.