(Enclosure 10 in No. 466.)
Enclosure 10.Memorandum of agreement made this Nineteenth day of November
One Thousand Eight hundred and Sixty Eight between Raniera and Timi Tirua Native
Chiefs of the District of Tauranga in the Province of Auckland in the Colony of
New Zealand of the one part and Messrs. Whitaker and Russell Solicitors of the
City of Auckland of the other part, Whereby the said Raniera and Timi Tirua
agree to sell to the said Messrs. Whitaker and Russell, All that piece or parcel
of land situated on the Island of Matakana in the District of Tauranga, in the
Province of Auckland in Oupototo. [400 acres.] the Colony of New Zealand and known by the name of Oupototo and
containing Four hundred acres more or less, the said piece of land being bounded
by Matakana And the said Messrs. Whitaker and Russell agree to purchase the said
land and to pay to the said Raniera and Timi Tirua at the rate of Four shillings
per acre in manner following, the sum of Thirty pounds to be paid on signing
this agreement and the balance on the execution of a conveyance for the said
land. And the said Raniera and Timi Tirua further agree to have the said land
surveyed without loss of time at their cost. Should the said land when surveyed
not turn out to contain the quantity specified and said Raniera and Temi Tirua
agree to make up the deficiency by giving other land in lieu thereof.
Signed this Nineteenth day of November, One Thousand Eight hundred and Sixty
In the presence of—
I hereby certify that I have read over the above Agreement to Raniera
and Timi Tirua and that they fully understood its contents.
Richard de Thierry,
Receipt for £30. Received the sum of Thirty pounds Stg. on a/c.
Raniera te Hiahia.
19 Nov, 1868.
R. de Thierry.