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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume One


page 648


Te Kutaroa, Tauranga, June 8, 1869.
Notice by Native Owners.This is to give notice to all persons concerned That we the undersigned natives who have sold our lands on the Island of Matakana to Messrs. Whitaker and Russell, We do hereby authorize the said lands to be surveyed at once whenever the surveyors are ready to commence the work. We sold our lands to Messrs. Whitaker and Russell and have received advances in money on a/c from them for the said lands, Therefore no persons have any right to interfere in any way with the surveyors whilst they are engaged surveying our lands. The said lands are our own property therefore we have a right to sell them to whomever we please.

Mr. Charles de Thierry is hereby authorized by us to write immediately to the surveyors and request them to return to Tauranga and commence the survey of the lands for Messrs. Whitaker and Russell.

Sigd. Te Moananui Mauao.
" Hira Moananui.
" Kereti Moananui.
" Tukunui Rangihau Wiripo.
" Hamiora Tu.

New purchase. " Raimona Te Whetu.

" Wharekawa.

New purchase. " Hohepa Hekutaia.
New purchase. " Ngapire Moananui.
New purchase. " Hira Moananui.

Native Assessor's certificate. I certify that the within statements are correct regarding the lands sold to Messrs. Whitaker and Russell on Matakana, Tauranga. (We have received no advance on the lands which have not been sold.)

Sigd. Te kuka Te Mea,
Nat. Assessor.


C. T. F. Br. de Thierry, Licensed Interpreter.
Lit. Translation.—C.D.T., L.I.