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

Deeds—No. 25. Land Adjoining Purchases of Clendon and Wright, Bay of Islands

Deeds—No. 25. Land Adjoining Purchases of Clendon and Wright, Bay of Islands.

1837. 4 November.Bay of Islands District.Know all men by these presents that I, Pomare, Chiefs of the Tribes Na-te-Kaumu and Natepunu with others whose names are hereunto signed, do by this instrument sell, transfer, and convey, with our own consent and on behalf of all others concerned, the Land Near Towai. Land bounded on one side by the land sold by us to James Reddy Clendon by deed bearing date 7th December 1830, by the River Wai-Karré round a bluff head of Land called Kaikatea to a creek called Ehawo, and running up the creek Ehawo, passing the foot of a hill called Towai and a clump of Trees called Raupu; on the inland side by the Footpath bounding Captain Wright's Land from Captn. R. Clendon's fence to the Foot of a hill called Ata, and in a line from the foot of the said Ata to the waters seen between the Trees of Raupou between the Raupou and the Hill Towai. The whole of which Land I, Pomare and others acknowledge to have sold to the said James Reddy Clendon his heirs, executors, and administrators and assigns for ever for the consideration Receipt for payment. of a Double Barrelled Gun, two Casks of Powder, Box of Pipes, Two Great Coats, Ten Spades.

In Witness whereof we have this day, fourth of November, in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty seven set out hands and seals.

(Signed) Pomare's Mark x.
Ahou's Mark x.
Arau's Mark x.

Witness to Signatures—

(Signed) Wm. Gardiner.

A true Copy.

Willoughby Shortland.

A True transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 7th September, 1874.