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



1840. 20 October.Auckland District.Listen all people to this Book written by Kawau, Tinana, Reweti Tamaki and other Chiefs of the (tribe) Ngatiwhatua on the one side by George Clarke Protector of the Aborigines for the Queen of England on the other side they have consented to give up Mataharehare, Opou, and Whau. to sell a portion of land to the Queen of England for ever and ever (for whatever purposes Her Majesty may deem right). The Boundary of the said piece of Land we have Boundaries. [3,000 acres.] now sold is this—The Boundary to the North is the River of the Waitemata from the River named Mataharehare reaching the River called Opou and from the extremity of Opou in a straight line to Maunga Wau up to the rise or extremity of Mataharehare and from the extremity of Mataharehare up to the River of Waitemata the extent of this piece of land is this Three Thousand acres more or less. The payment for the said Receipt for £50 and goods. Land is this Fifty Blankets, Fifty Pounds of Money, Twenty trowsers, Twenty shirts, Ten waistcoats, Ten caps, Four Casks of Tobacco One box of pipes One hundred yards of gown pieces Ten iron pots One bag of sugar One bag of Flour Twenty Hatchets. This writing with our signatures in this book is true signed by us on the Twentieth day of October in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty of our Lord.

(Signed) G. Clarke, P.A.
Ko te Reweti Tamaki.
The mark x of Horo.

(Signed) The mark of x Kawau.
The mark of x Tinana.
(Signed) Thomas Ryan, J.P., Major, 50th Regt.
Wm. C. Symonds, P.M., Capt., 96th Regt.

Receipt for £6. I have received six Pounds in Money (£6) in addition to the Money (named above) from Captain Symonds.

(Signed) Na Te Reweti.


Edward Shortland.
J. Coates.

29th July, 1841. page 269 Waitemata, October 23rd, 1840. In addition to the sum of fifty Pounds named on the other side of this Deed the sum of two Pounds have been paid for a Wahi tapu.Receipt for £2.

(Signed) George Clarke.

Copied from the Endorsement of the original Deed.

Ts. Freeman.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 4th September, 1874.