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



1844. 11 January.Auckland Dristrict.Know all men who may see this Deed, that we, te Irirangi, a chief of Ngatiwaretuoi, te Haua, te Waru, chiefs of Ngatiterau, Mata a chief of Ngatipaoa, Pouroto, a chief of Ngatihura, Ngatai, a chief of Ngatipaoa, agree to give over and sell entirely to James Motutapu, Motuhurakina, And Otata Islands. Maxwell, those Islands, called Otata, Motutapu, Motuhurakina, Motuhoropapa, which are situated in the sea called te Rapu, for him for his children also, to be cultivated, or to be sold, or to be put to any other use, for ever and ever and this is the consideration Conveyance to James Maxwell. that we have received from James Maxwell for those Islands namely: Ten casks, four double barrelled guns, eighty blankets, one box of flint muskets, six cloaks, twenty cartouch boxes, five hats, five pairs of black trousers five gown pieces, five shawls. See our marks on this eleventh day of January. 11th January. These are the names of the Islands that are being bought by James Maxwell, Motutapu, Motuhurakina, Otata, Consideration given. Motuhoropapa. This is the consideration that is given to us by James Maxwell for those Islands—Four double barrelled guns.

(Signed) x te Irirangi.
x te Hana.
x te Waru.

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(Sd.) The mark of Turerehu.
te makuru.
R. A. Fairburn.
James Campbell.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, August 12th, 1875.