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Maori Deeds of Old Private Land Purchases in New Zealand, From the Year 1815 to 1840, with Pre-Emptive and Other Claims

Deeds—No. 50

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Deeds—No. 50.

Tane Purapura Block, Oruru, Mangonui District.

1839. 7 November.Mangonui District.Know all men by these presents that we the Native Chiefs of Ododo River, New Zealand on this 7th day of November 1839 we sell and make over unto Stephen Wrathall and Wm. Wright all that piece and parcel of land known by the Native name of Tanne Tane Purapura. S. Wrathall. Purra Purra according to land marks laid down. Be it further understood and to [1,100 acres.] prevent any misunderstanding or disputes hereafter that we for ourselves heirs and successors have let, sold, and made over unto Stephen Wrathall and Wm. Wright their heirs and successors for ever all rights and titles for ever of the above land.
Receipt. We the undersigned do acknowledge to have received from Stephen Wrathall and Wm. Wright Two Pounds in money, 3 Blankets 3 Shirts, 50 lbs. Powder, 25 lbs. Tobacco, 14 yards Print, 12 yards Calico and 1 pr. Trowsers as a just and full payment for the above land.

A Wiarra x his mark.
te tane x.


Charles Partridge.
Thomas Phillips x his mark.

1840. 2 April.Endorsement. I certify that I give all claims to the land of Tykar unto Stephen Wrathall. Given under our hands this 2nd day of April 1840.


George Thomas.
George Bregman.
William Wright.

No. 354d.O.L.C. A True Copy of Original Deed and Endorsement.

H. Hanson Turton. Wellington, 9th August, 1879.