Otanenui Block, Doubtless Bat, Mangonui District.
1839. 8 November.Mangonui District.Know all men by these presents that I a Native Chief of
Doubtless Bay and Mongarnui known by the name of Wittirua on the eighth day of
November in the year of our Otanenui. Thomas and
Phillips. Lord 1839 have bequeathed bargained and sold and by these presents do
bequeath bargain and sell unto George Thomas and Thomas Phillips of Mongarnui,
Doubtless Bay, New Zealand their heirs and executors and assigns for ever all our
right title and interest in and unto a piece or parcel of Land with all timber,
mines &c. &c. belonging Boundaries. [100 acres.] thereto known by the name of O. Tarninui joining a piece of land to the
South East purchased by James Burgain and to the Westward by a purchase made by
George Thomas and Thomas Phillips. The above piece of land forms a part of a small
bay in Doubtless Bay, and extends back according to Native marks one mile more or
less. Receipt. I the said Wittirua in consideration of the sum of Three Pounds (£3) value
of goods as follows, viz. 1 pair Blankets, six Shirts, six pair Trowsers do hereby
resign all my right title and interest in and unto a piece or parcel of land as
above described for myself my heirs and assigns for ever, and yield peaceable
possession of the same to the said George Thomas and Thomas Phillips their heirs
executors and assigns for ever. And I do hereby acknowledge the receipt of 1 pair
Blankets, six Shirts, six pair Trowsers of the said George Thomas and Thomas
Phillips as a full and just payment for the above described piece or parcel of
land. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal in presence of the
No. 275e.O.L.C. A True Copy of Original Deed.
H. Hanson Turton.
14th March, 1879.