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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




Nov. 14, 1839.
1839. 14 November.Mangonui District.Know all Men by this Book. Written by us Nopera Panakareao and Mr. Matthews; written the fourteenth day of November One Thousand eight hundred and Thirty-nine, selling a piece of land to Mr. Matthews known by the names of Raramata, Parapara, Parapara.Joseph Matthews. Tapuirau, Mata. Bounded on the East by the Sea at Haetureroa, ascending to Pukewau, to Pukenui, descending to Pua kahikatoa going to the Ridge descending to the [800 acres.] Wai o te Kauri, diverging and descending at the Papa following the Water of the Parapara, the river that runs straight to Tapuirau. The kauri forest on the South near to Tapuirau leaving the water ascending to Maui, going from the outer ridge of Tapuirau, emerging at Owakatete. On the West descending to Waipuna down to the water of Wakatakere emerging at the Upoko Ngawa, continuing and crossing to Owia. On the North at Wai Kotio continuing and descending to the Pikinga to the Tiki a Pae to the East Coast; following the sea coast, from thence to Raramata, crossing the river, Receipt. then following the coast to Haetureroa, the beginning of the boundary. Payment, One Cask Tobacco, Twenty Blankets, One hundred Dollars, Ten acres of Raramata for Mr. Matthews, the remainder for the Natives.

True Translation.

H. Tacy Kemp.

No. 163a.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

Wellington, 28th November, 1878. H. Hanson Turton.