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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



Be it known unto all men who shall see this Deed, That we have sold and given up to 1835. 1 January. Thames District. Mr. Fairburn and Mr. Preece on behalf of the Church Missy. Society a piece of our land beginning at the side of the Wairoa. The name of the piece of land is the Puriri. We give up for ever that piece of land to them and their offspring, for them to cultivate Puriri. or do what they please with. Church of England Mission.
The end of that piece of land is bounded by the Puriri Creek on the North and West: the South by Wairoa (? Waitawa): the East by land called Ripawanake; there [500 acres.] it ends.
The payment for this piece of land is, 16 Blankets, 16 Iron pots, 12 Axes, 12 Adzes, Receipt. 18 Spades, 4 Shirts 12 Handkerchiefs, 18 lbs. Tobacco, 72 Pipes, 24 Scissors, 24 Combs, 12 Knives, 6 Razors, 100 Fish hooks, 20 Plane irons, 20 Dollars: that is all.

This Deed is a Witness to the truth to the sale of this piece of land by us. The marks to our names in the Deed are ours. Written on the 1st of Jany. 1835.



A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.No. 444.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 21st May, 1879.