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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


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1831. 15 August.Bay of Islands District.This is to certify that on the 15th of August in the year of our Lord 1831, Penamahue, Taratikitiki and Pou, all New Zealand Chiefs, did agree on their part to give up for ever all that parcel or piece of land called Warengarahu or Tapapanui containing by estimation fifty acres, more or less, situated or lying to the North West of the Society’s estate Warengarahu. Church of England Mission. in the district of Waimate, together with all timber and timber-trees, and all coppice and brush wood which shall be found growing, standing or lying thereupon, to George Clarke, Richard Davis and James Hamlin on behalf of the Church Missionary Society, to be held and enjoyed by them and their heirs for ever. In consideration of Receipt. which the aforesaid George Clarke, Richard Davis and James Hamlin on their part and on the part of the Church Missionary Society do agree to give as payment for the above mentioned piece or parcel of land and all timber or wood found thereon, 30 Blankets, 12 Iron Pots, 8 Axes, 8 Adzes, 19 Hoes, 12 Plane irons, 30 Scissors, 16 Knives, 22 lbs. Boundaries. [50 acres.] Tobacco, and 24 Pipes. The above mentioned piece of land is bounded on the South by a River called Waitangi: on the East by a place called Pokapu: on the North by Tapa-panui: on the West by a small stream of water called Wairengarahu, and which empties itself into the Waitangi. The above mentioned piece of land and timber were paid for in three instalments, viz. the first instalment on the second of March the second on the sixth of August, the third and last on the fifteenth of August 1831.


True Copy.

Henry Tacy Kemp.

No. 299r1.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 12th May, 1879.