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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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1834. 29 August.Bay of Islands District. Know all-men by this Book written by us, by Te Kuki on the one part and by Mr. Kemp on the Tihari. other part. This Book was written on the Twenty-ninth day of the month. August in the year of our Saviour Jesus Christ one thousand eight hundred and thirtyfour. This Book is written by us, by Te Kuki on the one part and by Mr. Kemp on the other part as a true sign to us all, and to all those people who with Te Kuki have sold to James Kemp. Mr. Kemp and to Mr. Kemp’s children and to their Heirs for ever a portion of land, fifty acres more or less. The name of the place is "Tihari," the great or general name the "Waimate." The Boundaries of the said land have been marked Tawahuhua on Boundaries. [50 acres.] one side, on one side is Waipanga, one side is Poroki, on one side is Paparimurimu down to the Waitangi River. This land has been sold by Te Kuki and her friends to Mr. Kemp, and to Mr. Kemp’s children, the land and all things growing on the said land.
Receipt.Mr. Kemp gives as a payment for the land now sold Ten Dollars, Five Blankets, Five Hoes, Three Axes, Three Iron pots, Four pounds Tobacco, One, Spade, One Adze, Four Chisels. And that this Book may be true We have signed our names and the names of the Witnesses present at this sale.



True Translation

Henry Tacy Kemp

No. 273.O.L.C.A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 26th February, 1879.