Waitangi Block (J. S.
Polack), Bay of Islands District.
1835. 27 April.Bay of Islands District.
This Indenture made this 27th day of April a.d. 1835 between Kaitikki alias
the Kamura, and his relatives Reti, Aurangi, Tarou, Tooki
Arrapiro, Harri, and Kohara (Reti’s Wife), of Waitangi of the Island of New
Zealand, Native Chiefs of the said Waitangi.
Island on one part, and J. S.
, a British subject late of Sydney in the Colony J. S. Polack.
of New South Wales, but now of
Parramatta in the Bay of Islands, in the Island of New Zealand aforesaid, Trader,
on the other part, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of two 25 lb. kegs of
Powder, 8 prs. Scizzors, 10 Belts, 10 American boxes, One large cedar chest, Ten
packets Needles, 2 pistols, Four pieces of Thread, One blanket, 6 check shirts,
One bullet mould, Four tommahawks, 3 muskets, 60 pipes, 8 lbs. soap, 6 Jews harps,
6 fishhooks, 4 hoes, 6 yds. print, 6 yds. Calico, 2 sticks sealing wax, 20
newspapers of the value of £27 (pounds) of lawful money of Great Britain and
Ireland, in hand paid by the said J. S.
to the said Kaitikki and his relatives all above mentioned at the
time of the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged, He the said Kaitikki and his relatives hath given and granted and
doth by these presents give and grant and confirm unto the said J. S. Polack
and his heirs, Boundaries. [150 acres.]
all that piece or parcel of land called Taiarudu including half the River
and Waterfall situated at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands in the Island of New
Zealand aforesaid, consisting of the land called Taiarudu, surrounded on the N.E.
and South sides by the Waitangi River including half the Waterfalls and rivers as
far as the land extends; and bounded on the West by the flat garden land since
purchased by the said J. S. Polack
To have and to hold all and singular, the same land hereditaments and premises,
together with the appurtenances thereto belonging to him the said J. S. Polack
his heirs and assigns to the
only proper use and behoof of him the said J. S. Polack
his heirs and assigns for ever, And the said Kaitikki and
his relatives Reti, Aurangi, Tarou, Tooki, Arapiro, Harri, and Kohara, and their
and his all and singular the said land hereditaments and premises with all and
every of their rights members and appurtenances unto him the said J. S. Polack
and his heirs against him
the said Kaitikki and his relatives above enumerated on his and their behalf and
his and their heirs shall and will warrant and ever defend by these presents. In
Witness whereof the parties aforesaid have hereunto set their hands at Parramatta
in the Island aforesaid, the day month and year first before written.
Peaceable possession delivered.
Be it remembered that on the day and year first within written peaceable
and quiet possession and full seizin of the parcel or piece of ground, land,
hereditaments and premises within mentioned to be granted and enfeoffed by the
within named Kaitikki and his relatives within mentioned and whose signatures are
attached to this paper or deed to the within named J. S. Polack
and his heirs and assigns were openly had
and taken by the within named Kaitikki and his relatives Reti, Aurangi, Torou,
Tooki, Arapiro, Harri and Kohara, and were by him and them delivered to the said
J. S. Polack
his heirs and assigns
according to the purport and true intent and meaning of the within written
Indenture in the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed as witnesses
£27. Received this day and year first written within of and from the
within named J. S. Polack
the sum of
£27, being the consideration money within expressed to be paid by him to us, and
being in full for the absolute purchase of the land and premises within
particularly mentioned and described, to all and everything above mentioned being
just and correct. As witness our signatures the 27th day of April, 1835.
Signed Heke x.
Harri (his son) x.
(wife to Reti) x.
Witness to the payment of the land above
mentioned and signatures
Witness to the signatures, sealing and delivery, payment and measuring
over the land and taking possession.
H. T. Kemp.