1835. 7 May.Bay of Islands District.
This Indenture made this 7th day of May a.d. 1835 between Kaitikki and his
relatives Reti, Kohara (Reti’s wife), Runga, Apiti (Reti’s Sister), Tuaki,
Durangi, Tarou, Arrapiro, Heke, and Tou his wife, of Waitangi in the Bay of
Islands in the Island of New Zealand, Waitangi.
native chiefs of the said Island of the one part, and J. S. Polack
late of Sydney J. S. Polack.
in the Colony of New South Wales but now of Parramatta in the Bay of
Islands, in the Island of New Zealand aforesaid on the other part, Witnesseth that
for and in consideration of 56 lbs. Shot, 20 lbs. Tobacco, 7 Shirts, 6 doz. pipes,
6 prs. scizzors, 3 prs. trowsers, 3 tommahawks, 10 lbs. Soap, 1 Waistcoat, 1 box,
1 kerchief, 1 piece Calico, 3 gown pieces, 1 white shirt equal in value to Fifteen
pounds lawful money of Great Britain and Ireland, in hand paid by the said J. S. Polack
to the said Kaitikki and his
relatives above mentioned at the time of the sealing and delivery hereof, the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said Kaitikki and his relatives
above mentioned, hath given and granted and by these presents doth give and grant
and confirm unto the said J. S.
and his heirs all that piece or parcel of land on the North side of
the Waitangi River commencing from a large Puriri tree, the boundary tree of the
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purchased by the said J. S. Polack
on the 27th day of April
1835 a.d. and running in a line W.S.W. 850 feet of a remarkable red clay in the
hill called Motukororo, and called a kotari wero: then turning in an angle to the
river side E.½ S. with the same Rewa Boundaries. [2 acres.]
rewa trees 35 feet. To have and to hold all and singular the same land
hereditaments and premises together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to
him the said J. S. Polack
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 above mentioned and their heirs shall and will
warrant and for ever defend by these presents all and singular of the said lands,
hereditaments and premises with their and every of their rights members and
appurtenances and to him the said J. S.
and his heirs against him and them the said Kaitikki and his
relatives above mentioned and their heirs. In witness whereof the parties
aforesaid have hereunto set their hands and seals at Parramatta in the Island
aforesaid the day month and year first before written.
Be it remembered in the day and year first within written peaceable and quiet
Peaceable possession given.
possession and full seizin of the piece or parcel of ground, land
hereditaments and premises within mentioned to be granted and enfeoffed by the
within named Kaitikki and his relatives above mentioned 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 above
mentioned 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 thereto. As
witness our hands.
Signed x Reti.
x Runga Apiti
x Kohara (Reti’s wife).
Tou, his wife.
Witnesses to the measurement of land, payment
(Signed) T. Spicer.
Receipt, £15. £15. Received the day and year first within written from the within named
J. S. Polack the sum of Fifteen
Pounds, being the consideration money within expressed to be paid for the
absolute purchase of the land and premises within particularly mentioned and
Signed Katikki x his signature.
J. S. Polack.
H. T. Kemp.
Nos. 288b and 288d.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copies of Original Deeds.