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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

Deeds—No. 124

Deeds—No. 124.

Paramata No. 2 Block, Kororareka, Bay or Islands District.

10 September 1835.
1835. 10 September.Bay of Islands District. Agreement entered into this day between the native chief Titore on behalf of the native Paramata No.2. chiefs named Kowai, Gnawoa and Kowai, and Mr. J. S. Polack for the purpose of buying J. S. Polack. that piece of land situated W.N.W. of Mr. Polack’s house and now in the occupation of a European named Dominic Ferrari. The above chiefs agroe to receive the payment of one great coat £1 . 10 . 0, one 11/4 blanket £2, four belts 12/- Tobacco 4/- pipes 8d. one gownpiece 15/- four check shirts 16/-, three great coats £4 . 10 . 0, three large page 131blankets £6., 12 Belts 36/- Tobacco 12/- Pipes 1/1 three gown pieces £1 . 16 . 0. check shirts 12/- as a full and just payment for the land which commences from the farthest rock N W. bounding Kororarika beach, running round the base of Titore’s hill not Boundaries. [¾ acre.] including the water run which was formerly entirely purchased by Mr. J. S. Polack. The land up the hill is bounded by a stump of a tree and the beaten pathway leads to it down to the water course.

x Signature of Kowai Korokoro.
x Gnawoa Korokoro.

Signed x Signature of Titore.

William Korokoro


Witnesses to the signatures and payments—

Signed Dominick Ferrari.
James Harvey.

Receipt. £13 . 4 . 8. Received this 10th day of Sepr. a.d. 1835, of and from the within named Joel Samuel Polack the sum of Thirteen Pounds, four shillings and eight pence, being the consideration money within expressed to be paid by him to me (us, or each individual) and being in full for the absolute purchase of the land and premises within particularly mentioned and described.

[Here follow the signatures aforesaid.]

True Copy.

H. T. Kemp.

No. 288e.O.L.C A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 7th April, 1879.