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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



1836. 22 July.Bay of Islands District.Let all people hear this Book by us by Tohu and Wai and by us who now sign our names and marks. We sell and let go to Mr. Kemp (James Kemp) a portion of land at the Waimate for him and for his children for ever, to sell and do with whatever he kioreroa.may think fit with all things above and below that portion of land. These are the James Kemp. [150 acres.]Boundaries, beginning at the Kauri, near the Tuoro descending to the burnt place, ascending by the side of a Creek straight to the Creek of Kioreroa, and then descending to the great River of Waitangi, following the river till you come to the boundary of Tiro’s land, and then returning in a straight line to Kioreroa excluding the Native Receipt.plantations. This is the payment. Eleven Blankets, Three Spades, Ten pounds in page 149Cash, Two Adzes, Two Hoes, Thirty pounds Tobacco, Fifty Pipes, Two Iron Pots, Two Gown Pieces. In consideration of which we sign our names to this sale on the Twenty-second day of July in the year One thousand Eight hundred and thirty-six.



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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 27th February, 1879.