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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



Know1836. 27 October.Bay of Islands District. all men by this writing that we Tiki, Niho and Ihaka lamoe let go and sell to Philip H. King, for him and his relations for ever, to dwell on, to sell, to do as they list with, the land of our forefathers and of us also.
Now Waiaua No. 1. [1,500 acres.] this is the boundary: from the sea at the Tarahanga ascending Puketauhika, it goes along the road on the ridge up to the top, following the road to the mark, from which place a line was taken by the Compass bearing N.N.E. to Motuhuia, to the Kauri at the Pua which are seen from that mark bearing S.S.W., from thence to Kowanga Kawao and Waiparuparu, from there straight to Hikurua, it then follows its water until quite equal with the ridge of Otonga, and goes up that ridge to the top of the ridge of Tipiwenua: on the puriri trees are the marks, from thence it turns off to the mark of the road of the Tunana, the line from Tipiwenua to that mark bearing N.W. and by a line from that mark to the water of Kaiawa bearing N.E. by E. following that water, the Maihi, the Wairoa and Waiaua out to the sea, it then goes along the sea side to the Tarahanga: and all trees standing on the sacred places or elsewhere, and whatsoever is above or below.
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This is the payment which is now received by us, Thirty Blankets, Twenty-four Hoes, Twenty Spades, Twenty Adzes, Twenty Axes, Cash twelve Pound, Ten Books, One Box, Ten Iron Pots. Receipt.

Therefore we write our marks as a signature of this conveying over and selling, on the 27th of October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thjrty-six.


True Translation.

H. Tacy Kemp.

ANo. 275c.O.L.C. True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton. Wellington, 10th March, 1879.