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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



Know all men by this writing that we Haumia and Kira let go and sell to Philip H. King 1836. 3 November.Waiaua No. 2. for him and for his relations for ever to dwell on, to sell, or do as they list with, the land of our fathers and of [gap — reason: deletion] also.
Now this is the boundary [gap — reason: deletion] follows the Hikurua water through to the water of [800 acres.] Para-aruhe, and from the outlet [gap — reason: deletion] Para-aruhe to the sea, it then goes along the sea side to the Tarahanga, the boundary[gap — reason: deletion] what Tiki and others sold, on the 27th of October in the year 1836. The sacred place of Opiako alone excepted: and all trees standing Opiako excepted. thereon and every thing else above or below.
This is the payment which is now received by us, four Spades, four Hoes, six Receipt. Blankets, and one pound in Cash. Therefore we write our marks to this conveying over and selling, on the 3rd of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.


True Translation.

H. Tacy Kemp.

A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.No. 275d.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton Wellington, 11th March, 1879.