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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

Pukeaitanga Block, River Waihou, Hokianga District

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Pukeaitanga Block, River Waihou, Hokianga District.

1827. 12 September.Hokianga District.This Indenture made the twelfth day of September in the Year of our Lord One Pukeaitanga.John Marmou. thousand eight hundred and Twenty-seven Between Narwarka a New Zealand Chief residing at Cuppa Cuppa a village in Ukeauha of the first part and John Marmon a Native of New South Wales now residing at Pooke I Tangha in the neighbourhood of Ukeauha of the second part Whereas the said Narwarka being legally entitled by birthright to certain lands of and in the aforesaid place called Ukeauha Doth hereby Receipt. agree to sell and dispose of certain lands of and in the said place to John Marmon in consideration of the said Narwarka having obtained from the said John Marmon in payment for the same two muskets four blankets five tommahawks six hoes three axes six plain irons six pair of scissars one hundred flints three hundred musket balls two Boundaries. [1,500 acres.] catouch boxes two bayonets and a quantity of powder All that Wood at Pooke I Tahgha and the land whereon the same grows from the South end to the North end of the same and likewise all and every piece and parcel of land of and in the said Wood except the lands that are deemed sacred by the aforesaid Narwarka namely burying-grounds or any place where dead has been laid out. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Narwarka x his mark. l.s.
John Marmon L.S.


John Johnston.
Moodewai x his mark, a Chief of New Zealand.