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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

Koroau Block, Mangamuka, Hokianga District

Koroau Block, Mangamuka, Hokianga District.

1834. 23 August.Hokianga District.This Indenture, Bond, or Agreement made between Mr. Thomas Mitchell of the Horo Horo, Koroau.Thos. Mitchell and D. B. Cochrane.Arbitration Bond. Mangamuka, on the one part and Mr. Denis Browne Cochrane of Rahu Rahu, Mangamuka, on the other part. That is to say the said Thomas Mitchell the said Dennis B. Cochran doth hereby agree to settle adjust and abide by the decision of the undermentioned Gentlemen now assembled at the Rahurahu for the purpose of inquiring in to the Claims of the before mentioned parties on a piece of Land on the Horo Horo side of the Creek called Korowou as described in the Title Deeds of Mr. Thomas Mitchell, viz.,
Thomas Herbert Kelly Edward Parker
Mr. William Wise Alexander Chapman
William Gibbins Joseph William Wright
Revd. William Woon Mr. Robt. Hunt.

Secondly, That the decision judgement or award of the before named Gentlemen now assembled shall or may be made a record of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land, or hereafter at any Court that may be in New Zealand.

That the said Thomas Mitchell the said Dennis Browne Cochrane doth hereby bind themselves one unto the other in the sum of Fifty Pounds Sterling for the fulfilment of the award of the before mentioned Gentlemen.

In Witness whereof we have set our hands at the Rahu Rahu this Twenty-third day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty-four.

Thomas Mitchell. L.S.
Denis B. Cochrane. L.S.


Edwd. Parker,
Wm. Wise.