it remembered that on the Twenty-third day of November in
the year of Our Lord 1837. 15 November.Hokianga District.
One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four That Toanui, Auro Raumatti and
the Howdidi All Native Chiefs of the River Hokianga in New Zealand Did transfer
bargain Puparahaka.Alex. Thomson. [1,800 acres.]
sell and alienate All their rights titles claims and demands to all that
piece or parcel of Land known or called by the name of Puparahaka bounded on the
front by the Creek Ware Ware Kauri and extending inland to the source of that
Creek, and from that source by a side line running along a Valley or Green by the
side of a hill or hills known by the name of Koutu to the river or creek called
Oreda, the aforesaid line constituting one side line, And on the other side by the
River Hokianga running along that river to the creek known by the name of Kouwow,
And from that Creek by a line running along a ridge of hills cutting the back
boundary line of Lands belonging to John
to the aforesaid Creek or River Oreda, this line constituting the
other side line, And on the back by the River or Creek Oreda, Together with all
Timber, Waters Watercources rivers bays Streams Inlets rights of Ways and every
other property appertaining thereto Unto Alexander Thomson of the River Hokianga
aforesaid Sawyer his heirs and assigns for ever for Fifty Pounds of Powder and
Five Blankets, the receipt whereof page 236
they the said Chiefs duly acknowledged by a Deed or Instrument bearing date as
aforesaid. But since that period differences have arisen between the above named
Chiefs and the said Alexander Thomson with regard to a further payment, And
whereas the said Alexander Thomson for the better securing of the Lands Timbers
&c. as aforesaid And for the purpose of finally settling all disputes
between himself and the above mentioned Chiefs as regards the lands timbers
&c. described as aforesaid, Hath and doth hereby before the signing and
sealing of this Deed pay a further and full payment as follows, To the Toanui One
Hundred Pounds of Powder, To Auro, One Double Barrell Fowling piece One blanket
one red Shirt, To the Howdidi one Blanket and one bag of Shot. Therefore
now know all Men by these presents that Us the Toanui The Wakauki otherwise Auru
The Raumatti and the Howdidi All Chiefs of the River Hokianga in New Zealand
aforesaid for the better securing and transferring of the lands timbers
&c. as aforesaid unto the said Alexander Thomson his heirs and assigns
Doth by these Presents on this Fifteenth day of November in the Year of Our Lord
One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty-seven Bargain sell transfer alienate and set
over All our rights titles interests claims and demands to All that piece or
parcel of Land heretofore accurately described above and known by the name of
Puparahaka situated as aforesaid Together with all Timber Waters Watercources
Rivers bays streams Inlets rights of Ways and every other property appurtaining
thereunto To Alexander Thomson of the River Hokianga aforesaid Sawyer His Heirs
and Assigns for Ever for Ever, For one hundred and fifty pounds of Powder, Seven
Blankets, One Double barrell Fowling piece, one red shirt and one bag of Shot
which We hereby acknowledge to have received as a full and sufficient payment for
the Timber Lands &c. as aforesaid, And we hereby bind ourselves to defend
the said Alexander Thomson his heirs and assigns against all persons claiming or
pretending to claim the Lands Timbers &c. as herein described or any part
thereof As Witness our hands and seals the day of the year last within written.
Te Toanui his x mark. l.s.
Te Wakauki his x mark. l.s.
Raumatti his x mark. l.s.
Te Howdidi his x mark. l.s.
Signed sealed and delivered having been first read over and explained in
the presence of—Where no Stamps are used—
J. L. Odeland.
No. 225.O.L.C A True Copy of Original Deeds.
14th January, 1879.