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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

Rawhia Block (J. Marmon's Homestead), Hokianga District

Rawhia Block (J. Marmon's Homestead), Hokianga District. 1835. 29 October. Hokianga District.

In the name of God Amen.

Know all men by these Presents that We N'gau, Fanu, Matu Chiefs on the River Rawhia. [300 acres.] Hokianga in New Zealand do Agree to Sell Assign and without any reservation whatever make over all our Right, Title and Claim to the Land extending from the Autope to the Okaiware the River frontage from the latter place in a direct North line until it cuts the Ridge of Hills at the back is the Western Boundary; from the Autope in a direct line until it cuts the back ridge of hills as aforesaid is the Eastern Boundary; the said Land and all the Timber, Creeks and whatever may be thereon or within the said described Boundary Unto John Marmon for his Use, Benefit and that of his Heirs or Assigns for Ever. We the said Chiefs N'gau, Fanu and Matu having received in consideration Receipt. thereof the satisfactory payment of Sixty pounds of Tobacco, One Blanker, One Looking Glass, One Bag of Shot, One Keg of Powder (Weight twenty-five pounds)—We binding ourselves furthermore to protect the said John Marmon his Heirs or Assigns in the full Right and Title to all the said; Land with its appertainences. This Deed having been read over to us and fully explained on this day of Wenesday 29 day of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty-five and unto which We fully concur and approve by putting our Hands and Seals in the presence of—

Tho. Stiles,
Thos. J. Mowat,
Matu his x mark. l.s.
Ngau his x mark. l.s.
Fanu his x mark. l.s.



Raumatti alias John King his x mark.