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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

Deeds—No. 292

Deeds—No. 292.

Araiteuru Block (Pilot-station), Hokianga District.

Know all men by these presents that we the undersigned chiefs residents and proprietors 1838. 25 May.Hokianga District. of land on the River Hokianga have this 25th day of May in the year of our Araiteuru.John Martin. Lord 1838 Bargained sold and made over to John Martin his heirs and assigns for ever that portion of land called by the Natives Araiteuru on the South Head of Hokianga and extending Eastward on the South side of the Head to a fresh water called Pongariki [50 acres.], and on the North side of the same to a fresh water run called Tai Haruru the said John Martin his heirs and assigns to have the use of the said water runs.

For and in consideration of the payment hereinafter mentioned and that the said John Martin his heirs and assigns shall be left in quiet possession of the same for ever.

The payment for the above mentioned land made in the manner following, viz., £10 sterling and property amounting in all to £20. Receipt.

Moetara x.
Rangatira x.
Tiraurau x.
Apora x.
Nga Po x.
Hine Tapu x.

William Young.
George Nimmo.
Charles Davis.
Edward Davis.

True Copy.

J. Davis, Int.

A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.No. 162a.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 26th August, 1880.