Papawakahotu Block, River Waima, Hokianga District.
Indenture made the Twenty-Eighth day of August in the
year of our Lord One 1838. 28 August.Hokianga District.
Thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight Between A Madu a Native Chief of
the River Waima and Taranaki a Native Chief of the River Waima and Kai ika also a
Chief of the River Waima aforesaid in New Zealand of the one part And
Alexander Alexander Chapman.
Chapman of the Hokianga in New Zealand aforesaid Shipwright of the other
part Whereas the said A Madu the said Taranaki and the Receipt for cash and goods.
said Kai ika was possessed of or well entitled to a certain piece or
parcel of land hereafter particularly described And whereas the said Alexander
Chapman hath contracted and agreed with the said A Madu the said Taranaki and the
said Kai ika for the purchase thereof at and for the sum of Five Pounds in Cash
and. the Undermentioned property Viz. One Blunderbuss, Two Chests, a Quantity of
Musket balls one pair Blankets and one Shirt, but as no conveyance hath yet been
made he hath requested that one be made in manner hereafter mentioned Now this
Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said Agreement and for and in
consideration of the sum of Five Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain current
in New Zealand and the following property One Blunderbuss Two Chests a Quantity of
Musket balls One pair Blankets and one Shirt, to the said A Madu the said Taranaki
and the said Kai ika hereby well and truly paid by the said Alexander Chapman the
receipt whereof the said A Madu the said Taranaki and the said Kai ika Doth hereby
acknowledge They the said A Maru the said Taranaki and the said Kai ika Hath
bargained sold and Assigned and by these presents Doth bargain sell and Assign
unto the said Alexander Chapman his heirs executors Administrators and Assigns All
that piece or parcel of Land lying and being situated on the right hand banks of
the River Waima and known by the name of Papa Waka hota, bounded in front Boundaries. [900 acres.]
by the Waima River, On the East by the entrance of the Creek called
Mangatete, from thence A line running West South West by Compass untill in a line
with a creek called te Wekatai, On the South by a Line from the above point
running West by North half North until it reaches the entrance of the creek called
Te Wekatai, and supposed to contain about Nine hundred acres more or less,
Together with all and singular the Timber standing or growing thereon, ways paths
passages waters watercourses rights profits advantages emoluments and
Appurtenances to the said piece or parcel of Land or Premises belonging or in any
wise appurtaining therewith or with any part thereof now or hereafter holden
occupied or enjoyed as part parcel or Member thereof And to page 256
have and to hold the said piece or parcel of Land and
other the premises hereby assigned or intended so to be with their appurtenances
unto the said Alexander Chapman his executors Administrators heirs and assigns
from henceforth for all such term or terms of Years estate or interest which the
said A Madu the said Taranaki and the said Kai ika hath now or could have held or
may have in the same in as full ample and beneficial a manner to all intents and
purposes whatsoever as they the said A Madu the said Taranaki and the said Kai ika
might or could have held or enjoyed the same if these presents had not been made
And the said A Madu the said Taranaki and the said Kai ika Doth hereby for
themselves their heirs and Assigns Covenant and declare to and with the said
Alexander Chapman his executors Administrators heirs and Assigns by these presents
in manner following, That is to say that he the said Alexander Chapman his heirs
executors Administrators and assigns shall and lawfully may at all times hereafter
peaceably and quietly enter upon and enjoy All and singular the said premises with
the Appurtenances and take and receive the rents issues and profits thereof for to
and for his and their use and benefit without any hinderance molestation or
interuption whatsoever from the said A Madu the said the said Taranaki and the
said Kai ika their heirs and Assigns or any person or persons whatsoever And the
said A Madu the said Taranaki and the said Kai ika their heirs and Assigns to do
every thing in their power to secure and protect the said Alexander Chapman his
Executors Administrators heirs and Assigns in the peaceable and quiet enjoyment of
the said piece or parcel of land or Premises. In Witness whereof the said parties
to the presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day of the year first
Madu or Maru his x mark and seal. l.s.
Kai ika his
x mark and seal. l.s.
Ngau hu his x mark and seal. l.s.
Taranaki his x mark and seal. l.s.
Ko te ramanui x. l.s.
Ko ruatara x. l.s.
Ko te tao x. l.s.
Ko te Kuru.
Ko te Ngau Tara. l.s.
Patara Pa. l.s.
Signed sealed and delivered having been first read over in the presence
J. S. Odeland.
Delivered into Court this 9th day of December, 1842.
A True Copy of Original Deed.No. 61a.O.L.C.
10th October, 1878.