1840. 19 February.Pohuenui.Know all men by this writing of mine of Mr. Busby that inasmuch
as I have purchased all the land at Waipu, And that I am desirous that the men
should dwell upon the land Deed of grant. of their birth, I therefore grant to Tutahi, and Toru, and Tauwiti, and Te
Haro, and Parihoro, and Wakataka, and Puke Rahi, and Te Mahia, and Ponahia, and
Tiakiriri, and Kaikou and their children, a dwelling at Pohuenui for a dwelling
and a plantation for Extent. [300 acres.] them and their children that shall be born to them for ever. The extent of
it is this, three hundred (300) acres, being a Square on one side of the River,
the length of it being the same as the breadth of it.
Conditions. Now therefore altho' I Mr. Busby do grant this farm to these men they are
not to have the power to sell or to let it either to White men or to Natives, the
Land being still mine, and if deserted by them or by their children this deed and
this granting shall cease to be of force, and the Land shall return to me and my
children. If also my cattle, horses, sheep or other live stock should trespass
upon their farms, I shall by no means pay for the damage, for it is their part to
fence in their farms to prevent the trespass of the cattle.
This Deed is written and executed on the nineteenth day of the month called
February in the year of our Lord 1840.
19th Feby., 1840.
No. 24. O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed, Translation, and
H. Hanson Turton.
20th September, 1878.