Otakawa Block, Waiheke, Auckland district.
1840. 2 March.Auckland District.Memorandum of Bill of Sale made and entered into this
the 2nd day of March 1840 Otakawa.namely I Ruinga a Chief of the Thames in the Island of New Zealand for and
in consideration of the following money and property to me in hand well and truly
paid by Thomas Graham.Thomas Graham of the said Thames I the said Ruinga do grant, bargain and
for ever sell all my right title and interest of a certain piece or parcel of land
situate on the Boundaries. [400 acres.]Isle of Waiheke in the aforesaid Thames which said piece or parcel of land
is bounded by the North of Oropiu running in a direct line to Otakawa, and
extending backwards one mile having a frontage of beach on or about one mile to
the North West Head of Otakawa and joining the property of Thomas Graham; that is
to say Eleven Pounds British and four blankets, and One Pound of which I
acknowledge to have received on the 20th day of December 1839, as per receipt
annexed, and at present the signing hereof Ten Pounds British, And the said Ruinga
by these presents does acknowledge to have received the aforesaid consideration as
a full and sufficient remuneration for the said land and timber, And I the Ruinga
do by these presents relinquish all my right and title to the said land and timber
that is at present on the said land together with all roads, water and water
courses thereto belonging or appertaining unto the aforesaid Thomas Graham his
heirs executors administrators and assigns.
In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature in presence
Received from Thomas Graham £11 British and four Blankets being the
remuneration stated in the foregoing memorandum Bill of Sale.
December 20, 1839.
Received from Thomas Graham 2 Blankets and One Pound sterling on account of
land joining Oropiu to be described in a Deed drawn out in one month.
March—, 1840. Received the sum of Two Pounds sterling
on account of the said land beingReceipt.
tabooed being in full of all demands.
A true copy.
A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.No.359a.O.L.C.
H. Hanson Turton.
14 August, 1879.