Extract from Commissioner's Report.
Excepting from the above limits the land which belongs to Pukeroa, which is bounded in front by part of the inner harbour, on one side by the small stream Kaiaraara, on the other side by a place called Kotuku, and on the back by a place called Ongungu. And also excepting all the cultivations and settlements of the resident Natives.
The rest of the island lying southwards of the above boundaries does not appear to have been purchased from the rightful owners. The Chief Tara and his party, who alone of the sellers maintain any right to lands within this portion, have acknowledged to have received for their share only three pair of blankets; and the opposition of Tomate Walker and Tarikirangi being even admitted by Tara to a considerable extent.
Edward L. Godfrey,
A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Commissioner's Report.No. 32.O.L.C.
H. Hanson Turton.9 June, 1879.