Te Huruhi Block, Island of Waiheke, Auckland District.
1838. 7 May.Auckland District.Memorandum of Sale and purchase of land situated in
Wihake in the River Thames Huruhi.New Zealand, right, title and interest sold by Native Chiefs named as
follows E a te Ruema, Tuma, Tahou, and Tohe whose names are hereunto affixed, on
the one part, and Thomas Maxwel.purchased by Thomas Maxwell on the other part, Witnesseth that whereas the
said Thomas Maxwell by trade a Mariner and now a dealer in the Bay of Islands and
a Native of Ireland of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland whereof
Queen Victoria the first by Grace of God is now Queen, and to whom the said Thomas
Maxwell is a true and loyal subject acknowledging fealty and subjection to the
said Queen and her lawful representatives her heirs or successors or their
representatives and to no other person or persons whatsoever, Declares that being
desirous of purchasing land for the lawful carrying on of Agriculture and other
lawful trades under the protection of the said Queen Victoria the first or Her
successors or representatives for the time being Has agreed to purchase and by
these presents has purchased certain lands and timber hereinafter specified upon
the payment of namely Five Sovereigns Twenty-five Spanish Dollars one and half
casks of Tobacco Eight Casks Powder Two Blankets and one Whale Boat, and the said
consideration above mentioned has been Receipt.held as
good and full entire satisfaction to the said Native Chiefs whose mark and names
are hereunto affixed, And the said Native Chiefs do hereby acknowledge to have
received the following consideration Five Sovereigns Twenty-five Spanish Dollars
One cask and a half Tobacco Eight Casks Powder Two Blankets and one Whale Boat as
good and full entire satisfaction for the said lands timber, and for all claims or
demands of whatsoever nature now or hereafter to be set up for or upon the said
lands by themselves or by any of their relatives successors or assigns or any
other person presuming to sent up any claim or claims to the said lands or
possessions, That is to say the said E a te Ru e ma, Tu ma, Ta hou, and To he,
Native Chiefs of New Zealand, namely Five Sovereigns, Twenty-five Spanish Dollars,
Eight Casks Powder, one and a half Casks Tobacco Two Blankets and one Whale Boat
for the lands timber and possessions called Why Boundaries. [3,000 acres.]he ke situated in the River Thames commencing from a point on the Why he ke
Islands called Thuny wha nu e and ending at a point named Ruru munge munge the
points forming a half moon Bay and is called Te hu rue distance from point to
point one mile and half-from the centre of the Bay Thuny whanue bears by compass
S. by E. Ruru Munga munga N.E. by E. extend inland in a N.W. direction from both
heads three miles more or less and a Sound separating it from the Islands known as
Herds Islands. And the said Native Chiefs E a te Ruema, Tuma, Tahou, and Tohe
hereby acknowledge justly truly and lawfully to have received from the aforesaid
Thomas Maxwell and from no other person Five Sovereigns, Twenty-five Spanish
Dollars one and a half cask Tobacco Eight Casks Powder Two Blankets and one Whale
Boat as full and sufficient payment for the said lands timber and possessions, And
the said E a te Ruema, Tuma, Tahou aud Tohe hereby makes over and gives up every
right, claim, or title their Heirs or successors or assigns have or could ever
have had to the said Thomas Maxwell his Heirs successors or assigns or their
assigns to the said lands timber or possessions. And the said Thomas Maxwell has
acquired hereby the sole right title and interest in and to the said lands or
possessions and the said Thomas Maxwell can and may without fear let or hindrance
occupy cultivate build upon cut timber or carry away timber or alienate the whole
or any part of the said lands or timber in the same manner and full extent of the
laws and customs of the said Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
In Witness whereof the said E a te Ruema, Tuma, Tahou, and Tohe have affixed
their name or mark hereto this the 7th May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand
eight hundred and Thirty-Eight. The same being done and intended according to the
true spirit and meaning hereof notwithstanding any flaw or faults therein and
dated according to the customs of Great Britain and Ireland, there being no seals
or authorities duly authorized thereto at the present time in this country of New
George Gage his x mark.
William Smith his x
Edwd. Tirril. John Wade.
A Correct Copy.
11th August, 1841.
M. Richmond. E. L. Godfrey.
No. 165.O.L.C.A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.
H. Hanson Turton.
29 November, 1878.