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Maori Deeds of Old Private Land Purchases in New Zealand, From the Year 1815 to 1840, with Pre-Emptive and Other Claims


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1837. 13 September.Manukau District.Omaru.Know all men who witness this book that we Kaihau, Awarahi, and others, Chiefs of the Ngatiteata, a tribe of Waikato residing at Manukau a Port to the West side of the Island of New Zealand do give up and sell on this day the thirteenth of the month September in this year of our Lord 1837 all that parcel of land called Omaru lying to Church of England Mission. the East of Manukau, and Moeatoa which is to the West of the same river, to the Revd. Robert Maunsell and Hamlin for and on the behalf of the Church Missionary Society, and for any man or men whom they may appoint, to be their land or possession for ever. We sell this land Omaru and Moeatoa with all trees and whatsoever else is Boundaries. [600 acres.] above or below that parcel of land. The boundaries of Omaru and Moeatoa are these: Waitaherua running in a straight line from thence to a post (or mark) set up as a boundary mark a little this side Waikohatu: it then runs across to Paparaumu, the boundary of Mr. James Hamlin's land, and comes towards the Waiamatakino and falls into the water, and Receipt. goes to Kakamiti, and crosses over to the Awaruaiti: it turns and goes across to Mokorau and comes to Waitaherua. And we Kaihau, Awarahi, Waerakau and others, Chiefs of the Ngatiteata have received (from them) 7 Spades, 18 Axes, 45 Blankets, 2 Iron Pots, 3 Adzes, 3 Hoes, 3 Spades, 3 Razors, 3 shaving boxes, 3 Scissors, 3 Combs, 3 bars of Soap, 3 Knives, 3 Trousers, 3 Shirts.



No. 373g.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 15th May, 1879.