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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



1837. 13 September.Manukau District.Te Tumu.Know all men by this Book We Maikuku, Ngakainga and other Chiefs of the tribe Uri-o-te-oro a part of the Ngatiteata a tribe of Waikato residing at Manukau (or Manuka) a port on the Western Coast of New Zealand do give up and sell on this 13th day of September in this year of our Lord 1837, all that parcel of land called the Tumu. The land, the trees, and every thing above or below the said land Tumu, and the little copse beyond it called Paparaumu to James Hamlin to be for himself his children, heirs and successors for ever.
Boundaries. [250 acres.] The boundaries of the said land called The Tumu are these: the boundary to the West is Waiamatakino and the water of Manukau to the falls of Waitangi a fresh page 327water river near the dragging place at the Awaroa: it then turns inland running along a ridge of fern to a post set up as a boundary mark a little on this side a place called Ruakiwi, this is the boundary to the South. A little on this side Ruakiwi it turns and runs across to a post set up on the north side of the wood Paparaumu this is the boundary to the North East: it then turns and goes to the West to the side of the Tumu, and running along the ridge of fern descends into the Manukau at the Waiamatakino, this is the North boundary.
Receipt. And we have received from the hand of James Hamlin the payment for the land called Tumu, viz. 16 Blankets, 10 axes, 9 adzes, 30 lbs. Tobacco 1 spade.

A Correct Translation.


George Clarke.

No. 373 b1.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 5th September, 1879.