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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. 19 December.Manukau District.Mangawharawhara.Know all men by this Book we Awarahi, Ngakainga and others, Chiefs of the Ngatiteata a tribe residing at Manukau a river or port on the western side of New Zealand do give up and sell on this day the 19th of December in this year of our Lord 1837, all that land called Mangawharawhara, Orakanui, Heikaretu (situated) between Tatangarau and Orua: the Land the Trees and everything else above or below the said James Hamlin. Land to James Hamlin for himself or his children, his heirs and successors for ever, to be sold or used in any way by them. The boundaries of the said land Mangawharawhara Boundaries. [500 acres.], Orakanui, and Heikaretu which join together are these. The boundary to the Southward begins at Opurangi and goes inland to Otehei and to the Pakeokauahi and then to above Heikaretu, turns and runs North to a hole dug for a boundary at Kaiatemanu and then to Kaipirau and then to bad name of Tawa and goes in a direct line to Pukerewa and into Manukau. The boundary to the North is Manukau. And we have Receipt. received from the hands of (James) Hamlin the payment for the said lands Mangawharawhara, Orakanui and Heikaretu, namely, 30 Blankets 20 Axes 10 Hatchets 160 lbs. Tobacco 10 Shirts 10 Scissors, 10 Knives 3 Adzes 2 pairs Trowsers 12 lbs. Soap. Since page 328the above payment 6 Blankets, 4 lbs. Tobacco, £2. 12 . 0 cash, were given to Kanae and Hana for Mangawharawhara.

A True Translation.


George Clarke.

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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 10th September, 1879.