1838. 25 February.Manukau District.Otahuhu.Know
all men who witness this book that we whose names are
written in this book, Chiefs of the Ngatipaoa, a tribe of Hauraki residing in the
District of the Thames, a place on the East side of the Northern Island of New
Zealand have and each and every one of us according to his share and all who have
any right to this parcel of land called Otahubu have given up sold and conveyed as
a payment for the articles written in this James Hamlin.
book, which we acknowledge to have received and to be satisfied with the
articles given us by James Hamlin
now resides at Moeatoa the Southern end of Manukau, a Port to the Western side of
New Zealand Every one of us with all who have any rights to this parcel of land
do-give up sell and convey and write our names or marks as a proof of it this day
the 25th of February in this year of our Lord 1838, to James Hamlin
his heirs and successors all this parcel
of land of ours called Otahubu, 600 acres by estimation more or less lying between
Manukau and Wangamatau the land and all paths watercourses brooks and rivers all
fences and trees and stones and whatsoever else is growing or lying upon the same
with everything below or above this parcel of land called Otahuhu to be James Hamlin
's land his heirs and
successors for ever to be cultivated to be sold or done anything else with our
claim now ceasing to this parcel of land.
Boundaries. [600 acres.] The boundary on the north side of this land commences at the Waipuna in
Wangamatau and goes towards the North West to a hill, (not mentioned in the deed,
but the name of which I have since learned is Kawarahi) to the Southward of the
lake called Waiatarua where it turns and goes towards the South to the west of
Kaikarimu and goes on to high water mark at the Karetu and on the beach high water
mark to the dragging place called Otahuhu. It then turns and goes along the middle
of the dragging place to the River called Wangamatau and down the middle of this
river to the Waipunga.
And we all who have any right to this parcel of land belongs, and that it is
correct for us to sell this piece of land to James Hamlin his heirs and successors to be held by them without
molestation Witness our marks written by us in this book on this day the 25th of
February in the year of our Lord 1838. Our names are written in this book, and it
Receipt. On the day and in the year in which this was written we received these
things, 53 blankets 13 spades, 20 addicies 20 hoes 16 axes £8 cash 12 combs 12
scissors 12 knives 8 china pipes. Besides the above 1 blanket was given to
1839. 20 March.Extra Payment.
Subsequent to the above Tangaroa, Tuhaere, and Matua received from the hands
of James Hamlin
for Otahuhu 3
blankets, 17 lbs. tobacco and 1 beaver hat and 3 china Pipes. Witness our marks
this day the 20th of March, in the year of our Lord 1839.
Received our share of the payment for the parcel of land written in this
book which are these.
A correct translation.
No. 373e.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
19th September, 1879