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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

Deeds—No. 383

Deeds—No. 383.

Harataunga Block (Kennedy's Bay), Coromandel District.

1839. 23 April.Coromandel District.Know all men by these presents that we The Tuerrahu, The Hohu, The Korowie and The Wipoddu Residents of Marnu Kieshoter and Native Chiefs of New Zealand have Harataunga. John Kennedy.this Twenty-third day of April in The Tear of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-nine Bargained Sold Transfered and Alienated all that Piece or Parcle of Land known by the name of the Har-rar-towniger Situated nearly Opposite the Big Boundaries.[242 acres.]Murcury Island of New Zealand and commencing from the Cow-wie being the North Entrance of the River Har-rar-townger as Aforesaid and extending up the North side of the River or Branch known by the name of The Warre Roer to the source of the same known by the name of The Wie Rane-puru bounded on the Back by the Mountains and extending along their Ridges from the Cow-Wie as aforesaid till it comes in a direct line with the Source of the Wie Rane-puru as aforesaid With all the Lands, Timbers, Creeks, and Streams Appertaining thereto, to John Kennedy his Heirs Executors and Assigns for Ever for the Sum of £80, in Property and £3 in money, Which We The Tuerrahu, The Hohu, The Koro Wie and The Wipoddu do consider and acknowledge to be a just Equivalent for the said lands Timbers &c. as aforesaid, In Consideration of which We The Tuerrahu The Hohu The Koro Wie and The Wipoddu Our Heirs and Assigns do bind Ourselves to Keep and Protect the said John Kennedy page 347his Heirs and Assigns in Peaceful Possession of the Lands &c. as aforesaid against all and every other Claiment as being Our Heiridetery and lawful Property. In Witness Whereof We hereunto set our Hands and Seals this Twenty-third Day of April in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Sight Hundred and Thirty-Nine.

te Tuerrahu His x Mark.
te Hohu His x Mark.
te Koro Wie His x Mark.
te Wipoddu Her x Mark.

Signed in the presence of—
George W. Trembley.
Boyce Hopkins.
James Parcels.

We hereby acknowledge to have received on the day of the date within mentioned Receipt.of the within named Jno. Kennedy the undernamed Articles viz. (9) Nine quarter Blankets 2 do. Quarter (10) Ten Bed Shirts Two Kegs Powder (Gun) (4) Four Boxes Four Muskets Two Fowling Pieces Six Hatchets Two Adzes 4 Four Cartouche Boxes Four Hoes Twelve Handkerchiefs Ten Shaving Boxes Two Pieces of Print Fifty-Nine Pounds of Tobacco Four Dozen Pipes Four Blankets One Cask of Powder Four Axea Being the full Consideration Within Mentioned to be paid and given to us for the Sale and conveyance of the said Land and Hereditaments within mentioned.

The above is a full and True Copy of the Original Agreement.

Witnessed by—

Henry Downing.
P. Abercrombie.

A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.No. 130.O.L.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 18th November, 1878.