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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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1844. 14 December.Auckland District.Okahukura.Partridge and Polack.Know all men by these presents that we chief of the tribe of the Ngatiwhatua do fully consent to sell to Clement Partridge and Joel Samuel Polack, to their heirs after them and to those whom they shall please, a portion of land situate on the left bank of the creek "Okahukura," the acres of which are perhaps 800.

We also consent to present and make over to Clement Partridge and to Joel S. Polack, to their heirs and to whom they shall please, all woods, caves, waters, rocks, and all things standing or lying upon the said land, and all things thereupon to be quite secured to C. Partridge and Joel S. Polack and to their heirs at this present time, after this and for ever.

Boundaries. [800 acres.] Boundaries. Commencing at the creek "Okahukura," on the ridge of "Kikitangiwai"—descending, it goes parallel with the creek "Te Marama," ending at the creek "Te Karaka"—thence running upon the ridge, it descends and falls into the creek "Ngahokowhitu," running in the creek "Paremoremo" and joining the boundary that runs parallel with the creek "Te Marama." These have been walked over by Paul Kawharu, C. Partridge and others, holes have been dug at the boundary, and flags have been erected.
Receipt. Payment. 5 double barrel guns, 1 good cloak, 11 blankets, 2 casks powder, 2 lbs. powder, 2 waistcoats, 2 boxes gun caps, 3 dollars in Cash.

We assent to the truth of this writing and affix our names below on this day of December the 14th in the year, of our Lord 1844.

Two double guns are to be given hereafter.

True Translation.

C. O. Davis.

3 September 1845.

1845. 3 September.Endorsement. Received from J. S. Polack in lieu of 2 double barrel pieces for a piece of land at Okahukura. 1 drab great coat and cape, 1 pr. trousers, 1 Waistcoat, 1 black silk stock, 1 silk handkerchief, 1 pr. braces.

Simon x his cross.

Witness to the signature of Simon—

Clement Partridge.

No. 80.P.C. A True Transcript of Office Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 5th October, 1880.