Mangapouri Block, near Tutukaka, Whangarei District.
1839. 20 April.Whangarei District.
This Indenture made the Twentieth Day of April in the Year of our Lord One
Thousand eight hundred and Thirty nine Between Rerehau, Mangapouri.
Hokianga, Kauteawa, Haupeke, Parawau, Patuiti, Ehu, Puru, Rangiwahipu,
Hamiora, E Hau and Weremu Peka, Raniera and Na Rohe in the Bay of Islands of New
Zealand, Native Chiefs of the Gilbert Mair.
said Island of the one part and Gilbert Mair Merchant of the Bay of Islands
of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of £170 . 0
. 0 One hundred and seventy Pounds Sterling of lawful money of Great Britain in
hand paid by the said Gilbert Mair
the said Rere-hau, Hokianga, Hau te awa, Hau-peke, Para-wau, Patuiti, Ehu, Puru,
Rangiwahipu, Hamiora e Hau, Wiremu Peka, Raniera, and Na Rohe at the time of the
sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged They the
said Rerehau, Hokianga, Kauteawa, Haupeke, Parawau, Patuiti, Ehu, Puru,
Rangiwahipu, Hamiora, e Hau, Wiremu Peka, Rainera, and Na Rohe have given and
granted and by these presents do give and grant and confirm unto the said Gilbert Mair
and his heirs All that piece
and parcel of Land on the East Coast at a Boundaries. [15,000 acres.]
place called Mangapouri Bounded on the North by a point and Sandy beach
named Ringaringa running back from the said point, W.S.W. distance eight Miles, on
the S. by the N. head of Tutu-kaka, running in a direct line on the ridge W.S.W.
crossing the Creek or River of Tutu-kaka distance eight Miles, To Have and to Hold
all and singular the same land, hereditaments and premises together with the
appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said Gilbert Mair
his Heirs and Assigns to the only proper
use and behoof of him the said Gilbert
his Heirs and Assigns for ever And they the said Rerehau, Hokianga,
Kau te awa, Hau-peke, Parawau, Pauiti, Ehu, Puru, Rangiwahipu, Hamiora, E Hau,
Wiremu Peka, Raniera, and Na Rohe and their Heirs All and singular the said Lands
Hereditaments and premises with their and every of their rights members and
appurtenances unto him the said Gilbert
and his Heirs against them the said Rerehau, Hokianga, Kau te awa,
Haupeke, Parawau, Patuiti, Ehu, Puru, Rangiwahipu, Hamiora, e hou, Wiremu Peka,
Raniera and Na Rohe and their Heirs shall and will warrant and defend by these
presents. In Witness whereof the parties aforesaid have hereunto set their hands
and seals at Wahapu in the Bay of Islands in the Island of New Zealand aforesaid
the day Month and Year above written.
Signed Kau te awa.
Signed E Hau.
Signed Wiremu Peka.
Signed Na Rohe.
Signed Gilbert Mair.
Signed Tarakititiki Noa.
Signed sealed and delivered (no stamps being used nor any to be obtained)
in the presence of—
Signed Saml. Devenport.
Signed Peter Greenhill.
£170 . 0 . 0 Sterling.
Received the day and Year first within
written of and from the within named Gilbert
the sum of One hundred and seventy Pounds Sterling being the Receipt for £170.
consideration Money within Expressed to be paid by him to us and being in
full for the absolute purchase of the land and premises within particularly
mentioned and described.
Be it remembered that on the Day and Year first
within written peaceable Peaceable possession taken and delivered.
and quiet possession and full seisin of the piece or parcel of ground land
hereditaments and premises within mentioned to be granted and enfeoffed by the
within named Rerehau, Hokianga, Kau te awa, Hou-peke, Para-wau, Patuiti, Ehu,
Puru, Rangiwahipu Hamiora, E. Hou, Wiremu Peka, Raniera and Na Rohe to the within
named Gilbert Mair
and his Heirs and
Assigns were openly had and taken by the within named Rerehau, Hokianga, Kau te
awa, Hou-peke, Parawau, Patuiti, Ehu, Puru, Rangiwahipu, Hamiora, e Hau, Wiremu
Peka, Raniera, and Na Rohe, and were by them delivered to the said Gilbert Mair
his Heirs and Assigns
according to the purport and true intent and meaning of the within Indenture in
the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed as witnesses thereto.