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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. 325

page 282

Deeds—No. 325.

Hatea Block, near the Township, Whangarei District.

1839. 1 November.Whanarei District.This Indenture made the First day of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, between Iwitahi, Taururangi, Hari Tipene, Wiremu Pohe, Hatea. Receipt.Topa, Wini, Inewaru, Puariri, Hemi Tautari, Ko Ngio, Edward Ewara, Hoari Wiremu, Uaita, Kaheko, Eware, Tuwangai, Ruia, Hatete of the first part, and Gilbert Mair of the Bay of Islands Merchant of the other part. Whereas the parties, hereto of the first part having full right and power to sell the lands Hereditaments and premises hereinafter mentioned have agreed to sell and the said Gilbert Mair hath agreed to purchase the same for the consideration hereinafter mentioned Now this Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred Pounds sterling the receipt whereof the said parties hereto of the first part do hereby acknowledge They the said parties hereto of the first part do hereby grant, enfeoff, bargain and sell unto the said Gilbert Mair, His Heirs and Assigns All that portion of land known and distinguished Boundaries. [5,000 acres.]as follows, viz. Bounded on the West-South-West by the Wai Arohia from Onetea to Tararau: on the North West by the range of hills called Kite Nikau, from them to the top of Oneke hill abreast the Wood that skirts Wai Tawa on the North: On the South by a direct line from Onetea to the Totara on the river Hatea: On the North East by the Hatea taking in all Tikeponga, and from the Hatea to Wai-Tawa by Kauaua, Boundaries. [5,000 acres.]reserving to the use of the said Natives the places as follows, viz., Tikeponga, Ko te Pareka kei Otepapa, Ko te Noni, and the said places together with all the lands herein contained and together with the Woods, Waters, Members, Priveledges and Appertenances thereto belonging to Have and to Hold the said Lands Waters, Woods, Priveledges and Appertenances unto the said Gilbert Mair his Heirs and Assigns for ever, free from all claims or right of Jurisdiction to the same, and we the said parties hereto of the first part do hereby warrant and defend the said Lands and Hereditaments unto the said Gilbert Mair, his Heirs and Assigns for ever. As witness the attestation of the parties it's being explained to them the nature of this Indenture in their own Native Tongue.

Ko te Iwitai tona x tohu.
Taururangi tona x tohu.
Topa tona x tohu.
Wini tona x tohu.
Inewaru tona x tohu.
Ko Ngio tona x tohu.
Edward Ewara tona x tohu.
Kaheko tona x tohu.
Eware tona x tohu.
Tuwangai tona x tohu.
Tipene Hari.
Puariri x.
Hemi Tautari.
Hoari Wiremu.


Signed Edward Tirril.
Signed Wm. Powditch.
Signed W. J. Levington.

A True Copy. Delivered into Court this 21st day of Octr., 1841.

M. Richmond.
Edward L. Godfrey.

No. 155a.O.L.C.A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 23rd November, 1878.