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
Wini tona x tohu.
Inewaru tona x tohu.
Ko Ngio tona x
Edward Ewara tona x tohu.
Kaheko tona x tohu.
Eware tona x
Tuwangai tona x tohu.
Signed Edward Tirril.
Signed Wm. Powditch.
Signed W. J.
A True Copy. Delivered into Court this 21st day of Octr., 1841.
Edward L. Godfrey.
No. 155a.O.L.C.A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed.
H. Hanson Turton.
23rd November, 1878.