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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



Wharetana 29 July, 1858.
I, Hohepa, have received the money payment for Wharetana for the land which was 1858. 29 July.Koneke.Charles de Witte. disposed of by Wiremu Hoete, by Te Ruri, by Wikirihi, by Hohepa, by Arama Karaka, by Tane, and by Piwaka as a residence for De Witte, and his children after him for ever. It was entirely surrendered to De Witte and his heirs about the time of Governor FitzRoy's arrival. That place has been firmly settled on him and his children.

The names of that place are Wharetana, Oakura, Pahii and Te Whau.

And the money received by my hand on this day the 28th of the days of July is Receipt in full. £33: and on the 6th of August another part—£11—will be paid me. Enough. That is all. The full payment is £44.


Mr. De Witte has given to me Five Pounds, and six Pounds afterwards.


A True Copy of Original Deed and Enclosures. No. 141.P.C.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 22nd October, 1880.