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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



1837. 18 November.Mangonui District.Hear all men this book. Hira Mura, Pueka Pita, Hone Timo and Toro have made over their places at Upokorau and at Waiari to James Shepherd, Missionary, to be his and his heirs' for ever. The land and all the timber upokorau on the said land and all things growing on the said land for him to sell or to do therewith whatever he may please.
James Shephred. The boundaries of the place now made over are these: Commencing at Wakaniwa following Mr. Shepherd's boundary to Upokorau, leaving out the Native cultivation: Boundaries. proceeding to the Upokorau water to the entrance of Waiari; following the water of Waiari to the Waihaka: following the Waihaka to its commencement, thence ascending and descending down to the water of the Taita, joining the boundary of William Hau, thence ascending to Mokau, proceeding along the ridge and descending to the patch of fern above Inumia, descending down to Inumia, following the water of Inumia to Mr. Shepherd's name, thence ascending to Manga Houto, proceeding to the Mata, following Mr. Kemp's boundary to Wakanewa.
Receipt. The payment for the place now made over are these £20 in Cash, 60 Blankets, 1 Cask of Tobacco, 3 Cows, 40 Iron pots, 40 Axes, 40 Hoes, 40 Adzes, 40 Hatchets, 20 Shirts, 20 Trowsers, 50 Spades, 3 Cross Cut Saws, 3 Hand Saws, 20 lbs Soap, 2 Pit Saws.

And because this Agreement shall be correct and this place shall be for ever James Shepherd's and his children's, therefore we write our names in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1837, on the 18th day of November.