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.