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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



1839. 30 August.Puawa.James Kemp.Know all men by this Book, We Weoki, Penehameni Wahanga, Matawero, Panapa Newa, have given up to Hemi Kepa, to his Children and to his Heirs for ever, that piece of land callod Puawa, the Pipi banks, the Trees, and all things above and below the said laud. The Keri Keri river is the boundary to the North, ascending to the point [70 acres.] Rangiaho following the road to the Pa, the name of which is Matatona, which is included in the boundary which is the boundary to the West; descending to the rise of the Puawa Creek, ascending in a straight line to the top of the Road on the Ridge, descending to the water of Otahuao the boundary to the South; ascending and following the road on the side of the hill Pihoi and descending to the Ngateri on the Keri Keri Receipt. river, the boundary to the East. These are the payments for the land we have sold to James Kemp. Five Blankets, Two Spades, Four Hatchets, One hundred figs Tobacco, Two Gown Pieces, Four Trowsers, Six Shirts, Two Testaments, One Gimlet, One Chisel, One Belt, Four Children's Garments, One Handkerchief, in consideration of which we have signed our names and signatures to this Book and as a testimony to the yielding up of the said land to James Kemp and to his heirs for ever, on the thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty-nine.



True Copy and Translation.

Henry Tacy Kemp.

No. 273g.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Attested Copy.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 28th February, 1879.