1835. 10 April.Bay of Islands District.
Wakarongo or Know all men by this Book now written by us Warenui on the
one part and by Mr. Kemp on the other part. This Book was written on the tenth day
of the month called April in the year of our Saviour Jesus Christ One thousand
Eight hundred and thirty-five. This Book was written by us Warenui on the one part
and by Mangaparirua.
Mr. Kemp on the other part as a true sign to us all and to those people
who with James Kemp.
Warenui have sold to Mr. Kemp and to Mr. Kemp’s children and to their
Heirs for ever a portion of land two thousand acres more or less known by the name
of Mangaparirua, the general or great name Waipapa. The Boundaries are marked (and
are as Boundaries. [5,000 acres.]
follow). Rangitane straight to the Wau on one side, Taratarotorua and the
Tiheni on one side. On one side Mangaparirua straight to Waimokaikai. On one side
Puketotara straight to the fresh water River down to the Keri Keri: on one side
the Salt water River of the Keri Keri down to Waipapa. This place with all the
Woods and Forests of Mangaparirua and Kahikatearoa: and all things growing on the
said land have been given up by Warenui and his people to Mr. Kemp and to his
Children. Mr. Kemp Receipt.
now gives to Warenui and his friends as a payment for the laud now sold
One hundred Dollars, Four Sovereigns, Twelve Blankets, One cask Tobacco, Ten Axes,
Six Hoes, Three Spades, Three Adzes, Six Iron Pots, Two hundred Fish Hooks, Six
Scissors, Six Plane Irons, Twelve Combs, Three Razors, Four hundred Pipes, One
Coat. And that this may be a valid Instrument we have signed our names and the
names of the Witnesses.
1836. 28 July.Additional receipt. And since Warenui’s sale, Mr. Kemp gives to Eruera Paru, to Tahu, to Wiwi,
to Ranga, to Rapata Tahua, to Rae, for their portion of the land contained in
the Deed of Warenui which they sell to Mr. Kemp (James Kemp) and to his children for ever. The payment
for their portion of the land is, Eighteen Blankets, One hundred pounds Tobacco,
Eight Iron Pots, Six Hoes, Six shirts, Six Trowsers, Six Bars Soap, Two Belts,
One Grown Piece, Ten Children’s Gowns, Two hundred Pipes, One Pit Saw, One
Spade. And we hereby sign our names and marks to this sale and giving up, on the
Twenty- Eighth day of July in the year One thousand eight hundred and
Rewa’s receipt. And I Rewa have received from Mr. Kemp a Horse as part of the payment of
this land which I sold to Mr. Kemp.
No.273a.O.L.C. A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Translation.