Conveyance, Mahia Peninsula

Production date
13 Feb 1839

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About this object
Conveyance of 71000 acres in Table Cape, Mahia Peninsula on 13 February 1839.

Signatories include:
Solicitor - D Coole of Sydney.
Purchasers - Daniel Cooper, James Holt and William Bernard Rhodes
Sellers - These names are faded and spelled differently throughout the document:
Wanga (alias Brown), Mauauouwai, Tukareao, Waiumu, Poiro, Erito Maro Kohuwai (Marauowai), Poiro, Poroiwi.
Interpreter - William Burton
Further signatories - John Lennon and James Bain. A further three signatures are faded.

Includes facial tattoos of Māori signatories and two wax seals. Total cost of 71000 acres was £50.00 payable to 5 signatories.

Attached is a receipt from the Registers Office in Sydney dated 20th May 1840 and numbered 933.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Handwritten and printed black ink, wax and lace on paper.
Height x Width: 473 x 605mm
Subject date
20 May 1840
13 Feb 1839
Credit line
gifted by Mr W T Dobson
Other number(s)
m66/54, 78287

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