Object #1020046 from MS-Papers-0032-0006

2 pages written 3 Mar 1864 by Charles James Nairn to Francis Edwards Hamlin

From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0006 (61 digitised items). Contains correspondence with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and in Porirua to a lesser extent; some of the correspondence relates to the addressing of Maori grievances arising from the sales; also contains some correspondence about the conditions of McLean's employment and his role as a provincial politicianIncludes minutes of meeting held at Takapuwahia (26 Sep 1861) concerning charges brought against W N Searancke by Te Kakakura Wi Parata over a Ngati Toa land dispute.

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English (ATL)

Civil Commissioner's Office, Napier
March 3rd. 1864,

Statement made by "Mr. Charles Nairn"
Respecting

the block of land known by the name of the Mangaroa and Raukawa - leased to me by Karaitiana, and Harawira, representing Ngati Poporo. The lease was finally entered into on the 11th. of December 1861, but the Natives had verbally promised me this block in 1852 - and before the final closing of the lease I took the precaution to enquire whether any other lease had been entered into by them with any other European - to which they unanimously declared that they had not made any agreement with any one. I then took possession of the land and remained in undisputed possession until I sold my interest

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English (ATL)

in the run to "Mr. A. McLean", in, (to the best of my recollection) July, 1862. The boundaries to the block leased to me will be found in the document (the lease) handed over by me to "Mr. A. McLean". Signed before me this


3rd. day of March, 1864. (Sigd)
Charles J. Nairn.
Witness F.E. Hamlin.

English (ATL)

Civil Commissioner's Office, Napier
March 3rd. 1864,

Statement made by "Mr. Charles Nairn"
Respecting

the block of land known by the name of the Mangaroa and Raukawa - leased to me by Karaitiana, and Harawira, representing Ngati Poporo. The lease was finally entered into on the 11th. of December 1861, but the Natives had verbally promised me this block in 1852 - and before the final closing of the lease I took the precaution to enquire whether any other lease had been entered into by them with any other European - to which they unanimously declared that they had not made any agreement with any one. I then took possession of the land and remained in undisputed possession until I sold my interest in the run to "Mr. A. McLean", in, (to the best of my recollection) July, 1862. The boundaries to the block leased to me will be found in the document (the lease) handed over by me to "Mr. A. McLean". Signed before me this


3rd. day of March, 1864. (Sigd)
Charles J. Nairn.
Witness F.E. Hamlin.

Part of:
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0006 (61 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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