Hihi And Piraunui Blocks, Hauraki District.
1872. 21December.Hauraki DistrictThis Deed
made the twenty first day of December one thousand
eight hundred and seventy two Between Te Karauna Hou, Taupo Waitai, Miriama,
Pehi Pukukauri, Nikora Tuamata, Erueti Ngakoki, Tamati Kaiuta, Te Wharepuhi,
Peneamena Tanui, Hihi And Piraunui.
Hori Kerei Tuokioki and Nikorima Poutotara all of Hauraki in the
Province of Auckland and Colony of New Zealand Aboriginal Natives (hereinafter
called the said Vendors) of the one part and Here Majesty Queens Victoria of the
other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Seven hundred pounds
paid by Her said Majesty Queen Victoria to the said Vendors (the receipt whereof
they the said Vendors do Receipt for £700.
and Each and Every of them doth hereby acknowledge) They the said
Vendors do and Each and Every of them doth hereby convey and assure unto Her
said Majesty Queen Victoria her successors and assigns (save and except as
hereinafter mentioned) All that piece or parcel of land containing by
admeasurement Six thousand seven hundred [6,755 acres.]
and fifty five acres more or less situate at or near in the District of
Hauraki Queens County in the Province and Colony aforesaid and called or known
as "Hihi and Piraunui" Block the several Boundaries of which said piece or
parcel of land and the several measurements of the Boundary lines thereof
particularly shewn and set out on the plan of the piece of land hereby conveved
drawn hereon Together with all the rights easements members and appurtenances
thereto belonging and all deeds thereto relating And all other rights which the
said Vendors or any of them have or may have of in to or out of the said piece
or parcel of land To Hold the same premises unto Her said Majesty Queen Victoria
her successors and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless to the sale and grant
of the timber Forest Bush and other Trees on the said land and the demise of the
said and land made by certain Deed or grant and demised between the said.
Vendors of the one part and Thomas
, William Chisholm Wilson and Captain James Stone (therein
described) of the other part bearing date the Twentieth day of December One
thousand eight hundred and seventy two In witness whereof the said parties have
hereunto subscribed their names—
Taupo Waitai x his mark.
Miriama Pehi Pukukauri
Nikora Tuamata x his mark.
Na ltamati Kaiuta.
Wharepuhi x his mark.
Hori Kerei Tuokioki x his
Signed by the said Karauna Hou, Taupo Waitai, Miriama Pehi Pukukauri,
Nikora Tua-mata, Erueti Ngakoki, Tamati Kaiuta, Te Wharepuhi, Peneamene Tanui
and Hori Kerei Tuokioki in the presence of us—
J. W. Preece, Licensed
J. W. E. Guilding, Licensed Interpreter,
Signed by the said Nikorima Poutotara in the presence of us—
J. W. R. Guilding, Licensed
Gerald O'Halloran, Land Agent,