Moanataiari No. 4a Block, Hauraki district.
1871. 7 December.Hauraki District.This Deed
made the Seventh day of December in the Year of Our
Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred-and Seventy-one Between Pirika te Ruipoto,
Parata Mapu, Piniha Marutuahu MoanataiariNo. IVa.
and Waraki of the District of Hauraki in Queen's County in the Province
of Auckland in the Colony of New Zealand Aboriginal Natives hereinafter termed
the said Natives of the one part and Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the other
part Whereas a Certificate of Title was issued from the Native Lands Court on
the Sixth day of July One Thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-one whereby it is
certified that the said Natives are the owners according to Native Custom of the
exclusive right of Fishing upon and using for the purpose of Fishing whether
with stake nets or otherwise the surface of the soil of All that portion of the
Foreshore or parcel of Land between high-water mark and low-water mark called or
known by the name of Moanataiari Number Four A hereinafter more particularly
described And Whereas the said Natives have agreed to Sell to Her said Majesty
all their Estate and Interest in the said Foreshore or parcel of Land for the
price of Fifteen pounds Now this Deed Witnesseth that in consideration of the
sum of Fifteen pounds paid by Her said Majesty to the said Natives (the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged) the said Natives Do arid each of them Doth
hereby Convey and Assure Grant and Surrender unto Her said Majesty Her Heirs and
Successors All that the said right of Fishing upon and using for the purpose of
Fishing whether with stake nets or otherwise the surface of the soil of All that
the said portion of the Foreshore or parcel of Land between high-water mark and
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mark at Grahamstown in.
the District of Hauraki in the Province of Auckland aforesaid called or known by
the name of Moanataiari Number Four A containing by admeasurement Two acres one
rood and Twenty-four perches be the same more or less Bounded towards the North
East by Highwater line towards the South East by the Boundaries. [2a. 1r. 24p.]
Moanataiari Number four B Block Three thousand Three hundred and forty
links towards the South West by low water line Seventy two links and towards the
North West by the Moanataiari Number Three Block Three thousand Three hundred
and twenty two links as the same is delineated on the Plan drawn hereon With all
the rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging And all the estate
right title interest and demand whatsoever of the said Natives in and to the
said Foreshore or parcel of Land and Premises and every part thereof To Have and
to Hold unto Her said Majesty Her Heirs and Successors for ever. In Witness
whereof the said Parties have hereunto subscribed their names the day and year
first hereinbefore written.
Pirika te Ruipoto.
Parata te Mapu.
Waraki x his mark.
Signed by the said Pirika te Ruipoto and
Waraki, in the presence
W. H. Taipari.
Edwd. Hy. Power, Thames.
Signed by Parata te Mapu, in the presence of—
Hy. Power, Native Interpreter, Thames.
Signed by the said Piniha Marutuahu, in the presence of—
Edwd. Hy. Power, Native Interpreter, Thames.