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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume One

B Tapuae Ouenuku Block, Hauraki District

B Tapuae Ouenuku Block, Hauraki District.

1873 19 FebruaryHauraki District.This Deed made the Nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy three Between Raika Whakarongotai of the District of B Tapuae Ouenuku Hauraki in the Province of Auckland in the Colony of New Zealand Aboriginal Native hereinafter termed the said Native of the one part and Her Majesty Queen Victoria of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Fourteen pounds Ten Receipt for £14 . 10. shillings paid by Her said Majesty to the said Native (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the said Native doth hereby convey and assure release surrender and cede unto Her said Majesty Her heirs and successors All that portion of the foreshore or parcel of land between high-water mark and low-water mark at Shortland in the District of Hauraki in the Province of Auckland aforesaid called or known by the name of B Te Tapuae Ouenuku containing by admeasurement Seven acres — roods and Boundaries [7a. 0r.20.p.] Twenty perches be the same more or less Bounded on the North by B Whakaupapa; On the South by B Hangaruru; On the West by the Channel of the Kauaeranga River, and on the East by the Te Tapuae Ouenuku Block as the same is delineated on the plan drawn hereon. With all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging And all other the estate right title interest and demand whatsoever if any of the said Native 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 Provided always that this Deed and nothing herein contained or implied shall be deemed in any way to infringe upon or affect the undoubted prerogatives of Her said Majesty Her heirs and successors as the sole and absolute Sovereigns of the whole territory of New Zealand its shores and waters, In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto subscribed their names the day and year first hereinbefore written.

Raika Whakabongotai.

Signed by the said Raika Whakarongotai in the presence of—

Edwd. Hy. Power, Native Interpreter, Thames.
W. H. Grace, Licensed Interpreter, Shortland.