Documents pertain to a case filed by “aboriginal natives” (Tairuakena, Tairuakena and Tairuakena) against “aboriginal natives” (Carr, Nuku, Rahuri, Takamori and Moeahu) and the Aotea District Maori Land Board and the District Land Registrar for the Land District of Taranaki regarding the alleged fraudulent leasing of land to the defendants by the Aotea District Maori Land Board, of whom the defendants hold leadership positions within (including Mua Carr being the Chairperson). Judgement was ruled in favour of the defendants.
Documents include:
1. Warrant to sue
2. Writ of summons and statement of claim
3. Declaration of authority to act
4. Statement of defence
5. Statement of defence
6. Praecipe to set down case before judge alone
7. Affidavit of service on the Aotea District Maori Land Board
8. Warrant to Defend
9. Judgement of Ostler J.
10. Consent
11. Judgement
12. Notice of motion of appeal
13. Judgement
14. Plaintiffs costs of action
15. Judgement
16. Affidavit of service
17. Affidavit of service
Department
Archives
Production Date
1926-1927
Credit Line
See: Taranaki Scandals The Court Record Collection page for more details on the collection and other interesting cases. http://pukeariki.com/Heritage-Collections/Taranaki-Scandals 
Accession No
ARC2017-775

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