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

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Declaration of Thos. E. Young. I, Thomas Edward Young, of the City of Wellington, in the Province of Wellington, Native Interpreter, do solemnly and sincerely declare,—
1.That I hold a certificate as an Interpreter under the Native Lands Act.
2.That I was present on the twenty-second day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, with Joseph Godfrey Holdsworth, of the City of Wellington, Commissioner of Crown Lands, and Hoani Meihana, of Manawatu, Aboriginal Native Chief, and did see the within-described Te Peeti Te Aweawe and Ereni Te Aweawe execute the within-written Conveyance.
3.That previous to such execution as aforesaid of the said Conveyance by the said Te Peeti Te Aweawe and Ereni Te Aweawe I interpreted and translated the same to them, and that my interpretation and translation was correct, and was understood by the said Te Peeti Te Aweawe and Ereni Te Aweawe.
4.That the said Joseph Godfrey Holdsworth and Hoani Meihana are male adults. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."

T. E. Young.

Declared at Wellington aforesaid, this twenty-third day of October, 1873. Before me—

J. H. H. St. John, Inspector, A.C.,
A Justice of the Peace.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Declaration.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, December 28th, 1875.