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


Declaration of James Grindell. I, James Grindell, of Wellington, and Colony of New Zealand, Licensed Native Interpreter, do solemnly and sincerely declare,—
1st.That I am a Licensed Interpreter under "The Native Lands Act, 1867."
2nd.That I was present on the twelfth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, and did see the within-named Ihaka te Rangimauriora, an aboriginal native of New Zealand, duly execute the within-written deed of conveyance, and before he executed the same I faithfully translated and explained the said deed to him and the contents thereof, and he appeared fully to understand the purport thereof, and that he executed the same in my presence and in the presence of A. W. Werry, of Wellington, clerk. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be page 387true, and by virtue of the provisions of "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866," and "The Native Lands Act, 1867."

James Grindell.

Declared at Wellington this 17th day of
December, one thousand eight hundred
and seventy-two. Before me—

G. S. Cooper, J.P.
No. 14018.

Received 11 a.m. Saturday, 2nd December, 1871.Registration.

John E. Smith,
Registrar of Deeds.