[Declaration of John William Richard Guilding]
|1.||That I was present with Gerald O'Halloran of Shortland aforesaid, Land Agent, a male adult, and did see Nikorima Poutotara, mentioned and described in the within written Deed, duly sign and execute the same in my presence and in the presence of the said Gerald O'Halloran.|
|2.||That the signature "Nikorima Poutotara" to the said Deed subscribed is of the proper handwriting of the said Nikorima Poutotara.|
|3.||That the signatures J. W. R. Guilding and Gerald O'Halloran to the said Deed subscribed as those of the attesting witnesses to the due execution by the said Nikorima Poutotara are of the proper handwriting of the said Gerald O'Halloran and of me this declarant.|
|4.||That immediately before the execution of the said Deed by the said Nikorima Poutotara I did faithfully interpret the same to him into the Maori language and that my translation thereof was correct and was understood by him. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of The Native Lands Act 1865, The Native Lands Act 1867, The Native Lands Act Amendment Act 1868, The Native Lands Act 1869, The Native Lands Act Amendment Act 1870, and The Justices of the Peace Act 1866.|
Made and declared at Shortland in the Province of Auckland Colony of New Zealand the twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy three. Before me—
One of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the Colony of New
Received for Registration at 2 p.m., 21st July, 1874.Registration.
A True Copy of Original Deed, Declarations, and Endorsement.
H. Hanson, Turton.Wellington, January 6th, 1875.