[Declaration of James Wathen Preece]
|1.||That I was present together with Gerald O'Halloran, of Shortland, Agent, and did see Karukino Te Taniwha, mentioned and described in the within-writen Deed, duly sign and execute the said Deed.|
|2.||That I was present together with George Winter, of Auckland, Clerk, and did see Hera Tiki, mentioned and described in the within-written deed, duly sign and execute the said Deed.|
|3.||That the signature Karukino te Taniwha set and subscribed in the said Deed is of the proper handwriting of the said Karukino te Taniwha.|
|4.||That the mark "x" set and affixed opposite the name of Hera Tiki was affixed by the said Hera Tiki in the presence of the said Geo. Winter and me this declarant.|
|5.||That J. W. Preece, Gerald O'Halloran, and Geo. Winter, set and subscribed as those of the witnesses attesting the due execution of the said Deed, are of the proper handwriting of the said Geo. Winter, Gerald O'Halloran, and me this declarant respectively.|
And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the above-named Acts of the General Assembly of New Zealand and of a certain Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."
Made and declared at Shortland, in the Province aforesaid, this Twenty-fifth day of February One thousand eight hundred and seventy-three. Before me—
E. W. Puckey,
A Justice of the Peace in and for the Colony of New Zealand.