Ohuka No. 2,906 Block, Hauraki District.
Signed by the said Piniha Pumuko, Hoani Toaranawhea and Hohepa Toa in the presence of us—
J. W. R. Guilding, Licensed
Gerald O'Halloran, Land Agent, Shortland.
[Declaration of John William Richard Guilding]
|1.||That I was present together with Gerald O'Halloran, of Shortland, in the Province of Auckland aforesaid, a male adult, and did see Piniha Pumoko, Hoani Toaranawhea, and Hohepa Toa, named and described in the within-written deed, duly sign and execute the same.|
|2.||That the names Piniha Pumoko, Hoani Toaranawhea, and Hohepa Toa thereto subscribed are of the proper handwriting of the said Piniha Pumoko, Hoani Toaranawhea, and Hohepa Toa.|
|3.||That before the execution of the said Deed by the said Piniha Pumoko, Hoani Toaranawhea, and Hohepa Toa I did translate the same into the Maori language, and that my translation thereof was correct and was perfectly understood by the said Piniha Pumoko, Hoani Toaranawhea, and Hohepa Toa. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."|
Declared at Thames in the said Province this fourteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, before me—
E. W. Puckey,
A Justice of the Peace for the Colony of New Zealand.
4117d. Registration. Received for Registration at 10 a.m., 16 Nov., 1874. (l.s.)
A True Copy of Original Deed, Declaration, and Endorsement.