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



Declaration of Gilbert Mair.I, Gilbert Mair, of Tauranga, in the Province of Auckland, in the Colony of New Zealand, do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am a Licensed Interpreter under the Native Lands Acts now in force in the said colony, and was present and did see Mere Hapi and Maniapoto, of Taupo, Province of Auckland aforesaid, aboriginal Natives and successors to Paora. Hapimana, deceased, sign the said annexed Deed of Conveyance, dated the nineteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and seventy, and that before they signed it I carefully interpreted, and explained it to them, and the contents thereof were fully understood by them previous to their respective execution of the same, and that the said Deed of Conveyance was signed by the said Mere Hapi and Maniapoto on the thirteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, in the presence of myself and of S. Locke, Esquire, Resident Magistrate, of Napier, both male adults, Europeans, who subscribed our names as the witnesses of their execution thereof. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of certain Acts of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866," "The Natives Lands Act, 1865," and "The Native Lands Act, 1867."

Gilbert Mair,
Licensed Interpreter.

Declared at Maketu, in the Province of Auckland, in the Colony of New Zealand. Before me—

F. E. Hamlin, J.P.,

One of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said Colony, on the second day of May, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two.


Registration. Received for Registration at 2 p.m., 21 July, 1874.


M. Hamilton,
Dep. Registrar.

A True Copy of Original Deed, Translation, Declarations, and Endorsement.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, March 31st, 1875.