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

[interpreter's declaration]

[interpreter's declaration]

Interpreter's declaration. I James Hamlyn Greenway of Russell in the Province of Auckland in New Zealand a duly authorised Interpreter under the Native Lands Acts 1865, 1867, 1869, and 1870, Do solemnly and sincerely declare—
1.That I was present together with James Macfarlane of Russell aforesaid Shipping and Custom House Agent a male adult and did see Te Whiwhi Haupokia mentioned and described in the within written Deed sign and execute the said Deed.
2.That the mark "x" set and subscribed to the said within written Deed was made by the said Te Whiwhi Haupokia.
3.That before the execution of the said Deed by the said Te Whiwhi Haupokia I did translate the same to him into the Maori language and that my translation thereof was correct and was perfectly understood by the said Te Whiwhi Haupokia 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 Native Lands Act 1865, The Native Lands Act 1867 The Native 'Lands Act 1869 The Native Lands Act 1870 and The Justice of the Peace Act 1866.

Declared at Russell this twenty-seventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two Before me
Saml. Hayward Ford,
A Justice of the Peace for the Colony of New Zealand.

James Hamlyn Greenway.