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


I, Ebenezer Baker, of Wellington, in the Province of Wellington and Colony ofDeclaration of Ebenezer Baker. New Zealand, Licensed Interpreter, do solemnly and sincerely declare that previous to page 118the execution of the within-written Deed by Ihikiera te Waikaporiki, the Vendor therein described, the said Deed was interpreted and translated by me to him, and that my interpretation and translation was correct, and was understood by the said Ihikiera te Waikapoariki. That the said Ihikiera te Waikapoariki signed and executed the said Deed in my presence, and in the presence of William Thomas Wyatt, a male adult; and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of "The Native Lands Act, 1865," and "1867," and "The Justices of the Peace Act, 1866."

Eb. Baker.

Declared at Wellington, in the Province of Wellington, the sixteenth day of October, 1873. Before me— William Dorsett, J.P.
Governor's assent. In pursuance of the power and authority vested in me by "The Native Lands Act, 1867," I, the Right Honorable Sir James Ferg[unclear: sson], Baronet, the Governor of New Zealand, do hereby, with the advice and consent of the Executive Council of the Colony, consent that the land and hereditaments within described and proposed to be conveyed may be conveyed by the within named Ihikiera te Waikapoariki to the within named William Fitzherbert, Superintendent of the Province of Wellington, as therein mentioned. Given under my hand at Wellington this seventeenth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and seventy three.

James Fergusson,
Approved in Council.
Forster Goring,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Commissoner's certificate. I, Charles Heaphy, the Trust Commissioner under "The Native Lands Frauds Prevention Act, 1870," for the District of Wellington, do hereby certify that I have, with respect to the within-written instrument and the alienation thereby witnessed, made the inquiries directed by the said Act, and do certify that I am satisfied with the result of such inquiries. Dated this 22nd day of October, 1873.

Charles Heaphy,
Trust Commissioner.

Certificate of Assessment No. 266, 17th October, 1873.

W. J. Cheesman,
Dep. Reg. of Deeds.