Object #1000437 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

8 pages written 9 Nov 1850 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0125 (46 digitised items). No Item Description

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COPY. New Plymouth

November 9th. 1850.



Sir,

I beg to forward the Police Report for the fortnight ending this day:-

October 27th.

Sunday Parade at ten o'clock.

October 28th.

I posted a letter to you by the Wellington Overland Mail of this day.

Ordered by Captain King to see Poharama, and Wiremu Kawau to-morrow.

October 29th.

Hakopa, Paratene and I, left for Moturoa; thence inland to the Monomono, wgere we found Poharama and Wiremu Kawau superintending farming operations. A discussion took place, and through the influence of Poharama, a promise was made to restore the horse on Thursday next.

Messrs. Tollemache and Smith-left for the South.

The ship, "Eden" from Gravesend, 148 days, Murdock, with passengers and goods for this and the other settlements. The Captain refused to take a Pilot on board, and stood to sea. Strong breeze from South West.

October 30th.

The "Eden" returned. Mr. Halse, and Mr. Richard Brown went off to her, left the Pilot on board, and returned with the Company's bag; after which a special messenger was despatched to Wanganui. I wrote to you.

October 31st.

Overland Mail from Auckland. Received two official letters for you.

Karira brought William Henwood's horse into town; after which Poharama and Honi Ropiha came up; when the former, in answer to a question, sent for the saddle and bridle, which was likewise restored.

November 1st.

Overland Mail from Wellington. One of your natives, named Ngama, brought me a letter from you, dated Rangitikei, 15th. October.

Ihaia and Tamati called about a few acres of land, alleged to have been allowed by you for their use, and denied by Mr. Gudgeon. The disputed spot is a level piece on the banks of the river.

The "Eden" stood to sea.

November 2nd.

General muster and drill.

Overland Mail left for Auckland.

The "Eden" returned, and stood off and on. No communication.

November 3rd.

Parade at the usual hour.

The boats engaged discharging the "Eden."

The "Shepherdess", Swan, from Wellington.

Passengers - Mr. R. Hunter, Toheroa, a Chief of the Puketapu tribe, and Witana of the Henui. I received a letter from you, dated Wellington, October 31st.

Rawiri came to Barracks, and dictated a letter to you about Mangati.

Tamati te Ngahuru called, and complained of Mr. Flight's cattle running between Oakura and Tapuaeruru, for the last two years.

Part of:
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0125 (46 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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