Object #1005110 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

4 pages written 1 Mar 1851 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

March 1st. 1851.


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

February 16th.

Sunday Parade at ten o'clock.

February 17th.

H. Halse v. W. C. Day. Case - supplying spirituous liquors to one of the native race, named Hoera; adjourned.

Posted letter to you by this day's Overland Mail to Wellington.

Tamati te Ngahuru came to Barracks, He had seen Nopera and other natives, who had agreed to refer all future differences that might arise, from trespass of cattle belonging to Europeans, to him.

Patrick Brothy found drunk, and locked up.

Henry Love and James Carroll found drunk and disorderly, and locked up.

February 18th.

Stewart v. Brothy; fined 5/- with costs. Medland v. Love and Carroll; fined 5/- with costs. All ordered to be locked up for 24 hours. Overland Mail left for Auckland.

February 19th.

Police on duty in town.

Prisoners liberated.

February 20th.

Court Day. Adjourned case of last Monday again heard; judgement - defendant fined £2 with costs.

Wiremu Erangi came into town, and in the presence of Captain King and two native assessors, declared his intention to keep his Reserve at Waiwakaiho.

Henry love taken in charge for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, and locked up.

February 21st.

Stewart v. Love; judgement - ordered to be locked up for 7 days.

Mr. Charles Davy, on his own responsibility, employed four town natives to go after and apprehend two Europeans, named John Moloany, a sawyer from Auckland, and Martin Gunnon, late Private in the 65th.

Regiment, for obtaining two pounds from him under false pretences, on Wednesday last; and afterwards leaving for Whanganui.

Overland Mail from Wellington.

Hakopa returned from the Orokowai, where illness obliged him to employ another native to carry Mail on to Whanganui.

Mamaku and other Whanganui Chiefs will shortly leave that river, with six War canoes, for the Pakaru and Tannui.

February 22nd.

General muster and drill.

February 23rd.

Sunday Parade.

February 24th.

The "John Whiteley", Liddell, 2 days from Wellington; passengers - Mr. Smart, Mrs. Boulthrop, Mr. Palmer, Mr. James Gillam, Emily Ward; cargo - 100 bushels wheat and sundries.

February 25th.

The "Lucy James", Joyce, 32 tons, from Kawhia, passenger - Mr. Joseph; cargo - 300 bushels wheat.

I posted a letter to you.

The "John Whiteley" sailed for Kawhia and Manukau; passengers - Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davy and child, Miss Smart, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Joseph, Mr. Palmer, Mary Ann Oliver.

February 26th.

The "Lucy James" sailed for Wellington; passenger - Monsieur Pezant; cargo - 2 tons bran, 5 tons flour.

February 27th.

Te Ngahuru came to Barracks about damage done to native crops by Mr. Wickstead's cattle, estimated 8/- paid.

The "Diana"/"Hopkins," from Mokau; cargo - 50 bushels wheat, 14 pigs, and 4,000 feet sawn timber.

Same sailed for Mokau, with native trade.

February 28th.

Police on duty in town.

March 1st.

At about 9 a.m. six canoes passed by the town and went to the Waiwakaiho.

General muster and drill.

I went to the Waiwakaiho, and found the Whanganui natives peaceably encamped on the Northern banks of that river. They leave for Puketapu on Monday next, and then to Waitara.

The duties of the Police continue to be attended to, and all here is quiet.

I have the honour to be Sir
Your most obedient humble servant (Signed)
H. Halse
Sergt. To:- D. McLean Esq.
Inspector of Police.

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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