Object #1005475 from MS-Papers-0032-0002

4 pages written 29 Jan 1845 by Samuel Popham King in Wanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0002 (34 digitised items). Includes correspondence with George Clarke, Chief Protector of Aborigines and others relating to Maori affairs in the Taranaki and Wanganui area. Includes list of the principal chiefs of the Puketapu tribe (1845), many of whom had settled at the unoccupied Ngati Toa pa at Te Uruhi on the Kapiti Coast; a report by Rev. Skevington on a dispute between Taupo and Wanganui Maori; description of the boundaries of the small block including the town and suburbs of New Plymouth, 22 Nov 1844 and lists of expenses incurred by McLean carry out his official duties

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Police Office,
Pehe
Jany. 29, '45.


Sir,

Some Natives who were expelled the Missionary Pah for incest or adultery, have located themselves in the town, directly beneath Capt. Campbells House. I wish them to be removed.

About 2 months since, I sent the Sergeant of Police to warn them,

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that they were occupying ground which belonged to the Europeans, yet if they behaved quietly I should allow them to remain on it.

Since then, complaints have been made to me of detected thefts, indecent exposure on the beach, lascivious dances, and general troublesome behaviour to the Europeans Under these circumstances I cannot suffer them to remain and I must beg you to explain to them, that unless the Houses are removed

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by Saturday next February 1st I will effect their removal by the Police.

One old man, known as Porkham, against whom I know of no complaint, may perhaps be permitted to remain, still I wish him to understand, that it is conditioned on his quiet conduct, that any complaint if sustained, will oblige me to remove his house.


I am, Sir, Your obed. servant,
Sam. King, P.M.
Mr. Mclean,
Protector of Aborigines.

English (ATL)

Police Office,
Pehe
Jany. 29, '45.


Sir,

Some Natives who were expelled the Missionary Pah for incest or adultery, have located themselves in the town, directly beneath Capt. Campbells House. I wish them to be removed.

About 2 months since, I sent the Sergeant of Police to warn them, that they were occupying ground which belonged to the Europeans, yet if they behaved quietly I should allow them to remain on it.

Since then, complaints have been made to me of detected thefts, indecent exposure on the beach, lascivious dances, and general troublesome behaviour to the Europeans Under these circumstances I cannot suffer them to remain and I must beg you to explain to them, that unless the Houses are removed by Saturday next February 1st I will effect their removal by the Police.

One old man, known as Porkham, against whom I know of no complaint, may perhaps be permitted to remain, still I wish him to understand, that it is conditioned on his quiet conduct, that any complaint if sustained, will oblige me to remove his house.


I am, Sir, Your obed. servant,
Sam. King, P.M.
Mr. Mclean,
Protector of Aborigines.

Part of:
Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0002 (34 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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