Object #1008834 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

4 pages written 20 Jul 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

July 20th. 1850.


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

July 7th.

Sunday Parade at ten o'clock.

The "Governor Grey", Watt, from Wanganui.

Private Johnson sick.

The barque "Poietiers" having discharged, sailed for Nelson. Fifteen of her passengers remained here.

Private Cock, the coxwain to the Government boats, severely injured two of his left-hand fingers, while assisting in getting the "Poietiers" under weigh.

July 8th.

The "William and James" from Mokau, cargo.

I posted a letter to you with enclosures.

Overland Mail left for Wellington.

Private Cock admitted as in-patient at the Colonial Hospital.

The "Governor Grey" sailed for Wellington. I wrote by her to you.

July 9th.

The "William and James", Newsham, sailed for Manukau; passenger, Mr. Dampier; cargo, 2 tons flour, 4 cases butter, and native produce.

Johnson returned, but was not fit for duty.

July 11th.

Court Day. Medland on duty at the Police Office.

July 12th.

Richard Cock left the Hospital.

July 13th.

General muster and drill, after which Medland went on duty at the Police Office.

At noon Newsham and Honi Ropiha came to Barracks. The latter brought a plaid coat and a pair of tweed trousers, stolen by Hemi, an insane native, from Josias Hoskins, in March last, to whom the articles were restored.

Overland Mail from Auckland.

A complaint was lodged against Hoera, of Moturoa by Wiremu, one of William King's party, for assaulting an elderly native woman, named Kanaki.

Samuel Mathews brought a complaint against Paratene, for taking away an axe and turnip hoe from his premises. Inquiry was made by the Police, and the implements were returned to the owner.

Overland Mail from Wellington.

July 14th.

Parade at ten o'clock.

July 15th.

Medland and Heale on duty at the Police Office, 10 to 12.

A Meeting of Trustees to the New Plymouth Savings Bank was held at the Police Office. Mr. Cutfield was voted Vice-president, and Mr. Sharland appointed Accountant.

July 16th.

Force met at Barracks.

The Trustees again assembled at the Police Office.

Honi Ropiha came to Barracks.

July 18th.

Medland on duty at Police Office.

Duncan Y. Minaiapa. Defendant did not appear. Case adjourned to the 1st. August next.

Johnson returned to duty after an absence of 14 days, during which time he was not able to walk.

The "Shepherdess", Swan, from Wellington, 9 days. Passengers - Mr. and Mrs. Young and three children. Mr. March and Master Perry. Cargo - sundries and 4 whds. of spirits. Received one Gazette and three newspapers for you.

July 19th.

The same sailed for Kafia.

July 20th.

General muster. Medland engaged at the Police Office.

A party of Mokau natives belonging to the whunga, came into town.

Munu, of Pukewaranga, called at Barracks, about a hut, and some kumeras, claimed by him, on a section at Moturoa, belonging to William Henwood.

All here is quiet.

I have the honour to be
Sir, Your most obedient servant (Signed)
H. Halse.
Sergt. To:- D. McLean Esq. J.P. 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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