Object #1009649 from MS-Papers-0032-0126

4 pages written 10 Apr 1852 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-0032-0126 (39 digitised items). No Item Description

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Report from 28th. Mar. to 10 Ap. inc. 1852,


28 Sunday Parade at ten oclock.

29 Posted usual report and copy of deed of sale of the 500 acre purchase at Tataraimaka to you by this days overland mail to Wellington.

30 Went with Mr. Richard Brown to Omata and by previous consent of Te Waka, was put in possession of Waireka, the property of Major Lloyd, by Timotiu and Tamati. Manahi, of the Kawau, came to Barracks, told me a bull of his which had been missing since the 16th. instant, was found yesterday at Omata, near Samuel Julien's house, disabled, the tendon in the off leg being completely divided. Sent Johnson to Omata.

31 Reported yesterday's case to the Resident Magistrate. Manahi and S. Julien went with me.


1 Police paid by the Sub Treasurer from 1st. Jany. to 31st. March inc. The following appeared on the advertising board - (Copy) £10 Reward (Ten Pounds)

The above reward will be given to any person who will give such information as shall lead to the conviction of the offender, who on or about the 16th. ultimo, dangerously wounded a Bull at Omata belonging to a native named Manahi.

(Signed) Henry King R.M.

New Plymouth,

April 1, 1852.

Hakopa left for Hauranga with letters to Nopera and Tiaki copies of which have been already forwarded to you.

2 Overland mail from Wellin ton. Hakopa returned from Hauranga. Tiaki asked for permission to sow wheat in the Wairoa this season and promised to abandon it after harvest.

3 General muster. Reported present state of the Wairoa case to the Resident Magistrate.

Received a letter dated 15th. March, returned Pay Abstracts and enclosures for Mr. Gilmour from you by yesterday evening's mail.

Overland mail from Auckland.

A man named David Kelly was locked up for drunkeness and disorderly conduct.

4 Sunday parade.

5 Dunn v. Kelly, fined 5/- with costs.

6 Overland mail left for Auckland.

7 The "Lucy James", from Kawhia with produce grown by natives - same sailed for Wellington.

9 Good Friday. Parade at ten oclock.

10 General muster. Johnson and Hakopa went to Waiwakaiho to ascertain amount of damage done to Te Ropihas cultivations by Mr. Smart's cattle - the damage was estimated at 5/-.

A cutter arrived in a smart South Easter, was suddenly dismasted off the Town and was drifting fast to sea. The Pilot and a boats crew immediately put off, anchored her, made all snug and returned - she proved to be the "Kahawai", Adams, 15 tons, from Wellington with a general cargo.

The duties of the Police continue to be attended to and every thing here is quiet.

H. Halse. Sergt. Major. New Plymouth,

April 10th. 1852.

Part of:
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of Police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0126 (39 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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