Object #1013175 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

3 pages written 24 May 1851 by Henry Halse 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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Report from 24th. May to 7th. June 1851

, inclusive:-

May 25th.

Sunday Parade at ten o'clock.

Received a note from Te Ngahuru about damages done to native crops at Hauranga, by Mr. Cutfield's cattle.

May 26th.

Hakopa left for Waitara to recover a shawl found in the Devon Road, by a Huirangi native, belonging to Mrs. Wills. After a hard discussion, it was given up, and returned to the owner.

Arranged a difference between Poharama and Mr. Rundle.

Posted letter and enclosed Abstracts for your signature, by this day's Overland Mail to Wellington.

By direction of the Resident Magistrate, wrote to Te Ngahuru about some Taranaki natives tying up a tame cow, the property of Mr. Cutfield.

May 27th.

Went with Mr. C. Carrington, surveyor, Honi, Ropiha, and Hakopa, to Waiwaru, to see the boundary between S. Matthews' land and a native reserve, marked out.

Several of the Kawau natives were present, and when shewn to be wrong, readily placed a Puriri block in the hitherto disputed corner, towards the South, and consented to the removal of their fence.

May 28th.

A schooner seen off the town.

May 29th.

"Lucy James", from Manukau, left Tuesday evening last; passenger- Mr. Smart; cargo - general, Received Auckland Gazettes for you.

Hakopa left for Moturoa, to enquire into and arrange a complaint of cattle trespass in the neighbourhood.

The "Shepherdess", from Kawhia, left yesterday; passenger - Mr. Richard Brown; cargo - 1000 bushels wheat.

May 30th.

Posted Auckland Gazettes to you.

May 21st.

General muster and drill.

Received a letter from Te Ngahuru, stating that Mr. Cutfield's cow had been liberated.

By direction of His Excellency, the Governor, a further sum of £10, and £2 worth of tobacco, in addition to £8, previously advanced, was given by the Sub-Treasurer to Rawiri and Tahana, for services rendered by them and their tribe at the late wreck of the schooner "John Whiteley."

Overland Mail from Wellington.

June 1st.

Sunday Parade. "Lucy James" and "Shepherdess", put to sea.

June 2nd.

Taumata and Medland went to Mr. Broadmore's, and arranged a difference between him and some Ngatiruanui natives.

On Dr. Wilson's complaint to the Resident Magistrate, against S. Joll's fence standing in the Devon Road, I was ordered to give him notice to remove it forthwith.

June 3rd.

By Resident Magistrate's order, two of the police were sent to clear the drain, formerly out by the Police, between the Devon Road and the sea, near Elliot Street.

Achooners returned, anchored at Moturoa, and went to sea in the night.

June 5th.

Court day. No case.

June 6th.

Medland engaged with Mr. Standish.

Hakopa went to Waiwakaiho, and endeavoured to recover three pigs from some Kawau natives, belonging to Mr. Richardson.

June 7th.

General muster and drill.

Honi Ropiha, Rawiri and Tahana came to Barracks. The two latter finally tools: the Ten Pounds in gold, and £2 worth of tobacco, being remainder of allowance authorised by the Governor for their tribe exerting themselves to save the lives of the passenengers and crew of the "John Whiteley", and assisting to preserve the cargo.

Daniel Townsend found drunk, and locked up.

The duties of the Police continue as usual, and all is quiet here.

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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