Report from 12 to 25th. of October, 1851.
12 Sunday Parade at ten oclock.
The "Simlah" anchored, landed her passengers and a portion of the cargo - received letter for you.
13 Police engaged distributing Schedules to householders in this settlement. Hakopa on duty at Bonded Store. Posted report by this day's overland mail to Wellington.
Posted per "Simlah" letter received yesterday and one from myself to you.
The "Simlah" having discharged sailed for Wellington - additional passenger Mr. W.C. Day.
List of passengers per Simlah.
Mr. Mrs. Vickers and 5 children
Mr. Mrs. J. Blackett
Mr. Mrs. G. Blackett
Mr. Mrs. Redhead and 2 children
Mr. Mrs. Gilbert and 7 children
Lieut. Vernon R.N.
Mr. Mrs. Sutherland and 5 children
Mr. Mrs. Gray and 3 children
14 Delivered to Mr. Standish the following Inspector's Abstracts from 1 July to 30 Sep., Inspector's Forage Abstracts from 1 July to 30 Sep., Abstract and Acquittances 25 June to 30 Sep. Police engaged the same as yesterday.
16 Court Day - no case.
Rawiri Waiaua, Iharaira, Toheroa and party returned from the south the former reported himself at Barracks and gave me a note from you.
Cutter "Alpha" Macgregor, 40 tons, 5 days from Wellington with "Bangalores" goods and English Mail.
Received Maori Messengers.
17 The Alpha sailed for Whanganui.
18 General muster and drill - Rawiri, Taumata, Tamati Waka and Tahana came to Barracks.
Resident Magistrate indisposed.
Overland Mail from Wellington.
Received a letter from Poharama a chief of Ngamotu.
19 Sunday Parade.
20 Resident Magistrate still indisposed.
Received news of a European, supposed to be an elderly man named Tom Berry, a sawyer, having been so severely gored by a bull at Witikau, belonging to natives, that he died a few days after.
21 Hori Taumata addressed a letter to the Ngatiruanui Natives copy of which is enclosed.
Mr. Corbett returned from Wellington, he gave me a parcel from
you - the letters were delivered on the
22 Went to Captain King's residence, found him poorly from the effects of a severe cold.
By Captain King's direction private John Medland went to the Colonial Surgeon, reported himself fit to resume his duties and applied for a written certificate to that effect. The Colonial Surgeon declined and wrote to say Medland was by diseaseincapacitated from performing the duties required of him.
Overland Mail from Auckland.
23 Received Auckland Gazettes for you.
Resident Magistrate still indisposed.
24 Schooner "Elizabeth" from Waitara.
Overland Mail left for Auckland.
The Ngatiruanui Natives from Ngapuhi, who came in schooner Elizabeth, left for the South.
25 General muster and drill.
Resident Magistrate came into Town, he was looking pale and appeared very weak.
Police paid by Sub Treasurer from the 25th. June to the 30th. September.
Overland Mail from Auckland.
Received news of the wreck of the schooner "Maori" at Manukao - two of the European passengers were drowned.
The new flagstaff completed and erected, it is 98 ft. high and will be seen at a distance seaward of about 4 miles.
The duties of the Police continue much as usual and all here is tranquil.
Sergeant Major of Police.
25th, October 1851
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of Police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0126 (39 digitised items)
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