Object #1022331 from MS-Papers-0032-0126

6 pages written 22 May 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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May 9

Parade at 10 o'clock

Schooner 'Shepherdess' from Kawhia passed on to Wellington -

Barque 'John Phillips' 369 tons, Poole, from Auckland with 10 passengers and goods for this place.


Resident Magistrate ordered Joll to take charge of the prisoners, they commenced work in Devon St. Posted usual report to you by this day's overland mail to Wellington - Schooner 'Matilda', 20 tons, Morrison, from Wellington, cargo, general - schooner 'Elizabeth', from Manukao, passengers Mr. Parris, Master Smart, cargo 10 horses 52 sheep.


'Shepherdess' returned, on the 12 again sailed for Wellington - 'Matilda' for Wellington - cargo 7½ tons flour 5 kegs butter 36 sacks oats - 'John Phillips' having discharged sailed for Nelson - passengers Mr.Channel and son.

May 13.

Attended at Police Office - Te Ngahuru came to Town and reported that the new road to Oakura was proceeding favourably.


Overland mail from Wellington - Hakopa left for Hauranga to recover Mr. Morgan's spade and hook taken "by Nopera -

The 'Elizabeth', for Manukao - cargo 6 kegs butter 30 kits onions -


Attended at Police Office -

Hakopa returned and reported that Nopera had left for Taranaki - Received from Resident Magistrate a list of "Assessors" and the salaries set opposite their names, with directions to communicate the same to the natives -


Parade at 10 o'clock

Colonial Surgeon reported Heale fit for duty -


Bone Ropiha, of Waiwakaiho, came to Barracks in reference to the appointment of "assessors" for this district -


Te Toheroa, Poharama, and Rawiri Waiana came to the Barracks for information respecting their appointment as Assessors.

May 19

By direction of Resident Magistrate, I left for Hauranga to endeavour to get possession of the Wairoa, a native cultivation in the Tatara block -


Court Day - J. Hoskin r. pay - debt - judgment - to pay 6/- weekly until the debt is discharged - other cases arranged -


Returned to Town -

On the Hauranga natives promising to give up the Wairoa next year if allowed to cultivate it this season, Mr.Morgan consented, on the understanding that he was to sow clover when they put their wheat in the ground -

Hone Taua refused to allow Mr.McDonald to sow grass seed in the Hauroro unless paid for improvements -Mr.McDonald left his seed at Mr.Rowe's house and returned to Town -


General muster - Reported to Resident Magistrate result of visit to Hauranga -

Overland mail from Auckland.

A lad named Alfred Edgecombe was given in charge by Mr. Turton for getting goods in his name without authority, taken before the Resident Magistrate and, at Mr.Turton's request, discharged with a reprimand -

The duties of the Police continue to be attended to and all here is quiet -

H. Halse Sergt. Major A. P. F. New Plymouth
22nd May 1852


Major Lloud 1 Mr. Armstrong 1 Mr. Ritchie 1 Mr. Gaine 1 Mr.& Mrs.Gully & 4 6 Total 10

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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