Report from 21st. Dec. 1851 to 3rd. Jan 1852.
21 Sunday Parade at ten oclock.
At Mr. Weston's request a Policeman was placed in charge of Mr. Buckland until ten oclock tomorrow morning.
22 Policeman withdrawn.
On Te Ngahuru's complaint, called on Mr. Skinner and advised him to remove his bullock from Oakura.
Posted usual report and summary of census to you by this days overland mail to Wellington.
Toheroa, a Chief of the Puketapu tribe, admitted into the Colonial Hospital -
Schooner "Cicely" - Liddell, from Nelson.
Schooner "Lucy James", Joyce, 12 days from Wellington - passengers Mr. Kingdom, Mr. R. Brown (a stranger from Canterbury) F. Perry - cargo general - received a letter and returned Abstracts from you.
The Cicely and Lucy James sailed for Manukao.
23 Police engaged cleaning arms at Barracks. Toheroa left Hospital.
24 Arranged a difference between a party of Ngatiruanui Natives and T. Lethbridge about a bullock sold to the latter. Post Office removed to Mr. Sharland's premises. No improvement in Mr. Bucklands case, he was taken to Hospital.
25 Christmas Day. Parade at 10 oclock.
Schooner "Typhene" 15 tons, from Nelson with natives.
Overland Mail from Auckland, received a Gazette for you. The barque "Lord William Bentinck" had arrived there with 78 passengers for the different settlements.
26 Tryphene went to Waitara.
Overland Mail from Wellington.
27 General muster. Attended at Police Office. Force on duty in Town morning and afternoon.
28 Parade at ten oclock.
29 The "Elizabeth" Davies, 16 days from Auckland - passengers T. Candish, Mary Jane Merry (daughter of the late Mrs. T. Foreman) cargo general.
30 The Members of the Friendly Society dined at Seven Stars.
31 Owing to a Large assemblage at the Public Houses, the Police were on duty all day and up to 2 a.m. at which hour all was quiet and they were dismissed.
1 Police paid by Sub Treasurer from 1st. Oct. to 31st. Dec. 1851. Arranged a difference of long standing between Hakopa and Minarapa.
2 Rawiri Waiaua came to Barracks, told me his fathers horse had been killed by Paraiti Natives for trespass; payment having been refused hostilities were proposed and his people were under arms awaiting his return - he left me to call on the Revd. H.H. Turton. Hakopa left for the Hua on horseback and returned to me at Â½ past 11 p.m. with the enclosed letter.
3 At daylight Hakopa left for Puketapu to watch the movements of the natives there assembled.
10 a.m. Native information. Thirty pounds had been offered and refused, the sum required is fifty. The chance of an outbreak unlikely.
General muster. Attended at Police Office - reported the case of horse killing to Resident Magistrate - also Mr. Merritt's strange proceedings here particularly with resident natives towards whom he applies the most offensive curses. He was sent for and reprimanded by the Resident Magistrate. The duties of the Police continue to be attended to and all here is quiet.
Jan. 3, 1852.
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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