Object #1023211 from MS-Papers-0032-0126

4 pages written 22 Nov 1851 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

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

English (ATL)

Report from 9th. to 22nd. of November 1851.


9 Sunday Parade at ten oclock. Schooner "Diana", Hopkins, from Mokau with 200 bushels wheat.

10 Posted usual report; native correspondence by this days overland mail to Wellington. A lecture was delivered by Mr. Watt at the Police Office on the objects and advantages of a Mechanics Institute and numerously attended.

11 Diana sailed for Mokau. Overland Mail left for Auckland. Arranged a dispute between S. Joll and Te Ahoaho of Waiwakaiho.

12 Tataraimaka Block offered by the Commissioner of Crown Lands to Scrip holders - with the exception of 41 acres the whole was selected.

13 Force engaged cleaning arms at the Police Office.

15 General muster and drill. Overland Mail from Auckland and Wellington.

16 Sunday Parade.

17 The "Lucy James", Joyce, 11/2 days from Wellington, and sailed for Kawhia.

18 Went to Kaiwaru by appointment of E. Waka, on arrival found Te Ohu, Hone Ropiha Utuhia, Hone Wetere, Te Watene, Paratene, Karira and others. E Waka recommended the removal of the fence to the proper boundary and was supported by all present except Te Watene who was excessively stubborn and prevented a favourable arrangement.

Overland Mail left for Auckland.

19 Honi Ropiha called and recommended the disputed boundary at Kaiwaru to remain for a time in abeyance.

20 Court Day - Mr. Halse J.P., Dr. Wilson J.P., sat in Police Office.

G. Curtis v. Julian - alleged damage - case dismissed. Fenning v. Scandlyn - debt, judgment for plaintiff. Grey v. Wilkinson - alleged damages - case dismissed. Recovered through Hakopa the three letters mentioned in last report and had them delivered. A picnic was given by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown on their estate in the Grey Block, about 100 persons were present.

22 General muster and drill. A public meeting took place at the Taranaki Hotel on the subject of establishing a newspaper here. Mr. Hursthouse in the chair. The following resolutions was proposed by Mr. Richard Brown, seconded by Mr. De.Mole. "That the proprietors of the Wellington Independent be informed that a well conducted, creditably printed paper, with a New Plymouth Editor will be liberally supported by the settlers, and that they be requested to state the description of paper, the terms of subscription, and the date at which they will be prepared to commence the publication". Everything here is quiet.

H. Halse, Sergt. Major. New Plymouth.
22nd. Nov. 1851

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)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1023211). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments