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.
22nd. Nov. 1851
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