Object #1025353 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

5 pages written 31 Aug 1850 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-0032-0125 (46 digitised items). No Item Description

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COPY. New Plymouth

August 31st. 1850


I beg to forward, in continuation, the Report for the fortnight ending this day:-

August 18th.

Sunday Parade at 10 o'clock.

William Richards complained against George Jordan for being drunk and disorderly.

August 19th.

I posted a letter with enclosures to you, by the Wellington Overland post, of this day.

August 20th.

Privates Johnson and Hakopa left for an inland section, in the Grey Block, to see Mr. B. Bishop, and got payment for a pair of stirrups lost by him when riding a horse, the property of a native. The money was paid.

August 21st.

Force in Town. Met at Barracks.

Parata returned from the South, and reported your return to Wellington; also the arrival of two English vessels at the Port.

August 22nd.

Court Day. Mrs. Richards v. G. Jordan. Case, assault; judgement - fined 5/- with costs, and for contempt of Court, locked up for 24 hours. The regaining case against him adjourned.

August 23rd.

Force in Town, engaged cleaning arms.

August 24th.

General muster. Heale on duty at the Police Office. Absent - Newsham, Medland, Honi Ropiha, Rawiri.

Three natives - Tare, Toroa, and Tahua came to Barracks about their Contract with Joseph Hawke. On enquiry, Hawke had left for Omata.

Mr. Stephen Gillingham called with six Ngatiruanui natives about to enter into a Contract with him for work, the nature of which I fully esplained to them.

Hori Karaka, from the Manakau, came here and complained about not being paid for 8 1/2 bushels wheat delivered to Mr. Seecombe. Arranged by payment in full.

W. Bishop found drunk and disorderly, and locked up.

August 25th.

Sunday Parade. Force in Town, on duty at intervals throughout the day.

August 26th.

Private Johnson v. W. Bishop, Judgement, fined 5/- with costs.

Shute v. G. Jordan - case, cattle wandering at large. Judgement, 6d. per head, with costs.

I received a Summons against a Moturoa native named Piripi.

August 27th.

Overland Mail from Wellington. I received a Gazette of 5th. August for you, and a letter from you.

August 28th.

Johnson and Hakopa left for Waitaha to enquire into a trifling dispute between J. Wills and two Puketapu natives, subsequently arranged by the Police.

Stewart on leave for the day.

Overland Mail from Auckland. I received one Gazette for you.

Two natives, E Hare and Raniera called about P. Elliot's cattle wandering on land the property of natives. I went to P. Elliot on the subject. He promised to make an arrangement with the natives, or remove them to his paddock.

August 29th.

A native named Retimana called to recover 1/- from James Riddel, for putting him across the Waingangoro river, in the Ngatiruanui district.

Overland Mail left for Auckland.

Wiremu Kingi returned from Taranaki, and passed on to the Waitara.

August 30th.

Several of the Police on duty in town during the presence of a party of Ngatiruanui natives, on a trading visit.

August 31st.

General muster. Absent - Medland and Rawiri.

Tamati te Ngahuru came into town.

P. McDurmott complained of having been bitten by a dog belonging to a native at the Kawau. I went to that Pah. The owner of the dog was not there.

Richard Langman's house, on the road beleading to Omata, was accidently destroyed by fire.

The Police duties continue to be attended to, and everything here is quiet.

I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient, humble servant (Signed)
H. Halse.
Sergt. A.P.F. To:- D. McLean Esq.
Inspector of Police.

Part of:
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0125 (46 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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