Object #1027518 from MS-Papers-0032-0126

4 pages written 27 Mar 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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Report from 14th.

to 17th. March. inc. 1852.



March 14 Sunday parade at ten oclock.

15 Reported to Resident Magistrate that I had received a letter and sum of £1.3.6 from Natives of Mokau in satisfaction of the robbery committed by some lads of that place at Mr. Homeyers on 21st. ulto. Ryan v. John Bishop, Daniel Bishop, and Edwin Perry - case, alleged assault on Jerssey Ryan - dismissed. Posted usual report to you by this day's overland mail, to Wellington.

16 The Elizabeth sailed for Whanganui, passengers Mr. Cuttriss, Mr. Charles Cuttriss, Misses Cuttriss (6) and T. Candish, cargo 1 1/2 tons flour. The "Comet", Cork, 20 days from Sydney, cargo 40 heifers and 20 sheep.

17 By direction of Resident Magistrate I left for Hauranga to see the natives about their cultivations in the Tataraimaka block -the natives had left for the south. The Comet having landed 20 sheep and 7 heifers sailed for Nelson.

19 Overland mail from Auckland and Wellington.

20 General muster. The "Lucy James", Joyce, 5 days from Wellington, passengers Mr. Scotland, Mr. Moorhouse - sundries and sailed for Kawhia. Pte. Heale returned from Whanganui having been absent 12 days.

21 Sunday Parade.

22 Te Ware, Te Puni's son, left for Wellington.

23 Overland Mail left for Auckland. By direction of Resident Magistrate I left for Hauranga. A public meeting was held at the Ship Hotel when a memorial to the Governor in Chief was adopted praying for more land and for the appointment of an Officer to make purchases.

24 6 a.m. smart earthquake. J. J. Merrett bound over to keep the peace to Mr. Watt, himself in £10 and one surety in £5.

26 I returned to Town after the Hauranga natives had promised to abandon 2 cultivations in the Tatara block viz. Kaikura and Hauroro, the former consisting of 1/2 acre the latter of 3 acres, when the present crops are gathered but they resolutely refused to part with the Wairoa consisting of 10 acres. Tiaki and Nopera, whose names are appended to the deed of sale, a copy of which I took with me and read it over twice to all assembled, particularly directing their attention to the particulars and conditions therein contained, denied that you ever read it to them, said their signatures went for nothing and that they would hold fast to the land until you give them a cask of tobacco.

27 General muster and drill. Reported to Resident Magistrate result of visit to the Natives of Hauranga. Te Waka and Timoti, of the Kawau, came to Barracks and after some conversation promised to withdraw their opposition to the disputed land at Waireka, agreeing to give me possession on Tuesday next, the former adding that he should look to you for a piece of land or other consideration on your return here.

All is quiet here.


H. Halse. Sergt. Major. New Plymouth

27th. March 1852.

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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