Object #1033081 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

2 pages written by Henry King

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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Extract of a letter forwarded to Captain FitzRoy, on the 7th. November 1845, in reference to Mr. Smart's dispute with the Aboriginies:-

A native Chief (Puketapu), near the Waiwakaiho river, has made a claim to land, which, on the Map of the Block transmitted to your Excellency, was deemed a part of our boundary, being a portion of Mr. Smart's selection from the New Zealand Company.

The land in dispute contains about thirty acres, the natives resting their claim on the straight line from Mr. Smart's North Eastern boundary to the Waiwakaiho; whilst Mr. Carrington, the Surveyor, asserts that the diagonal line on the map, was the boundary decided upon.

It appears evident that a mistake has been made on the map, by placing Tepapa at the extent of our boundary, whilst the natives place it at the termination of the straight line, on which they made a Reserve, and give another name to the spot we call Tepapa.

Referring to the map, your Excellency will perceive that the above-mentioned Reserve is partly on the piece of land the natives profess not to have sold; which it would have been unnecessary for them to have made, if they had not consented to the diagonal line.

As Mr. McLean may recollect what passed with the natives on the subject, I have requested the parties to wait his return from Wanganui.


I remain, etc. (Signed)
Henry King.
(A true Extract) (Signed)
Henry King.
Resident Magistrate.

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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