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S A T m D A Y , JANUARY B 1, 1851.


P~.aci% SZXP$XCE



E X LATE W I B 1 V A L S ,

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ON B&J,Eat the g;,,!


mahow, @antelbargr


e e ~ v e ~ 4 g 98se J L. CRCBTdFTOX


beg5 b m o m

that Be has made auraktge:cmen%for the carriage or luggage9&. fiaiz Eyzlelton to 8m.2ner, cb!sechnsch, and df pasns of piah. Agent in Ljttelton, A. J. .&om, from,xhm all further i n f o ~ w t i ~ m be obai~ied. @

N.W Dtnntr and


W. G . B~arma. b


m e @ , Lyttdton, Jan. 8,1801.


U N D f in athda &&q1pW. OM Scotch WBi&y, !I*,

;':llFB""$z;s bs;d&zyd

Cases, Geneva

T8 P l R O l A 8 E l t 8F b A l D ~~NFERBUW S E, ~ E B D / I E W T .

And several other GuoBs,

h m


schooner " 'Hraau" Rom W e l E n w , a 1 1 be QLP at ~ ~ mosl r@~b)n=bh re-9 of B C BBA g ~~~ m s& t ,p h ~ d a A. $, D m & s .

is h e dimate of &a d C ~ o of $ Wdlia@;eon,or exppiaaw IEY p d e i.. 8j.a yep keLdm Rarl~a,of he Middk 6 h d . Be be@ ma+stai.e9dsek ha* Bably som mmaa?ed&a Nursery b ~ m ~ o w d &a e rmars-

laud, on uccount of tire cold and fog. which proved fatal to dmust 811 game on board.

Thnr spirits s a r i ~fthe watcry


TI<& "b1R GEORGE SEYhtOUIt.t9 Thc "Sir George Seyniuur," w.eighed anchor a t Plynwuth, nburit 11 o'clo~h,n . a . , on S u ~ ~ dSep. a~, 8. Sne was the lust, hy several hours, to leave the shores of Old England. Her campanions were all out of eqht, and two out of t11e three welt. not seen q n i n , till hhe [net tllem in this harbour. Like the rest, she made all escelient run out of channel, and

deira group,


:p;::y~;;:\~~rmo:f t;;z~;,~o;;;z which,

hi'of '~ o - r by a


fulness for

extin8uisbed* in the Of thankgreat a peril.

it was to



It was broad day'ight, la.rN3wasin aiglib tilough *t a distance ; but, evtn if the lives spaEd, which hardly have




many smoke-wreath, the signn of its ~udustrvatad commerce, d&ded with the lofty and ma~esttcl'cak, which stands as it were t11e mother of the group amongst her graeefui offsprin~e,the interest of that




ELTON TIMES. --public

opikon; and

this action is pmrFl,l


w k , d i n g to the abiEry, beneficial or hurtful, srccol&ng &. & inte*(y =d rooscientiowness with w h& . She task is perfome&

and party distinctions I%ig or T ~ F ~&&el . lotist raise arc amonpt $he produr~sss.hich by our 0- i n d u s ~3,doubt various objects of loco! intemt win snrlng 1113 calling forth discussion and creating d.rlbion, and parties will f o w themselves, c1usta;ag aronnd the apples of discord which time ail1 throw amongst us,

JABIJARY 11, week by week in a tabular fom. ~ b e s eabbes mill include the state of the markets, wholesale prices, shipping news, births, deskha, and mm.riages, tinres of high .hvaler in the hmbour and in the river, and 8. table of the weather during the previous week. Then will follow B o Ladicg articles,occnpying aboui the middle of the

Butaep&ion which a n e m p p e t occnpies in a new coluny is somewlat different. The importnnee of a newspaper to Ceoteabury n.il1 depend far less a aeopinions e q r w a in i@ lea$In8 Ades,than in $&*wt mnmnienae it wig' &e inhabitan&, and in iri generd ,&ity a medium of public intelligence in local affaixs &Jong 3s there is bu:.oke public journal in a piOn9, we hold it to be the duty of the editor tt, aFos abve u p making it exclusively fhe 'prgsn of any p;rrric&r party. H e ought & fnr tr,cons& &e public good as tr, make his j n d m& fur ena?Gng parties or indi~ & & to .lay views before theii fellowmuntrpmen, a ~ his' d columns ought to be equally and l l w ~ o& y to ali; Indeed, a far deeper ed~$g lies us to give this means ofespres;;on to o m fe~~w-colonists, so that our may fairly and f3ithfw ri?present the of the whoIe &rn~unitg,~ ~ c ~ IthIt]?.consiamtion &t we ark l i e n g a t present under a Gomrnmenk which d a d s the coIonists no 12~.~~ti++onal mode of. statlng their opinion upoh questions of public interest such lheq w d d possess under a represeaa&ve gorenuneat, and such as they themselves mjoged up to &e moment they left their native shores, 1% &however, impossible but that a conscie n ~ o q s \ ~ ~ n d ~ cjoumd L e d shodd possess an individd character, and maintain opinions eonsistent with such s c ~ c t e c It i.simpossible but that the editor m y be c&e& up0n.W express opinions agwkiig with or differing from the sentiments of vaiious sections of !he oommmity. Thereforr, in &king the support of the public of Cadterbury to our undertaking, we may E r I y &ae q ~ ~ t ~o amounce k d the general @nci&s.we @tend t o advocate. . I t is rigit% fi~%to state'%ba't the EYWELTON TmB is whoUg @dependent of the C a n k r h u r ~ &&&on, a d that the proceedings of thst b&y and of its agents will be imparti?liy caav a m d in our pages as sul~eotsof praise or @elus& as we may conceive them to bear on the herests of the colony. Again, although our newspaper was not of course undbvlaken @tho& the promise of suppnrt from of the W i g and influential donists, we anticipate th@ support no longer &an out journai shall be worthy to receive it, and we recognize no allegiance to the Council of C2lonisu, or to any set o r - & t e e whatever. Still lejs can we be accused of submitting to any influence from the Government of New Zealand. Oilr ohjeet will be to advocate tbe poMic interests of the colony by eveq means in our power, wholly iudependent of any bodiee or individuals by whose conduct the public. weal may he affected For the opinions wbfch we may have to express we are ouiyelva soldy responsible; F,utow anxious wish i s that the L ~ r n 1 1 ~ rthe character and st.tlir! of marly of the CotoJ O U a N A L Ot: T H E WEEK. e it 4 n a he p r o r o s Ttxus should be the organ af the m a i s h 0. ole n"ticc ment and of the settlers in t h e mostexteuded of Canterbury is ocr;l:l):n:: thc atteotiun of, a 1 princi ai events w)ljc), the rr sense, and that it may be oonduoted in such a very iaige Zn;!i*h public, as- arriAPof L e L b a first ships. well of the arumern:. friends uitd relatives of when ibe " Chnrlutte Siind," the timi ~irip, manner % to be sc regarded by our felluathe colonists, as of*,,?^: g-ner;llly iuerested in entered the barbour, lFcr bl;?jesty'a ~Ioupoi csdonists. was I Y ~ ~ K alicllor, having on w(.I! a38,1rCd I t is not vey easy toskte a t the o n k t what colonial projects. ;Ye board I4is .ExcclIency the (;orernor of New *h~)roxrcssof tbc colony vvill zcajand, and I , ~ , , ~ party po!itics w e may have to dvocate. IQ intelligence ir;,tP L:oplax~dit would be enough lo aag in one word be aa-xioilsly ex:,eeb.d I ~ Yntiuibers it1 Er~~lanci,ill llnpes of being I,rrseuk at t!,e we are Tory or Cuitsen.a~ive,Whig or k l i c d ; and this i t is PrOposrd trl ~uyj:ly~nIhe culo~nxis first hocly o f c ~ ~ l ~ ~ r ~ i s e s . 'l';;lr.k. itr France, Le#tirni~t, Constitutionalist, o n SO- of the LTS~LTOYQ


ranged thelnselvea under varioles party symbols, .;,d U, p.onourlee &. ~ ~ ~ ~ b -isr I o suBcient r d .declnra~innof prinoipies: but thou&&we hawe br"ugbr w, much of the old country wi~hus, i t no^ lolloiv that rie have brought it8 poliricri pPrty diJtinctiuns; and moBt of oui Canteil~oryrpatlers ar~nldprobatlly &ink it a mat%r of indigereace whctlrer ssa i l e d uwse1wes

complete oar sP1"e w i l l aclmit, r ~ the f latest Engli~tr,B Y ~ ~ ~ j T l i ~ ~ mw ~: the 61.relating lo tll' :ocai affairs of the colc,nr itmif. Tile filgt Dol.ii>tl*ill coa,nlerlcr irnrne-. diatelj nf'ter &heatl~er1i~r::ir~~~~ts, an,! exwnd $0 tire end 07%:, t h l l r l pnp,,, T),(. p0Tti011 will ~ ~ m m e lHlL~l icl t : Ileaid $,I'tlrc fourl), i PE:% riib l ~ uma?). l) 40~ aivcrh


It wxs ~ b , tlllli ilrrP a ~ tlir i ~alriVlti ~ ~of ),orly rendered tilt. t . , ~ , ~ ~ , l i ~ ~ , ~ , . .,,( , , : a snffic6r.lle authority preseri.i~i~ ,,r,it.!, a,rii ;x;lrl~iniqtcii W jilstice, a 1n;tllcr of thr: gli.:ltc.,t irojruj.(:tar~~. ! l i s E x c e l l e r ~ c ~ . t l ~ c . l c t ~~riri~ic.di;~rel~ .rc. apprliirerd 3. it. ~ 2 0 r l mv; i !,:.,,.>!I,,, ,.l,i<;f: (,F f;;,stu y A I t 1 ~ &fai;8ataatc at, l , y ~ t x ~ ~: iul :I, ~Ja,,u,iaa , :,,,ar,xcl,t c g , i b tLfl



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0rPnixing a n efficient police force. Anothei- won him the good feelings of Ihe colonists. All / Ilec. 27, hnr(i!le C,.erty i3,:or.r, IieII, ma.:, r . qrlestiun of the peatest moment arose with re- : difficultiesahoutcus(oms weresetat rest,and t l ~ e/ from Piy~nollth Srp. 8 ,witla 2; calrrn. 2 3 iixtrrmediate. and 10.5 s*erace pasacrqers. to the Cttstom-house regrtlatiuns, which goods uf Lhe colonists lJave !,een landed free, Dee. 31, g ~ i l o ~ n eW*ri: r 12 tons, Day, mas*, s e r e f o t ~ ni~ i force on the arriv;~lof the settlers. upon tile sienature of a declaratio~rthat theS. from Sumncr. ballast Considerable d a m was occasioned by the fact were for private and personal use unly. Same day, cutter Ngr, 23 tons. Cemino, master, that high import duties were payable upon the The landing of gcnlds and passengers immegeodsbrought out for the parpose of set'-enlent. diately commenced, and has ,rapidly proceeded. " ~ ~ n w ~ , ' ~ ~ ~ , " ~ j ~ ~ " , ~ I ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ " , " It was illdeed ascertained that what was de- The "Charlotte J a n e " discbarged and wailc: ballast, nominated ~ e r s o n dbaggage W a r n bead~nitted for Sy$ney in three weeks. ?'he "Randolph same day, schoo,lcr from We]Cree ; bnt that i t was ~vl1ollrat the dincretion of in two days more. The liarhour heen found IillKr,ln,cargs, potntoel, anll sundrier an *acid, who had hithcrb superintended the excellent as regards safety far shipping. 'rlle $am, ria:g, schooner PiiIFII1, 24 ton?, Denran, clljtoms st this place, b tlecide what should be nnly fault is the swell causer1by the sea-t~reez~, I maate-, frot11 Wcllin;.ton, cargo, potatoes, timber, called personal bagmge, a1111 what should pay which renders i t sometinlea ixcn~l\enient fcr I onions, and sundries. dl~ties. Same day, ~ehoonerC-zdw2, $0 tons, Champim. boats to lie alon~sidethe sGps ; but the ~ x p i Tile passengers on board the '' Gharlotte dity with which %e ships l l k e been discllarped m"S:*r. liorri Wrilington, having on board the Kt. Jane," eveu before the arrival of the otHer ships, proves that this dificu!tv is t;,lt slight, anri i t ia 1 Rev. Ihr Lbrd 8:sLcp 01. New Zealand. d d y , :*r.boonerflfrl. 12 tons, Day, master, were ft1ll of anxiety on this point; so lnuch so certain tllat heavier sea-brc.ezes haye blown , lrOals"nm",cargn, tools belong it^^ to Association. that thc members of the Cuuncil of eolunists duliug the past molltb thal; ;,t all usuai. "". H. vic'oria, t<lss, Deck. I who wcre on hoard that ship. determined, before Above 500 of the a;td s + ~ n eof the Wel'ing-ton, passengers#.Mr. Elta a~rivnlof the other members, to lose no time cabin-pasengers follnd gnod aceommodalion ill Chrpman, :he Hon. 11. W. Petre, la?. Fox, Esq. in aclrlrt.ssing the Governor on the subject. The the barrack<, and a week's lariuns were st-rued ,d lady, W, Wrey. Esn., and - Dawe8,Esq. FulLbwing is the letter which was addressed to ont to the former. Houscs rapidly 'behwn to Sameday, s~hornerFanny,9 t'ns. Smith, master, his Excellency hg tile secrchry to the colonists: spring up, evety kk;cld of hRbilati0n reared its from Sumner, ballart Itcad, from lbe iron-sture to tire turf cabin, or Jan. 7, sclroouer Henry, 20 tnno, Bowler, rnartrr, p m t ~ ~ t t ~&=. ~ t 16, ~ n1850. , Smq-Pirevious 19 the departure of the Can- even hl&tket tent. With a population of from Wellington, ui4 Cape Ca~npbeli,c a r p , timber tcrlrur): colonisb from England, they incorpo- eleven hnndreil souls, tine town is as quiet a t and sundries. day, cutter /@ha, JO tons, ? r l ' h g o i , r;%ted DbemselVes inm a societp, :%ndappointed a u i ~ b tas an English village The wearlrer bas coUndl, wll0nl they chaTed with the duty of heen perfect,-a hrillia~rt @\Inwhich neither master, from Wellington, caQo, regetehhs, shingles, and sundries. acting on their hellalf in all matters in wllich scorchemor oppresses: Ly~ttiltonitself, however, Jnhnsloncr l 2 tons* aeinterm& thecolollis~collectively were in- is too bot and too dusty for a p1ee:tsant ahode. "an' curter 4nd of all those who har.e deen to tile plxins, volved. ~ ~ ~ ' , " ~ ~ 6 n s~t e r , Sumo W a havc the honour to enclose a list of the "Otone ha Come back,whn dliesnut say that that ,, collnci~ bdow, on w130se hellalf we llave the is tflc place lo livein. Some were discontented SAILED. l g t t e l t ~ n; am in raPturcs with the Dee. 18, W. ILI. S. PIg, 18 gms, Capedin Dtivcr, lionour to address your excellency on a sub- i plainsbecame for Wetlington, aswngers, H:S ~ ~ ~ sip ;j. ~ i jeet lvhieIl has caused tile some un- plains. The anxiel\, to eo to great, and th~llgll for some days the strong seaGrey, K.C.B., dbYenLoz ill chief, ~ , , dl.dy c ~ ~ eJsirress on tflc:ir first arlival in die colony. are cbarKeahle with hreezes mafle tlrcliar hnl)assrI~le,boats a w now Col. Bolton, R E . , Captclin Kuge!ean.SYth~ q i m e n r , appears tllat all J. Thomas. Esq. H~~~ pmsing and repassitig frequrnlly and with ease. and Godfrc-y c,rrlain import duties ilnposed by 1% cutter A l ~ l l n , 1.0 tous, Mcc:egcr. ~+,,uernml,nf or by the ioMl ie~siature, but The freight to Christchu~%:ihas been rather c:leese. for Wel:ington-car6'*, wool dlat artides personai or are ex- high, 30s. a ton, hut the arrival of boats ma'terl Dee. *& schoouar Flirt, 12 tons, Day, master, elnptcd frtlm clle *f these laws; hilt and boatmen fwm the o&cr settlements will r Of road we shall have frum wvllat nzecnn learn from the Castom-Honse ~ " h a h l y l u \ ~ c it. o r ~ , " , - ~ ~ s ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ $b~j ~tons, ,"~: k but even when that is finirrhcd, ffor oficor a t Port Lytultun, we are under the ~ e a hewaftcr, wellington. :rpprehcnsiou tllat it is Tety much ie t i s discre- I moht hear? goons will be Sent hy water. 3nn I , 18.51, cotter ffdherisz Joirnst~ne,12 ton<, Lahour llrs been a a r a a d w a e m y Armrtrong. masre5 for sunnrr, caqa, slrrr:ai ti011 to deurmine lrllat kirld of goods are ti) he cansidered chargenb!e, alld \~.lratare exempted , high. carpenters p t as much as a shilling an and lugeage Jan. $ sehuoner Flirt. 12 tons, Day, maskr, lor hour; but this is partly owing to the fact, that from duties. T h e colunists hare, in niostinstances provi- "11 the labour brought' out in the ships i c not Summer, cargo, luygrge ded ttlemselves %vith cuusicle~?sblequaitities of Y e t in the markef the people being occa~piedin Jau. 4, ~choorlerR i r f , 12 !on% Day, master, lor Sumncr, cargo, luggage. the necessery implements for settling themselves "ak'"8 olcir o3wuhouse?! P~o"isions are, for a new coiony, vervcheap. Same day, schooner ~ c r n a 9~ tons, , ~ i ~ l i tmiiSter, h, in the"colonv ancl for cultivating the la"&; and Sumner, pa& of oriainai luggage chop are di~$Ilpointedto find that duties must The "light rise, on the increase of popuiation in 7 ' Gurdun, 33b to'1a, Liiie!-' day 300 to 1100, has lieen -very remrtrbe paid upon tllese goo$s, at a tilne when their resot~rcesare required to enable them to h b l e : meat is only 5d. P e r k bread i d the sib. ' 720 tans, L ~ !Oaf. meet the iificultTes of an entirely new settiemaster, for Sydney. Yaswngers, Blrasrj. b V r l a l ~ is scarce above gro:rnd, but wells al- m&~ ; r ment, the more so as they are under he imSame day, cutter Fly, 23 tons, Cemino, master, pression that a11 such goods are exempted froln w a F @ve an abundalltsuppl$. During half the year mountain streams will i:pply a large town. fir Be!Jiigtoa duty in other cnlonieu,.and i n America. The immediate choosing of the town acre seeSame day, schooner f,'ndine; .W) tons, Champion, of the society of canterbury ~h~ tionShas been a most important and useful master, for the Chathanl Island5 md Otago. P P ~ Ionists beg with the respect to senger, The Bishop of New Zealand. measure. The uarter acre ,.hosen for the colthat yollr excellency will be to issue Fiipiol 2 ton8. mat.r> J-* 8, lege, vbicb msko 1, bas in for & (00 a year i n s ~ l , c ~ i otnu ~ tilc dcenthis phce, fiat S~mno', cap* lumage most favour;Ll,le cnnstrl,ction may be plsce,j already, and land aEong Worwich Quay is let"' Bcnson7 Same day1 COlo,,y, and that ali Koods Ling for 15s. a fctot, Frontaqe. An excellent lF3upon laws l ~ is to be built 'in!mediateb u~posite I ~ r o ~ i g1?). h t tllesettlers for their own private use, ~ l i hotel 12 and nnt int.e:~dcd fur M e , may be exempted Ammong, n v t e r , for Port A l h n , cugo. luggage. iTom three Jan. I@, ship RQndolplr, i 6 1 cons, Dale, master, from dtlty. p the cliff, for the ~ : b r~n b u e~k i ~ Wedesire on tlte pkrt of the colonists to ex- hawe died, Mr. Brittan's by l ~ l l i l ~over Mr. Fitzgerald's and U r . Phillips's by eating Same day. H . M. brig Yirimia, Deck, master, pness their at *e presence or yollu tutu. 5Vellincton ; passengers. Mr. Jus~iceChapman, for A11 these axe a .great loss to the eulony, erccllcncy amongst them on tlleir tilst alTir,sl especially the two fonner, wi~iclr tvcre pure Hon. H. ftr. Petre, W. Pox, Esq., and lady, W. ill tl,e colony, and have the honour tu remain, Durham cows. MI-. Fitrgera!r!'.i was fro~nAir. Long Wrey, and Mr. I h w e s . Sir, wit11 tile areatest respect, Your excel- ~ same day, schoolier Faany, 9 tons. SnGoh, maxtcr. j frlrm~ in 8uney, ~ # liad ~ wail prizt?s butll lency's IIIUSL obedient and humble Sert.ants, for Somner, cargo, 1uga:lge. as a calf iuad a cow. I n i.OClT. Eowmn b n e n T WAlm, It is itnposihle to takc rno mocb care in Ship Sir George ~ e ~ m o r r550 r . tons, Goodson. JAXEY STUABC WQUTLE~.~ ~ ~ d i ~at bthisr place. j ~ ~ ~ ~ l ~just Bar'1us L'ressg' Be!L nFa ship, the tutu, of whie!~tlerc is abuudniice Selwoner IKeary, 20 t a ~ ~Howler. r, anslver reeeivt.d :nlc.tonowing laere, is certainly fatal. Cutrcr Alpha, 3.0 lous, illc'Gregor. I4.M.S Fly, Lyttelton. -- - -. -. Schooncr Flirt, 12 tona, flay. December 17, I85V. -. W E must apologize for tine ;rr:~ri,nen,ent of our Gentlemen.-I am directed by Sir Gcorgc first palrer hcing so-newhat difl;r<otIron1 tl:nt proOn Thnrsdsy, the 20th of Decemhcr uit.,onc woeipr. of yo~trIctter, mised; arid for any other deiiclc,:cics G,hich are ~ * n - Of kite s:c.elnjir I M ~ C I I S C F S fr~rxithe Ititeriulpii, (irey to acknowledge pub~ ~ c ellaln~.d.fvtl!r Erlllidlllc,nlto I I : ~i~ecti walhlnK requesting that his excellency will be pleased to avoiclah:e in the elldcauour to c o ~ l ~ l t~h~~ Our arrival. , uat to Itic.carttr~lal!d C I I ~ I ~ ~ C ~ I U I . C l iI~Iu, n ~ j iutie instsuetions tile Coatoni-Huuse oflicc~.s lication r" 5 = . 1------a t t,lis t,lac. *nost j-avouriLlrlecollstr"c. lying dead nr~ii-t i l t . I~ri<ilr: l,,rtI>,oil i l ~ ct<,p ul 8 ~ I P P NEWS. ~ ~ Q the h:!i ;those tl,e ttiu,~r,!~y ~ r t r i co1lir.i- tiaseltion may 11s placed n p n tLc customs' laws of t l ~ ecol~,ny,as wg:~rdsall gocrds br111tgI11 Iry the ARUIYF.D. ( lers oil their reir1111. h i ~ ~ l i ~8 !~9aa l~ & u WIB i~~c i quicklg p r o c ~ ~ r c ill~t ~ i . i t was ~ S C C ~ I . I I I 16 I ( tlliti first sett1e1-s for their own use, and nor, ir~tended I , . , ~ ~ ~ ~ , ~ ~ Dee, 16. I!,;p Chor-!oalr ;.lil 61r sale. nls.t,.r, from ~ a l g m u u ~ , sCp, i, *;,ti 26 ,a:,ll,, 2 ; lifu had bcrn lur s.liue tilnequite o-t:lli:. Y h c / ca,rse ~ , 1115 f dcatii ,111peai-s LO ltavc Lee11 OF a i l 111 reply I have to iaIi)r~n you thal llis excel- inler,l,ediarr,J,,rll o i arrer,rXc i,i;rse,, lency, will issue the in~trucliousyuo rc* snmd day, &,,,&iplr, :&I 0 . ~ 1 ,rurtr~.. ~. ap.,plect~ciratltrv. 311dnits ~~ruil.~I~ly Ilurriec: on and l a111 h n l ~ e directed r to rxprees the f r o n o t s , i t j I - IT i l l ? n a s . i . r . ! t a r .if t!ie*<.ith~r,in.1 i l s i ullusuai 1.~li~11e. Iu !vl~irl~, ~n hl\ ]~m~st,uorii>r ~ sure it :rt&,r~lstlre G u r e r n o ~to l~aueinel you d i : ~ t a~n. d I bl L ~ P C F S Rpasrengrrs. Sameday-,cutrer:dlpbn,ii) runs. \.:c'Grrpor, mas- c l k , i L , : t ~ , ~ ~[u; ~ >1i21cI , .i hti11<1hlr h I w 1 ,?I; w l t 2 c l ~YE "Iron y w r llrht nrrivui iu tllis coumtrg, ,vtjrle il F,trn.l), t l i c . der, .asc<i li:i#l e ~ ( : ~ , r c . < l all1 be a rioorce of great Rrlrt;ficat,un el ! ~ i ~:ktn ler. from \liellington, caran, s r n ~ J ~ . i a e . li,c.;ltc DPC. 171 S ~ I ~ PSir Gc*rgl-. ~ Y l . ~ ~ t ~450 * ~ ~ tnll-. rs ~ , i , , , \ ~ ~ j f . .rile lcllll,llll\ 1tc11. t ~ r ~ i l i ~ i:ito l i t 1<3itit, u l l rintrs ro prumute your illtevesra so f:rras may Gouclson. master, from I'lyninu111Svp. S. with tl) t,ur;c,] ; X I ti):, r c t s i ~ l < , ~utt \ tb I ' ~ ~ i l < . . ~ ~ r , ~ b~ in his Irolwr. E < L ~ L U ,23 i ~ . k i - m c d i n l yn n d , l ( i s -~..l.r:,:r'. p n - ~ r : : ~ - i - s ji ~ , i ! : ~ ~ l ~ ~ L:, L ~ GI t < 1 . :',&( h . 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THE IEYmELTON TIMES, dissatirfsction; I wish as many opportunities a6 possible to be dorded for spenkit~gout, convinced that where both portico mean well the best chance of earning to entire rgrec~nentis b i prumoting frir and amicable di~ussion. I cannot conclude without thanking you, most heartily and sincerely. for the kind mannerin which you speak of myself personally, and expreasiug a cordial hope that our intercourse ma continue to the end, nnclouded nod Friendly sa it begun. I am, Sir, your very obedient. servant, Joan ROBERT GODLEY. Agent Cant ~ G o c . P.S. I did not thiuk it necessary to say anything in the former part of thisletter, upon the question of the rercewes laid oid for the Association in this bwo, because I do not believe that it has been raised among the enlonists here; but, as nome stceaa Beefa5 to have.been laid upon it by the Association at honre, I think it may be well not to leave it unnotiee8 The Committee, while leaving with me a discretiounry power with respect to the whole matter, intimates generally their wish that X should allow the land on which their buildinrs, i.e. the emigration barracks, the store, the boabhouses, and the agent'. house, should be given up for selection After consulting some of the leading colonists on this point, I oonaider it ao clearly far the pablic interest, that the land should be retained, that I have determined to taka the responsibility of retain in^. it. Nor do 1 think it a point which it would be &ir or proper to refer to tho body U colonists after the orden OF choice are drawn and knom, because the question betug obviody between the intereets of the two or t h e e first holders, and the rrst of the purchasers, to appeal upon it to a general meeting, would be merely a formal proceeding, adopted for the pnrpose of reEeviug myself of responsibility. fZ I had permitted one or two persons to select the load on which the Association's buildings are erected, the result wor:d simply rave been that they might have m8de their own terms with us; we ahould havu been completely in their power. The land i n n e r r m q + for the cenduct-of our operations ; a large sum of money has been laid out on the hypothesis that i t was to be reserved; and, knowing all this, the ownera would haveat once perceived Bat we shoula have been- compelled to pay them any rent they chose b ask,sooner than at eueh a time as tbi, ~o permit our buildings to be pulled dow. Iqda wt believe that there is a single land purchaser whc would wish rhat the fuuda of the Settlement ahonlt be thus prernitnrely burdened, for the cf as. suring an exorbitant income to one or two fortunati individuals. , On the. other hand, the reserves at tbey now stand z e public property, which may b6 sold,& the proceeds applied to the gencml good 'if a t any future time it may cease to be reqnired EOI J. Pi. G. tbe praeut purposes In answer to this communicafaou, the' Courn ci! had drawn up &hefollowiog report. " Tire Council of Colonists having caeefullj considered the sevecal .snbjects refelm4 to i~ Mr. Godley's con~rnmnication, have resdveu uaanimonsty to draw up the foilowing Repor1 thereon, and to scihmit i t to the general body c ! laud-purchasers for their al~ptocaland adop. tion. In flaming their Beport, our Counci' feel i t due, i n thk first place, to I&. Godley, t c take the emliest opgortu~ityof tiranking him for the public spixic and devotion which led him at 40 earl%a period of the Asmiation's plan tc thmw bimself into it. and learing his nativc home to bffiume the pionee~of our great ulrder. tukirrg, and also for the peat exertions he ha: m d e to provide for the mccptioa and aceom. modation of the first body of settlers under cir. ctmlsuneffi of unumal and unexpected difficulty They would also e z p p s s the eetire col~fidmcc they feel in his ability, iutepity and il;c!ginenl for the pro er management o f their aKa~rsand regard to tieir interests, in the ardnota and re sponviblc position which he holdr, ws chief ageni of the Aawiation. Proceeding to rhc leading topics referred to i n Mr. Godley s communica, tion, your CowCjl, in &e first place, tl~inktbi! a Gtting opportunity of exprersing tbcir rea. dinto resign the trust confided to then v a i n into the hmda uf tl e g e e r s l hody o colonists ;and ilris, they am lerl to do as well k f ~ $heir own s a ~ S ' w t i o r ,to preverpt any mirur~der fitanding uls to tlic manuer find validitv of tbei. electios: and in order w aAilrd to &f.Godlc: tlie asnrance be requires that yoor Cooncil doe: rcally and adequately v e p r e ~ e tbe ~ ~ t ka~~d-pw chase~rrof t l ~ csettlement. Shoulrl, however the geseril hody 06' land-purchasers, as repre s&n&d at this meeting, u ~ ~ a n i m o u ~sxpras ly tBeii desi1.e that tlie resent Council do cvntinua t o repreonat them, %sy j1.e ready to re-accep chc trust. " Yqw Council most h e a d y pgres in $' jdl e u l o ~ u mpaid to (Jiiptail?,,Thwr4(~,r r r g would a u ~ g ethat t a special vote of t h p h i dub frc.~n the whel* hacly of coloniets i.11 tha v n t i e t u i ~ ~SO'~ the judg~wcnt,eucrgy, sLiU, rziu secret



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eneverauce wbich he ha8 shown uuder great i @ c ~ \inb p r e p ~ r i a gt h e 6mt site of the see,clnent far the oocupation of the culoniats. " On the subject of the amount of loalgin~ ckmodation tha2 had been prepared, and wbicn a* found available for the passengers on their rrival, your Council agree with Mr. Godley ms the pedect propriety of the cuune purs~:ed, ad that i t w,ould not have been wise or right I have expended any larger po:tiori of their hnds in the erection d buildings so essmrialliy rmporary a s emigration baaeke, a n d that any lore extended prepsrations in this department, 'ould have involved a needless reserve of land, ~d outlay of money. T h e more ao as tbe counI! have ascertained from the hnmigatiom dea a n e n t , that suGcieut.amomodaEion b s actd!y heen ai&rded to neady 400 plerwns, withut including tbe cabin pasengem, and that no abin or intermediate pmenger in the four nips has yei applied for seater, without having :ceived aecomodation. " On tile last and most important subject, of ie best spprupriatibm of %hefunds a t present t Mr. Godley's disposal, your council a1.e unaipnously of opinion that t l e eady mariplctiun of be road b Bumner (which xilt opm np the teaiest communication between Popt I L y t ~ I t mand he plains) is the wprk beyond any other by rhich the permanent intemtx of the settlers, and he future deviLpment of the resources of the olony will be h e s t promoted. "They admit that the tcmporarv accomudutinn rl~iialrwould be aforded $0 the present settlers y having the means of more teadily transpoetrig- their goods by water to the plains, would loubtless be a F e a t present boon, and prove cry rgcceptslde. But looking, as tbey oonsiler hey ought to do, more a-head to the future wellreing of the colony, and the readiest means ol Leveloping its nascent resources, they cannol ~ u think t that m y larger outlay in thisdirection, vhich would have the e f h t of stoppin arding the great \vorIr at' the mod to would be greatPy ta be deplorecl They there ore unanirnou4sly c o ~ o u in s recosnlnenaina tha h e .whole arailabN muds 'at X r . Godley's dis posal, be at once d e v d to the speedy eomple $on of ebe road to Surnne~. "The Council believe that :he difficulties whic? bare hitilerto stood i n the way.of tnnsmi;tinl luggagwto the p l a h q a r e temporary, hut una voidable: temporary, becaubr. as soon as the ar rival of so many s h i p is made hiown iu &I oeighhouring settlement, b a t s will c m e h n d l p m t e r s , which will sup~~ly the accomtnoda tion ~ e q a i r e d; unavoEdsble, because until ou actaal arrival of course no boats would come Bsd even lrad the road beeu mmpleaecl tc Chti~tchcmrek~, a similw drlay must still bum iaken place until the deliland had atIrw&c :ares a ~ ; dhorses fiom the t ~ ~ ~ p h b o ucdohies rin~ These sud other difficulties are ?ess khar Iliose which have stood iri [lie way of all otile ~etdersjnentirelv new rountries, and lour Coun cil I ~ a r ono fear 6ut that they will be cheerful!! met, mud manbJiy overcome." \V. 0. B n ~ ~ r rChirman.' s, After a brief discussion XIr. D.INPIER mew( that the Report of the Count:! upon Mr. Qodicx': lettdr of the 1'7th of Deceml~rr,be received ani ado ted. T h e znokion, bi~bi~ig heen .smndet by tlr. 9. Plsasa, was amrrned with one dis ;enEieuk voice. Mr. B ~ X T TtAk N n addue~scdthe meeting or the s~thjectof the present jiwition of t21e Cor~n dl as seprescntiiig thci body of land-purchasers B e was himself cbS opinion'rhat rbe beat eoorsf woiildn~wbe to elect u nen Council ; lput i f ' t l s ~ Meeting tho~:gl,t otlrerwisr, he eo~~sidered it a tease desirable tirat stre Mectiirg s!iuuld talk4 tlmt o!~p)~rtunity 01 expre$.,~~:r their cvnrinblrc cbnldence ill them, 01 rr~hcisisc:aqd rvitlr tlia view he tenclered, pvo~fi,t.m,i,111e reuig~rationo the resent Co~ulcil. 'I'ltcrru *In h!~, Csohx~roatnovrd ..'l'lI:tI t b 11re6en Council I)e req~~cxtcd rt, retitin office 1;11. twt montlls from the presmc ~l.t!c,in1111lhut i k Xene rd naeetiar:: be t11cn anlle~llor E ~ I Cp t l l ] ~ o so~ electin a nrew Co~~neii." Mr. %or.mni> secoiidcd tile mrtiznn. MI.. B a a ~ smoved as ~ n r ~ a r d m e n614% t, "the presenz col~ncilbe iutl~imted t o metin 118ie* for t ~ c r l t nmonths, and J , . ~ I steps he imtnsrha b l n take$ h;oiBllinp . u p ~ l , zpreewnt. anoaavler hlr. o e o i ~ d e1l.r d t~~rpm~dnaene. llre qucdnrr.l9aing put. ibrre:alyreat.~l For Mg.Bwrke's w & l 1 i m ~ r d I....-. . . 17 fir unqi~raln~oticI I ........ ...... IQ



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feo~ed&hat so side a diver-

as to the Perm of oftice of t i l r : >,until, might be constaued intoamark ,f wall!

>f coafidence in them, and for hiniself, under .hew rircnms%aneea, be should prefer ta reai&u rnd submit to a new ekeetiom. Mr. FITZ~KLSAI.P WOPM adupt the =roe :oune. Other members of &e Guncil inbmaad [helike desire. Mu. Dasppusw tben mood, '' -,at the preEeat cCouaciB Ivelwquested M retain office until a new Council can be elected, and that s general meeting UP land-purchasers he ca!led for tbsa put om for T u d a y >the 7th of J a n u n r ~ 185 , 1. kip. Por.tae~,seconded the motinn", whish was pawed unanirareamsly. Mr. Bsrl-r~mthen, in the name of the Coonoil, acceded to the terms of the foregoi~grmcLuLioa, and the Secretary was ordered to take ste s in accordance with it. gfr. F1~zas;nnw,then addressed the meeting io temis of hi& enlogy on the service d m c By Captain Thomas to the celony by the work, finished and in progress, a t the arrjrd of the :~,Lonists, and he begged leave to prome the rollowing resolution" That the Council be requmted to cornmuoicatc the cordid thanks of the colonists to @apt. Fhomas, the chief surveyor sf t l ~ eAssoeintioa, For his eonduet of the undertaking nniil the wrivd of &lr.Godleg in the ~olony,a5d the warm admiration with which they hare seoa h e various works which be h w aceomysglishod under circuznstanees of areat and necuiiss diBcdty.


The Bon. 3. STUABT W o r 9 r ~ e rsecoanded the motion, and ihe resolutiaa a a r u a m b u d y adopted. The meeting then adjournad to the 7th of Ya~uary. On TUESDAY, the 7th inst., the Special General Meeting, convened for the purpose ert elect ing the new Council,was held iil the large ma' of tbs ikfisocia~on'aStme. fils. BBXTT~R tuck the Chair. Bwiew t e the transaction af tlta special business sf the day, Mr. B~tnr~ra?r rose add wid, that befo~ethe commencement of tlrs Dusi7ess for whicil tile meeting had been called, be had the hoaorr t o introduce Dr. Belmyn, the Lard Bishop of So. Zea1and;who had at the r q c e s t of a de11~1tati~ir1 of the council, who hild aaitec! upoil l ~ i sl&dship; Mtld$yconsented to be present, and who, he belicvsd, desbed to address :he eolonia@ 011 c-veid mattem of deep interest to the future well-being of the cdony, more p s r t i e u l ~ l s35 regardeP the ecclesdaeal arrangernmts o i t h c Associasion. The B ~ s u osaid ~ &at lie mas glad to have thisol~porLuni!g of meeting the h t ~ l yof colonisls, us he was aariuuu to address thcul ttpoa ose or two p u i ~ t sconnected nit11 the nrllare of able coio~~yT . h c first was t o do axxi. w;th an irnpt:e&iun which he a?>prebendedhid been esterwined hy sol;re, thai he her1 bee11 c,npc,aed ta the dixnemberlnent of the diwese of X a ~ vZcalrutl 'd'lre' fact lloweser was that, up to tile prssen t momcr~the .had bad no oBeiai irtt~trra~iot~ of <Le propvsai of tlre Canterbui.? A ~ ~ O C ~ P I10 ILI~ cre:rte a se arate diucese of the uirnle ei tile Aliddle a n 1 ~jotrthern Islands. The hrst In\;ana.dou Ire had received of this praposat, was thror;ptl a pritrted paper wl~ictnL t i heeia put into Iris hand* at Sgdriej a short time ago. Be ired xl%nvs cherished the idea of irmundiug a sr.. parate h&hopric f o ~the New Zeailm,d &'o:l, pasy's &rtlemet>t i~ Cuuh's Skraits, land tie Eiad now w r i t t e ~ ito L ~ r dI,yitelton, to projtose 11,cr tlre new diocese oftbe Bishop04'l.gttsltorr shc~ti!tI extend aver all klse 3Iiddie a11d h o u ~ h c r r la~ lands, soulh uf a parirllel of laticuric dra-3, througl~.the nlost northerly poi111of tlia Cartcellu~rv63i\ttic1. '6'11at a ~ e c o n d*tiwehe shei~id erleuu 1tvr.1ihe New Zeslaud G)myi~l~y's Settle~pieetsin C#,rdi'sStrnih, iehrir~g$in c s n i i s ~ cesa over the ~ovcusllej!6 *LI~UIS) i~&)I@ .@%&L. In c o u q n e n c e of a legal ixopus,ib~iitr 0fa63bcii~itliirgthe diosea of S e w Zealaud r?itlusar 11,s (the bishor's; cusbtwnt, Dr. JiwLson w o l d $ c,,gnr in tl:e tiest irrsl.~neru~s~~)asscc!&t~,d , unrb Ille~.efore11e (Bp. 8:.1wyn) auarl~lp r ~ ~ l ~ ibe rl~l~ 1~1acrdfur sullie time in ll,e rri.arl,vaa r $ i ' $i.iho~ cehaah ?SP

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alinious ru a ? c c ~ t ~ i ?rbe a ol~i:~lcr~r .<sicl f~.rliri;\ pqtlle colonists oat oor or t w o p i t i t , hie 1in.l obarscd with preak pleasure ilia2 s cnii,l ileal "I hedlv Saeliug h ~ grunbl d u p :l~rcolt, @im, ;PIICI C I C T on ~ boibni the ships, w t!rr)r ;arb. > l , l , , I!i,d t,v1.r, i t 1 !.<,I)>* #I?.~Y<,C a wr: of p>+& ~ ! ~ ILC , j ~ E I I C V C O L la~tuthe li!tr!cotltse he 11nd hs4


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Lyttelton Times 11-1-1851  

A copy of the first issue of the fledgling colony's first newspaper. The first issue of the Lyttelton Times presented here, appeared on Janu...

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