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From Tasman To Marsden.



On 26th June Governor Macquarie imposed the first duties placed on New Zealand produce in the Port of Sydney. These were as follows:—

On each Ton Weight of Sperm Oil, containing 252 Gallons—Two Pounds Ten Shillings;

On each Ton Weight of Black Whale or other Oil—Two Pounds;

On each Fur Seal Skin—One Penny Halfpenny;

On each Hair Seal Skin—One Penny;

On Spars from New Zealand, or elsewhere—for every Twenty, One Pound;

On Timber in Log or Plank from New Zealand, or elsewhere, for each solid Foot, One Shilling and Sixpence.

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During the first half of the year the Phœnix and the Atlanta were reported whaling in New Zealand waters; the latter was also mentioned as having been off Macaulay Island in the Kermadecs.