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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 32



January 17.—Schooner "Titan" arrived from London.

January 21.—Social soiree held in Dunedin Schoolhouse.

January 26.—Ordination of elders in connection with Church of Otago.

January 28.—Brig "Pioneer" arrived from Glasgow.

February 3.—First vessel built in Settlement launched.

February 8.—First No. of Witness: published fortnightly, under the guardianship of a Committee, being too much for one man.

February 14.—Horticultural Society formed: Judge Stephen, President. Foundation stone of Forbury House laid.

March 8.—Jury list published.

March 14.—Meeting as to forming substantial road to Port Chalmers.

March 25.—Meeting to consider modified pasturage regulations.

April 3.—"Harvest Home" at Forbury.

April 14.—Agricultural Society formed.

May 6.—Ship "Cresswell" arrived from London.

May 17.—Disturbance at Survey Office as to possession—Capt. page 94 Cargill and Mr. Kettle, Bench of Magistrates, convened to decide; public excluded.

May 13.—Public meeting regarding nominee representatives, the question being, should Mr. Valpy accept or decline a seat in the Legislative Council, being a nominee?

June 3.—Supreme Court opened: Mr. Justice Stephen held a levée, numerously attended; being neither criminal nor civil business, the Court was adjourned till 3rd September; non-attending jurymen were directed to be summoned.

June 6.—Dinner given by the Magistrates to Mr. Justice Stephen to celebrate the opening of the Supreme Court; Her Majesty's health was drank very coldly, and the Governor omitted.

June 9.—Severe gale: Immigrant Barracks so shaken as to be condemned.

June 11.—First meeting of Otago Settlers' Association.

July 5.—Dunedin Mechanics' Institution formed. Regulations for the management of the Burying Ground issued.

July 19.—Witness leader headed Defeat of the "Little Enemy."

August 2.—Prospectus of Otago Banking Company issued.

August 7.—Ship "Stately" arrived from London.

August 30.—Witness published weekly.

September 2.—Supreme Court sitting: no business of either class.

September 11.—Notice issued by R.M. against driving and killing bullocks on Sabbath.

September 26.—Meeting of Bench of Magistrates to consider the best way to expend £60 in repairing the Port Chalmers road—authorised by His Excellency.

September 28.—Ship "Dominion" arrived from London.

October 27.—Gold reported in quartz at Goodwood.

November 8.—Complete formation of Banking Company announced.

November 14.—R.M. Court: J.P. v. J.P., assault.

November 16.—Ship "Clara" arrived from London.

November 23.—Ship "Simlah" arrived from London.

November 29.—Drawing of Dunedin Exhibited.

December 2.—Third sitting of Supreme Court: no business.

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December 27.—Present of a bell for the Church received from friends at home.