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Early Wellington

General Progress of the Settlement

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General Progress of the Settlement.

Three wooden jetties now projected into the Port at the south side of Lambton Harbour, and a fourth opposite Barrett's Hotel. Also a small steam saw flour mill was at work.

The supply of poultry was large, and a calculation made from the weekly consumption of pork, beef, and mutton, gave 148lbs. of meat per head, man, woman, and child, in the year.

302 vessels had entered the Port since the beginning of the settlement, and the bona fide sales of merchandise during 1841 in Wellington were estimated at £80,000. The number of cattle imported in 1841 was about 1000 head. 128 heifers were sold by auction at £8 10s. per head.