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The New Zealand Journal, Saturday, February 8 (1840)

For New Zealand, (chartered by the New Zealand Company, and will meet with immediate despatch), the fine first-class Ship, Platina, A 1, burden 350 tons: Michael Wycherly, commander. Lying in the London Docks.
For Freight or Passage, apply at No. 1, Adam-street, Adelphi; or to J. Stayner, 8, Water-lane Tower-st.
For New Zealand, (chartered by the New Zealand Company, and will sail in ten days; has room for a few tons of measurement goods only), the very fast-sailing first-class teak-built Barque, Brougham, burden 250 tons; George Ket-tlewell, commander. Lying in the London Docks.
For Freight or Passage, apply at No. 1, Adam-street, Adelphi; or to J. Stayner, sworn Broker, 8, Water-lane, Tower-street.
New Zealand Colonization. At a Meeting held at the Council Room of the Borough of Plymouth, on Saturday the 25th January 1840.
The Right Worshipful the Mayor in the Chair. It was proposed by Sir Anthony Buller, seconded by Thomas Gill, Esq. and unanimously resolved:
That this Meeting, cordially approving the system of colonization pursued by the New Zealand Company of London, and regarding New Zealand as one of the most favourable among the emigration-fields of the British Empire, is of opinion that the Landed Proprietors and others interested in the counties of Devon and Cornwall, should be invited to co-operate with the New Zealand Company in giving further effect to its views.
Proposed by EEdward St. Aubyn, Esq. seconded by George Leach, Esq. and resolved unanimously; That, in furtherance of the last Resolution, a Company be now formed, under the title of "The Plymouth Company of New Zealand," with a capital of 50,000l. in 2,000 shares of 25l each; and that Thomas Woollcombe, Esq. of Devonport, be requested to act as Honorary Secretary, and to open books for the subscription of Shares.
J. C. Cookworthy, Mayor.
The thanks of the Meeting were unanimously given to the Mayor; and it was resolved that an Adjourned Meeting be held, at the Council Room, Plymouth, on Friday the 31st instant, at one o'clock, to elect a Governor, Deputy-Governor, Provisional Directors, and the Officers of the Company.
Tho, Woollcombe, Honorary Secretary.
Just published, Second Edition, corrected and enlarged, price 2s,
Information relative to New Zealand, compiled for the Use of Colonists.
By John Ward, Esq., Secretary to the New Zealand Company, Contents—Description of New Zealand—Rivers and Harbours—Climate and soil—Natural Productions— The Native Inhabitants—Their Disposition towards British Settlers—Existing State of Intercourse—Objects and Proceedings of the New Zealand Company—Preliminary Sales of Town Land—The Surveying Staff-Departure of the First Colony—Emigrant Ships and Passengers— Institutions—Public Library—Schools, Clergy—Bank—Progress of Public Opinion: and all the latest Intelligence. With an Appendix, containing ithe Company' Regulations, and the Official Papers issued by her Majesty's Government. London; John W. Parker, West Strand; sold by all Bosksellers.
To Emigrants.—Richards, Wood, and Co., of Nos. 117 and l18, Bishops, gate-street Within, have ready for immediate Shipment (and which they pack in a manner to cause the least possible freightage), Ironmongery, Machinery, Agricultural and Mechanical Tools of all kinds, as they have long been in the habit of making them for the Colonies of New South Wales. Van Diemen's Land, and South Australia.
Extracts from works on Emigration.
"For the purchase of Ironmongery, it is necessary to be very particular as to the description, sizes, and quality; what you want, therefore, should be procured of a person who well knows the market; if the things are not the patterns in use, they will not be even looked at, much less purchased."—Widdowson on Van Diemen's Land, page 42.
"The articles to the above patterns may be seen and bought at Messrs. Richards, Wood, and Co."—Widdowson on Van Diemen's Land, page 41.
"I bought my Ironmongery of Messrs. Richards, Wood, and Co., No. 117, Bishopsgate-street Within, and upon comparison of invoices with some of my friends in the Colony, I found I had been well used, and the quality of things furnished me was excellent; they had been for years in the Australian trade, and understand the kind of articles required in these Colonies,"—Gouger's South Australia, page 126.
Published this day, price 3s.
Observations on the Climate of New Zealand, principally with reference to its Sanative character. By William Swainson, Esq.
Smith, Elder, and Co., 05, Cornhill.


Australian and New Zealand Subscription Rooms, 62, Grace-church-street. Every variety of Information may be obtained at the above Rooms, where may be seen the colonial and daily papers, and all publications relating to the above Colonies.
Land Bought Without Charge.
Passages secured, goods and baggagecollected,shipped, and insured.—Terms, 1l per annum, or 5s per month.
Land in South Australia and New Zealand. Preliminary Sections in the above Colonies for sale.
For particulars apply to Mr. E. H. Mears, Australian and New Zealand Subscription Rooms, 62, Grace-church-street.

Colonial Tools & Implements.

Martin and Co. have always on hand, Warranted Agricultural Implements-Carts, Ploughs, Plantation Hoes, Bills, Cast Steel Ame, rican Wedge Hatchets, Spades, Shovels, Coopers', Car-penters', Shipbuilders', Curriers', and other Tools of every description; Warranted Steel Mills for grinding Coffee, Wheat, Indian Corn, Malt, Beans, Peas, Oats, Pepper, Rice, &c.
N. B. Improved Cooking Apparatus, Wheat Mills, Flour Dressing Machines, and Sieves are almost indis-pensable for Emigrants to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and New Zealand. Orders for any of the following articles executed at the Birmingham and Sheffield factors' prices and discounts:—Plated Wares, Cutlery, Brass Foundry, Steel Pens, Japan and Britannia Metal Wares, Lamps, Scales, Weighing Machines, Optical and Mathematical Instruments, Buttons, Military and Gilt Ornaments, Jewellery, Needles, Fish Hooks, Harpoons, Combs, Brushes, Turnery. Guns, Pistols, Percussion Caps, Powder, Shot, Swords, Cutlasses, Whips, Saddlery, Ovens, Stoves, Grates, Fenders, Fire Irons, Ironmongery, &c., &c. At 62 and 63 Gracechurch-street, London.
New Zealand Company.—Governor.—The Earl of Durham. Dbputy-Governor.—Joseph Somes, Esq.
Lord Petre. Alexander Nairne, Esq.
Hon. Francis Baring, M.P. John Pìrìe, Esq., Aid.
J. Eilerker Boulcott, Esq. Sir George Sinclair, Bart. M.P.
John Wm. Buckle, Esq.
Russell Ellice, Esq. John Abel Smith, Esq. M.P.
James Brodie Gordon, Esq. William Thompson. Esq., Alderman, M.P.
William Hutt, Esq., M. P.
Stewart Marjoribanks, Esq. Sir Henry Webb, Bart.
Sir William Molesworth, Bart., M. P. Arthur Willis, Esq.
George Fred. Young, Esq.
Terms of Purchase for Lands in the Company's Settlements.
The Company has already acquired very extensive tracts of land in the North Island of New Zealand, and has despatched two expeditions for the purpose of purchasing other lands, and of selecting the most eligible district for the first and principal settlement.
The Company, in the first place, offered for sale 99,000, acres of Country Land, and 900 acres of Town Land, in their first and principal Settlement, after making reserves for the special use of the natives These lands thus offered have been disposed of at £1 per acre, thereby realising to the Company a Land Fund of £99,990 and the rights of the purchasers thereof to priority of choice in the Settlement, have been determined by lot.
The Directors are now ready to receive applications for Country Lands, to the extent of 50,000 acres, in sections of 100 acres each, at the price of £100 per section, or £1 per acre, to be paid in full, in exchange for the land-orders, which will entitle the holders thereof, or their agents, to select Country Sections accordingly, either at the Company's principal Settlement, or at Hokianga, Kaipara, Manukau, the Islands of Waheike and Paroa, the borders of the Thames, or any other part of the present or future territories of the Company, so soon as the requisite surveys thereof shall have been completed, The holders will, therefore, select at pleasure, out of all the Company's territories which shall then be surveyed as Country Sections, a section of 100 acres for each land order, in the order in which the land-orders shall be presented to the Company's resident officer in New Zealand.
The land-orders will be transferable at the pleasure of the holders; and a registry will be kept at the Company's Offices in London, and in the Settlement, as well of original land-orders, as of all transfers thereof. Of the moneys to be paid to the Company by pur-chasers, 25 per cent. only will be reserved by the Company for local expenses and other purposes. The remainder, being 75 per cent., will be laid out by the Company for the exclusive benefit of the purchasers, in giving value to the land sold, by defraying the cost of emigration to the Settlements.
Original purchasers of land-orders intending to emigrate, will be entitled to claim from the Company, out of the Fund set apart for emigration, an expenditure equal to 60 per cent. of their purchase-money, for a free passage for themselves, their families, and servants, subject to the Company's regulations. Purchasers to the extent of at least 300 acres, not intending to emigrate, will also in special cases, be allowed to nominate their land-agents for a free cabin-passage to the Settlements.
Purchasers proceeding to New Zealand in ships not chartered by the Company, may at their option receive in money the allowance of £ 60 for for each. £ 100 of their purchase-moneys, towards the cost of their passage; and in such cases, special land-orders will be issued requiring the Purchasers in person to take possession of the land within eighteen months.
The remainder of the fund set apart for emigration, will be laid out by the Company in providing a free passage for young persons of the labouring class, and, as far as possible, of the two sexes in equal proportions. Labourers selected by purchasers for a free passage, must be subject to approval by the Company, as respects age, sex, and good character.
In the selection of other labouring emigrants, the Company will give a preference to applicants who shall be under engagement to work for capitalists intending to emigrate.
A scale of the rates at which cabin and steerage passages will be provided by the Company in proportion to the purchase-money of land-orders, will be exhibited from time to time at the Company's office.
The land-orders are to be received as sufficient conveyances, and conclusive evidence of the Company's title; and a certificate of an officer of the Company in the settlement authorised in that behalf, mentioning the section fallen or assigned to the lot of any land-order, is to be accepted a sufficient evidence thereof, and as an actual delivery of the possession of the section mentioned in such certificate; and the Company are not to be considered as guaranteeing the title, except as against their own acts, and the acts of those deriving title under or in trust for them. Forms of the land-orders may be seen on application at the Company's office.
By order of the Directors,
John Ward, Secretary,
New Zealand Land Company's Office, 1, Adam Street, Adelphi,
5 December 1839

Emigration to Australia

Lives of Persons about to Emigrate to Australia may be insured on the most advantageous terms, and without delay, at the National Endowment and Assurance Society, Arthur-street West, London Bridge.
Thomas Bax Russell Jeffrey
Joseph Capper William Revell Spicer
Joseph Cooper Henry Sterry
T. G. Darton Joseph Sterry, Jun.
Job Heath Henry Tuckett.
Bankers—Messrs. Prescott, Grote, and Co.
J. Hodgkin—Counsel. C. Harris, Medical Referee.
F. Bankart—Solicitor. A. A. Fry, Actuary.
Pocket Diary For 1840, may be had on application, containing—General Reflections—Diary—Life Premiums, Ascending and Descending, to 65, or earlier—Investment—Marriage Endowments—Superannuation Annuities—Endowment for Children—Annuity Tables, Notice—Joint Lives—Survivors— Prospectus— Conditions—Plan for lowering Poor Rates—Mortality of all Mankind—Agents.

New Zealand Company.— Regulations for Labourers Wishing to Emigrate to New Zealand:—

By its terms of purchase for Lands, the Company has engaged to lay out 75 per cent. of the moneys received from purchasers, in defraying the Cost of Emigration to its Settlements. Purchasers and others may, therefore, submit labouring persons, of the class here after described, to the approval of the Company, for a free passage. In the selection of labouring Emigrants, the Company has undertaken to give a preference to applicants who shall be under engagement to work for capitalists intending to emigrate.
The Company offers a free passage to its settlements, (including provisions and medical attendance during the voyage,) to persons of the following description:—viz., agricultural labourers, shepherds, miners, bakers, blacksmiths, braziers and tinmen, smiths, shipwrights, boat-builders, wheelwrights, sawyers, cabinetmakers, Carpenters, coopers, curriers, iarriers, mill-wrights, harness-makers, boot and shoemakers, tailors, tanners, brick-makers, lime-burners, and all persons engaged in the erection of buildings.
Persons engaged in the above occupations who may apply for a free passage to New Zealand, must transmit the most satisfactory testimonials as to their qualifications, character, and health.
They must be actual labourers going out to work for wages in the colony, of sound mind and body, not less than fifteen, nor more than thirty years of age, and married. The marriage certificate must be produced. The rule as to age will be occasionally departed from in favour of persons having large families, whose quaiifi-cations are in other respects satisfactory.
To the wives of labourers, thus sent out, the Company offers a free passage with their husbands.
To single women a free passage will be granted, provided they go out under the protection of their parents, or near relatives, or under actual engagement as servants to ladies going out as cabin passengers on board the same vessel. The preference will be given to those accustomed to farm and dairy-work, to semp stresses, straw-platters, and domestic servants.
The children of parents sent out by the Company will receive a free passage, if they are under one, or full seven years of age at the time of embarkation. For all other children three pounds each must be paid, in full, before embarkation, by the parents or friends, or by the parish.
Persons not strictly entitled to be conveyed out by the emigration fund, if not disqualified on account of character, will, in the discretion of the Directors, be allowed to accompany the free emigrants, on paying to the Company the sum of 18l 15s for every such adult person. The charges for children are as follows,— Under one year of age, no charge; one year and under nine, one-third of the charge for adults; nine years of age and under fourteen, one-half the charge for adults; but if the parents be of the labouring class, the children will be taken out on the terms stated in Regulation 7.
All Emigrants, adults as well as children, must have been vaccinated, or have had the small-pox.
Emigrants will be, for the most part, embarked at the Port of London; but the Directors will occasionally appoint other ports of embarkation, as circumstances may require.
The expense of reaching the port of embarkation must be borne by the Emigrants; but on the day ap pointed for their embarkation they will be received, even though the departure of the ship should be delayed, and will be put to no further expense.
Every adult Emigrant is allowed to take half a ton weight, or twenty cubic feet, of baggage. Extra baggage is liable to charge at the ordinary rate of freight per ton.
The Emigrants must procure the necessary tools of their own trades, and, before they will be permitted to embark, they must provide themselves with an outfit of clothing, bedding, and other necessaries, for the voyage, according to the annexed scale. The outfit may be obtained upon payment to the Company, or to the outfitter, of the prices affixed to the several articles in the list.
On the arrival of the Emigrants in the Colony, they will be received by an officer, who will supply their immediate wants, assist them in reaching the place of their destination, be ready to advise with them in case of difficulty, and at all times to give them employment in the service of the Company, if from any cause they should be unable to obtain it elsewhere. The Emigrants will, however, be at perfect liberty to engage themselves to any one willing to employ them, and will make their own bargain for wages.
By order of the Board,
John Ward, Secretary.
New Zealand Company's Office, 1, Adam-street, Adelphi,
5 Dec., 1839
H. Manning, 251, High Holborn, respectfully informs Intending Emigrants that he has had the honour of constructing Colonial Buildings for the whole of the Superior Officers of each of the Australian Colonies and New Zealand, particularly those of the Surveying Departments; in addition to which he has recently received the strongest proof of the efficiency of the Buildings which he manufactures, having been honoured by the commands of Her Majesty's Board of Ordnance, to Plan and Construct a Government House for New Zealand, and which he has pleasure in stating has been finished to their entire satisfaction.
H. M. also begs attention to the following extract of a letter which he has this week received from Mr. John Newman, dated Port Adelaide, August 29, 1839; this gentleman took one cottage with him, and purchased another in the Colony (also built by H. M.) at 100 per cent. above cost price. Mr. Newman has resided in these cottages for nearly three years:—
"Your cottages, without exception, are good-looking buildings, and I am pleased to see them put up in the manner they are. Most parties place them on a foot or two of brickwall, and root them with native shingle. I would not wish to be more comfortable, as a temporary residence, than I am in your cottages, two of which I now occupy; they are preferable to any I have seen for the simplicity in erecting them. Myself and another man put up mine in two days; the greater portion of the time was occupied in unpacking them, so well were they packed,"

Union Bank Of Australia.—

The Directors of the New Zealand Company hereby give notice that they have Effected an Arrangement with the Union Bank of Australia, No. 38, Old Broad Street, London, for the establishment of a Branch Bank in New Zealand, through which the business of the New Zealand Land Company will be transacted. The Directors therefore recommend to Colonists the Union Bank of Australia as an esta blishment possessing their entire confidence, and able to provide effectually for the Financial Wants of the First Settlement.
By order of the Board,
John Ward, Secretary, New Zealand Land Company's Office,
1, Adam-street, Adelphi,
27th August, 1839.
Union Bank Of Australia,
London Office, 38, Old Broad-street.
George Fife Angas, Esq. Benjamin E. Lindo, Esq.
Robert Brooks, Esq. Charles E. Mangles, Esq.
James John Cummins, Esq. Christopher Rawson, Esq. Halifax
Robert Gardner, Esq. Manchester. Thomas Sands, Esq. Liverpool.
John Gore, Esq.
Charles Hindley, Esq. M.P. James Bogle Smith, Esq.
James Ruddell Todd, Esq.
George Carr Glynn, Esq. John Gore, Esq.
James J. Cummins, Esq.
Bankers.–Messrs. Glyn, Hallifax, Mills, and Co.
Secretary.—Samuel Jackson, Esq.
Colonial Inspector.—John Cunningham M'Laren, Esq.

New Zealand Branch.

Local Directors.
Geo. S. Evans, Esq., D.C.L. Edw. Betts Hopper, Esq.
Geo. Hunter, Esq.
Manager.—-John Smith, Esq.,
Late of the Commercial Bank of England, Manchester,
Arrangements having been made for the opening of a Branch in New Zealand, Notice is hereby given that Bills on Sydney, at thirty days' sight, will be issued at this office to the settlers, for such sums as may be required, at a charge of two per cent., redeemable in New Zealand, in the notes of this Bank, with a return of the two per cent., thus enabling the colonists to transmit their funds without deduction.
The Directors likewise continue to grant letters of credit, payable at sight, for any sum not exceeding 300l, and bills at thirty days' sight, for larger amounts, on their Branches at Sydney, Hobart Town, Launces-ton, and Mclboun, Port Philip, on the usual terms.
By order of the Board,
Samuel Jackson, Secretary.
The British and Australasian Bank, 55, Moorgate-street, London, Notice to parties wishing to effect Remittances to New South Wales.—Bills and Letters Of Cre Dit will be granted by the Directors of the Bank upon Sydney, New South Wales, until further notice, at the rate of £101 for every sum of £100 paid at this Office. By order, Fred. Boucher, Jan. 1, 1840. Managing Director.
The British and Australasian Bank, 55, Moorgate-street, London. Capital—One Million Sterling.
The Court of Directors of this Company transact Banking business of every kind, upon the principle of the Scoth banks, in London, and in the Australasian colonies, and New Zealand.
Current accounts kept with individuals or bodies of persons, and interest at the rate of two-and-a-half per cent. allowed on the balances thereof.
Deposits of money received of any amount, and for any time or term; upon deposits to be withdrawn at a short notice, interest at the rate of three per cent. per annum is allowed; upon sums deposited for terms, a higher rate of interest is paid, viz.:—
4 per cent. for cash to be withdrawn after 3 months' notice
4 1/2 per cent. for cash to be withdrawn after 6 months' notice
5 per cent. for cash to be withdrawn after 12 months' notice
And bonds bearing interest at tbe rate of six per cent. per annum, are granted for sums deposited for five years or upwards.
The accounts and agencies of joint-stock and other country and foreign banks, and of individuals or bodies of persons, undertaken.
Advances of money granted upon the security of landed property in the Australasian colonies, and upon consignments of merchandise to or from thence, and generally upon any other securities that may be approved of.
Bills and letters of credit granted at par on the branches of the bank in the above-named colonies.
Bills, notes, drafts, &c., upon parties residing in either of the said colonies, cashed or remitted for collection..
Sums of money invested on landed property, in the said colonies, for account of parties resident in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.
The remaining shares will be issued at a premium until further notice of 1l 10s per share, and applications for the same, or regarding business, may be made personally, or by letter, to the undersigned, who has re-sided m Australia.
By order of the Court of Directors,
Fred. Boucher, Managing Director.
55, Moorgate-street, London,
21st Jan., 1840.
A Young Married Man, of active business habits, is desirous of obtaining a Situation with a Capitalist who inteads Emigrating to New Zealand, as Confidential Clerk, or General Manager and Overseer. He is well acquainted with the routine of the Counting-houses and he would be willing to make himself generally useful in every possible manner to his employer. By trade he is a Printer, and he would be willing to take out with him his stock of Printing Materials, and could undertake the entire management of a Printing Office over there, having had considerable experience.—Address to A. B., 3, Serle-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Printed by Henry Hobbs Chambers, of West-street, Cambridge-heath, Hackney, in the County of Mid-dlesex, Printer, at the office of the "New Zealand Journal," No, 366, Strand, in the aforesaid County; and Published by him at the said Office, where all Comrnunications must be addressed "To the Editor," post paid.—Saturday, February 8, 1840

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