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The New Zealand Journal, Saturday, May 02 (1840)

New Zealand.
In 2 vols. post 8vo., with 90 Woodcuts and Map, price 16s.,
Manners and Customs of the New Zealanders, with Notes corroborative of their Habits, Usages. &c., and Remarks to Intending Emigrants. By J. S. Polack, Esq., Author of "Travels and Adventures in New Zealand," 1881-7.
"Mr. Polack's interesting and instructive volumes appear most opportunely, conveying, as they do, a great variety of minute information, drawn from actual observation, personal investigation on the spot, and experience considerably prolonged, concerning the Manners, Customs, and Ceremonies of the New Zealanders. His narrative is clear and spirited, his descriptions picturesque, and his reflections sensible and moderate," Monthly Review, April.
James Madden and Co., Successor to Parbury and Co., 8, Leadenhall-street.
Intermediate Ship for New Zealand, to clear out at the Custom House on the 15th inst. Farmers and others may secure intermediate passages on very eligible terms, in the fine Brigantine Deborah, Thomas Wing, Commander, on application to Thomas and Donald Brown, 21, Billiter-street, Leadenhall-street.
Important to Families.
Patent Portable Oven.—Warranted to bake in perfection before any small sitting-room grate or wood fire on the hearth, Rolls for Breakfast, a 7lb. Loaf for Lunch, a Pie or Meat for Dinner, Cakes for Tea, a couple of Ducks or Fowls for Supper.-Fitted complete, 35s.-Will soon save its cost, and last many years.-Persons writing, prepaid, may have a prospectus, with satisfactory testimonials, sent.-It is very important to Emigrants.-John Watts, No. 2, Bear Street, Leicester-sq., London.
Notice to Shippers For Adelaide.
The Clipper Brig Enterprise, Capt. J. Barber, for Adelaide, South Australia.—All goods for the above Ship must be on board by the 24th day of April. Room only for a few tons of fine goods; has seven feet between decks, and a few vacant berths.—For freight or passage, apply to Wm. Burton and Co. 8, Philpot Lane; or Tinkler and Hancock, 17, St. Dunstan's Hill.
Notice to Emigrants.—Outfits to South Australia, India, and the Colonies.
J. and E. Monnery
beg to call the attention of the Public to their
Outfitting Warehouse,
165, Fenchurch-street, and 53, High-street, Borough, where a large assortment of every article requisite for a voyage to, or residence in, the Indies and the Colonies is kept ready for immediate use, and will ha supplied to those who will favour them with a trial, on the most advantageous terms.
Detailed lists of the articles necessary for an Outfit, with the prices attached, sent by post.
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.
Important to Emigrants.
T.W. Horder, Wholesale and Retail Druggist, 20, Fenchurch-street, most respectfully calls the attention of Captains, Emigrants, &c., to the inspection of his Economical and Improved Medicine Chests, which, for convenience and fittings up, no house in London can compete with him, having devoted a great portion of his time to the selection of those Chests particularly adapted to the climate of our new Colonies.-Shipping orders promptly attended to.


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.
Australia and New Zealand.—The undersigned beg to inform Settlers proceeding to, and other parties connected with any of the Colonies, that they will effect the undermentioned business:—
Negociate the purchase and resale of Lands;
Arrange for Chief Cabin, Intermediate, and Steerage Passages, in fine first class ships sailing on the 1st and 15th of each month;
Receive goods in London for Shipment; Ship, and Insure them;
Afford to Emigrants or Shippers useful information as to the sort of goods suitable to the various markets, and the prices current in the Colonies by the last accounts;
Purchase goods for account of Settlers, and make Cash advances on Consignments.
The Ships Appointed to Sail Are
For South Australia, the splendid new ship Lalla Rookh, 500 tons burthen.-Henry Kenny, Commander.
For New Zealand, calling at the Bay of Islands, Hoki-Anga, and the Company's Settlements, the fine new brigantine Deborah, 220 tons burthen.—Thomas Wing, Commander.
For Launceston and Hobart Town, the fine fast-sailing first class ship Margaret, 312 tons register—Commander.
Further information may be had on application to Thomas and Donald Brown, Ship Insurance and Colonial Agents, 21, Billiter-street, Leadenhall-street, London.
New Zealand Company.—The Directors of the New Zealand Company hereby give notice that they have Effected an Arrangement with the Union Bank of Australia, for the establishment of a Branch Bank in New Zealand, through which the business of the New Zealand Company will be transacted. The Directors therefore recommend to Colonists the Union Bank of Australia as an establishment possessing their entire Confidence, and able to provide effectually for the financial Wants of the Settlers.
By order of the Board, John Ward, Secretary. New Zealand Company's Office,
Broad-street Buildings.
Union Bank of Australia,
London Office, 38, Old Broad-street.
George Fife Angas, Esq.
Robert Brooks, Esq.
John William Buckle,
James John Cummins, Esq.
Robert Gardner, Esq. Manchester.
John Gore, Esq.
James Ruddell Todd, Esq.
Benjamin E. Lindo, Esq.
Charles E. Mangles, Esq.
Christopher Rawson, Esq.
Thomas Sands, Esq. Liverpool.
James Bogle Smith, Esq.
George Carr Glyn, 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 tor the opening of a Branch in New Zealand, Notice is hereby given that Letters of Credit (which are not transferable) and Bills, at thirty days' sight, will be issued at this Office to the settlers, for such sums as they may require, Without charge, on the money being deposited.
The Directors likewise continue to grant letters of credit, payable at sight, for sums not exceeding 300l, and bills at thirty days' sight, for larger amounts, on their Branches at Sydney, Hobart Town, Launceston, and Melbourne, Port Philip, free of charge.
By order of the Board.
Samuel Jackson, Secretary.
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 princinle 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, vis.;—
4per cent. for cash to be withdrawn after3months' notice
41/2per cent. for cash to be withdrawn after6months' notice
5per cent. for cash to be withdrawn after12months' notice
And bonds bearing interest at the 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 until further notice at a premium of 2l 10s per share, and applications for the some, or regarding business, may be made personally, or by letter, to the undersigned, who has resided in Australia. By order of the Court of Directors,
Fred. Boucher, Managing Director
55, Moorgate-street, London
21st Jan., 1840.
The British and Australasian Bank, 55, Moorgate-street. London. Notice to parties wishing to effect Remittances to New South Wales.—Bills and Letters of Credit 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, Managing Director. Jan. 1, 1840.

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
Jasper Capper
Joseph Cooper
T. G. Darton.
Job Heath
Russell Jeffrey
William Revell Spicer
Henry Sterry
Joseph Sterry, Jun
Henry Tuckett.
Bankers-Messrs. Prescott, Grote, and Co.
J. Hodgkin-Counsel.
F. Bankart-Solicitor.
C. Harris, Medical Referee.
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.

At a Public Meeting, held in the Guildhall of the City of London, (pursuant to a Requisition from the Merchants, Bankers, Shipowners, and Inhabitants of the said City), on Wednesday, the 16th April, 1840,
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor in the Chair,
Moved by George Palmer, Esq., M.P.-seconded by the Hon. Francis Baring, M.P.:
Resolved-1st. That it is an object of high national importance to maintain inviolate the rights of the British Crown in the Islands of New Zealand, subject to those of the native inhabitants.
Moved by Benjamin Hawes, Esq., M.P.-seconded by Martin Smith, Esq.:
Resolved-2nd. That, deeply impressed with the pernicious results of the Convict Colonisation, this meeting earnestly deprecates the establishment of a penal settlement, whether British or Foreign, in any part of New Zealand.
Moved by Henry George Ward, Esq., M.P.-seconded by Aaron Chapman, Esq., M.P,:
Resolved-3rd. That, as the settlement of New Zealand by British subjects is rapidly progressing without law or order, it is indispensable to the well-being of her Majesty's subjects, already established in New Zealand, and of the many others preparing to emigrate thither, as well as of the native inhabitants, that provision be made without further delay for the regular administration of British law in New Zealand; for securing to all the means of moral and religious instruction; and for substituting a judicious system of colonisation for the present lawless practices of individuals.
Moved by George R. Robinson, Esq.-seconded by Stuart Donaldson, Esq.:
Resolved-4th. That the petition now read be adopted, and do lie for signature during the Easter recess: that the Right Honourable the Earl of: Devon be requested to lay the same before her Majesty, that the Right Honourable Lord Ashburton be requested to present the same to the House of Lords, and that the Right Honourable Lord Elliot be requested to present the same to the House of Commons.
(Signed) Chapman Marshall, Lord Mayor.
The Lord Mayor having left the Chair—
Moved by the Rev. Prebendary Dennis—seconded by Charles Enderby, Esq.
Resolved—That the cordial thanks of this Meeting be offered to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor for his kindness in lending the Guildhall for the use of the Meeting, and for his able and judicious conduct in the Chair,
(Signed) W. C. Young, Honorary Secretary.
Just Published, (For the Directors of the Plymouth Company of New Zealand), by H. Granville, Devonport; and sold by Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., London, and all Booksellers,
In a small Pamphlet, price 6d., second edition of
The Colonization of New Zealand, from the counties of Devon and Cornwall; containing a brief history of the New Zealand Company of London; with full Extracts from the Despatches just arrived from the Colony. The Prospectus of the Plymouth Company, explaining its establishment in strict connection with the New Zealand Company of London; that its Capital will be invested in the purchase of the said Company's Stock and Lands; and in advances to settlers, in proportion to their own outlay; and that the profits will be derived partly from those of the London Company, partly from the re-sale of the Lands at an enhanced price; and partly from Colonial Interest on Loans.
The appendix contains the regulations for Selling and Leasing Lands; the terms for advancing money; and copious extracts from the best evidence as to the Clinate and Soil of New Zealand, the natural productions, he character of the native inhabitants, and the general fitness of the country for Colonization.
Persons desirous of having the pamphlet sent to them by post, will receive it, on sending the publisher, Henry Granville, 99, Fore-street, Devonport, the sum of tenpence in a pre-paid letter.

Plymouth Company of New Zealand.

Capital—£50,000—in 2,000 Shares of £25 each.
Deposit—£5 per Share.
Governor—The Earl of Devon.
Deputy-GovernorThomas Gill, Esq.
Sir AnthonyBuller, Pound.
Captain Bulkeley, Mount Stone.
C. Biggs Calmady, Esq.,
Joseph Collier Cookworthy, Mayor of Plymouth
Nathaniel Downe, Stoke.
Lord Eliot, Eliot.
Richard Fillis, Esq., Plymouth.
Thomas Gardner, Esq., Plymouth.
William JohnGilbert, Esq., Plymouth
George Leach, Esq., Stoke.
Sir Chas. Lemon, Bt., M.P., Carclew.
Sir W. Molesworth, Bt., M.P, Pencarrow.
E.W.W. Pendarves, Esq., M.P., Pendarves.
Edward St. Aubyn, Esq., Dewnport
Rich. Hippesley Tuckfield, Esq., Fulford Park.
Rt. Hon. Sir Hussey Vivian, Bart. M.P., Glynn.
Bankers—Devon and Cornwall Banking Company, Plymouth and Dewnport.
Solicitors — Messrs. Whiteford and Bunnett, Plymouth.
London Bankers—Messrs. Wright and Co.
Solicitors—Messrs. Few, Hamilton, and Few.
Secretary—Thomas Woollcombe, Esq. Devonport.
Office, (pro tem.) Ker-street, Devonport.
Full information on every point connected with the Company may be obtained of the Secretary, to whom, to the Devon and Cornwall Banking Company, or to Messrs. Wright and Co., the London Bankers of the Company, application for Shares may be made, in the following form:—
I requestto have—Shares in this undertaking; hereby engaging to take such Shares, or any proportion thereof, as may be appropriated to me, upon the terms specified or referred to in the Prospectus dated the 19th day of February 1840.
Dsvonport, February 19th, 1840.
To Emigrants.—Tozer and Carbon's Patent Cooking Apparatus, or Portable and Economical Culinarium.-The above Apparatus is capable of boiling from twelve to twenty quarts of water in twenty minutes, and with one fire cook a dinner for any number of persons, It consists of Baking, Boiling. Roasting, Steaming, &c.; and one farthing's worth of fuel is more than sufficient.
This invaluable Cooking Machine is well adapted for warm climates. Parties leaving fer the continent, or the southern climes, will find it an indispensable article.
65, Dean st. Soho, and 244, Tottenham Court Road. Every description of Furnishing Ironmongery, 25 per cent. lower than any other house.
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', Carpenters', 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 indispensable 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 factor' 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, Oveas, Stoves, Grates, Fenders, Fire Irons, Ironmongery, &c., &c. At 62 and 63 Gracechurch-street, London.
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 portioa of the time was occupied in unpacking them, so well were they packed."
To Emigrants and Shippers.
J. Vallentine solicits the attention of persons proceeding to the Colonies to the accompanying prices of a few of the articles he has by him, and also to inform them that he has every variety of goods requisite for use or trading at the Colo nies, at an extraordinary low rate;—
Laige Bell Tents, complete, at 42s. each; New Sets (of Bullock Harness, consisting of Collar, Haimes, and Traces, at 6s. 9d. per set; Bushel Bags, 24s. 6d. per 100; Felling Axes, weighing 6 1/2 lbs. each, 1s. 1d.; Bill Hooks, 1s. each, Rakes and Hoes, 9s. to 12s. per Dozen, Spades and Shovels 17s. per ditto, Pit and Cross Cut Saws; 7 feet long 8s. 6d. each, Shingle and other Nails 20s. per cwt., Screws, 21s. per cwt., Sheep Shearers, 1s. 3d. each, Shot, 23s 6d. per cwt., Percussion Caps 2s. per 1,000, Gunpowder 1s. per 1b., &c.
Every Article of the best description.
Information given respecting the Colonies of South Australia, New Zealand, &c., 60, Wych-Street, Strand, four doors from Drury-lane.
To Emigrants.-Richards, Wood, and Co., of Nos. 117 and 118, Bishopsgate-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 ox 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 yean in the Australian trade, and understand the kind of articles required in these Colonies."—Gouger's South Australia, page 126.
Printed by Henry Hobbs Chambers, of West-street, Cambridge-heath, Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, 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 Communications must be addressed "To The Editor," post paid.—Saturday, May 2, 1840.

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