Documents pertain to a case filed by farmer (Lonsdale) against company (The Midhirst Co-operative Dairy Factory Company Limited) regarding pollution of a stream which the plaintiff claims is caused by the defendant company at it's dairy factory site at Wharehuia. The plaintiff claims the stream is so heavily polluted his stock will not drink from it, which has resulted in significantly diminished butterfat production.
Documents include:
1. Warrant to sue
2. Writ of summons and statement of claim
3. Declaration of authority to act as solicitor
4. Statement of defence
5. Warrant to defend
6. Praecipe to set case down for hearing
7. Affidavit by Harold Graham in support of summons for interrogatories
8. Summons for leave to issue interrogatories
9. Amended statement of claim
10. Praecipe to set case down for hearing
11. Statement of defence
12. Order for leave to administer interrogatories
13. Answer to interrogatories
14. Order for discovery
15. Praecipe to seal writ of subpoena ad testificandem addressed to:- G.A. Lawrence, Analytical Chemist Johnsonville. A.J. Chard, Farmer, Wharehuia.
16. Praecipe to seal writ of subpoena ad testificandem addressed to:- William Sherriff, Farmer, Stratford. Henry Johnson, Farmer, Stratford. Walter F. Adams, Farmer, Stratford. H.C. Johnson, Science Master, Stratford. B.M. Wilson, Surveyor, New Plymouth. Thos. O'Neil, Solicitor, Stratford. J. Callaghan, Law Clerk, Stratford. W.L. Kennedy, Gentleman, Stratford. Geo. Preece, Farmer, Matapu.
17. Praecipe to seal writ of subpoena duces tecum addressed to Harold Graham, Company Secretary, Midhirst.
18. Amended statement of defence
19. Praecipe to seal subpoenas on behalf of the defendant for John Reginald Wall of Stratford Photographer and two others
20. Praecipe to seal subpoenas on behalf of the defendant for Allan Guthrie of Midhirst Factory Manager and two others
21. Praecipe to seal subpoenas on behalf of the defendant for Harold Graham of Midhirst Company Secretary and two others
22. Praecipe to seal subpoenas on behalf of the defendant for Walter Vickers of Midhirst Farmer and two others
23. Praecipe to seal subpoenas on behalf of the defendant for John William Spence of Stratford County Engineer and two others
24. Affidavit as to documents
25. Praecipe for subpoenas on behalf of plaintiff, seal subpoenas for A.H.R. Amess, Technical School Principal, Stratford. Evan Jones, Farmer, Stratford.
26. Summons for leave to issue interrogatories
26. Miscellaneous documents.
Department
Archives
Production Date
1928
Credit Line
See: Taranaki Scandals The Court Record Collection page for more details on the collection and other interesting cases. http://pukeariki.com/Heritage-Collections/Taranaki-Scandals 
Accession No
ARC2018-018

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