Oliver Samuel, the son of Dr Jacob Samuel was a lawyer in New Plymouth.
His scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of various cases in which he was involved between October 1878 and November 1884. Cases range from divorce proceedings, petty crime, bankruptcy, rape and indecent assault.
Also included are clippings relating to the death of Samuel's father. In one he is noted as a Reverend in the Church of Scotland and the other infers a Jewish heritage.
Department
Archives
Classification
Production Date
1878-1884
Subject Category
Subject Person

Archive Contents

  Part 1

The following (incomplete) list of court cases conducted by Oliver Samuel indicates the variety of trials in which he was prosecutor or acting for the defendant.

James Hill accused of raping / indecent assault of Johanna Harmel 1880; pages 19, 22, 23 and 24

John Hill accused of assaulting Caroline Turchi, 1880; page 21 and 25,

G D Hamerton in bankruptcy 1880; pages 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 72, etc

Wreck of the ship Rangitira Sept 1880; pages 52 and 53,

Trial of Maori prisoners / Parihaka Sept 1880; pages 52 and 53; September 1881 p 85;

Hiroki, Wiremu, charged with the murder of John McLean: pages 3, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 128 and 129,

Arrest of Te Whiti and Tohu November 1881; pages 91, 92, 92a, 92b, 92c 93,

Sly grogging January 1881; pages 62, 63

Mary Retford - Running a lottery June 1881 p 79; breach of licensing law 1883, page 177, 187

James Paul charged with larceny as a bailee October 1881; p88, 89,

James Young Henry charged with wounding with intent William Millet, January 1882; page 96, 97,

Joseph Garden Pannell charged with attempted rape of Mrs Daniells March 1882; page 102, 105, 114,115,

Jacob Oliver, obit; page 105, 109

Oliver Samuel, new home May 1883: page 176

William Gallagher charged with murder of Te Whia, May 1882; page 116, 117, 118, 119,

Creditors in the Halse Estate May 1882; page 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 172, 173, 174,

Burning of st Andrews Church. Inquest on the fire; page 141, 142,

Racecourse reserve / Taranaki Jockey Club - Sept 1882; page 143, 157, December 1882, page 157

Lyttle vs Lyttle bigamy and adultery Feb 1883; page 159

Apiha charged with maliciously wounding W Wilkinson, Feb 1883; page 160, 162, 163, 169. 170

Fire at Boswell's Tannery, Te Henui May 1883; page 174, 175,

Eugene McCarthy charge with assaulting Michael McGonnell (re coastal ship 'Irishman' and Boswell & Co) etc; page 178. 179, 184, 185, 209, 238

Stockman vs Boswell 1883; page 182, 183

Fred Bullott charged with injury to property of Susannah Bullott 1883; page 184

Alexander Boswell vs New Plymouth Harbour Board etc 1883; page 191, 193, 194, 196, 197, 198, 199, 202, 203, 214, 215

Bankruptcy of Mr Angelo Forrest 1883; page 194.195,

Mary Powell vs John William Foote, 1883; page 201,202, 206, 207, 211, 214

John Hill steals pig belonging to Te Whetu of Parihaka 1883; page 217, 218, 219,

John Shore charged with seizure of cattle belonging to Te Ora Wati 1884; page 221, 222,

Thomas Tyrell and William Baker charged with furious riding 1884; page 225

James Alexander Suiter and John Burton charged with arson in Hawera, 1884; page 227, 228, 229, 230,

Accession No
ARC2001-522

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