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"Star" - Christchurch - 10 to 27 June
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Tuesday 10 June 1879
Rangiora - Funeral - LUXTON -
On Sunday afternoon the remains of Mrs John Luxton, wife of one
of the oldest Settlers in Rangiora, were followed to the grave by a
large concourse of people. The cortege was over a quarter of a
mile in length, and the ceremony was conducted by the Ven.
Thursday 12 June 1879
Sudden death of a child - ASHLEY
An infant son of Mr H.S.Ashley, residing on the Lincoln Road,
Addington, died suddenly at 1-45am today. The child
was 5mths old, had been
delicate since birth and subject to fits.
------ It is thought that it will be necessary to hold an inquest.
Friday 13 June 1879
Inquest - Auckland - WALKER
The boy Walker, who was accidently shot at Mercer, on Sat.
last, died this morning in the Hospital. At the inquest
this afternoon, the jury returned
a verdict of accidental death.
Tuesday 17 June 1879
Ship - Red Gauntlet - from London
Red Gauntlet brings 2 saloon, 2 second cabin and 9 steerage passengers.
Wednesday 18 June 1879
Shipping - Dunedin - 3 deaths -
arrived Otago - ship - from Glasgow - after a passage of 102
Three deaths occured on the passage,
R. died on the
Sunday after the ship left Port, of acute inflammation of
A seaman named Donald fell from the fore-royal -masthead
into the sea, and the efforts to save him were without avail.
WELSH - The other
death was that of Joseph Welsh steerage passenger of
hemorrhage of the lungs.
Oamaru - McINNES
The body of a man named Donald McInnes was found floating in the Lagoon
---- It was much decomposed having been in the wate
about a fortnight.
There is no clue as to the origin of his
death, but at about the time the deceased got into the lagoon, he
was known to be drinking. An inquest will be
Thursday 19 June 1879
Wanganui - SMITH -
A man anmed John Smith - formerly in a Brewery business in Nelson, was
found dead in the street this morning. It is supposed that his
death is the result of excessive drinking
Oamaru - Inquest - McINNES
At the inquest on the body of a man named McInnes, who was
drowned in the lagoon on Tuesday, a verdict of "Found drowned"
Fatality - McGREGOR -
The body of a man was found floating at the breakwater at half past
eight this morning. it had apparently been in the water for some
time. The face is
greatly disfigured and unrecognisable. It
has not been identified. No-one has been reported missing.
A pocket book was found on the body containing
money, cheques, and a
number of receipts which led to the conclusion that the name of
the deceased was John McGregor. It is that of a man about
9 inches high and appears to have been well known at Clyde and Cromwell.
Waimate - EADE
Mrs Ann Hester Eade died suddenly at Waimate yesterday afternoon.
Death was caused by the bursting of a blood vessel.
Rangiora - The late George FENNELL
The Govt. have sactioned the payment of 6mths wages to the widow of the
late George Fennell, who was killed accidently whilst shunting
trucks at Rangiora. -----
leaves a widow with 5 small children, have been left penniless.
Friday 20 June 1879
Christchurch - sudden death - BROWN
A prisoner named Charles Brown, who received a sentence of
3 mths at the Residents Magistrates Court, on Monday last for
vagrancy, was found dead
in his bed this morning at the Addington
Gaol. Deceased had been drinking very hard before being
sentenced. An inquest will be held tomorrow.
Oamaru - Mrs Ann Hester EADE - page
Fatality - McGREGOR
The body of the man found floating in the harbour
receipts for certain sums of money from John McGregor --- a large
sum of money was on the body, and also some deposit receipts for nearly
from Union Bank, Cromwell, It is
supposed he had been a shepherd at Clyde, and was going to the steamer
late at night, when he fell off the wharf.
A flask of
whisky was found in one pocket. An inquest will be held today.
Saturday 21 June 1879
Inquest - Auckland - David
An inquest has been ordered for tomorrow on the body of the man named
David,, who died suddenly on board the steamer Rowena,
while on his way to
the Waikato, to purchase a farm. He leaves 5
children in the Coromandel.
Obituary - Mr Walter HILL -
We regret to have to report the death of Mr Walter Hill. The
deceased gentleman whilst engaged last evening in the performance of
was suddenly attacked by spasms of the
heart. He was at once conveyed to his residence, where he
was attended by Dr Ellis. Mr Hill seemed slightly
morning but at 11 o'clock another severe attack set in, to which he
succumbed. Deep sympathy is felt to his wife and family.
Inquest - Oamaru - McGREGOR
The inquest on the body of John McGregor, who was found drowned
in the harbour yesterday, resulted in an open verdict. The
body was recognised
by Mr A.McLEAN, late manager of the Waikakahi
Station ------------ deceased has intimated his
intention of returning to the Old Country and was
probably on his way
to go to Dunedin on the night of May 27th, when he stumbled on the
wharf and drowned.
Tuesday 24 June
1879 page 3
A long piece about Mr Walter Hill.
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25 June 1879
New Zealand shipping arrivals in London. page 2
The NZ.S.Co. (Ltd) has received advice of the arrival at London prior
to 21 June of the following vessels.
Hurunui - from the Bluff, Lochfleet -
from Auckland, Times - from Lyttelton.
Write up of the Funeral of Mr Walter HILL
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Wellington - ASHLEY -
A man named John Ashley, has been found lying dead in the bush,
by his sons at Sand Spit. ----------- He left home in
perfect health, and cause of death is unknown.
Tauranga - GAIR
Mr George Noble Gair, manager of the National Bank here, was
found shot dead in the Bank this morning. The wound was on
the left temple, and it is
believed to have been self
inflicted. No cause for the act is known, as his affairs are
believed to be iall correct, but he had been drinking heavily lately.
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