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1 December 1880 page 2
Pleasant Point - inquest - BELL -
Alexander Murray Bell, aged 7 years, was held at Pleasant Point
on Monday afternoon. The body of the unfortunate boy was found
about a mile further
down the Opihi River, than the spot where
his grandfather Mr RADDON,
was killed. ------ accidentally drowned -----
deceased was the
only son of Mr A.C.Bell, for many years resident
of Kaiapoi and Christchurch.
West Oxford - fire -
a cottage at West Oxford, owned by Mr Alfred Bunn, was
completely destroyed by fire on Saturday night ------
Inquest - Thomas
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Christchurch - GREENAWAY
we most sincerely regret having to record the shocking death of Mr J.
Greenaway, nurseryman and seedsman, which took place about
5 o'clock last evening, on the Papanui Road.
------- for the past 16 years, Mr Greenaway has been
identified with the progress of floriculture
in this city, and
with the fortunes of the Christchurch Horticulture Society, of
which body he was the honorary secretary. ---------- a long
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Christchurch - fearful accident - SOUTH -
a boy named South, aged 12 ------------ he was
removed to the hospital, where his father is also lying ill.
Wellington - fire - TURNER -
an unoccupied cottage of 5 rooms in Sussex Square, owned by
Turner, the night watchman, was destroyed by fire this
2 December 1880
Inquest - GREENAWAY
at 2 o'clock an inquest was held upon the body of John Greenaway who
met with his death on the Papanui line of tramway on the previous
. --------- a very long column ---- email for a
Auckland - RODGERS -
a boy named Rodgers, at Ohaupo, was accidentally shot in
the groin today by his little brother.
Auckland - inquest - fire - WOODWARD -
at the inquest on the fire at Woodward's house, Mount Eden
road, the jury returned an open verdict.
4 December 1880
Auckland - WILKINSON
an old man named W. Wilkinson was found dead in his dwelling today in
Grey street. He was very feeble and decrepit, and in
Lost children -
yesterday evening a little girl named Florence Smith, aged 4
years was found wandering on the Papanui road, some distance
north of the
Carlton Hotel. She was taken to the Police
Station where she was claimed by her parents, who are
living at the Sandridge, so that she had
wandered a distance of
over 3 miles when she was found.
Inquest - HURRELL -
an inquest on the body of the late Mr Charles Cavendish Hurrell was
held ----- resigned his position as clerk to
the Residents Magistrate's
Court at Ashburton.
------ about a month ago his wife and family left
Auckland, as he said he could not afford to keep them in proper
comfort on account of the reduction. ----- a long
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Kumara - Fire - MORRIS -
a disastrous fire occurred here at 3 o'clock this morning.
It commenced in Mr Morris'' Ross Hotel, Seddon street,
which was burned down.
also DAVIS a
tailor, HOLMES a
tentmaker, BABOR a
fruiter's premises and small shop. ------ more
Auckland - SINGLETON
Mr Singleton, a settler at Otahuhu, while riding along the
South road, ---------- more
Kumara - SINGLETON
at the inquest held on the body of Singleton, a verdict of accidental
death was returned. He was well connected, and a son
of Mr Singleton,
Resident Magistrate in County Monaghan,
Auckland - BUCKLAND
this morning the daughter of Mr Alfred Buckland was being driven from
his house when the horse bolted, the carriage was
overturned, and Miss
Buckland received a kick on the face from
the horse. She is seriously injured. Her father left
Auckland this morning by steamer for Kaipara.
8 December 1880
Christchurch - Fire - GOULD, MILLETT -
--- a 4 roomed cottage in Hereford Street, the property of Mr G.
Gould, and occupied by Mr E. W. Millett, was completely
The occupants of the house were out at the time,
having gone to the circus. -------- and Mrs GREENWOOD
and Mr Thomas SMITH,
engineer, who were amongst the first
to discover the flames. --------- lots more,
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Havelock - Sudden death - HOWARD -
Mr Charles Howard, the expressman, has died suddenly at
Havelock. He had been earning a precarious livelihood there.
Hamilton - McNEILL
a sudden death occurred at Hamilton today. McNeill, a
gentleman advanced in years, and who has been staying at JUDD's
was found dead in bed. He had been ill in
health for some time. His wife and family are expected out from
Christchurch - fire - SHEARER's ARMS -
----- fire broke out in a building on the Windmill road
formerly known as the Shearer's Arms, but now used as a general
store. --- and a
wooden cottage cottage
adjoining caught. ------------- The owner
Mr CARMICHAEL, a
contractor, --- the store was occupied by
Mr CARSON ---- a
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9 December 1880
Greymouth - inquest - McILRAY -
a fatal accident occurred this morning to Mr Robert McIlray, a
well-known storekeeper belonging to Seventeen Mile Beach.
Deceased was driving
some cattle on the beach near the Cobden
punt -------- an inquest was held on the body
----- a verdict of accidental death was returned.
was a native of Ireland, and leaves a widow and 6 children.
Amberley, North Canterbury - THOMPSON -
William Thompson arrived at Lyttelton from Melbourne about the end of
November, ---------- he came across some men
Messrs TOBIN and KENNEDY, road making about 4
beyond Mrs GIBBS farm on the Cabbage Tree Flat. ---------
Templeton - Accident - CHAPLIN -
a little boy named Chaplin, aged about 7 years whose
parents reside at Templeton, met with a nasty accident at the
of that place yesterday --------
10 December 1880
Christchurch - DUNCAN
- The Late Mr Andrew
It is with feelings of deep regret that we have to announce the death
of one of our best known and most respected citizens.
------- Mr Andrew
Duncan was a native of the
West of Scotland, and came to Canterbury with his parents about
22 years ago. ------- as a gardener, he
his nursery gardens down Ferry road. Mr Duncan married
------- he was a member of the City Council for some
at one time occupied the the position of Mayor of
Christchurch. ---------- lots more, email for a copy
Christchurch - PARKER
a man named James Parker, aged 32, who arrived here by the
ship Waimate in March last, was arrested --- in
High street, on the charge
of being drunk and incapable.
--------------------------------- Deceased was stopping up to
last Sunday with a shipmate of his named
------ he was a single man a native of Waltham,
near Liverpool, England, and had no relations in the
He was a wood carver by trade, and was in the
employ of Mr SMITH of Tuam street. an inquest will be held
the Claredon Hotel at 2pm today.
Pleasant Point - POWELL
a sad occurrence took place on Wednesday at Pleasant Point. It
appears that Mrs Thomas Powell went out for a short time in the
---------- little fellow of 4 years
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11 December 1880
Death in the Watchouse - PARKER
--- inquest published in another column, it will be seen
that --- James Parker who was found dead in --- the watchouse ---
died of natural causes.
Sudden death at Kaiapoi - BROADLEY
yesterday morning it was reported to the police that Mr Broadley
sen. had died suddenly at the Kaiapoi Woollen Mills, and
has only been a short
time in the Colony. an inquest was
held ---- a full report of which appears elsewhere.
Lyttelton - Ripa Island - JERRED -
a serious accident happened to Henry Jerred, one of the armed
constabulary on Ripa Island, this morning. --------
Wellington - DREOXLER
a German named L. Dreoxler, a matchmaker, died
-------- an inquest will be held.
Inquest - PARKER
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Kaiapoi - inquest - BROADLEY -
an inquest was held yesterday ---- George Broadley
---- from the evidence of Amy BOWEN,
who last saw him alive ---- he went to work
in the Kaiapoi
factory as usual yesterday, -- G.A. Broadley, son
of the deceased, --- death from natural
causes, deceased was 49 years of age.
Ashburton - inquest - MAGUIRE -
-- Patrick Maguire, who died from the result of an accident
at Barr Hill. ----
Pleasant Point - inquest - POWELL -
an inquest on the body of William Powell, son of Mrs
Accident - HADFIELD
a sad accident happened to a lad named Richard Hadfield, who was
working at Mr R.W. Walters cabinet-maker's shop, -----------
Christchurch - John WILSON
---- an old man named John Wilson, 67 years of age,
residing at Papanui ------ the inquest will be held --- at
3 o'clock this afternoon.
Templeton, Canterbury - CHAPLIN -
a little boy names Chaplin, aged about 7years whose parents
reside at Templeton, met with a nasty accident at the railway
- he is now progressing satisfactorily
14 December 1880
Funeral - DUNCAN
the remains of the late Mr Andrew Duncan were interred in the Addington
Cemetery yesterday afternoon ------ the flags of the boat
floated half mast as the deceased gentleman was Vice-President of
the Union Rowing Club.
this morning a man named John Warren, a sailor onboard the
J.P.Parker, received a fracture of the right jaw ------
Wednesday 15 December 1880
a disastrous fire occurred here at 3 o'clock this morning. It
commenced in Mr Morris' Ross Hotel, Seddon Street, which
was burned down,
also DAVIS' a
tailor, HOLMES, a
tentmaker, and BABOR, a
fruiterer's premises and small shop. -------
Waimate - HILLARY
a little child, the daughter of Mr Hillary, the County
Engineer, met with a painful accident today. She with some
other children was playing
with a fly wheel
----------- several of her toes will have to be
18 December 1880
Auckland - LEITH -
the police boat has returned from Tiritiri with the body of young
Leith, which was found at the base of a cliff --------
Westport - WADDELL
a boat accident occurred on Monday. A prospecting party of 3
going up the Mackley's creek in a canoe, were upset and
Samuel JENKINS and
Tiritiri - inquest - LEITH -
at the inquest on the body of Alfred Leith, the victim of the
Tiritiri accident, the jury returned the verdict of accidental
Much sympathy is felt for captain and Mrs Leith.
Dunedin - LUKE
a man named Luke was killed at Mosgiel by a blast on Friday.
Dunedin - EDWARDS-
a prisoner named Edwards who gallantly rescued a girl from
drowning at Port Chalmers a few days ago, has been pardoned.
Westport - DILLON
Captain Dillon, of the steamer Kennedy. died on board, in
the Buller roadstead, today.
Lyttelton School - list of class prizes -
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Rangiora School - list of class prizes -
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21 December 1880
Christchurch - drowning - ANDERSON -
a woman named Ellen Anderson fell into the river opposite St.Michael's
church, last night. and was drowned. -----------
Found dead - DAY
a man named Day, who gained his living by collecting bottles ec.
was found dead in Lichfield street yesterday. at about half past 7
the evening. ------ awaits an inquest.
WARE - a girl
named Ware yesterday afternoon was seen to fall suddenly in Montreal
Ocean Beach - drowning - WILSON -
A Miss Wilson was drowned at the Ocean Beach this
afternoon. Mr Kingston, the prop. of the baths who went in after
unsuccessfully tried to rescue her, was brought out insensible.
Inquest - Shearer's Arms -
an inquest on the fire at the old Shearer's Arms on Dec 8th was held
yesterday afternoon, when a large amount of evidence was given.
22 December 1880
Dunedin - drowning - RANDALL -
a young woman named Elizabeth Randall was drowned at Ocean beach
today ------------ email for a copy.
Inquest - DAY -
an inquest on the body of Jonas Day
--- Grace Day, wife of the
deceased, stated he had been unwell lately ------
Inquest - ANDERSON -
on the body of Ellen Anderson, who was taken out of the
Avon on Monday night.
23 December 1880
a fatal accident occurred yesterday morning --- at
the Ocean beach surf baths, bu which a young woman named
Elizabeth Randall lost her life,
her body being carried out to
sea. She and a companion named Louisa MARTIN
(both being employed at the Rainbow Hotel)
had gone out to have a
bath at the Beach. -------- a long column ---- email
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Miss Ann Williamson, daughter of the late Superintendent of the
province of Auckland died of a fever.
Auckland - O'CONNOR
a gum digger named O'Connor was burned to death in his whare at Kaihu
Dunedin - McNEILL -
Mr John McNeill, for many years with Briscoe and Co. died
rather suddenly today.
Blenheim - PEZANT -
Father Pezant, an old Catholic Priest, died today.
Inquest - TRENTROWAN
an inquest was held ----- on the body of Richard
Trentrowan, who met with an accident at the wool scouring works
on Dec. 23rd .
Woolston - fire - DAVIS -
a 2 storeyed cottage at Woolston, a very old building, was burned down
--- on Christmas morning. It was occupied by Mr
with his wife and daughter, who were aroused by some of the
on Christmas Day a man named John Cochran, a sailor on board the
Auckland - HILTON -
Frank Hilton, mate of the Darcy Pratt, was killed yesterday
at Helensville. While loading baulk timber the tackle slipped
and the log crushed
him against the side of the vessel.
-------- an inquest was held and a verdict returned of accidental
FARNIE and WILKINSON -
a fatal boat accident occurred yesterday. 4 young men were
sailing on the river when a sudden gust of wind upset the boat. 2
of the occupants,
named Farnie and Wilkinson were
drowned, the others were saved, one swimming ashore and the
other picked up by a boat.
a lad named
Walter Joseph Creswell, whose parents live at Papanui, was out
pig hunting with another youth in ----- Mount Thomas ---
loaded waggon belonging to Mr J. Hempleman, carrier,
broke down ---- no harm was done to the driver or the
28 December 1880
Gisborne - McKENNEY
the eldest daughter of the Rev R. McKenney, Waiharangi, was
thrown from her horse while riding and her collar bone broken,
injuries. She was for some time unconscious,
Auckland - fatal accident -
a fatal accident occurred in the harbour on Christmas Eve. A boat
containing 4 men working at the Lochnagar, put off about 11
the above shore, when on nearing the river bar the
boat's plug got knocked out, and the boat while filling
capsized. The occupants held
onto the boat until daylight,
when one of them becoming exhausted fell off and was drowned.
Napier - TAREHA -
the funeral of the old chief Tareha will be a grand affair,
and hundreds of Natives are arriving from all parts. At
Government expense a
mausoleum to be faced with marble is to be
erected, and the tangi is to be the greatest affair than has been
held for 80 years.
It is calculated to cost about 2000
Napier - DENNETT's
Albion Hotel -
a fatal fire occurred at Dennett's Albion Hotel early this
morning. --------- more
Wednesday 29 December 1880
Auckland - NOLAN -
the jockey Nolan who was killed yesterday is well known in
the Australian Colonies. He was at a very early age brought by
his parents to
Melbourne, and may almost be recognized a s a
native of that city. He leaves sisters and relations in Melbourne
and a young wife and
2 children to mourn the result of the
Auckland Cup of 1880. Nolan was 28 years of age. He was
well known as a jockey on the
Australian turf ------- a long
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30 December 1880
Christchurch - VIGERSEN
at about 20 minutes to 6 o'clock last evening a man named Theodore
Vigersen, a cabinet maker, was returning home from work
basket of tools, ------ was knocked down and
rendered insensible by a flash of lightening.
------- he recovered sufficiently to walk home.
St Leonard's -
a 6 roomed house at St Leonard's owned and occupied by Mr John
Ballantyne was totally destroyed by fire this morning. -------
Auckland - Thomas EAVES
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Christchurch - fire - Shearer's Arms -
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