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Star - Christchurch - October 1883
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Inquest - DANN - 001
An inquest was held at Rangiora, respecting the death of Mrs
Dann, which occurred suddenly on the previous day.
---- deceased was 65 years of age
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Auckland - O '
REILLY - 002
A shocking death is reported from West Clive (Olive) 6
miles from here. ----------- as Mrs O'Reilly, aged
36, a servant at the West Clive (Olive)
Hotel, her brother being a wheelwright in the same
township. -------- email for a copy.
page 2 - 004
SELLAR - George Smith
Auckland - ASHWELL
page 3 - 005
The Rev Ashwell, one of the oldest Church of England missionaries
in the Colony is dead.
Tinwald - Inquest - MORAN - page 3 - 006
An inquest was held yesterday at Scott's Hotel, Tinwald, on
the body of a man named Patrick Moran, a workman who was found
dead in a drain
on the Longbeach estate on Saturday -------
email for a copy
Wanganui - funeral - Mete KINGI - 007
the grand military funeral of Mete Kingi took place at the Mission
cemetery, Putiki, this afternoon, in the presence of
including 1100 Maoris, from all parts of
the North Island. ------- lots more, email for a copy.
In Bankruptcy -
page 2 - 008
HOWARD - Thomas
- Robert and
BOYD - Daniel, of Coalgate,
trading under the name Rollinson and Boyd, flaxdressers
3 October 1883
Fire - JACOBS
A fire broke out at 2 o'clock this morning in the centre of a block of
5 wooden shops in Wyndham street. --- occupied by
Jacobs, his wife and 2 children,
who slept in the upper storey, narrowly escaped.
-------- through HARE's stationery, BUCKTON's
Cavanagh's grocery shops and stocks were much
injured. ---- email for a copy.
Fatality on Ninety Mile Beach - CORKHILL - 012
On Sunday afternoon a man supposed to be Thomas Corkhill, an old
sailor, -------- his body was washed up on the beach about
50 yards below
the Little Rakaia Bridge.
QUINN - 016
A farmer named John Quinn, residing in Shirley, died suddenly
yesterday. ------ the deceased leaves a widow and
several children. --- email for a copy.
In Bankruptcy - 017
CLARKE - John
Thomas, draper and
painter, of Christchurch - 014
of Christchurch - 017
Funeral - TURNER
On Sunday last a funeral service was held in Kaiapoi Wesleyan
Church, on the death of the late Mrs Joseph Turner, of
Waverley. -------email for a copy
Auckland - fire - BELCHER's block of
shops - 019
A fire brole our shortly after 10 0'clock in Belcher's block of shops,
Karangahape road, occupied by DAVIS, RYDER,
All were destroyed. The adjoining 2
storey house, which was alo Belcher's was occupied by a Mr
SNELL, was damaged,
but not greatly.
Greymouth - fire - HUGHES - 019
John Hughe's store at Rutherglen has been burnt down.
---------email for a copy
Dunedin - fire -
MILNE - 019
A large dwelling house at Kaitangata, the property of Mr
Milne, was burned down with almost all the contents this
morning. ---- email for a copy.
Missing - HILL
It was reported to the police that a little girl named Annie
Hill, 4 years of age, had been lost from her home 287 St
Asaph street west,. She is described as being dressed in blue
serge frock and white pinafore.
Friday 5 October
Waikuku - Fire -
LANG - 021
at 10 o'clock on Wenesday morning a fire broke out in a cottage at
Waikuku, occupied by Mr John Lang. -----
email for a copy
Bankruptcy - 022
electrotyper of Christchurch
Passengers - DORIC
Mrs Catherine Jane Canning, Miss Elizabeth Sarah
Canning, Miss Harriett Plumber, Mr B.Y.Bingham, Mr
Charles Gumprich, Mr Charles Augustus Lord,
Second cabin - Mr James Pennyquick, Miss Eliza P.Bannister,
Mr Walter lench, Mr W.Francis Hunter, Miss helen
King, Miss Jane Day, Mr John Simpson, Mrs Christina
Simpson, Miss Stubbs, Mr P.Norgate,
Steerage - Mr William Russell, Mrs Jane Russell, Mr
Frank Ward, Mr Thomas Trude, Mr Humphrey Trude, Mr
William George Greaves, Mrs Fanny Greaves, Mr William James
Proctor, Mrs Sarah Cope, Mr J.Bickerton, Mr and Mrs
Hudson, Edith, Percy, Sydney and Ada Hudson, Mr William
Noble and Mrs Sarah, Janet, Elizabeth and Ellen Noble, Mr Daniel
Noyle? Mr George Sepp? Mr Michael Rowe, Mr William
Watkins, Mrs Sarah Milne, Mrs Elizabeth Shearer, Mrs
Sarah Jane Shearer, Mr J.B.Tribe.
6 October 1883
Fatalities - 025
- ---------- He came to Port Chalmers on the last
trip of the British King, and leaves 2 children.
---- email for a copy.
- email for a copy
Port Chalmers - THOMSON
At a sawmill at Port Chalmers today a distressing accident
occurred, by which George Thomson lost an arm.
------- he has a wife and 4 children
dependant on him. ------ email for a copy.
- William of Kaiapoi, labourer
Greymouth - a bad coach accident -
A bad coach accident occurred this morning. The brake gave way
when the Reefton coach was coming down 12 mile hill. John MITCHELL,
the prop, and 2 passengers were very much hurt. 2
horses were killed, and the coach smashed to pieces.
--------Mr MITCHELL was
Mrs TEMPERLY, Miss KILGOUR, and Mr GOLIGHTLY, a commercial
traveller. -------- email for a copy.
Old Settler - HARRINGTON
Another old settler has passed away at a ripe age. Mr W.
Harrington senior -- came out here in the very early daysof the
he died yesterday in his 82nd year. His
widow who was born in the last year of the last century, is
despite her years, bright and energetic still,
point with pride to a diploma from the Exhibition, testifying to her
skill in rug working. email for a copy.
Inquest - Geraldine - MILLARD - 032
On Saturday morning last an inquest was held --- touching
the death of Mr Thomas Millard, who met his death the previously
------- the funeral took place on Sunday
afternoon ------ email for a copy.
Mataura - MATHESON - 034
Peter Matheson, who lately had some connection with a lignite pit
on the Waimea estate, came into Gore ---------- his age
would be about
45 - 50 years and believed he came from Canterbury. -----
Masterton - HEDGELAND
The body of Hedgeland, a one armed shepherd, who was missed from the
Langdale station, was found in the Whareama river, near the Ica
Fatality - ROWE - 036
occurred at Gladstone youngest dau. of Robert Rowe, was driving the
milking cows to their paddock --- was found dead with a fractured
GRAHAM - 038
a man, whose supposed name is Thomas Graham, was drowned at
Dargaville while attempting to step on board the steamer Durham.
McWILLIAMS - 039
Henry Mc Williams, a clerk in the head office of the Customs
Department, has been missing for a week. -----
email for a copy.
Dunedin - GALLOWAY - 037
James Galloway, a labourer, while fishing at the mouth of Shag
river with a net was drowned yesterday evening.
Palmeston North - 040
Nelson, a bushman, Dingoldy a
tailor ------------- email for a
Bankruptcy - 040a
OVENDEN - William Henry, of
Kaiapoi, a medical practitioner ------
GALLAGHER - Timothy,
PARNHAM - Edwin,
of Kaiapoi, butcher
De VAUX - Augustus
Frederick of Christchurch, accountant.
Fielding - PALMER -
a child named Palmer, aged 3 years, was drowned at
Aorangi, near Fielding, yesterday, by falling into a
creek. At the inquest today a
verdict of accidentally drowned was
Cambridge - 042
- an elderly man named
George Spicer, missing at Cambridge ,
--------- email for a copy.
Winton - Fire - Woody Knoll sawmill
DAWSON - Yesterday morning, Woody Knoll
sawmill, near Winton,
was destroyed by fire. The owners are J.H. Dawson and Sons.
-- email for a copy
Auckland - 044
a boy named Herbert Neill, got his head jammed by a patent
lift ------- and received ijuries
likely to end seriously. email for a copy
Thursday 11 October 1883
Death - LYNHAM - 045
Yesterday morning about 10am a son of Mr W.H. Lynham, of the
Templeton Hotel, was leading a horse in a dray from Mr VOICE's yard
to the road. ------- an inquest will be
held email for a copy.
Wellington - Inquest - HEDGLAND - 045a
At the inquest on the shepherd, John Hedgland, a verdict was
returned that death resulted from drowning in the Whareama river.
Bankruptcy - 046
SCRIMSHAW - Henry
Walter James -
a long snippet about these two, email for a copy.
Saturday 13 October
Greymouth - BARTON
An accident occurred at the Brick and Timber Compny's Mill at
Taylorville yesterday afternoon by which Mr Barton, the
Timaru - LOUGH - 048
Yesterday afternoon Mrs Lough, wife of the Town Clerk of Timaru,
with some friends, accompanied by one of her children, a little
boy about 4
and half years old, was walking on some unused railway
lines near the old engine shed. --------- tripped and fell
forward on the metal, his forehead
striking it with great
violence. Mr Walls, blacksmith, carried the poor
little fellow to Watkin's
chemist shop where Dr McIntyre
happened to be. ----- skull fractured, but with care
and attention fatal consequences will not follow.
email for a copy
Waimate - Fire - COLLINS - 050
A cottage at Waimate occupied by Thomas Collins was burnt down
yesterday morning. The family barely escaped with their clothing.
Fatality - WILLIAMS
The body of Henry Woodward Williams, one of the principal Clerks
in the Head Department of H.M. Customs, who has been missing
October 2nd, was picked up ---- close to
Queen's Wharf --- an inquest will be held. email for
Monday 15 October 1883
Auckland - DONNELL
In the gale at Hokianga, 2 men were capsized in a boat. James
Donnell, engineer, was drowned, the other
Cochrane, swam ashore.
Death - LAKE - 053
This morning a labourer named William Lake, residing in
Montreal street, Sydenham, reported that his infant child a
boy 10 days
old had died at 6am ------- email for a copy.
Inquest - 054
- at the inquest on the body of Henry Woodward
Williams, the jury returned a verdict of found drowned.
16 October 1883
Accidents - 055
a man named Rands was killed on Petone Hill on Saturday night, by
a team and dray going over the side of a precipice.
last evening a little girl named Kirk, daughter of a plate-layer
on the line, was run over by a railway train at Pukepati?
- shipping - Loss of 3
lives - 057
arrived - Jessie
from London, 97 days
On September 11 during a strong southerly wind with mountainous
seas, 3 seamen were engaged in making fast the inner jib,
when a heavy sea threw them off the boom. Nothing could be done
to save them. Their names are Robert KELLY, John LAWSON, Richard FARMER, the latter
is a native of Blenheim.
Wellington - 058
THOMPSON v THOMPSON
decree nisi granted.
Kaiapoi Island - SMITH
As Mr Hay Smith of Kaiapoi island was stepping from his trap upon his
return from Christchurch, on Saturday, he slipped and
fell, receiving some
nasty contusions upon his face and
head, in consequence of which he is confined to his bed.
His injuries however are not of a serious nature.
Auckland - 060
SHAW - a man
named Shaw was killed at Henderson's yesterday by a cart falling on him.
LANDFORD - John
Landford, a labourer, fell down dead this morning.
17 October 1883
Dunedin - Rev Richard CONNIBIE
private advice reports the death of the Rev Richard Connibie
formerly Congregational minister here, from heart disease.
Bankruptcy - 063
Richard Durant LONG
of Weka Pass
Auckland - WATT -
William Watt, bushman, fell over Coromandel wharf last
night at dusk and was drowned.
Dunedin - WHITE
a man named John White ------- Clutha River , near
Rittrick. email for a copy.
18 October 1883
Auckland - Inquest - 066
MacKENNA - At the inquest on Mrs Julia
Mackenna, who died suddenly in Grey
street, a verdict of death from serious apoplexy, -------
email for a copy.
19 October 1883
Dunedin - BOOTE
A woman anmed Sarah Boote met her death, under somewhat
extraordinary circumstances this morning. She has, for the
last 3 weeks living with a man named Augustus KELLY,
--------- said to have been a widow, having a family
in Manchester, England. She was 33 years of age. lots
more email for a copy
LAVERTY v LAVERTY - a long
column - ----- email for a copy.
- SHAW - 069
Adistressing accident took place yesterday morning on the farm
of W.C. Moore,
Waikiwi, 3 miles from Invercargill. A
widow named Shaw,
whose husband died 2 years ago resides in a
small hut, about 3 chains from Moore, with 2 girls, 5
and 3 years. -------- email for a copy.
Auckland - 070
- A corpse found in the Waikato river near Huntley,
is supposed to
be the body of Spicer. ---- email for a copy.
Saturday 20 October
Drowning - MINNIS
The body of Hugh Minnis, the unfortunate carpenter
of the s.s.
Doric who was drowned in Lyttelton harbour nearly 3 weeks ago,
yesterday discovered about half past 5 pm --------- an inquest
will probably be held. ---- email
for a copy.
Inquest - Lyttelton - MINISS - 072
An inquest was held on Saturday afternoon, before Dr Coward
touching the death of Hugh Minniss, who was drowned on 4 October.
------- verdict of accidently drowned was unanimously found by the
jury. ---- email for a copy
Petane - CARSWELL
Another fatal accident is reported from Petane. a daughter of W.
Carswell went out for a walk yesterday afternoon,Not returning
her absence caused
alarm, and all night search parties were out. This
morning her body was found in the river.
Injured - DRINKWELL
The unfortunate man Edward Drinkwell, who was injured last
being thrown from a ballast train on the Oxford - Eyreton
sucummbed at the Hospital about 10 o'clock yesterday morning. an
inquest will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Auckland - SULLIVAN
John Sullivan, a settler in the province since 1884 ? died at
Maharunga, aged 73 years. He was the owner of a number of
trading north of Auckland.
Shipping - Taranaki
from London - 078
September 5th - one birth - Mrs WARD - male child
one death on board - Thomas JUDSON - age
19 on October 9th of inflammation of the lungs.
brings 340 passengers ---- lots more -----about the
23 October 1883 page 2
Auckland - CRUIKSHANK
a lad named Cruikshank, aged 7 was drowned in the Upper Mahurangi
Lyttelton - Inquest - DURHAM - 080 and 080a
the inquest on the body of the man John Durham, who was found
dead in his house, off London street, Lyttelton, on
Sunday morning last -----
a long piece ---- email for a copy
Funeral - 081
The body of the late carpenter of the steamship DORIC who was drowned in Lyttelton, was
buried on Sunday in the Church of England Cemetery, buried
by the brethren of the Maiden City L.O.L. he being a member of
theis order. ----- more ---
Balclutha - HEYWOOD
a member of the WILLMOT's
Coombination Troupe, staying here at
present, intended going rabbit shooting this morning. Frank
the pianist was getting his gun ready in a bedroom of the
Criterion Hotel and was blowing down the barrel to ascertain it was
Frank SIMMONS another of
the troupe, holding a
lighted match to the nipple. The gun went off
Heywood was killed instantly.
an inquest is to be
held this afternoon.
Inquest - De la
HAYE and MEEK - 083
the inquest on the bodies of De la Haye and Meek at Napier
yesterday resulted in nothing new being elicited. A verdict of
death from cold exposure,
consequently on the upsetting of the
boat, was returned. REARDON's
body has not yet been recovered.
In Bankruptcy - 084
William PUDDLE -
George William ROGERS
- Christchurch -----------
24 October 1883
Ormond - inquest - KAYE - 087
an enquiry was held on Monday at Ormond, into the finding
of a skeleton in Waihiku river ------------------- a man named
G.H.Lyster Kaye, who had lived
for some time on a station
belonging to Mr HUTCHISON.
---------- a verdict of death
from causes unknown was found by the jury. --- email for a copy.
Waiuku - BRAUN - 088
Henry Braun, a lad, was accidentally shot at Waiuku,
by a settler named Anthony MAY,
The boy lies in a precarious
Invercargill - SIMS
a man named Charles Sims -------deceased came to Invercargill by the
Monarch in 1879 ------- he had no
family, and his wife
worked to support both latterly.
deceased was formerly a resident of Australia, and re- immigrated
to NZ ------- email for a copy.
Auckland - WALKER -
John Walker, aged 92, a Waterloo veteran, has died at
Mount Eden gaol, to which he had been committed for
vagrancy. He was born in India in 1791
and was consequently
one of the 1st English - born subjects of the British Crown in
India. He was in the Colony in 1840. ----- email for
26 October 1883
Napier - REARDON,
MEEK, De la HAYE - 091
the body of the youth Reardon, who was drowned at Napier on
Saturday, has not yet been recovered. Meek's body has been
and sent to Wellington for interment. A large number
attended the funeral of De la Haye.
Dunedin - The ROYAL
HOTEL - 092
the Royal Hotel at Switzers, Waikaia district, was
totally destroyed by fire last night. It was the property of
----- email for a
TAIWHANGA - 093
James Taiwhanga, brother of Sydney Taiwhanga
-------- dead this morning at Russell. -----
email for a copy.
27 October 1883 page 3
Dunedin - KENNY - 094
a child of one of Nelson's emigrants, named Kenny, aged 10
years, died in the train between Blueskin and Palmeston
She had been ailing for some days but a medical man
said he thought she could make the journey. No inquest will be
Bankruptcies - 095
OVENDEN - William Henry,
of Kaiapoi, medical practioner. ----
PERRIN - John jnr. - of
Kaiapoi, a Painter -----
PALMER - Henry Francis -
of Christchruch ---
DUDDING - Charles,
formerly Amberley, now Hinds, contractor. ---
Shipping - British Queen - 096
to leave Lyttelton this afternoon for London arriving about
7 December --- 30 passnegers ---
From Auckland - Saloon - Mr
Izard, 2nd cabin - Mrs
Farron, Mrs Elliott, Miss Gould,
From Lyttelton - Mr B.Armitage.
From Wellington - Mr W. & Mrs J. Caselberg,
From Oamaru - Mr George McNeil, Mrs James
From Auckland - Mr James Tronson,
From Dunedin - Mr John Jamieson, Mr Thomas Gordon, Mr and Mrs
Cunningham and 2 children. Mr J.C.Edwards.
From Wellington - Mrs James Wilcox, Messrs A.Bennett,
H.Wagstaff, T.Trowell, Thomas Isles,
From Napier - Mr J.H.Piercy
From Invercargill - Mr J.M.Hughes,
From Lyttelton - Messrs Peter Gallin, Hall.
Land Sales - 097
STACE - Mr
Albert's farm at Springston with 6 roomed house
to Mrs Smith ----
McILRAITH - Mr Hugh,
bought a farm of 945 acres 4 miles from the Mitcham railway
Greymouth - RITCHIE
Sarah Ritchie, an old woman, who lately arrived here from
Kumara, was found in a lagoon near Preston bridge this morning.
Auckland - Inquest - 100
TAIWHANGA - at the
inquest on the body of Hemi Taiwhanga,
-------- email for a copy.
Wellington - CORRIE
a daughter of Mr J. Corrie, farmer, Whiteman's Valley, near
Upper Hutt, died suddenly on Saturday. She had been to
and on returning complained of being ill. She
retired to bed, and in a few minutes called out for
assistance, remarking that she was dying.
-------- an inquest will be held later
today. ---- email
for a copy.
Dunedin - WHITLEY -
a 3mths old son of John Whitley was found dead in its mother's bed
yesterday afternoon. --------- and overlaid the
child. --- email for a copy.
Application for Maintenance -
SWINDELL - 104
Elizabeth Swindell applied for an order -- her son Joseph
--- she is 68 years of age ---- another son
Henry ----- husband died in 1880 ---- lots more ---
LEVY - 104a
Mr Solomon Levy, an old and highly respected resident of
Wellington, died suddenly at Blenheim today. aged 64.
He was on a visit to
a relative there. His body will be bought to
Wellington for internment.
Death - QUINTEN
a man named Quinten, a tinsmith at Sheffield, died suddenly on
Sunday morning last, about 10 o'clock, while in a
fit. ----- an inquest was held
on Monday at the residence of the
deceased ------- a verdict was returned death from natural causes.
Bankruptcy - 107
Frederic Henry Melville WALKER
of Christchurch, Land Agent.
email for a copy.
Dunedin - Inquest - WHITLEY - 108
at the inquest tonight on the body of the child Whitley, the
evidence showed that the mother and father had both been drunk on
The death of the child had been caused by
suffocation, either through the mother overlaying the child or in
some way heaping clothes over it.
a verdict of manslaughter was
returned against the mother and the father severely reprimanded by the
Coroner and the jury.
Dunedin - COOK
a girl named Agnes Cook, 9 years of age,
---------- Shag Point branch line and killed. No
particulars of this sad mishap are yet to hand.
31 October 1883
Wellington - ENRIGHT
and O'MALLEY - 110
by a landslip in the tunnel on the Wellington - Johnsonville section of
the Wellington - Manawatu railway, 2 men named John Enright and
Thomas O' Malley, were killed. ----
O'Malley whose age is about 25 is a single man, and a recent
arrival from London by the ship Oxford.
Enwright is also a single
man, aged 30. an inquest will be
held. ---- email for a copy.----
Finding of a Body - OLLIVER
- 111 and 011a
2 gentleman f ound the body of Broughton F.Olliver
in the estuary --- member of the Masonic order I.O. been a ship's
steward in 1874 an inquest will be held today -- lots more ----
Mosgiel - PETERSON - 112
at Mosgiel, e early yesterday morning Cornelius Peterson
------ Peterson died ----- He was about 29 years of
age and unmarried.
Addington Railway Station -
PIPER - 113
an accident of a somewhat serious nature occurred at the
Addington railway station last evening. It appears that Mr
Piper, the station master,
in the performance of his
duties, was preparing to couple together some trucks which were to be
shunted when, slipping he was caught between
clips ---- more---- email for a copy.
Frederick CROSS of
Edward Goldsmith LEWIS
Archibald George COOK
Charles STOKES of
Arthur Matthew WEBB of
26 February 2007
amended 7 November 2010