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- September 1885 -
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1 September 1885
Canterbury - JONES -
A sad accident, which terminated fatally, befel a little girl on
Saturday evening last. The child a daughter of Mr George
Jones, living at
------ email for a copy.
Obituary - Mark Pringle STODDART
A,mong the late obituary notices appears that of Mr Mark Pringle
Stoddart. This gentleman was one of the 1st settlers who
came to the colony from
Australia. he arrived from Sydney in
March 1851 and almost immediately formed a sheep station on the
Rakaia, now the property of Sir John Hall.
purchased the estate called by him Diamond Harbour, where he
resided for many years. ------ has resided at
Fendalton with his family.
He died on Friday after a short
illness, in his 67th year. -------- email
for a copy, a longish piece.
Friday 4 September 1885
Dunedin - Fatal accident - SUMMERELL -
The names of the 2 men who occupied the boat, and one whom is
known to have drowned are Walter Summerell and Frank
The body came ashore is that of Summerell. He
came from Auckland some time ago.
Saturday 5 September 1885
Timaru - CAMERON
a sad case of -- occurred today. Louisa Cameron, a young
lady of 22, formerly a teacher in the public school, and
generally esteemed, --------
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Monday 7 September 1885
Port Chalmers - Fatal boat
accident - 5 children drowned - FERGUSON and JACKSON -
between 9 and 10 yesterday forenoon, Captain James
Ferguson, local agent of the Union Company, accompanied by his 6
children and Mr and
Mrs Arthur Jackson, with their 2
children, took a waterman's boat at Port Chalmers for the purpose
of paying a visit to Mrs Jackson sen.
grandmother of the whole of
the children. ------ Mary, John,
James and Alexander Ferguson and Christina Jackson were
drowned. - lots more
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Death - DIPHEIM -
about noon yesterday a man named Henry Dipheim died suddenly at his
house at Papanui. ---- email for a copy.
House Fire - Styx road - LANGE -
---- was destroyed by fire. It was owned b and
occupied by a labourer named Carl LANGE, -----
accidental, caused through a defect in the chimney.
----- email for a copy.
a woman named Mrs O'Donnell, died rather suddenly --- at
her residence, Queen street, Sydenham, on Saturday.
It appears that she was
confined about 8 o'clock in the morning of a
still-born child. ----- an inquest will be held today.
Inquest - O'DONNELL
an inquest was held this morning at the Club Hotel, Sydenham, on the
body of Mary O'Donnell, who died in childbirth on Saturday.
------- email for a copy.
Thursday 10 September 1885
Fire - SPEIGHT
about 7 o'clock on Tuesday evening last, a fire broke out at the
residence of Mr J.Speight, journalist, near
Templeton, which resulted in total
destruction of the
building. lots more - email for a copy.
Fatal accident at Port Chalmers -
the bodies of Captain Ferguson's 2 children James and Alexander,
were recovered on Sunday evening by Mr Robert LEWIS, who in
with Mr A. PIRANI and others,
were sweeping Dowling Bay with
their nets ------ along
column - email for a copy
Friday 11 September
Napier - Fires -
LANG - The
residence of A.C. Lang, of the firm of Murray, Roberts and Co.
Hastings, was totally destroyed by fire at 5am today.
SWEENEY - a house
owned and occupied by John Sweeney, at Pukikua, was burned
on Wednesday night. ----- email for a copy.
Monday 14 September 1885
Letter of Naturalsation page 2
LUBLOW - Gustav
John Friedrich - tailor, of Ashburton.
Racecourse Hill -
Mr H.J.Mathias, Chairman of the Selwyn County Council, died
at his residence, Racecourse Hill, yesterday after a short
Geraldine - TINDAL -
As Mr Thomas Tindal, landlord of the Hilton Hotel, was getting
into his trap on Saturday afternoon, he suddenly fell back and
expired in a few minutes.
----- email for a copy.
- COOPER -
the concert in aid of the widow and family of the late Mr Cooper takes
place tonight in the Theatre Royal. ------ more
--- email for a copy.
Racecourse Hill, Canterbury - MATHIAS -
it is with deep regret we announce the death of Mr Herbert John
Mathias, Chairman of the Selwyn County Council, who died at his
Racecourse Hill aged 44 years ------- lots
more email for a copy.
Tuesday 15 September 1885
A lad named Archibald Ferguson, while ploughing yesterday afternoon at
East Tamaki, met with a fatal accident. The horses bolted,
------- email for a copy.
Wednesday 16 September 1885
Obituary - REECE
another of the Canterbury pioneers has passed from among us. Mr
Edward Reece died on Saturday last, at his residence, Forres
Christchurch, at the comparitively young age of 51
years. Mr Reece was the son of a Shropshire farmer, -------
arrived at Lyttelton in 1854 by
the ship Caroline Agnes. ------ a
very long column - email for a copy.
Thursday 17 September 1885
Dunedin - obituary - MILLAR -
J.P.Millar, of the Lands Department, died yesterday. This is the
3rd death in that department during the month.
Rangiora - HOWELL -
an old man named Thomas Howell, a farmer who resided at fernside,
died somewhat suddenly at the Plough Hotel, rangiora, on Tuesday
---------it will not be necessary to hold an inquest.
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Funeral - MATHIAS -
the funeral of the late president of the Selwyn County Council, Mr
H.J.Mathias, took place yesterday and was attended by between 700
persons, who formed a funeral cortege extending a mile in
length. ------- there was a large concourse of
friends and neighbours from the districts
Malvern, Templeton, Oxford, etc. The internment took
place in the Kimberley Cemetery.
Ashburton - inquest - SMITH -
yesterday an inquest was held in the Royal Hotel, Ashburton ------ the
inquest touching the death of Thomas Smith, a labourer, who was found
dead that morning before his own door ---- single man about 36 years of
long column ----- email for a copy.
Saturday 19 September 1885
LAMONT -an elderly man John Lamont ------- at
Cambridge yesterday. ------- brother at Christchurch.
---- email for a copy.
Wanganui - Divorce -
CHALDICOTT - email for a copy
Friday 25 September 1885
The Land Board met yesterday at noon - sales were as
CROW - Edward ,
Section 35696 Waimate County 308 acres to
GEBBIE - John,
Sections 35697-8 Akaroa County, together 146 acres, to
John and others;
J.E. Sections 35699
and 35700, Akaroa County, about 6 acres, 155 acres in Block
Waitaki Survey District, to P.BURKE;
223 acres in the same, to J.RYAN;
GEBBIE - John,
section 35701, 10 acres, Akaroa County, to John and others;
KEHNAN - A,
lot 3, reserve 349, Geraldine County, 109 acres,
RICHARDS. - W,
section 35702, 20 acres, Selwyn County,
Gold mining leases Nos 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 23 were
granted and certificate C issued. The Board determined to make
sections 1, 2, 3,
and 4 block V11., Wilberforce district
township, a site for an accommodation house.
Applications for deferred payment
lands were granted as under -
LOBB - C.N.
section 18 block 11., V.S., South Rakaia,
lot 685, V.S., South Rakaia,
LAMBERT - R, and section 6 ditto,
Saturday 26 September 1885
Masterton - fire - WARDELL's Run -
A dwelling house on Wardell's run at Te Whiti, Masterton, was
burnt yesterday afternoon. --- The
property is believed to be insured.
Monday 28 September 1885
Invercargill - DUDDY
The body of Hugh Duddy, the cabman who disappeard mysteriously a
month ago, was found ----- an inquest will be held.
Prebbleton - fire - HAYDEN - page 3
Mr Joseph Hayden's house, The Grange, Prebbleton, was
burned yesterday afternoon between 3 and 4 o'clock, during the
absence of Mr Hayden
and his family. who were out for a drive.
Lyttelton - fire - WALSH -
a fire occurred in Lyttelton in a 4 room cottage in St David
street, the property of Mr John Walsh. -------email for a copy.
Tuesday 29 September 1885
Colonel Reader, Under-Secretary for Defence, dropped dead at his
residence this morning.
Masterton - fire - BACON's flour mill -
Bacon's flour mill and timber factory at Masterton was destroyed by
fire at 2 o'clock this morning. ----
Invercargill - fire
- Carriers' Arms Hotel -
A fire broke out in the stables attached to the Carrier's Arms
Hotel, Dee street, at 3 o'clock this morning. The
flames rapidly spread to the hotel,
which was an old wooden
building, and was soon destroyed ---------- The
hotel was occupied by John Hughes,
The buildings destroyed
belonged to J.Mitchell
now absent in Scotland. ---- email for a
Dunedin - WATTS
George Watts, a miner at Hindon, has been killed by a fall of
Wellington - fire - CORRIE
& McKELVIE -
a small cottage in Roxburgh street, occupied by Mr Corrie and owned by
Mr McKelvie, Manawatu, was destroyed by fire at 10 o'clock
Pleasant Point - Mr
The house of Mr J.G.McKay, at Pleasant Point, was totally
destroyed by fire on Monday night. The fire started in the
kitchen ---- nothing was saved.
greatest sympathy is felt in the neighbourhood, as Mr McKay has been an
invalid for many months. ---- email for a copy.
Leeston - DOUGLAS
a sad accident happened yesterday, by which a child of 3 years
old, son of Mr Douglas of Leeston, lost his life.
lots more - email for a copy
Colonel READER -
the announcement of the sudden death of Colonel Reader,
Under-Secretary for Defence, will no doubt be received with
feelings of regret by not a
few old Canterbury settlers, to whom
the deceased officer was known during his residence in Christchurch in
years gone by. ------ lots more
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Colonel Reader (2) -
Wellington - Lieutanant-Colonel H.E.Reader,
---- he had been ailing for some time. Colonel Reader had
been many years in the Army -- He was
first appointed from Sandhurst
Military College to Her Majesty's 39th but soon exchanged to the
14th King's Light Dragoons --- He arrived in the
1863. In 1879 he was appointed Under secretary. Reader was
in his 60th year and leaves a wife and 3 children. a military funeral
a very long column, email for a copy.
27 September 2006