Past - Star - Christchurch
March 1892 - Snippets -
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-Mrs Maurice Harris died about 7 o'clock this morning at her
residence on the North Belt. The deceased lady was born in
NSW in 1836 and
was therefore 56 years of age
---- her maiden name
was Phillips and she was
married 38 years ago to Mr M.Harris with whom
she came a year later to Nelson,
being the first Jewish lady to
in the South Island of NZ ---------- leaves
family of 5 daughters
and 7 sons. 3 daughters are married their
husbands being Messrs Louis
Caro, Charles Louisson, and M.Marks, 2 of her sons
are married. ------ a long column
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- Mr Charles Kerr, owner of the property on
the Chatham Islands
Waitangi, died yesterday morning at Mrs Rowan's nursing
Mr Kerr was formerly a resident of the Halswell
district, but removed to the Chatham's some years ago.
leaves a widow and 5 children to mourn his loss.
Mrs Kerr who is
invalid herself, arrived in Canterbury by the last trip of the Kahu.
FULTON - Mr Harry Townsend Fulton, of
Dunedin, son of General Fulton, has
passed the examination for the Imperial Army, and goes Home at
Friday 4 March
MOFFAT - A young man
named Moffat, the eldest son of a resident of
Ngaruawahia, has been drowned in the Waipa river while
McMAHON - A man named
Martin McMahon was killed near Epsom today --of dynamite. ---
a single man aged between 50 and 60
years of age.
Danevirke - Fire - page 3
The Hawke's Bay Timber Co fine mill at Tamaki was totally destroyed
fire last night. Nothing was saved. The mill was
Monday 7 March 1892
Totara Valley - gun Fatality -
McCAA - James McCaa at Totara Valley on
Thursday evening, McCaa who was
employment of Messrs Fraser Bros,
a man named Paul Fraser
the shot, ------- about 17 years of
residing in Timaru. an inquest will be held at Pleasant
Auckland - page 4
ROBINSON - Gerald, a butcher who
has been missing since Friday last. It is feared that he has
MURRAY - Mr W.A.
Murray, Piako, who formerly represented Bruce in
the House, has been missing since Tuesday. ------and had not
since been heard of.
NASH - James, 62
years of age, fell from the
breastwork at Quay street, onto the deck of a cutter moored there.
was so badly injured
that he died. ----
Wednesday 9 March 1892
HUNTER - On
Friday as Mr Adam
about to drive from Cust to
Christchurch, a mishap occurred through which he lost a valuable
horse. ----- our Cust correspondent
says that on Monday
BEATTIE of Summerhill,
sustained a similar loss.
Marton - fatal accident -
HICKEY - an unmarried man, named Hickey,
killed by a fall of earth on the Rangitira railway contract.
Fatal accidents -
- Yesterday a man named James Chalmers, while working
machine at Chertsey, ---- he was taken to Ashburton
he died shortly
after his admission. He was 27 years of
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Constable Hole telegraphed from Coalgate this morning stating that a
lad named George Goldsmith, aged 14, had this morning
death by a bull
on Mr NAPIER's
Wairiri Valley, an inquest will
- an Auckland telegram says an old Colonist, Thomas
settled in NZ long before this country became a British Colony, and
lived at Hokianga when
the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, has died
his residence at Lake Takapuna, at the age of 90 years.
- Captain Preece, Coroner, held an inquest on the
body of William
Coulter at the Royal George Hotel yesterday morning. Death
from heart and kidney
failure and a verdict was returned
CHALMERS - an inquest on the body of James
Chalmers was held at the Ashburton
Hospital yesterday, ---------- the jury returned a
accidental death, and added
a rider highly commending Mr James
for his endeavors to save the deceased's life.
- a youth of 14 named Alexander Thompson,
was drowned at Petone
He was sent to throw something in the river, and must have
overhanging a deep pool, for the stump was
the boy's body in the water.
Monday 14 March 1892
- at Coal Creek Flat on Saturday, a miner named Thomas P.
----- Michelle is a married man with a large family, and very
little hope is entertained of
got out alive.
Tuesday 15 March
- The death of Mr John McKelvie, of Wellington, is
McKelvie was a very old colonist, having arrived in Tasmania in 1836
he arrived in Wellington in 1853 and settled in
district -------- email for a copy.
Napier - Fire -
Ferry Hotel - The Ferry Hotel, Western
Spit, was tatally destroyed by fire at
an early hour this morning. --------the fire commenced in the back
of the house, and was
by a milkman who was driving into town. It was impossible to
building, but most of the stock in the bar was got out.
----- email for a copy.
MICHELL - up to noon today the body
Michell, the miner who -------- had not been recovered.
Lake Waihola -
- David Gent, aged 13 years, was
drowned in Lake Waihola on
afternoon. The skiff in which he and another boy were out
Duncan the other lad,
swam ashore, but Gent
swim, and sank
before assistance arrived.
Wednesday 16 March
Reefton - drowned -
NAYSMITH - Mr James Naysmith, a well
resident, was drowned today.
Wairoa Valley - inquest -
GOLDSMITH - an inquest
touching the death of George Goldsmith, a
-----at Wairoa Valley on a Friday, was held on Saturday.
----- a long column - email for a copy.
TODD - a man named J.C.Todd, a saloon
passenger, died suddenly on
Takapuna during the voyage from Onehunga. He appeared to be in
health when he joined the steamer.
Timaru - obituary -
BLACKMORE - Mr Joseph Blackmore,
who has resided in the Timaru district for
30 years, and was greatly respected, was found dead in his bed
morning by his wife.
-------------- an inquest will not be
necessary. ------ email for a copy.
NAYSMITH - James Naysmith, a well-known
resident, met his death by drowning this morning
-------- email for a copy.
MITCHELL - the body of Thomas P.
Mitchell, who was buried by a fall of earth
Roxburgh, was recovered by the rescue party yesterday. ----email
for a copy
Friday 18 March 1892
Dunedin - Fire -
- Two attached shops, with dwelling-rooms above, at the
Valley, were burned down at 3 o'clock this morning.
stock and furniture
Nichols, one of the tenants, ------- Leckie
the other tenant was uninsured. ---- email
- A young man, aged 18, named Joe
supposed to be drowned
in the Ruamahanga River, near Greytown He went to cross at
horse was found,
with bridle broken, on
side, ---- email for a copy
Death of child -
VAGUE - -------
an 8mths old child of Mr Vague, ganger at Moeraki railway
station, had died suddenly. -----email for a copy.
Saturday 19 March 1892
Dunedin - Fire -
ADMORE - A carpenter's shop and dwelling
at North Dunedin, occupied by Mr
Edward Admore, was burned down last night, through the
upsetting of a
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CUMMICK - John Cummick, an engine
driver engaged at the Barewood
missing since last Saturday. He should have returned to work
He was a married man , his wife and family
Greenstone, West Coast -
RYAN - a sad disaster occurred at Greenstone on
the West Coast last
when 2 children named Kate and John Ryan, aged respectively 6
years, were killed
landslip at 12-30am. the father and
2 other children escaping by a miracle,
-------- lots more email
Monday 21 March 1892
Westport - death of a journalist -
TYRELL - Mr John Tyrell, proprietor
of the Westport Times and Westport
Star, died this morning of partial paralysis.
-------- email for a copy.
Death of an Old Colonist -
- on Sunday morning, March 20 there passed
away, ---- Maria
beloved wife of Mr John Stanton, of Summerfield, near
Stanton was a native of Smethwick, a suburb of Birmingham, and
in Canterbury with her husband and 2 children (boy and Girl)
barque Rockhampton, in March 1857.
Stanton leave a
family of 2 sons and 5 daughters, all grown up, also a number
grandchildren. ------- lots more -----email for a
Kaikoura - obituary -
INGLIS - Mr Henry Inglis succumbed
to a fit of apoplexy today. He was an
resident of NZ, and nearly the whole of his time was spent
was an ex- M.H.R.
and a member of the Provincial
Council. He held the
position of Whip to the Stafford Ministry and was lately Master of
Lodge at Kaikoura.
Tuesday 22 March
Dunedin - Divorce -
ARMSTRONG - The court granted a rule nisi
in the suit of Margaret Armstrong,
Scotland, v. Benjamin Armstrong, late steward of
The petitioner came from
Scotland to prosecute the
suit, which was
based on a bigamous marriage contracted by the respondent with
Alice Mary Ramsey,
of a stewardess in Dunedin.
ACLAND - Mr
Thomas - there was a thoroughly representative gathering
of commercial and
sporting gentlemen at the funeral of the late Thomas D. Acland this
---------- lots more
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- Mrs Mary Stock, aged 23 years, wife of Mr
Stock, a settler
near Waiuku, was killed at Waiuku last night, by the
upsetting of a
Mr Stock was married
yesterday at Auckland and was
wife home when the accident occurred. The deceased parents are
and live at
Dunedin - divorce court - page 2
ARMSTRONG v ARMSTRONG
nisi with costs, was granted, to be made
absolute in 3
months. It appears that Mrs Armstrong has come
into a legacy in
Scotland --------- email for a copy.
Wedding at Riccarton -
- FORD - Riccarton parish was en fete
yesterday, the occasion being the wedding
of Miss Maude Ford, 3rd daughter of Mr John Ford,
of Birch Hill Station.
--------- among the guests were
Mr and Mrs HARLEY, Mr
and Mrs STAVELY, Mr
Mr and Mrs
BENNETT, BEADEL, HASSAL,
------------ the happy
pair left for Akaroa on their honeymoon trip
afternoon. ----email for a copy.
The case of ANDERSON
v ANDERSON, husband's petition, was ordered to
- Mrs Compton, a resident of Wainuiomata, was thrown from a
Hutt road last night and killed. her son who was in the
sustained severe injuries.
THOMPSON - The
woman killed at Petone last night is Mrs Mary Sandilands
aged 63, wife of Mr James Thompson, farmer at
happened through the son driving off the road, and the mother
under the trap.
We have been requested to correct an error in the notice of the
of Maria Ann Stanton, which appeared in our issue on
Stanton's age was
given as 55 it ought instead to be 65 years of
Port Chalmers - arrived - Tongariro, Captain BONE
- with 2262 tons of cargo, 13 mail bags and 50
her dates are: London Feb 6th; Tenneriffe,
11th; Capetown, Feb. 29; and Hobart,
Saloon - Mr PAGE,
Second Saloon - Mrs CHAPMAN,
SEAGER and W. WILLIAMSON,
Steerage - Misses E. KING and GODD, Mr
and Mrs A. GODD, Mr J. GODD
William James Reece, age 80 years, was found dead in his bed
morning. ------ Mr Reece came from Christchurch to
Dunedin some time
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Auckland - inquest -
STOCK - at the spot where Mrs Stock, the
newly-married bride, was killed at
Maukau, the work forming the road is in progress ------
the jury censured the Maukau
Road Board for having
to place a light at the cutting.
longish column - email for a copy.
The Missing Child -
- the little girl Florrie Carr, who was missed
from Sydenham last
Tuesday, has been found. She presented herself at the
Donaghy at Rolleston,
whither she had walked. Her parent's
home is at
Killinchy, and she was trying to make her way thither.
JOYCE - Miss Mary Joyce, sister of
Mr Joyce, M.H.R. died from
Port Chalmers yesterday evening. She was an old pupil of the
matriculated with honour, taking a full D.
certificate. She was a teacher at the Wharekuri school.
- after a diligent search the body of a young man
Perkins who was missed
last week, was found in the Ruamahanga river a long way down.
-----email for a copy.
- the man Blackler, who has been undergoing treatment in
Masterton Hospital --- has succumbed after lingering
weeks ---- email for a copy.
Melbourne - Bigamy -
BELFIT - at the criminal sittings of the
Melbourne Supreme Court on March
Robert Belfit pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy, having
Mary Jane Rearburn
by the Rev N. Kinsman, at Fitzroy on
June 30th 1888, his wife Louisa Elizabeth Belfit (nee
SMITH) whom he
had married at Palmeston,
New Zealand on March 6th
alive. ----- email for a copy.
- a fatal accident occurred at the Forty mile Bush this
named Chas. Stewart, in the employ of Messrs Williams Bros.
Mangaone road, about 15 miles from Pahiatua,
------ the man is not known to have any friends in
the district. ----email for a copy.
9 October 2006