Christchurch - August
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1 August 1895
DEEN? - Nicholas Deen a foreigner,
death at St. Clair.
Funeral - CLARKSON
The body of the late Mr S. Clarkson was buried at the Public Cemetery
yesterday afternoon. About 30 carriages followed the
hearse, and the coffin bore a large number of beautiful
wreaths. The service was conducted by the Rev. H.J. Congden
Gilbert. Among the mourners were Mesdames W. Reece,
H.P.Bandel, T.Rowe, H.B.Kirk, J.S.Jamieson,
G.Fletcher, C.H.Bridge, F.Trent, T.S.Weston,
J.Shand, J.C.Maddison, R.W.England, J.Waller,
W.Soy, W.Bush, E.Dombrain, W.Bowen,
G.Steeds, R.Buchanan, W.B.Scott, T. Marr, and other well
Obituary - Melbourne -
GEOGHAGEN - The Very Rev. Dean Geoghagen, pioneer of
the Catholic Church and school
extension is dead.
Christchurch - The Late Mr VEEL
The funeral of the late Mr J.V.Colborne-Veel took place this afternoon,
and the respect in which the deceased gentleman was held was shown by
number of people who followed his remains to the Church of
England Cemetery, Barbadoes Street. The service was conducted by the
Christchurch Ven. Archdeacon Lingard.
Friday 2 August
Dunedin - BEEN
The name of the man found dying this morning near the racecourse was
Nicholas Been, who resided with his wife and family in South
Dunedin. He left the Metropole Hotel, St Clair at 9-45pm after
having, it is said, several drinks. He was in a dying condition when
found. He appears to have sat down and
dropped off to sleep,
despite the sharp frost.
5 August 1895 page
Lyttelton - Fatality - SMITH
A sad fatality occured at Lyttelton yesterday afternoon. About
4pm a number of children were playing in the premises of Captain Smith,
Some of them climbed on to a stack of timber
which was standing against the house and in doing so the timber fell. A
son of Captain Smith, age between
5 and 6 years was standing close to
the timber and it fell bodily on him crushing the child to the
ground. The cries of his playmates and of his mother
attention of some of the neighbours, who were quickly on the spot, and
lost no time in moving the timber. Dr. Guthrie was sent for and
immediately, but the child died within a quarter of an hour. An
inquest will be held.
Inquest - Mrs SHERWIN
An inquest touching the death of Mrs Sherwin, who died suddenly at Mrs
Matthews boarding-house on Tuesday, was held yesterday
Mr H.W.Bishop, Coroner, and a jury. The evidence
Dr. Lomax-Smith showed the deceased died from heart disease and the
jury returned a verdict in
accordance with the medical testimony.
Ashburton - CAMPBELL
A lad named John Arthur Campbell, about 14 years old and a son of Mr
John Campbell, boarding house keeper, of Ashburton, was killed by
from a horse a few days ago. He had been working at
stone picking for Mr Beasley at Montalto, ----------------
The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
Yesterday afternoon, while four boys were picking flax on the Port
Hills, about 3 miles from the Convalescent Home, they discovered the
body od a man
lying face downwards in a flax bush. They at once
went for the police. --------------------
They found a gun beside the body and a box of cartridges in a
coat. The body was that of a man apparently about 70 years of
age, medium height and
in a very decomposed state. it is
supposed that the man committed suicide some months ago and that his
name was Otto Mara Shieblich.-----------------
Akaroa - SCOTT
An old resident of Akaroa, named Alfred Scott, was found dead in his
cottage yesterday morning. Deceased was 62 years of age, arrived
in Wellington in
1887. He was one of the early carriers from
Lyttelton to Christchurch and afterwards at Akaroa for some time.
An inquest was he;d yesterday afternoon
before M.G.H.Saxton, Coroner.
--------------- The jury returned a verdict of
death caused by apopelxy.
Friday 9 August
Inquest- Otto Mara
An inquest on the body of the man found on the Port Hills on Wednesday
-------- very long column.
1895 page 3
Sydney - LAWTON
Lawton the fireman who was killed on his way to a fire by falling off
the engine, was a native of New Zealand, and only joined the Brigade a
This was his first fire.
Dunedin - HURLEY
Beatrice Hurley, a child of three years of age, who was received into
the Hospital on 22 July, suffering from scalds by a pot of boiling
water, died in
Napier - HOLLIS
Alfred Hollis, a settler fifty six years of age, left Havelock, for his
home last night, leading a somewhat fractious draught horse.
Shortly afterwards he was
found lying insensible on the road close to
captain Russell's residence, and died before he could be conveyed
there. It was supposed to have been an
accident, but an
examination failed to reveal any injury and death is now believed
to be due to heart disease, from which Hollis suffered.
Inquest - Sydney - The wreck of the "Catterthon"
At the inquest on the Catterthon victims ---------- a very
Auckland - WALL
A boat in which 2 men named Wall and Greenaway, were sailing up the
harbour, was capsized. John Wall was drowned, but Greenaway
was rescued from ------------ Wall leaves a wife and family
Dunedin - FISHER
Hilda Fisher, aged 17 years, daughter of the Manager of the
Standard Insurance Company, was killed this afternoon by a stone
rolling down a hillside on the Woodhaugh Road.
---------- Mr Fisher, her father is in Melbourne.
22 August 1895
Christchurch - The Late Mr G. HART
The body of the late Mr George Hart was buried in the Public Cemetery,
Linwood, yesterday afternoon. A number of old colonists followed
the hearse and mourning coach to the cemetery and among those present
at the grave were the Ven. Archdeacon Cholmondeley, Drs
Prins & Symes, Messers M. Stitt, J.B.Sheath, D.
Cameron, J. Deans, A.D. McIlraith, W.H.Hargreaves,
J.M.Heyward, J.B.Fisher, H.Nelson, C.G.Matson,
H.Cotterill, & others. The burial service was conducted by
Dunedin - INGRAM
- Madame RUSSO
At the request on Mrs Ingram, found dead in her house, the
evidence went to show that death was due to heart disease. She
had been married a 2nd time
to a foreigner. She made a living by
Palmistry etc, she was known as Madame Russo.
Wellington - Emily GUTHRIE
A young woman named Emily Guthrie, aged 27, while on a visit to a
friends house, was taken suddenly ill, and died in a few minutes, it is
26 August 1895
Obituary - STRUTHERS
Sincere regrets will be felt at the news of Mrs Robert Struthers, which
took place at Lichfield Street on Saturday, after an illness of only a
The deceased lady, who had resided in the Colony for
over 30 years was during that time a constant worker in the relief of
the poor and suffering of all
Mrs Struthers was born in Rothesay, Scotland -------
page 3 Wellington - PERKINS
A boy named Herbert Perkins accidently shot himself at Upper Hutt
yesterday afternoon. He was out shooting and had placed his gun
on the ground.
When he went ot pick it up, he caught hold of it
near the muzzle. ----------. Death being instantaneous.
Auckland - JOYNT
Neil Joynt a man about 55 yrs of age formerly residing in
Reefton, was found dead, about noon today in a boarding house in
THOMSON - The body of a man, supposed to be a
labourer named Thomson was found in
the Chain Hills tunnel this morning.------------ The tunnel is 2
on the Dunedin side of Mosgiel.
STAPLETON - A well
known figure was removed from Christchurch yesterday by the
death of Mr Thomas Stapleton. ------
28 August 1895
Mr N. Joynt was found dead in
bed at his lodgings, a Nelson St.
boarding house. Deceased is said to be a brother of the well
known solicitor of Christchurch
and also of the Head teacher of the
A Maori Chief named Piripi Te Maare, of the Ngatkikahungunn
tribe, died suddenly at Greytown North yesterday.
Dunedin - Inquest - McEWAN
At the inquest on Archibald McEwan, the jury returned a verdict, that
death was due to injuries received by a fall from Cox's Hotel at
Outram., but that no blame
was attributable to the licencee or anyone
connected to the hotel.
Inquest - WHITE
Mrs Jane White, wife of Arthur White, Kihikihi, was
found by a boy named Gibley, dead in a drain close to the
township. The woman was old and feeble,
was near sighted, and of
weak mind. An open verdict of found drowned was returned at the
Dunedin - FREELAND
John Freeland, a sheep-farmer and an old resident of
Pigroot, met his death on Monday -----an inquest was
opened today, but adjourned after formal evidence.
Christchurch - Inquest - Edith CLARKE
An inquest was held at the Caledonian Hotel this morning on the child
Edith Clarke, who died suddenly on wenesday evening.
The jury returned the verdict to the effect death had
been caused by a clot of blood on the heart stopping circulation.
Perth, Australia -
CAROMMAN - Richard Caromman, a New Zealander died
suddenly at Perth
Water. ----- He intended leaving with his wife for
the Eastern Colonies today.
New Plymouth -
DOWNING - Mr Downing, a cordial manufacturer at
Waitara, died suddenly last
night. An inquest will be held today.
1895 page 6
Dunedin - Inquest -
FREELAND - At the inquest touching on the death of
John Freeland. ------- The inquest was adjourned for a week.
24 April 2005