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- 1896 - July
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Wednesday 1 July 1896
Mr Roxburgh, the contractor for the 2nd section of the Komata County
road, met with a shocking accident.
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a man named Ole Christiansen, a well-known settler here and in the
Wairarapa district, was found dead on the road last night,
with the wheel of his trap
on his head. The trap had been overturned and pinned him to the
Wellington - MILLS
a 3 o'clock this afternoon, a painter named James Mills, a single
man, aged 50, resident of Upper Hutt, while walking
in the direction of the railway station
there, in company with a settler named Benge, suddenly dropped down
and expired in a few minutes. ---------
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Fire - Brunnerton - KILLEEN's Hotel - O'GORMAN - Last night
Killeen's Hotel, 2 miles from Brunnerton, was burned
down. The house had no license, but was furnished. No
one was living in it except a man named O'Gorman, who was in
Friday 3 July 1896
Hawera - EYES -
Mrs Eyes was killed yesterday near Pihama by being thrown from a
trap. The deceased was the wife of Mr W.H.Eyes, who was for
some time Superintendent
of Marlborough province.
Timaru - Elderly man -
It has been reported to the police that the remains of an elderly man
have been found in a disused hut at the back of Elworthy's run, 22 miles from
The shepherd who found them estimates they have lain there for 3-4
months.. The remains will be bought down for an inquest.
Saturday 4 July 1896
Death of a Sailor - HULLMANN
Birma, on her voyage from Newcastle, NSW,
called at Lyttelton in March last in order to land her Captain, who had
fallen seriously ill 14 days before. -------He leaves a wife and
2 children at Home. he was a native of Bremen,
Germany, --- the funeral will take place at 2pm on Sunday.
Monday 6 July 1896
Auckland - DIARY
a fatal fire occurred in Wydham street last night, a 5 roomed
house and shop occupied by Richard Diary and his family, being
destroyed. an Old man named
James Hughes, aged 72 years lost his life ---- Hughes
who lodged with Diary, The building is one of a block of four
owned by the Sailors' Rest.
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St Albans, Christchurch - ROWLEY -
at 10-30 on Saturday evening a 4 roomed house and scullery in Colombo
street, St Albans, was discovered to be on fire.
------ the house was the
property of Mr Thomas Rowley, baker, of Crescent
Road, and was on property leased from the Church Property
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Tuesday 7 July 1896
Funeral - HULLMANN
The funeral of Captain F. Hullmann, of the German barque Birma,
took place on Sunday afternoon. -------- email for a copy.
Wednesday 8 July 1896
Inquest - Dunedin -
the inquest on the body of Mary Matson, found in a lagoon on the
banks of the Pomahaka River, was formerly opened in Lawrence today.
Thursday 9 July
1896 page 2
at the inquest on Reid, found drowned in the harbour,
-------- an open verdict was returned.
a Mrs Hollard, a resident of Greytown, at present on a visit to
the Hutt, died suddenly today. ---------
Accident - MOIR,
2 boys, who met with accidents were taken to the hospital
yesterday. James Moir, 8 years of age, had his left
thigh broken. George Cameron,
10 years of age, had his left leg broken below the knee. He was
climbing over a fence when another boy caught hold of his leg and
pushed him down.
Thames - ADAMSON
a dynamite explosion occurred at the Netherton settlement,
bewteen Turua and Hikutaia, whereby a settler named John
Adamson, aged about 55 years,
was badly mutilated, and his daughter Louisa, aged
about 16 years was also injured. It is doubtful if Adamson will
Friday 10 July 1896
Meeting of creditors -
the first meeting of creditors in the estate of Frederick W.
Hutton, of Christchurch, gentleman, ------
curator of the Museum, resident of Christchurch for
over 16 years --- resided in Armagh
street, lots more - email for a copy.
Saturday 11 July 1896
Kaiapoi tragedy - WHITAU -
---- a young man 22 years old named Whitau, a Maori,
----- deceased was a prominent footballer of
the Maori team. An inquest will be held on Monday at
2pm - email for a copy
Tuesday 14 July
Kaiapoi tragedy - inquest - WHITAU - page 2
The inquest on the body of Joshua Whitau, ------ was held
at Mr Solomon's Maori Pa, yesterday afternoon.
------ Isaac Kildare,
residing at the Pa, ------ Leah Solomon who was much
distressed, gave evidence,
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Wellington - Halcombe Dairy Factory - was
TURNER - at
Geraldine Turner's Buildings - fire --
farm Woodend road, Woodend, was on fire ---
six stall stable, granary and machine house. --------- lots
C, Brookes, a retired bootmaker --------- Auckland -
John Simpson, a settler at Rangitikei, was trampled to
death by a bull which was dehorned some time ago to prevent him
breaking open gates.
Funeral of Lord NELSON
This weeks issue of the Canterbury Times will issue a supplement of
Lord Nelson's funeral. It is a reproduction of the London Times
of January 10th 1896
giving a full account of the funeral.
Wednesday 15 July
1896 page 2
Dunedin - MATSON
Carl Matson and Hannah Bertha CLARK
were brought up at Lawrence today, -----------
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Dunedin - meeting of creditors -
-- John Ryley, miller, ---- email for a copy
Auckland - Papakura Hotel, Medus
licensee, was burned down this forenoon. ---------
Geraldine - 4 roomed shop - at Geraldine
yesterday morning a 4 roomed wooden shop owned by Mr W.T.TURNER,
and occupied by Messrs SMITH
and TEMPLE, stock
agents, was burned to the ground. ------ fire was
caused by a defective chimney.
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Auckland - inquest -
at the inquest on Charles Brookes, of Ponsonby, a verdict
of temporary insanity was returned. --------
a man who had given the name of A.J.Curtis, apparently a jockey,
who found dead in a bedroom at the Club Hotel, -------
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De CORTANDO -
he is a brother -in-law of Mr W.G.
MITCHELL, Palmeston North
Thursday 16 July 1896
Hokitika - PRYOR
William Pryor, a well-known Ross storekeeper, was killed at
Rimu this afternoon. ---Pryor was an elderly man with a grown-up
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Accident - COOKSON
Yesterday afternoon, about 4-30, as a young man named Frank
Cookson, an employee of Messrs F. Hopkins and Co. was
riding through Cathedral Square,
his horse shied at a hand-cart ------ email for a copy
The Pomahaka mystery - inquest - MATSON -
an inquest touching the death of Mary Matson, whose body was
found in a lagoon ----- a very long column, email for a copy.
Friday 17 July 1896
Funeral - W.H.
The many friends of Mr W.H. Kiddey will regret to hear of his
death, which took place this morning ----- for many years
he was a sea captain, but about 20 years ago he settled in
Christchurch, as landlord of the Golden Fleece Hotel.
--- He was successfully landlord Star and Garter Hotel
and the British Lion Hotel in Lyttelton. --------
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Saturday 18 July 1896
Southbridge - GRAHAM
Mr John Graham, of Drumroslyn, Southbridge, was found
drowned in the creek running through his property at 2 o'clock this
morning. an inquest will be held
The deceased was an old resident in the Christchurch and Ellesmere
districts, and aged 72. -----------
Pomohaka tragedy -
the magisterial inquiry resulted in the committal of Matson for
trial and the discharge of Clark.
Monday 20 July 1896 page 2
Obituary - KIDD -
another very old settler died at Kaiapoi on Saturday in the person of
Mr J.G.Kidd, who has resided in the town for a great number of
years. Deceased, who was
in his 60th year, was a prominent Presbyterian. He had
served in former years as a councillors in the borough.
the respect in which the late Captain W.H.Kiddey was held was
abundantly manifest yesterday ---------- email for a
Tuesday 21 July 1896
Fire - REYNOLDS
Last evening a fire broke out in a 4 roomed cottage occ. by Mr
Reynolds, hairdresser, in Harper street,
Sydenham, but was extinguished before much damage
Wednesday 22 July 1896
Passengers by the "Maori"
The following is a list of passengers booked for New Zealand by the
s.s. Maori, which sailed from London on June 11 -
For Auckland - Messrs R. Carlett, D.
Doniger, C. Kennedy, J.Nye, For
Lyttelton - Messrs W. Adamson, E.
Sykes, F. Whyte, For Oamaru -
Mrs M. Angus,
For Picton - Mr W. Smart,
For Port Chalmers - Messrs R. Carruthers, P.
Cunningham, C. Gilmour, W. Gilmour,
Mrs Gilmour, Miss M. Gilmour, Master J. Gilmour,
Miss M. Gilmour.
For Wellington - Messrs W. Liddell, F. Mume, W.
Lequesne, J. Pavey, For New Plymouth -
Mrs S. Vinten, Mr H. Vinten, She also has
6 passengers for Australia, and 175 for Capetown.
Passengers By the "RUAPEHU"
The following is a list of the passengers booked per the New Zealand
Shipping Co R.M.S.S. Ruapehu up to June 13. The steamer
Plymouth on June 27 and from Capetown on July 19 -
for Lyttelton - Mrs A. Carter, Mr
F.Powell, For Wellington - Mr C.E.Deakin,
Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master Sharp, Messrs
L. McTavish, Mr M.Walpole, Mrs Gray and 2
children, Misses Moorman (2)
For Timaru - Mr C.S.Broughton, For Auckland -
Rev G. Macmurray, Messrs C.H.Bamber, J. Shuttleworth,
For Napier - Mr A.G.Collings, For Wanganui
- Mrs Cully and child, Mr F.J. Jones, For New
Plymouth - Mrs Gough, Mr A. L. Whitty,
For Westport - Miss M. Grace.
Thursday 23 July 1896
Sudden death - HAMMOND
A man named Harrison de Witt Hammond, 65 years of age, died
very suddenly this morning. He earned his living by buying and
selling empty bottles, and was a man of sober habits. About 11
o'clock he left his house in Willis street, off St Asaph street,
West, ----- where he had some talk with the storeman Mr George Dewe,
------ to await an inquest.
CUNNINGHAM - also a
The many friends of Mr Peter Cunningham will learn with regret that
the -------- tomorrow a sketch of his career will be
Friday 24 July 1896
Inquest - HAMMOND
an inquest touching the death of Harrison de Witt Hammond was held at
the Caversham Hotel, at 10-30am today ----- who was 65
years of age,
died from heart disease and the jury returned a verdict
Saturday 25 July 1896
The Late Mr P. CUNNINGHAM
The portrait that was published in this journal of the late Mr Peter
Cunningham was from a photograph taken by Messrs Wrigglesworth and
Nelson - LUCRE
a young man named George Lucre, aged 21, well known in
connection with temperance bodies, and a member of the
church choir, was missed from work
at Hyde's Express Agency this
morning. ------- an inquest will be held on
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Funeral of the Late Mr P. CUNNINGHAM
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Little River -
DAVIS - Thomas Davis, 64 years of age,
was found lying in his hut at Katon's Bush, Little River.
------ Davis was brought to the Hospital this morning
where he is progressing
Monday 27 July 1896
James Jeffreys, a chimney sweep, aged 52, died suddenly
last evening in a fit.
Tuesday 28 July 1896
Wellington - SMITH and
Two artillery men James Smith and Daniel Hickey left the
railway wharf in a boat ---- for Fort Ballance. ---------
but Hickey stuck to the boat, nothing could
be seen of Smith, and a search is being made for his body this
Found dead -
G. Arplin, aged 74, a messenger in the Government
Buildings, was found dead in his bed this morning. He had
been unwell for some time.
Wednesday 29 July 1896
Accident - JOHNSTONE
This morning a young man named James Johnstone had some of the small
bones in his right foot fractured through the wheel of a dray passing
over it. he was attended to at the Hospital.
Thursday 30 July 1896
Death - CUNNINGHAM
at the social meeting of the Canterbury Caledonian Society last night
Mr P. Campbell, the
president, referred to the death of Mr Peter Cunningham,
one of the founders and charter members of the society, and its
1st president. He expressed hi gratification the society had been
so well represented at Mr Cunningham's funeral.
-------- at the close of the meeting Pipe - Major McTavish played a lament in
honour of the deceased. --- email for a copy.
Friday 31 July 1896
Arrivals and Departures - The arrivals in the colony for
June were -
981 against 1275 who departed.
the chief arrivals were - from NSW
576, Victoria 220, UK
departures were - to NSW 797, Victoria
175, UK 169
Death from Fright - Ashburton - TURTON -
on Wednesday evening, at Ashburton, a window blind in the
house of Mrs John Turton caught fire, and the lady,
noticing it, fell down and expired from fright.
At the inquest held yesterday, --------
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The Late Captain KIDDEY
It is understood that the sum of 100 pounds has been subscribed by the
licensed victuallers of Christchurch and surrounding districts which
will be given to the
widow of the late Captain Kiddey in recognition of his services to the
Accident - Ohoka - WATSON -
a 5 o'clock last evening, Mr J.Watson of Ohoka was driving home
from Rangiora with his wife and 3 children, when near the
Southbrook Post Office his trap collided with a spring dray. Both
the shafts of the trap snapped off
------- were found to be none the worse for their
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