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Thursday 1 July
Fatalities - 002
BONESS - George, aged 27, died
suddenly of heart failure at Awahuri, Fielding on
MANIHERA - Hoani, a chief of
the Rangitekaiwaho, dropped dead at Papawai, Carterton. --
BRIGHT - Ruby
Constance, aged 3 and half drowned in the Awatere river,
Blenheim, this morning, family crossing the river in
a trap -----
Land Board - 003
all lots numbers are included in newspaper
Applications to exchange from leases-in-perpetuity to
renewable leases made by
Thomas White. jnr. lot
11, 429 acres:
Mrs M.A.Feather, lot
20, 625 acres, and Thomas Feather, lot 21, 634
acres, all in Kinloch Settlement, were granted.
Application by W.R.Comyns
for issue of freehold title R.S. 37116?, 271 acres,
Fighting Hill, was granted
The following applications for transfers were granted. -
G.F. 28, lots 2 and 6, block XV111, Lowry
Peaks, S.D. 1765 acres executors of Mrs Hungerford to J.H.L. Hiatt.
Kaimaki Settlement, Papanui, 10 acres Arthur Hill to Richard F.Williams.
Lake Ellesmere, 38acres, 3roods 36 perches, Mrs C.E.Major to Tom Johnson.
Morice Settlement, 20 and half acres, W.F.Stead to Francis J.Crump.
Selwyn S.D. 17a. 3r. 22p. Edwin K.Dodge to John Adams;
Westerfield S.D. 3 acres Francis Black to John Painter:
Westerfield S.d. 36 acres Archibald Clark to A.S.B. White:
lease -- Arundel V.S. 50 acres Donald J.McMaster to Benjamin T.Evans:
M.O.L. 1000, part Waihi riverbed, Geraldine
S.D. 25 acres. W.McDonald
to Arthur J. Irvine:
Lot 3 Rautawiri Settlement 20a. 3r. 15p Milson Thomas to Alfred Harris
Lot 19 Orakipoa settlement 30a. 2r.
14p. Mrs M.A.Keefe
to Vivian A.Biggs:
Rosewill Settlement, 10 acres, James Shears to Edward J.Perry
Nukuroa V.S. 40 acres, Jeremiah Leen to William Duncan.
Nukuroa V.S. 50 acres, John Fogarty to his wife
Anastasia Fogarty, half interest only.
Waikakahi Settlement 240 acres, Patrick Welsh to Patrick James McCrossan.
Leases V. 482 and 484, lots 3 and 4
reserve 1816 near Glenavy, 100 acres, John Stevenson to Albert Cleveland.
Friday 2 July
Maintenance - 005
JOHNSTON - E.A. failed to
comply with maintenance orders for his wife and cildren. -----
Fatalities - 006
McINTOSH - a seaman, from
theJessie Craig, fell from
aloft when off East Cape and dropped on the deck from a height of about
55ft. He died this morning.
William, aged 60, married, fell from a building -- a
distance of about 70ft -- died almost immediately. His wife
is on a visit to the Old Country
MacKENZIE - William, an old
man, reported missing since 16 June was found in a gully off --
Timaru, this mornig. The discovery clears up a painful mystery.
Saturday 3 July
Fatal Fire -
Blenheim - TAYLOR - 007
A fatal fire occured in 5 roomed house in Whitney st, owned
by Mrs Joseph Taylor, sen and occupied by Mr Joseph Taylor. A
servant girl named Berry first
discovered the fire ----- the baby died in hospital this morning
--- Mrs Taylor, her son Joseph, aged 10 were found in
the debris of the house ----- more ----
Eltham - BILL - 008
A serious burning accident, some clothes were drying before the fire in
ahouse occupied by a share dairy farmer named Bill, in Mr Parker's property. Mrs Bill's
clothes caught fire, and those of 2 daughters aged 4 and 11, who
went to theur mother's assistance. ----- lots more
Inquest - Wellington
- LOVEDAY - 009
at the inquest on William Loveday, who was killed by a fall from a
building --------- death by accident --------
Monday 5 July
Foxton Tragedy - NYE
a terrible tragedy occurred at Foxton --- a deaf and dumb
boy aged about 19 shot his father dead. ------
the youth Hedley Nye --- an inquest will be
held later ---- a long column ---
Flooding in Thames -
drowning - DAVIES & RILEY - 013
Henry Davies, aged 17 and Albert Riley, aged 20,
working on road works near Hikutai, were swept away by the rushing
Blenheim - Inquest
- Taylor - 014
The inquest on Mrs Joseph Taylor and her 2 children, who were burnt in
Friday's fire ---- adjourned till Friday.
Obituary - Oamaru -
GIFFORD - 015
The Rev Algernon Gifford, died this morning aged 84.
res. here for 47 years. -- 1st Anglican minister in the North
Otago district. -----
Meeting of Creditors -
SIERAKOWSKI - 016
bankrupt estate of Oscar Von Sierakowski, of Christchurch, wire
worker ---- lots more ------
Fatalities - 017
SMITH - William,
Whangarei, aged 32, ex-member of Hong Kong police force-- Smith's body
found down stream, -- married 2 years, leaves widow and 1 child.
ORMSBY - Jerry, ---
accidentally killed on the railway line on saturday night --- Te
Tuesday 6 July
Palmeston North -
NYE - 018
The inquest of Thomas Nye a victim of the Foxton tragedy
---- gunshot wound inflicted by his stepson. Hedley
Nye was formally charged and will appear on Thursday.
Fatalities - 020
DUNCAN - Neil, contractor of
Elsthorpe, Hastings, is missing believed to be drowned --
search for the body is continuing.
PIKE - Gordon, aged
24 while running to catch a tram dropped dead. was
one of the town travellers for a local hardware firm.
SULLIVAN - 021
Annie Sullivan complained that her husband Richard James Sullivan
had failed to provide maintenance for herself and 3 children.
------- lots more -----
Fatality - LINDSAY - 022
A man named Frederick Charles Lindsay, aged 50, residing at Park
rd, Lower Riccarton, died suddenly at 10-30 this morning.
Ashburton - SILCOCK - 023
William Silcock, sustained a fracture of the leg, being thrown from his
horse, the animal slipped on the ice on the road this morning.
Thursday 8 July
Obituary - HAY
A cable message received yesterday -- death of Mr T.O.Hay at
Gothengurg, Sweden on 28 June. Mr Hay was one of the pioneer
settlers of Banks Peninsula, residing at Pigeon Bay, and was visiting
Europe with his wife and daughter. ------- He had
visited Finland to see some natives of the country who had been in his
employ and was returning to Scotland when he was seized with
Inquest - WOODHOUSE
Robert Henry Woodhouse, met his death from a gunshot wound in Cathedral
Square last night ---- Woodhouse's mother resides at
Gebbie's Flat and he was living with his aunt in Hereford st.
Fatalities - 027
EVANS - Ivy, aged
14, while walking home from Parua Bay School Whangarei, suddenly
dropped dead ------
Stan, a miner, employed at Waihi Beach Mine
accidentally fell down a shaft --- and was killed.
Friday 9 July
Fatality - GEE - 029
A man named Samurl Gee, aged 72 was knocked down by a tram in Queen st,
Auckland on Wed, died in hosp. this morning.
Wellington - ATHENIC - 030
The whole of the 348 passengers by the Athenic, due in Wellington next
Tuesday are in the 2nd and 3rd class. The number of assisted
passengers is 165, 33
males over 12 years of age 73 women and 59
children. Of these 19 men, 14 women and 9 children were nominated
by relatives in the dominion. There are
16 domestic servants on board as well as several farmers and farm
labourers. The capital ranges from 25 pounds to 120 pounds
Fatality - McALISTER - 021
A man named Robert McAlister, died suddenly about 3am this
morning at his res. 167 Selwyn st, an inquest
will be held tomorrow.
Inquest - Auckland -
WALDON - 022
An inquest opened this morning of Clara F.Waldon, aged 19
who was admitted on 30 June and died yesterday ---
Ashburton - HEALEY -
A fatal shooting accident occurred near Staveley --- a youth
about 15 years named Alfred Healey, --- was testing
the ground through a swampy place with the butt of his gun, when
it went off. ---- death occurred shortly after his removal
to his home.
Monday 12 July
Bankruptcy - 031
RAVEN - John,
saddler, Springston, ------ more -----
Bankruptcy - 032
HENDRY - William,
cycle and motor dealer, of Christchurch. -------
Hastings - DUNCAN -
30 volunteers vainly sought the body of a man who was drowned on
Sunday, traversing 18 miles of the river, it is believed to be
Neil Duncan, who has not been seen of since the fatality was reported.
Wellington - COCKRILL
Hugh Cockrill, aged 22 who was mustering cattle in the
Otaki Gorge on Friday --- was lost. The police and 100
settlers have been searching for him ------
Blenheim - 035
ELSMORE - Samuel Elsmore, aged 53 a labourer of
Grovetown, was found dead this morning in a ditch not far from
his house. ------leaves a widow and family.
Ashburton - 036
HEALEY - an inquest on Alfred Healey, the victim of a gun
accident at Staveley ----- evidence showed that the lock of
the gun was defective ------
Oamaru - 037
DYER - John
William, an old resident of Otago, died suddenly this morning
apparently from heart failure.
Obituary - MADDREN -
Mr James Maddren, a native of Cornwall and was born in Penanze
area in 1844. He came to NZ by the ship Waipa in 1877 landing with
his wife and 5 sons,
1 of whom was born the day the ship entered the harbour on 25 January
----- Mr Maddren some 15 years ago entered into
business on his own account as a manufacturer of rope, twine etc.
Some years ago he opened a branch in Winchester for the treatment of
raw flax, whichj one of his sons manages. He
was a member of the first committee of the Waltham School
------ his 1st wife died some 13 years
ago, he has since remarried, he leaves a family
of 6 sons and 2 daughters. 2 brothers and a sister -----
Tuesday 13 July
Wellington - HALES
Mr W.H.Hales, late chief engineer for the Dominion, died this
morning. He was born in New Brunswick in 1830 where his father
was a ship builder and contractor. He qualified as an
engineer in Liverpool. In 1853 he left and was for 3 years
in Melbourne and in 1856 he landed in Wellington. For 6
years he was a builder and contractor for road and bridge works.
he entered the public service in 1861 as assistant engineer of roads in
the Wanganui and Rangitikei districts. ----- he was transferred
to Wellington --- In 1864 he was again sent to
Wanganui to take charge of the construction of the North road
------- In 1866 he was transferred to back to Wellington and became
acting-engineer for Wellington under the General Government
------ In 1869 he left Wellington to erect a
lighthouse at Farewell Spit, thenhad charge of the Wanganui
bridge ------ he continued to be a member of the
Public Service until his retirement in 1906. In 1881 he went to
Auckland as district engineer being there for 10 years
-------long column ---
Fatality - 041
McBURNEY - John McBurney, a middle-aged man was found dead
on Sunday ---------
Fatalities - 042
LONG - Edward, aged 17
of Hastings was recharging an acetylene generator when it
exploded ----- died this afternoon.
an elderly man, was found dead in bed at Mrs Smith's
Meeting of Creditors -
SMITH - 043
John Edgar Smith one time falxmiller of Kaikoura,
------- he is at present a land salesman in
Christchurch --- for 3 years prior to coming to
Christchurch he had owned and worked a falxmill in Kaikoura
---- lots more ------
Wellington - HARRIS
The death of Mr George Harris, formerly of the Customs dept. and
at one time well-known in cricketing circles. During the Maori
war he was troop sergeant-major in the Hawke's bay Cavalry and was
present at the storming of the Omaran-- Pa.
Friday 16 July 1909
Inquests - 045
PETTY - William, death
occurred at Mrs Chapman's boarding-house on
Wednesday. aged 76, heart failure -----
BAILLIE - Robert
James, an infant of 14 days, inquest will be held tomorrow.
Inquest - BAILLIE -
An inquest held at Addington this morning -- death of a 14 day old
child of James Baillie --------
Accidents & Fatalities
CUMMING - John, a
railway worker at Wellington, a race train ran
into him, inflicting serious injuries, he is is a state of
William, of Westport, a single man aged 49, a carpenter
died on Thursday ------
Monday 19 July
Wellington - Bigamy
William, he married a woman in Dunedin in 1903, though he
was previously married in 1887. He was remanded for a week.
Fatality - STEVENSON
The body of Harold Melville Stevenson, who is employed in Ward's Brewery and lives at 29
Gloucester st, Linwood, was found in the Avon this morning
---- on 23 June it was reported that Stevenson was missing
------ an inquest will be held today.
Dunedin - GIBSON -
James Gibson, aged 49, butcher, died suddenly on Saturday,
--- an inquest will be held, thought he had an
At the inquest on James Gibson, death was caused by an epileptic
fit. A verdict was returned accordingly.
Meeting of Creditors -
HENDRY - 053
The creditors of William Hendry, cycle dealer, met
--- had been in business for 14mths, having
come from Wellington ---- lots more --- a long column.
Tuesday 20 July
Accidents & Fatalities
GIBSON - Joseph,
J.P. highly respected ironmonger of Ratahei, was
killed this morning by an explosion of gelignite.
HUNGERFORD - H.S. a
railway shunter of Oamaru, on Holmes wharf, he was riding the
cow-catcher of a shunting-engine when his foot slipped.----
Maintenance - 056
SULLIVAN - Annie, complained
that Richard James Sullivan had failed to maintain her and 3 children
-------- more -----
Summary Separation -
WILTSHIRE - 057
Bridget Wiltshire complained that John Wiltshire, her
husband ---- failed to provide her with sufficient
maintenance ----- she married in 1894 ----- more -----
WOLFE - 058
A boy named George Wolfe, living with his mother at 196 Madras
st, was admitted to hosp for the removal of growths in his
throat, ---------- the boy died under
anaesthetic --- an inquest will be held tomorrow.
22 July 1909
Fatalities - 059
WOLFE - Inquest will be
held at 3-30pm today -----
BEASLEY - John Hardy
Beasley, coachdriver, Onga Onga, Waipawa -----
Obituary - MUSCHAMP
The death is announced of Mrs Muschamp, widow of Mr R.
Muschamp, who was in the 10th Hussars. She passed away in
her res. in Fowke st, Richmond, aged 84 years. She
had been in Christchurch for 34 years she leaves 6 sons, 3
daughters, 20 grandsons, 25 granddaughters, and 16
Friday 23 July
Returning Home - 062
REECE - Mr W.
Reece, Mrs Reece and Miss Reece returned to Christchruch this
morning from their visit to England.
Monday 26 July
Death from Burns - BENNETT
An inquiry was held at the hospital --- death of Sarah T.Bennett,
a girl aged 9 years. The childs parents reside at
Islington. Sarah died on Sunday from the shock of burns on the
face and body. ---- Margaret
Hannah Williamson, mother of the deceased said she
left home to go to Hornby leaving Sarah in charge of the house
with 2 other children. ------- lots more -----
Fatalities - 065
COYLE - James, an
elderly man, employed on the railway co-op works at Topuni, was
run over by a truck and killed instantly.
DUNCAN - Neil,
contractor of Elsthorpe, drowned in the Tukituki river on 10
KENNY - Mrs D.J.Kenny,
wife of an Island Bay resident was found dead yesterday ------
MILLER - George
Miller, miner was killed by a fall of coal in the Ironbridge mine
at Denniston. near Westport.
In Bankruptcy - JACK
James Matthew Roger Jack, contractor, Richmond,
------- the bankrupt said he had been working as a road
contractor for 4 years. In 1906 he entered into a contract with
Morten's trustees to construct a road at Sumner --------- a
long column --- lots more ----
Tuesday 27 July
Maintenance - 069
POBAR - William was
charged with having disobeyed a maintenance order to support his
mother ----- adjourned for a month.
Fatality at Cust -
PACKER - 070
Mr L.Packer, a draper, at Cust, died suddenly yesterday
---- an inquest will be held this afternoon. Mr
Packer was W.M. of the Moeraki Masonic Lodge abd secretary of the
Oddfellows. He played a prominent part in the public
affairs of Cust.
Fatality - 071
BILL - Enie, aged
11 died last night, she is the 3rd victim of the Mangatoki
burning fatality which occurred on 3 July. Mrs Bill and a 4yr old
child died ----
Death at Sea - 071a
NEVIN - D.M. a passenger
by the Tongariro from London bound for Lyttelton, died at sea on
21 July. ------
Accidents & Fatalities
CALEES - Alexander, of
Waitara, known as "Alex the Greek", was found dead in bed
this morning. he was between 80 and 90 years of age. -----
CROSSWELL - George, a
settler on the Waioteka River, Opotiki, has been missing
for 10 days, ----- search parties are out.
Inquest - REID - 073
The death of Elizabeth Reid, aged 52, who died at Fendalton on
Monday evening. Sarah Jane Reid her sister-in-law, deceased
had lived close to her place
for 20 years. Samuel Reid, deceaseds husband,
gave evidence ---- more ------
Ashburton - Obituary
- SMALL - 074
Mr James Small, eldest son of Mr John Small, of Wheatstone.
Deceased was one of the districts most prominent farmers and
horse-breeders, was also one of the counties oldest
residents. Mr Small was 43 years of age -------
Friday 30 July
Fatalities - 076
CLEVEDON - a 2year old child of
Rolfe Clevedon, a settler, Auckland, was burned to death through
its clothes catching fire.
PERVAN - Steve, an Austrian gum
digger tried to swim across a lagoon at the Big Omaha, was drowned.
BELFIT - Maggie,
only child of Mr J.W.Belfit, took a fit in a local store at
Fielding and died. was aged 15
Accidents & Fatalities
REWA - Renata Te, an old
native, was killed by a train last night while walking on the
line at Waipawa towards the pa.
mrs, aged about 60, died suddenly this morning at South Dunedin
-- an inquest will be held.
RUTHERFORD - James,
walking in London st, Lyttelton last evening fell and broke a
leg.-------- progressing well.
15 March 2010