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Star - Christchurch
- March 1881
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Inquest - Dunedin - Henry MAYO
The Coroners inquest concerning the death of Henry Mayo was concluded
yesterday. The evidence was somewhat conflicting. The jury
returned a verdict
of accidental death, but added a rider
expressing the strongest disapprobation of the carelessness of the
Railways Dept. in not providing a signalman at
Crossing at the times when the trains are running.
Obituary - Thomas BLACK
We regret having to record that Mr Thomas Black, who for a period of 15
years occupied the postion of Ag. Manager for Mr John
GRIGG, of Longbeach,
died at Tinwald on Friday
morning, after a short illness, ---- the funeral took place on
Sunday at the Ashburton Cemetery, when more than 100 relatives
friends testified by their presence of the esteem in which the deceased
was held by all who knew him.
Found dead - William JOHNSTON page 3
William Johnston of Purakanui, a settler was found dead near
Purakanui, the supposed cause of death is heart disease.
Inquest - Timaru - Found dead in railway carriage
A child named Violet Robertson, died in a railway carriage last evening
between Ashburton & Timaru. The parents are tradespeople, who
to Timaru. An inquest was held this morning and a
verdict of death by natural causes was returned.
Inquest - Death in a railway carriage - ROBERTSON - page 2
As the last train from Ashburton - Timaru on Tuesday night reached the
Rangitata, a great commotion was caused in one of the carriages by a
in its mother's arms. The child was 10mths old and
was the daughter of Mr Robertson who was travelling with his wife on a
journey from Napier - Dunedin.
The child had been suffering from
an attack of dysentry but was not considered dangerously ill. Its
sudden and unexpected death distressed its parents
and great sympathy was felt for the by the other passengers in the
train. An inquest was held yesterday and a verdict of death
natural causes was returned.
Death of Sir Cracroft Wilson
- page 2
At a late hour this morning, the news reached us of the death of Sir
Cracroft Wilson, of Cashmere, Christchurch. The veteran Knight was in
his 74th year
and his death must be considered sudden as he was able
to appear in public as late as Monday.
Auckland - March 2 accidental death - John RIORDEN
John Riorden, a teacher at Lucas Creek Public School, died
today, through injuries received from falling off his horse.
Friday 4 March
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Wellington - Benjamin
LING - page 3
Benjamin Ling, who formerly carried on an extensive butchery business
here, died suddenly last night. The cause of death is
believed to be apoplexy.
Wellington - Found dead - Henry BAKER
Henry Baker an old and respected Settler was found dead on the road at
Horokiwi Valley today. An inquest will be held.
Auckland March 9 - Refuge in Grave
Emily Barnett, a lodger with Mrs Alexander, Wynyard St.
-------- She only arrived in the Colony by the
ship "Adamant" about a year ago.
Wellington - Mr Robert PORT
- page 3
Mr Robert Port, a well known merchant, died last night.
Auckland - dropped dead - TILLER
An old Settler named Tiller, dropped down dead on Beach Road at
Devonport of heart disease.
Dunedin - LOVELL
A man named Henry Lewis Lovell, working at Shag Valley yesterday, had
his foot crushed in a threshing machine. The leg was amputated by
of Palmeston and the man sent by express to Dunedin, but died
on the way.
Wellington - drowning - McINTYRE
A man named Samuel McIntyre, was accidently drowned whilst crossing
the Upper Matakitaki on Thursday.
Monday 14 March
Drowned at Sumner - George INNIS
A young man aged 18 named George Innis, son of mr G. Innes,
builder, of Cashel St. East, went to Sumner on Saturday by the
morning coach. --------
The deceased was in the employment
of Messers Ballantyne & Co. but was having a holiday.
Auckland - FREEMAN -
William Watson Freeman, who was severely injured by the machinery
on board the Hawea, on wednesday last, has died.
Wellington - HOSKING
- page 3
Hosking - a boot maker, an old resident of Wellington was found dead in
his bed at Carterton this morning.
Inquest - Auckland - WATSON
The inquest today on the remains of the fireman, William
Watson, who died from injuries received on board the Hawea,
was postponed until the return
of the steamer from the South, to
get the evidence of the engineers as to the accident.
Invercargill - March 14 - Timothy HOLLAND
This morning while Timothy Holland
, a farm servant, was attending
some horses, he received a kick from one of them which resulted in his
death shortly after.
Balclutha - March 15th - MAHER
A man named John Maher lost his life today while working at the
Balclutha Bridge. he was in the air lock and had just finished
the 4 hours shift, when on
coming out he said "I am done again" and
expired. About ten days ago he suffered considerably and had
partial paralysis of the lower limbs to his body.
Blenheim - sudden death - WELFORD
Mr W. Welford, a merchant of Picton, died suddenly last
night. he went to a friends house with Captain kennedy at 7
o'clock and on arrival he appeared
to faint. ----- The cause is said to
be heart disease.
Friday 18 March
Auckland - SOUGHEY
A gum digger named Tom Soughey was killed at Great Barrier by an old
burnt kauri tree falling across the tent. His mate who was lying
behind him narrowly escaped.
Monday 21 March
Oamaru - fatal accident - James CAMPBELL
Last night as a hotelkeeper named James Campbell was riding in from the
racecourse, he lost control over his horse and was thrown
off. he fell on his head,
causing a fracture of the skull, and
22 March 1881
Inquest - Oamaru - William SPAIN
A commission agent named William Spain committed suicide
---------- an inquest was held today when the jury returned
the verdict" that the deceased
committed suicide while suffering from
Auckland - fatal accident - ZAMBRA page 3
A man named Zambra, a photographer, early this morning fell over in
Queen St. wharf on to the deck of the ketch Fanny Thornton, head
of the crew coming on the deck found him bathed in
blood, with his skull fractured. The case is hopeless.
Zambra is related to Mr Zambra of the London
firm Messers Nelgetti
28 March 1881
Dunedin - drowned - Sydney STOCK
Drowned - Sydney Stock fell from the steamer Mountaineer into Lake
Wakitipu early this morning. The body was not recovered
until hours afterwards.
Inquest - Lyttelton - Moku PORANGA
an inquest was held at the Gaol, Lyttelton on Saturday afternoon, by
J.D.Frankish, esq. Coroner, concerning the death of one of the Maori
The deceased was Moku Poranga and he was
transferred to the Gaol from Ripa Island. He was about 70 years
of age, though said to be 90 from the
more The jury returned the verdict of death from old
age and natural causes.
Taupo - found dead - Thomas
Thomas Cook, a settler at Taupo was found dead on the road today.
Oamaru - March 28th -
John Peattie, who was injured by a threshing machine a few days ago is
Invercargill - David McKENZIE
During the cruise on the "Alert", which returned to Bluff
yesterday, a man named David McKenzie was washed overboard and
Auckland - March 29 - DEVIN
Mrs J. Devin formerly of the Commercial Hotel, Auckland, died at Te
Awamutu today, from the effects of fright sustained in connection with
of fire at Lewis Hotel.
Inquest - sudden death at Sherwood, Rakaia
On Tuesday morning a man named Alfred Exon a shepherd in the
employment of Mr F.B.Passmore, Sherwood, Rakaia died somewhat
inquest was held yesterday on the remains at the Ashburton
Hospital, by Dr Trevor, Coroner, ---- the deceased
was about 60 yrs of age,
married and leaves a wife and grown up family.
Auckland - March 30 -
MATSON page 3
At the adjourned inquest held today on the body of the stoker,
named Matson, who died from injuries received on board the
Hawea. A verdict
was returned of accidental death.
26 June 2005