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2 January 1886
Dunedin - drowned - CLARKE -
James Clarke, one of the crew of the Mountaineer, was
drowned on Lake Wakatipu yesterday.
Greymouth - FURNESS
Edward Furness, the young jockey thrown and rolled over by
Harkaway at Thursday's races, died this morning in the
Hospital. He was scarcely conscious
at any time since the accident.
Woodville - GOWER
Mr Gower's child, who was injured by a cow, died on
Wellington - inquest - TURNER
at the inquest on the body of Daniel Turner, this morning,
---------- returned a verdict of accidental death.
Wellington - TODD -
a young jockey named Todd, about 15 years old, was killed
at Otaki on New Year's Eve. --------
Wanganui - HAZEL -
a farm labourer named Henry Hazel died suddenly at
Kaiiwi last night. An inquest is to be held today.
Waipawa - Fire - Empire
-- the fire commenced in a small cottage near the river
------ more --
Dunedin - HORSBURGH
the fire at Horsburgh's was confined to 2 rooms.
----------- in Horsburgh's fire the premises are owned by K. Taylor -----
6 January 1886
Auckland - DEAN
Richard Dean, a settler of Waiuku, who fell from a horse
the other day, died yesterday from concussion of the brain.
An inquest is being held today.
7 January 1886
D'Urville Island - RURAKA
- TURI - DANIEL -
December 24 a fatal accident, a boat containing 2
Maori men, named Matthew Ruaka and Teperei Turi, and
a Maori girl about 14, named Bella Daniel left
one of the bays on December 21 to secure Nikau
palms ------ when cries of the girl were heard
by the wife of Matthew, who put off in a small dingy and r
escued the girl who had been 18 hours exposed.
Rakaia - Fire - ALLISON - MORROW -
a serious fire occurred about 12 miles from here yesterday,
----- in a paddock belonging to Mr Allison, and close to Mr
Morrow's homestead. -------
a very long column --- email for a copy.
8 January 1886
Waiau - Fatal boat accident - FRASER -
information was received by the police this morning that a youth about
17 years of age, son of mr Thomas Fraser, of Waiau, was
drowned at Boat harbour yesterday. ------- went
into the lagoon at the mouth of the Conway river to bathe.
--------- an inquest will be held at Waiau tomorrow.
Blenheim - BULIFF
James Buliff, pilot at Wairau for over 17 years, died
Wellington - obituary - FOX -
Mr Ebenezer Fox, who for many years has been Secretary to the
Executive Council, died this morning ---- aged 59.
9 January 1886
Havelock - Boating accident - RUTHERFORD -
A melancholy boating accident happened here yesterday. ------- 6
boys, aged from 17 to 5 years, went out
fishing. ---------- 2 boys Charles & Herbert
Rutherford, aged 12 and
11 respectively, disappeared and were seen no more.
------- Charles MATTHEWS
aged 13 appears to have saved his little
brother, aged 5 --------- assisted by James
Rutherford, a brother of the lads drowned.
Blenheim - Fatal explosion - EDEN -
A fatal explosion of dynamite occurred on the Opawa river on Saturday
afternoon. 2 men were engaged in removing a snag. ---------
a married man with 2 children, was stunned
and drowned. ----- the other man clung to the
boat, and was got out of the water -------
Christchurch - accident - TUCKER -
About 11 o'clock this morning, an accident of a very serious
nature happened at the new buildings in course of erection on Morten's
block. ---- James Walter Tucker, who fell
---- He was employed as a plumber by Messrs CULL and DUNN, who are subcontractors
on the building under Mr D. REESE.
-------- lots more
Christchurch - house fire - TAPE -
Mr Tape's house at Spreydon, which was burned down yesterday
Christchurch - accident - MURRAY -
This morning, a little boy named Alexander Murray, while playing
in his father's yard at Selwyn street, Addington, fell off a
swing, and broke his right leg. ----
Timaru - accident - BRUCE -
an accident occurred at Timaru on Saturday at about 4-30pm
causing the death of a horse and the breakage of the shafts of a
buggy. Mr James Bruce was driving in the Main South Road
and when he was about opposite Lukey's stables ------ more
Christchurch - Selwyn Street - TAPE -
At 2.10 am on Sunday morning a 7 roomed wooden house situate in Selwyn
street, Spreydon, was destroyed by fire. Mr Henry Tape was the owner and he resided
there with his family. ------- lots more
12 January 1886 -
Christchurch - TUCKER -
Young Tucker, who was so severely injured by his terrible fall at
Morten's block yesterday, is still alive, but cannot be
said to be any better.
Christchurch - Fire - BEAN -
at 3-40am today a 5 roomed wooden cottage, situated in Queen
street, off Lichfield street east, was burned down.
It was occupied by Mrs Bean and her son,
but no-one was within the at the time of the fire. ------------
Accident in the Tunnel - BATCHELOR -
a man named Batchelor, a milkman, residing in the
Valley, fell off the 6pm train from the Port last evening
------ to walk out to the Lyttelton end of the tunnel
and then to the Saxon Hotel, where his injuries were attended to.
In Divorce -
MOSELY v. MOSELY
DUTTON --- more
MOSS v MOSS
13 January 1886
Christchurch - GOODMAN
Mr F. Goodman who was injured in the buggy accident on the
Stanmore road yesterday ------
14 January 1886
Dunedin - COUNSEL
in the Police Court this morning James Counsel was charged with wife
Christchurch - wedding write-up - ZANDER - HERMAN -
a wedding ---- took place yesterday when Miss
Rose Herman, daughter of Mr I. Herman, was married to
Mr H. Zander,
of Ashburton. ------
email for a copy
Inquest of Henry Smith Legg,
died 6 Jan.
15 January 1886
Pupil Teachers' Examination results of those who passed at the
examination of pupil teachers in the North Canterbury district, held on
8 December (
list has some Christchurch names as well) ---- a
long column - email for a copy.
16 January 1886
Sumner, Christchurch - supposed
-- an old fisherman named Richard harper, well known to the
inhabitants of Sumner by his nickname "Dick the Fisherman"
------- has not been seen since Wednesday last.
------- The old man is about 60 years old -------
Canterbury - Springfield - LOCKWOOD -
--- a man named Charles Lockwood, well known in the Rakaia Gorge
district for the last 16 years as a shepherd and station hand
----- brother Frank Lockwood ------
Rangiora - death - NOTTINGHAM -
at 8 o'clock on Thursday evening last an infant aged 4 days
belonging to Mr A. Nottingham, of Rangiora, died
unexpectedly. ---- an inquest will be held
Invercargill - KIDD
- GORMAN -
on Saturday 3 brothers named Kidd and a young man named
Gorman were bathing at Makarewa near Forest Hill.
John Kidd got out of his depth ---- brother Henry and
Gorman went to
assist ---- Henry Kidd aged 27 years -----
drowned, the others were got ashore alright.
Christchurch - death - Archdeacon WILSON -
---- death of Archdeacon Wilson, on Saturday
afternoon, at Broomfield, Upper Riccarton.
----- funeral take place at the Riccarton
3pm Tuesday afternoon.
South Canterbury - Death - WADSWORTH -
Mrs Harriet Wadsworth, wife of Thomas Wadsworth, a very old
settler, died suddenly at Orari on Thursday. An inquest was
held on Friday----- Sarah Irvine,
sister of the deceased, deceased was 55 years of age,
19 January 1886
Timaru - BESWICK
---- death of Mrs Beswick, wife of the respected Resident
Magistrate of Timaru.
Christchurch - HARPER
search was made yesterday for the body of the fisherman Richard
Harper, who is supposed to have been drowned at Sumner last
week. ---- more
Canterbury - Hororata - GREY -
a man known as William Grey, about 45 years of age,
---- employed as a cook on Sir John Hall's station, was found
dead on a road crossing the
Hororata river bed. ------- lots more
20 January 1886
Christchurch - WARNER
-- 6 o'clock this morning as a man named James Warner was riding
through Cathedral Square, his horse slipped and fell on a
crossing. ---- dislocation of the left shoulder and some severe
bruises on his
face. --- taken to hospital where his hurts were attended
Funeral of Archdeacon Wilson
a very long write-up of the funeral ---------- email for a
-- Charles Day Lockwood ----- an inquest will
21 January 1886
Nelson - Fatal gun accident - TOMLINSON -
Mr W. Tomlinson, master of the Auckland College, son-in-law
of the late Samuel Kingdom, of
this city, ------ He
was accompanied by his little son aged 12.
In climbing up the hill on the
Wakapuakaroad, he slipped ----- an inquest will be
Lyttelton - obituary - MACDONALD -
Hugh Macdonald MD. of Lyttelton, died yesterday of
apoplexy. ------- He leaves a widow and a large family of
Christchurch - inquest - WITHERS -
an inquest on the body of Agnes Withers, who died in the
Christchurch Hospital on Wednesday morning
------- a long column.
Nelson - inquest - TOMLINSON -
at the inquest on the body of Mr W. Tomlinson, master of the
Auckland College ---- he was on a visit to Nelson
23 January 1886
Invercargill - HARMANN
Arthur Harmann aged 13 years son of a settler near
Invercargill, received a sunstroke 3 weeks ago. He was
placed under medical
treatment, but 5 days ago became unconscious, and died
a man named William Sherwin fell off a train on the
Hutt line last night. His collar bone and the left shoulder
blade were broken,
he received a severe scalp wound and the base of his skull was
January 1886 -
Pleasant Point - NEWTON
Mr W.J.Newton, of Pleasant Point, ------ is
Lyttelton - funeral write-up - MACDONALD -
the funeral of the late Dr Hugh Macdonald took place in Lyttelton
yesterday afternoon, ----
26 January 1886
Christchurch - inquest - RAVENSCROFT -
the inquest on the body of Mrs Ravenscroft was held yesterday.
------ HOPKINS, ------ Mr HILL ----
In Bankcruptcy - BROWN
Robert Brown of Heathcote Valley near Christchurch,
28 January 1886
Auckland - TAYLOR
Mrs Taylor, whose husband attempted to bolt the other day
The boy Henry Bushell, who was run over by Mr Rosewarne's
butcher's cart yesterday, is progressing favourably and may now
be considered out of danger.
Canterbury - Committed to Burnham
- STEPHENS -
Arthur F.N.Stephens age 5years, Ernest W. Stephens
@years and 8mths, and Robert F. Stephens, 2 years
8mths, were brought before the court as neglected
children. --- the children's father was dead, -------
Christchurch - BUSHELL
-- Harry Bushell was run over by a butcher's cart belonging to Mr ROSEWARNE and driven by a boy
in his employ ------
last night he was doing well.
29 January 1886
Miss WELCHMAN, the
typhoid patient from the ship Hurunui, died at the
Quarantine station from phthisis, from which she
was suffering when the fever abated.
yesterday afternoon Mr Press, landlord of the Prince of Wales
Hotel, went out for a ride to Island Bay taking his young
son with him --------
Christchurch - BUSHELL
the boy Henry Bushell, who was run over by Mr Rosewarne's
butcher's cart on Wednesday, ----- and may now be
considered out of danger.
Temuka - Wedding write-up - TIKO - FOWLER -
on Wednesday last the nuptials of Willy Tiko and Kate
Fowler were celebrated --- at the Maori
Pa, Temuka ---- Mr Pinckney
of Temuka filled the office
of groomsman. ------
Islay, Kilmeny -
Mary McIntyre died at Kilmeny, Islay, on October 18
aged 109. Deceased was healthy and active till within
a month of her death, when she was bed-ridden.
In a roadside cottage, where she
spent the latter years of her life, she sold groceries and
smallwares, and was self-supporting till the last.
She was never married.
31 July 2007