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14 November 1857
St Peter's Church - 01 & 02
The foundations are being laid for the new church of St
Peter, Heathcote. the site abuts Ferry Road and was
presented to the parish by Mr Bowler of Wellington.
the stone is red stone quarried from Mr McCormack's land
near Sumner --- the designs are by
Mountfort and Luck architects, Christchurch -----
this stone is about to be used at Christchurch in the foundation
for the new Government offices and Council Chamber ----
Assignment - 03
MOORE - John,
shoemaker, -- transferred all his estate and effects
to William Thomson of Christchurch Accountant and
Commission Agent and
Thomas Brown of same place, stockowner ----
Drowning - 05
WILSON - at
Kaiapoi an inquest will be held today.
English Shipping sailed
- 1 August from Deal for Wellington and
McVicar - on 5 August from
London, off Plymouth for New Zealand.
10 August from Deal for Auckland and New Plymouth.
- on 15 August from Gravesend for Canterbury
Leinster - on 15 August for Nelson and New
Willis & Co's Line
Fletcher - to sail in October for
Wellington and New Plymouth
- to sail in September for Wellington and Nelson
sail in August for Wellington and Nelson.
Young & Co's Line -
Watson - to sail in August for
Auckland and New Plymouth.
Canning - to sail 18 August for
John Morrison's Line -
Nelson and Wellington, to sail 31 August
expected from New Zealand ---
Wednesday 9 December 1857
Inquest - 001
FENWICK - a little boy was scalded by falling into a
pan of hot milk left on the floor to cool ----
died next day.
12 December 1857
Arthur Willis, Gann
& Co. - 002
List of Emigrant ships for Canterbury arriving 1855 - 1856
May - Grasmere, Yeo, 97 passengers
Aug. - Caroline Agnes, Ferguson, 176
Oct. - Cashmere, Pearson, 141
Jan. - Isabella Hercus, Sewell, 194 passengers
July - Sir Edward Paget, Wycherly, 166.
Oct. - Joseph Fletcher, Pook, 210.
Egmont - Gibson, 145.
was appointed to leave London on 10 August for this Port
16 December 1857
Theatre - 003
FOLEY - Among our public
entertainments in Lyttelton of course the theatre takes the
lead. It was established here by Mr W.H.Foley, assisted by Mrs
and a corps of amateurs and was opened on 23rd
July last, since which time entertainments have been given about
once a week. These have consisted
chiefly of Farces, but lately we have
performed such pieces as the "Lady of Lyons" and the
"Honeymoon" and now a series of representations
of first-class tragedies has
been commenced -----"
Port Victoria to Port Lyttelton - name
change - 004
The Authorities have ordered the name of this port to be
changed in the customs and other official documents from Port
Victoria to Port Lyttelton.
HAYCOCK - 005
Akaroa has made itself famous for its flour Mr Haycock's mill
has turned out some of the finest samples that wee ever made into
bread. Akaroa flour at a sale in Wellington
fetched a figure well above average market price. Mr Haylock
is putting up a large building on the beach of Akaroa for storing
wheat and flour ----