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Thursday 2 March  1865
For sale - 002
WILKIN -  for sale part of Mr Wilkin's  estate, Fendalltown road,  ---


Saturday 4 March  1865
The Weekly Press -  004
Will be published every Saturday morning at the Press office   ------


Tuesday 7 March  1865
Fatal Accident -   ship WILLIAM MISKIN  -  005  &  006
WILSON - James,  a fireman, aged about 30 died,   and James SMITH  and Andrew BEGBIE  are seriously ill in Dunedin hosp.  boiler burst in ship ------   lots more  --------

Land to let  -  008
BLAKISTON - C.R.  -----   land to let by auction Ferry rd,  ---  more ----

For sale - South Rakaia Hotel - 009
Occupied by Messrs FLOWERS and ROBSON,  ---- lots more ----


Thursday 9 March  1865
Notice -  011
STEGGALL - E.  he has retaken the South brook Mill -------   


Saturday 11 March  1865
Inquest  -  Fatal Accident  -  WILLIAM MISKIN  - 018,  019, 020
Andrew Begbie, engineer, of Dunedin,  gave evidence,  James Wilson was fireman, not married, from Sutherlandshire, Scotland, age 35.

Swimming Baths  - 022
AYERS -  Mr Ayers intends to establish some swimming baths in Christchurch for next season ----  lots more ----

To be Sold - 023
Rural Section No. 1033 on Lincoln rd, adjoining Mr Lewis's farm, 5 miles from Christchurch ---


Tuesday 21 March 1865
Rev. William TAYLOR 024, 025
preached on Sunday at the new Weslyan Church, Durham st,  to largest congregation ever assembled in Christchurch, nearly 1000 persons ----    
depart for New South wales en route for California ---  lots more ----


Thursday 23 March  1865
Missing Friends -  028
OLDMAN -  Mrs R.M.  supposed to have come to canterbury from Melbourne, Victoria,  ---
CREW - Margaret Brown,  looking for  Robert Roy BROWN  and George Scott BROWN, of Campsie, Scotland, supposed to be on their way to West Coast diggings ---

Supreme Court -  030
LAVERY -   appointed Mr HAWLEY guardian of child Lavery as well as the estate --
HUGHES -   deceased,  ----
WOOD -   --- order for probate

Supreme Court -  031
McCOSKER - John,  of Christchurch,  builder,  ----  more ----


Saturday 25 March  1865
Fatality -  032  & 040
TAYLOR - a native of Sydney was for some time on the Dunolly and Ballarat diggings  drowned ---     more -----attempting to cross the Rangitata.

For Sale -  035
R.S. No 2320 offered for sale  situated on road to the West Coast goldfields.
R.S.6327  situated on the Coal Track  10 miles from Christchurch.
WARD -  widow,  selling a 5 roomed house in best part of Oxford st.  apply to widow Ward ---

For Sale -  Saltwater creek -  036
R.S. No 2320  37 acres

To be Sold - 037
R.S. No 7703, 20 acre section about 1 mile from Weedons Accommodation House, on the South rd.


Tuesday 28 March  1865

Missing Friends -  038
BROWN -  George Scott,  and Robert Roy,   Margaret Brown Crew is looking for them ----

RACHEL   -  barque - Brodie  -  from London - 039
Passengers - 
Mrs Cook and 2 children;  Mrs Simpson,  Miss Simpson;  Master Simpson;  Mr and Mrs Pickering and child;  Miss Rose;  Miss Mackay;  
Reverends Quilty, Harper, Lee, Richardson,
Mr John Goddard;  Mr H.Davis,

Steerage -  James Brasham, wife and 4 children;  Thade Brosnahan;  Mary Brosnahan;  Maurice Stack;  Robt Dunhill;  Wm Coutts and 4 children;  Mary Coutts; 
                    James McDonell;  Hugh Muirhead;  W. Malby;

Fatal Accident - Rangitata - 040
"Billy Gooseberry"   piloting some swaggers across the river -----   considered the most practical river man in the province ---


Thursday 30 March  1865
Shipping News -  042
SUFFOLK  -  arrived Hobsons Bay, ---  left Plymouth 31 December 69 days, ---
ARABIAN - from Liverpool, left 8 December,  brings 203 Government Immigrants, 8 married couples,  175 single women,  11 children, (aged 1-12)  1 infant.
ERNESTINA -  108 days,    United States ship ---   380 souls on board ---  236 are immigrants ---  Mr T.J.WELCH of Birmingham general manager ---
MAGNA BONA - Captain Tyson,  arrived from London  ---  93 days,  60 passengers for Nelson,    --------

Shipping News -  043
WINSLOW -  sailed for Havre on 26 December  ---  84 days, description of journey ----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
1 January 2012
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