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Thursday 1 April 1875
Port Chalmers  -  001
SMITH - George, was engaged in removing the face of an embankment, was crushed to death   ---  was married, and leaves 7 children.


Friday 2 April 1875
Inquest  -  SILTON -  002
A labourer named George Sharkiss, while in the Acclimatisation  gardens, observed the body of a man lying in the lagoon ----    the deceased whose name was Edward Silton,  a labouring man from the Bays,   ------   accidentally drowned. --- lots more -----

Emigration to New Zealand -  002 & 003
The 1st vessel chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Co for the conveyencing of emigrants  to NZ  was the Punjaub  which sailed from England on 1 June 1873. During the 6mths of the year  no less than 31 vessels were despatched with 10,000 souls and 40,000  tons of cargo.  --------   
--- a long list of ships names and dates ------  2 very long columns  -----

Inquest  -  005
SMITH -
George Smith who was killed in the cutting at Port Chalmers on 31 March  -------


Saturday 3 April  1875
Desertion  -  006
Lee  -  Henry,  deserted his wife and family  -------

Bigamy  -  WARD -  007
Eliza Ann Ward nee WOODING  to Benjamin Ward at late Dr Barker's registry office  -- either June or July 1861  ----  James FLYNN, a ploughman of Rakaia said he was married to Eliza in April 1868 or 1869 -- married at Rev C.Fraser's house, Christchurch.  She was Mrs Ward when he married her ---  more -----

The Late Mr J.C. WATTS-RUSSELL -  008 & 009
Another of our old Canterbury pilgrims has passed away  ----  John Charles Watts-Russell  died yesterday morning  --- was the youngest son of the 1st family of Jesse Watts-Russell, Esq. of Ilam Hall, Stafordshire,  who is still living  upwards of the age  90 ----  married in Ireland in 1850  came here aged about 25  on the
Sir George Seymour  arriving 17 December 1850,  his land adjoined the Deans and founded another Ilam.------ he became a run-holder in 1851 or 1852  in the Malvern Hills --- towards the end of 1855  he returned to England with his wife---  came back in the Westminster at the end of 1858 -- left again for England in 1866 and again returned in 1871  


Wednesday 7 April  1875
Bigamy  -  WOODING - 011
Eliza Ann, charged with having on 27 April 1869,   married James Flynn  having previously on 24 May 1861,   married to Benjamin Ward  widower, her
1st husband left her,  when she married the 2nd time she thought her husband was dead, and nothing to show that mr Ward hadn't been absent for 7 years  -------   verdict -  not guilty----   

Bigamy  -  WALKER - 012 & 013
James L. Walker  married on 17 February 1864  Agnes Houlston  or Houliston  and while she was still alive married Catherine LEE  on 21 September 1871

Presentation  -  014
MILLS  -  a handsome masonic jewel  to be presented   --------    to Bro. Mills  prior to his leaving for England ---------

Dunedin  -  Funeral - 015
GRAY - The funeral of the late Judge Wilson Gray took place at 3-30pm   ----     more ----


Friday 9 April 1875
Death  -  017
HENDERSON -  Andrew,  of Addington,   an inquest will be held ----- at 2pm today


Saturday 10 April 1875
Neglected child  -  018 & 019
BYRON - Louisa Byron,  age 12  --- dau. of   a man named Byron  ----   committed her to the Industrial School  for 4 years.

Inquest  -  020
HENDERSON - Anders ------  39 years old,  -------


Monday 12 April  1875
Inquest  -  Auckland -  021
BARTON - infant child of a labourer named Barton  -----  inquest adjourned -----


Tuesday 13 April 1875
Drowning -  023
SMITH -  a body was found  by a shepherd  on a beach a short distance south of th Pareora  --- Philip Smith who drwoned at Waitaki  on Sunday 28 March.

Waimate  -  Fatality  -  024
BRIEN - Thomas,  was killed  was driving a team laden with posts going towards Timaru  ---   capsized   and he was caught underneath  --- an inquest will be held


Wednesday 14 April 1875
Blenheim  -  025
McDONALD -  William,  died on Sunday   ---   more ----


Thursday 15 April 1875
Fatal Accident  -  026
STYLES  -  at Portobello, a calf tumbled down an unused well,  Styles was lowered to rescue it   --- foul air ---  more ---

Deserting  -  027
MELBOURNE -  William, was charged with deserting his children  ---  case postponed till Friday

Property Sale  -  028
COCKS - Rev H.B.  bought a property "Burghfield"  18 acres of land fronting Colombo road south, with large dwelling and stables  -------


Friday 16 April  1875
Imigration  -  029
A list of trades and occupations of the immigrants  from the ship  "Cicero"  due at the end of the month ------  220  souls on board ----  more  -----


Saturday 17 April  1875
Ship  "Waimate"  -  031
Is now on her way to England  -  the following is a complete list of passengers  -
Cabin -  
Mr and Mrs Smith,   Miss Smith,   Mr and Mrs Ellis and 3 children,    Mr and Mrs Tancred,   Miss Plemont,   Mrs Cardale and 3 children and nurse,    
Messrs Collins, LyonW.Reeves,  Loughnan,  Mrs Ekine,  Miss Jones,

2nd Cabin -  
Mrs Barblere,  Miss C.Reed,  Master Treherne,  Messrs Archer, Grosse, and Giddings.


Monday 19 April 1875
Inquest  -  McKINLAY -  034 & 035
death of an infant of James & Janet McKinlay  ------  witness,  Jane Johnston said she resided at Phillipstown   -------  a neighbour  Mrs Sarah Ann Carter -----
Duncan McKinlay,  aged 13  -------  3 other children aged 9, 5, and 3. younger than Duncan -----  lots  more  ----


Tuesday 20 April 1875
Inquest  -  036
MARTIN - a male infant,  son of Aubrey William & Clara Martin,  of St Asaph st east,  ----   

Immigration  -  037  & 038
The report on immigration to Canterbury  for 12mths  from 1 March 1874  to  1 March 1875 ------
26 immigrant ships arrived at Lyttelton,  11 from London,  10 from Plymouth,  4 from Glasgow,  1 from Hamburg  carrying 10,098 immigrants,  1120 were nominated  ---
Adults of 12 years and over,  6935,  children under 12, 3163,    1758 families,  single men 2288,  single women  1273.  
They went to  Timaru district, 1825,  Ashburton district, 530,  Ellesmere district, 260,  Northern district (including Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Kowai, Oxford)  750,  Port Victoria district including Lyttelton, Governor's Bay, and Head of Bay,  90  peninsula district including Akaroa and bays  280.
farm labourers  wages -  
married couples 60 to 70 pounds,  and all found,   married men  25s to 30s per week with cottage,  single men 45 - 55 pounds per annum  and all found,  
domestic servants 25 to 35 pounds per annum  -----   long column ----


Tuesday 27 April 1875
Increased Mortality  -  039
19 deaths were registered here last week, --- mealses and fever are spreading ---  5 funerals of children yesterday, 2 from one family, which lost an infant 2 weeks ago.


Wednesday 28 April 1875
Supreme Court  -  040
O'MALLEY - Charles,  to be made guardian of infant John Smith.

Probates -  040 & 042
GOULD - George,    DAY - Wm.   MORGAN - Mary Ann
BEVINS - Harry Woodhouse,  to  Henry W. Lee as executor


Friday 30 April 1875
Inquest - Ashburton  -  BRONZY - 042
James Bronzy,  witnesses,  J.Brankin,  carrier, knew deceased, ----- Charles Smithel,  licensee of the Spread Eagle Hotel, Upper Ashburton,   -----  accidentl death,  fracture of the spinal bone -----   long column -----

Wellington -  Fatality  -  043
McCABE  -  Grethan,    formerly a reporter in Auckland and on the Wellington Advertiser ----  died  -----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
22 June 2010

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