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Monday 2 August 1875
Countess of Kintore  - 001
PARRY -  The cook of the ship  was found dead in his bunk on Saturday morning.  an inquest will be hrld later in the day.

Lyttelton  -  002
YOUNG  -  Mrs Young, rediding at Salt's Gully,  ---- family laid down with fever  -----  child killed  ---- more ----

Inquest  -  003 and 004
PARRY - Edwin D. Parry,  cook onboard Countess of Kintore, who was found dead last Friday  --- death from natural causes.


Tuesday 3 August 1875
Accident  -  005
CAMPBELL -  Mrs, driving along Colombo st, horse shied, ran against a milk cart driven by a boy John THOMPSON  ---- milk cart belonged to
                            Mr David DOUGLAS.

Waimate  -  006
RITTER  &  HONS  -  John Henry Ritter  and William Hons, Germans who resided together in the Waimate Bush,  ----- Hons accidently killed ------

Shipping - 
BLAIRGOWIE  -  sailed 25 May 1976  from London   - 007
Passengers  -  for Canterbury  -
Saloon -  Mrs Sarah Bassett,  Miss Madeline Bassett,  Mr S.K.Bassett,  Mr W.J.Bassett,  Mr W.M.Cardiff,  Dr Husband,  Mr Francis Ellis,   Mrs Ellis,  Florence Ellis,  L.R. Woodruffe, esq.  and Charlotte A.Sweet, Esq.   about 430 immigrants.

LACTURA  -  from London -   sailed 2 June  -  007
Passengers  for Canterbury  - 
Saloon - Rev J.Shearman,  Mrs Shearman and family,  Mr E.Marshall,  Mr Thos. S.Henderson,  Mr S. Pool,  Mr H.B.White,  Mr B.Tyerman,  Mr Gordon Millington, 
Mr Jno H.Louche,  Mr F.Hull,  Miss Armitage,  Miss Marcroft,  and Dr Pilco.
2nd cabin -  Mr J.Parsons,  Mr L.S.Tatham,  Mr and Mrs T.Hughes,  Mr Chas. Ranson,  Mr Alfred Ranson,  Mr Jas. S.Piper,  Mr and Mrs jas. F.White,  Mr H.E. Wollage,  Mr Fred Furze, Mrs Mary A.Jacobs,  Mr and Mrs Chas. Skipper,  Mrs Glozier,  Miss Ada Glozier,  Mr A.Wychodil?


Thursday 4 August 1875
Auckland -  Funeral - 008
BECKHAM - Judge Beckham's funeral was  --- today  ------

Death  -  009
PIZZEY  - Mr the younger brother in Pizzey & Co  died last night ---  during his 2 years residence he was much respected.


Friday 5 August 1875
Slaughter-house licenses  granted  -  010
DANN - James,  section 313,  Avon District.
HARTNELL - John W.  section 6276  Hororata.

Protection of Earnings  -  011
SYMONDS  -  Jane,  protection of earnings from her husband  -----   


Saturday 6 August 1875
Inquest  -  012
SLOPER - John,  died on Monday ---  employed at the Oxford Bush on 19 July drawing logs with a team of bullocks, one kicked him in the stomach ----


Monday  9 August  1875
Immigrants -  014
Star of China  -  a number of immigrants per Star of China, have been sent to branch depots at Rakaia, Ashburton and Rangiora and can be engaged there.

Dunedin  -  015
TOLMIE -  Mr W.A. Tolmie,  M.H.R. died  last night, he had been ill for some time but nothing serious was anticipated.

Greymouth  -  016
O'CONNELL -  the O'Connell centenary celebrations yesterday were a great success -----  the proceedings wound up with a banquet and ball ----


Wednesday 11 August 1875
Drowned  -  018
BLAIR  -  John Blair a labourer of Lincoln,  has been found drowned in the   -----   leaves a wife and several children.


Thursday 12 August  1875
Neglected children  -  020
WELSTEAD - Martha, James R.  Mary E.  Francis  and John P. Welstead ages ranging from 9  to 2 years  -----  sent to the Industrial School  for 7 years 
                        --- more -----


Friday 13 August 1875
Inquest  -  021
BLAIR  -  John ---  found drowned in the L1 River near the Lincoln township --- age 50  ----   verdict  found drowned ----


Saturday 14 August 1875
Desertion  -  022
BEESLEY  -  Edward,  on remand from Dunedin, was ordered to pay 20 shillings per  week.


Thursday 19 August 1875
Shipping  -  ALUMBAGH 023a
Alumbagh  from London  brings 400 immigrants,  14 children  and 2 adults died of measles and diarrhoea.   made the voyage in 100 days.

Neglect  -  024  & 024a
REID  -  James, was charged with having neglected to pay 6s a week to Ann Carmichael for support of his illegitimate daughter.

Inquest  -  026
PHILIPS  -  John,  2 boys named Cox and Hart found deceased lying on the ground  ----   arrived here 9mths ago, leaves a wife and 6 children,  youngest aged 7.


Friday 20 August 1875
Sale of Alford  and Clent Hills Runs  027
Mr Charles Clark offered at auction yesterday   ----- the 2 runs not reaching the reserve were passed in ------   more ---

Found Drowned  -  028
McDONALD -  Mr Chisnall, farmer,  --- body of a man named McDonald in the Waimakiriri -- resident of Yaldhurst, missing from his home on Sunday night.


Saturday 21 August 1875
Medals for discharged Soldiers  -  030
there are several discharged soldiers in the Province who have not yet received their medals for services done ---------  are at the Imperial Pension Office -
Albert Barracks, Auckland.
12th Foot  -  John Teally,  James Neilson,  Alex Crawford
14th Foot -  J.Quidley,  J.Kin-han,  M. Ryan,  M.Fitzgerald
40th Foot  -  Patrick Murphy,  E. Rabbitt,  E.Butler.
43rd Foot - J.Fisher,  J.King,  G.Moules,  J.Parker,  R.M.R. Taylor
68th Foot  -  J.Ryan,  W.Wilson,
65th Foot  -  J.Atkinson,  E.Bridion,  W.Day,  Thomas Dunn,  Charles Carrall,  D.Higgin,  J.Hooks,  James Hyland,  George Jackson,  G.Latter,  W.Osmond,  E.Smith,              J.Summerfield,  E.Walker.
71st Foot  -  J.Donnelly,  H.Bailey,  J.Muggeridge,  John Martin.
57th Foot -  J.Barr,  P.Berrins,  Richard Bright,  P.Cavenagh,  G. Brown,  G.Haggarty,  P.Loftus,  C.Jeffott,  J.Sheehan,   S.Ryan,  G.Sly.
68th Foot   - C.McEachen,  Luke Madigan,  F.Noonan,  C.Griffin,  P.Learn,
99th Foot  -  J.McQuillan,  S.Houston,  J.McGarvin,  G.Franklin.


Monday 23 August 1875
Drowning  -  031
SHEEAN -  wife of Mr John Sheean of Tai-Tapu   went with her baby to get water from well  ----   baby accidentally fell in and died.


Tuesday 24 August  1875
Desertion  -  032
SHOTT - Valentine,  adjourned case  ---deserted his wife and child -----   lots more ------


Wednesday 25 August 1875
Supreme Court   -  033 & 034
MARTIN  - James,  last examination  7 October
IRVING  -  James Oldham -  meeting of creditors  1 September
BARKER - John B.  and
PAWSON  - Thomas,  last examination 27 August
LLOYD -  Walter,  last examination 7 October 
GALLETLY  -  Peter,  widow of deceased  Margery Galletly  of Templeton.
OWEN - Wm  last examination  7 October
PHILLIPS  -  Henry,  meeting of creditors 1 September


Thursday 26 August  1875
Accidents  -  036
WALLS  -  William,  Kaiapoi Island,  a horse kicked him in the face ----- more ----
SNELL -  little boy aged 7 nearly drowned at Kaiapoi ----- his friend rushed to get a stick for him to hold onto  Mr W. Heney saw and helped pull him out.

Inquest  -  038
DAWSON  -  a male child aged 9 weeks,  Harriet dawson had twins, one male, one female on 21 June  the male child died on 24 August  ----- more ----


Friday 27 August 1875
Auckland  -  040
DINES  -  a man killed on the railway line near Penrose  ---------

Accident  -  041
WILLIS  -  Arthur B.  resing at Kilmore st,  seriously injured by accidental explosion of a pistol.shooting rabbits on Mr Tisch's farm, North rd,


Monday 30 August 1875
Sudden Death  -  042
ELLIS  -  Walter,  about 35 years of age,  a new arrival,  he was a schoolmaster, an inquest will be held. ---------


Tuesday 31 August 1875
Inquest  -  043
ELLIS -   came here from India,  death resulted from effusion of serum on the brain.

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Beverley Evans
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8 September 2010

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