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Wednesday 1 December 1875
Inquest   -  002
FUSSELL -  Aaron,  farmer,  Tai-Tapu, was killed by falling from his dray last Friday  ----     accidental death  returned.

Sudden Death  -  003
MOORE  -  Mr W. Moore,  chief letter carrier in Christchurch  for many years  -----  an inquest will be held today.


Thursday 2 December  1875
Bluff  -  ship  ADAMANT 004
5 deaths occurred during passage.  The Captain died about 6 weeks ago.  The vessel has not yet anchored.

Inquest  -  005
MOORE  -  William George Moore ----     died from natural causes.


Friday 3 December  1875
New Masonic Lodge  -  007
A new Lodge under Scotch constitution was consecrated at Lyttelton   under the title  Canterbury Kilwinning Lodge.
Bro. A.Taylor was presented and duly installed as First Master of the Lodge  
the following officers were then invested.
----  MILNE,  S.W:     ---  HODGE,  J.W:     ----  DUFF,  treasurer:   J.P. PARKER,  Secretary:     W.AUSTIN, S.D:   J.DUNLOP, J.D: 
 --- LINDSAY,  I.G:       ----- ZEALANDER, Tyler:  ------   
a choir consisting of Bros. Hobbs,  Bell,  Hodge,  and Walcot,  with Bro. J.J.Milner  as organist  -------  

Accident at Leeston  -  008
McVINNIE -  Mr J.  foreman of Mr White's timber-yard, near the Lake.    train whistle frightened the horse and McVinnie  jumped out ---  fractured his leg                     -----  more -----


Saturday 4 December 1875
Wellington  -  009
Arrived  ship  Avalanche  -  fromLondon,  with 225 immigrants,  all well after a passage of 89 days.  -- no sickness or deaths on the voyage.

Death -  010
BOWBYES -  a child aged 7mths died  ----  son of Mr Robert Bowbyes,  tailor,   -----------

Presentation  -  011
HILL - Mr Hill, master of the Bingsland School,  promoted to the Main School  --- handsome clock and pearl-handled knife.

Nearly Drowned  -  012
LILLY  -  Jane,  residing at the Sandhills, had a narrow escape from drowning in the river Avon near the Avonside Church  ---  more  ----

Land Sale  -  012a
PARISH  -  Mr W. Parish selling a valuable property on the Ferry road, known as New Cambridge -----  estate of 50 acres --- 88 building sites ---   more -----

New Zealand Shipping Co  -  013
WAIMATE  and CAEMARTHENSHIRE  have arrived in Port Chalmers ---  former with 330 immigrants,  87 days out from Torbay. latter brings
                        27 passengers and cargo.


Monday 6 December 1875
Attempted  suicide  -  014
BUCHANAN  -  James,  living separately from his wife  --------   lots more  ------


Tuesday 7 December 1875
Transfer of Licenses  -  015
WILLIS - George,  from his old house to a new one adjoining the Malvern Railway Station  ---  was granted.
RUSSELL -  Robert, of the White Swan Hotel,  Tuam st,  to John COLLIER  ----   

Neglected Child  -  016
MURRAY -  James,  a boy aged 8 years  -------  Sophia MILLAN -- boy placed in her charge by the  father for 12mths  ------  he sent no monies
                        sent to the industrial School  for 6 years.

Inquest  -  017
SCOTT -  Alexander,  Bank Clerk,    ----   more  -----


Wednesday 8 December 1875
Barque  Queen Bee  -  from London  -  018
---  a passage of 125 days ---   commanded by Captain Loftus ---- no immigrants  but a number of passengers ----  left 8 August --- 7 September 
            Mr RUSSELL,  2nd officer  died of consumption ----

Ship  WAITANGI   -  from London  -  019
Commanded by Captain Kerr,  formerly of the ships Dover Castle  and Crusader ---- Dr Robinson,  surgeon-in-attendance -----  4 deaths (infants)  occurred  and 3 births ---  Matron  Miss S.FROST  ----   sailed from Plymouth on 7 Sept. ----  88 days out. ------


Saturday 11 December 1875
Ship LANGSTONE  -  from London  -  022
Commanded by Captain Mitchell  ---- passengers  but no immigrants -----  


Monday 13 December 1875
Colombo Road District School  -  023 & 024
Upwards of 630 children attended the 3rd annual treat at the Agricultural showgrounds  -------  examination results  -----  very long column -----


Tuesday 14 December 1875
Wife Desertion  -  025
AUSKUSON -  Daniel,    ---   case withdrawn.


Wednesday 15 December 1875
Mrs Alabaster's School Prize list  -  027
First Class -  W.Robison,  1st prize:  H.Von Haast,  2nd.
Second Class -  E.Preece, 1st,  J.McLean,  2nd.
Third Class -  A.McCrae, 1st,  G.Ross,  2nd.
Fourth Class -  Leo Haast,  1st,  L.Sawtell,  2nd.
Writing Prize -  H.Hings?
Maps -  E.Preece.
Arithmetic -  W.Robison.
Drawing - W.Robison.
Conduct - R.Aldred.
Special prize presented by Rev. F.Knowles -  J.Turnbull.
Special prize  -  C.Innes.
Drilling  -  F.Bishop.

Wife Desertion  -  029
UPJOHN - Arthur Edward Upjohn  -----   remanded until 22 December -----


Monday 20 December 1875
Ship  ARAWATA  -  030
Bluff  -  brings 52 saloon and 45 steerage passengers  with 375 tons of cargo  ----
Passengers for Lyttelton  -  
Messrs Baines,  M-ichan,  Lazarus,  Davis,  McMillen,  Little
Mrs Lewis,  and 15 in steerage,  and 70 tons of cargo.


Tuesday 21 December 1875
Ship  - SOUKAR -  sailed 5 October -  031
244 souls on board,  105 adults for Timaru  the remainder for Christchurch.----  lots more  -----

Bigamy  -  032
UPJOHN  - Arthur Edward,  deserted his wife in Otago,  now up on bigamy charge by marrying in Christchurch  -------


Wednesday 22 December 1875
Wife Desertion  -  034
UPJOHN  -  Arthur Edward ----   remanded for 8 days   -- charge of bigamy to be heard before the charge of wife desertion ------


Thursday 23 December 1875
Presentation  -  034a
HILL -  the girls who attended Bingsland School presented their master Mr H.J.Hill with the whole of Dickens works in 20 volumes -------

Assaulting his Wife  - 035
CLARKE -  Samuel, assaulted his wife Clara ------  

Loss of Schooner Maiden City 036
PRESCOTT -  Captain Samuel -- lost his life -------  bound for Lyttelton from Akaroa ---- Charles Johnson,  survivor ------   long column  ------


Friday 24 December 1875
Accidents  -  037
WEIR -  boy --living in Heathcote Valley was injured by a powder explosion ------ injured  but will recover.
PARKER -  Philip,at Christchurch station --    riding on a wool truck he slipped -- fell between horse and and truck ---   arm crushed --  amputated ---

Presentation  -  037a
FIDLER -  Mr,  a handsome pen and ink stand were presented  by Miss Maggie Blyth on behalf of the girls at Bingsland School  -------

Reward of Merit  -  038
DAY -  Mr Joseph, of Sumner, received a letter from his Honour the Supertindant's office ---  awarded a testimonial from the Royal Humane Society -- 
                courage in saving Charles Morton  from drowning ------    more  -----

Presentation  -  039
HAUGHTON - Mrs,  late headmistress of St John's School was presented with a handsome album, Church service, inkstand and pen,  by Mr Loughrey 
                    on behalf of the senior girls  -----

Sudden death  -  040
WAKEFIELD -  Mr Felix,  dropped dead between Cave Rock and Sumner Hotel  ----  aged between 60 - 70 years  Miss Marshman and a boy
                    named Hassal saw him fall  ------ an inquest will be held -----

Dunedin  -  Deaths  -  041
GARDINER -  a lad,  was drowned by falling into the river  at Mataura ---
LANSEIGNE -  M.  who died this year has been left 80,000 pounds by the death of a relative.


Tuesday 28 December 1875
Timaru  -  Accident  -  043
ORMSBY - Mr and Mrs Ormsby with their infant  were driving on Burke's Pass rd when an accident happened -- child thrown out of the trap, little girl died later.

Accident at Sumner  -  044
WALLS -  a girl about 5 years old dau. of Mr Thomas Walls,  Selwyn st,  was knocked down and severely inured by a horseman at Sumner on Christmas Day
                    -- 4 men named William Attwood,  R.DixonPeter Duncan,  and W.Bennett were racing on horseback on the beach ----   little girl will be ok

Greymouth  -  045
LYON  - Charles,  4 men bathing in the river at Riverton  --- Charles Lyon, a butcher was drowned,  leaves a wife and 4 children.


Wednesday 29 December 1875
Prizegiving    -  046 & 047
GEE - Mr T.M's school,  annual tea and distribution of prizes  -----  long list of prize winners names --------


Thursday 30 December 1875
Lyttelton  -  absent without Leave -  050
WILLIAM - Thos,  seaman on board the brig Rio Lodge  -------
RICHARDSON -  Charles,  seaman on board the barque Ansdill  -------


Friday 31 December 1875
Fatal Sunstroke  -  052
JONES  -  2 brothers, Abraham and William, of Rangiora, were employed mowing round fences ----  William  died  ----  Abraham not expected to recover -
                - lots more ---

Dunedin  -  048
McLAREN -  Mrs,  who jumped on her husband's chest and killed him  has been removed ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
1 October 2010

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