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Monday 1 March 1875
Desertion  -  001
ANSTEY - William Charles, charged by Captain Mitchell deserting from the ship Langstone when at Wellington ------

Fatal Accident  -   002
TIBBAT - A sad and fatal accident happened as a result of a fire  at Tibbat's Hotel,  Poverty Bay  and the death of his wife and 2 children.


Tuesday 2 March 1875
Dunedin  -  003
BAYDEN - Another case of scarlet fever is reported among the immigrants  ex Oamaru  from Glasgow, a little girl Eva Bayden  -------

Napier  -  Death  -  004
ENGLISH - Dr English,  an old settler at Waipawa was found dead in a bedroom at the Empire Hotel,  yesterday.

Blenheim  -  005
MERRITT - 
Some human bones were found last Thursday on the beach at White's bay  a stocking had the initial A.J.M. worked on it.-----   bones of young immigrant 
                        drowned in the Opawa River,  who was working on Dr Horne's farm  last September.  ------ Alfred John Merritt,  of Jersey


Wednesday 3 March 1875
Dunedin  -  006
TURNBULL - Inquest  on Thomas Turnbull at Blackstone Hill,  died soon after a fight with Clyde  -------  accidental death -----

Dunedin - Fatalities -  007
TURNBULL - Thomas, at Blackstone Hill,  died after a fight with Clyde,  accidental death returned  -------
MACANDREW - Mrs,  funeral tomorrow -------

Lyttelton -  008
BUNNELL -  Henry, seaman aboard the barque Alice, -----   refusal of duty ----
ROBERTS - John,  deserted wife Kate  -------

Refusal of Duty  -  009
Thomas SMITH,  Charles WHEELER,  Gray MARTIN,    Edward JONES,  William OLSEN,  were charged by Captain Filian of the ship Charmian ----
PETERSEN  -  John was charged by Captain Davis of the John Knox  with a similar offence.

Auckland -  Fatality  - 010
SMITH -  a fire last night destroyed the Star Hotel  -   Smith escaped jumping through a window,  died  --  a draper from Yorkshire.


Saturday 6 March 1875
Accidents  -  013
EDLIN - a girl about 12 years old,  had an accident at Woodend  ---  riding a dray with no sides ---  leg caught between spokes of wheel  -----
GEE -    at Canterbury Spinning and Weaving Company's works at Kaiapoi,  Gee fell from a scaffold  -------


Tuesday 9 March 1875
Wife Desertion  -  014
MALMANCHE - Peter,  to be brought up again on the 11th.


Wednesday 10 March 1875
Dunedin -   Accident   -  015
CHUNG - Ah,  was killed when a coach was upset  on Saddle Hill ---
TURNBULL -  Mrs G.  was seriously injured. -----

Death   -  016
KEMP -  Tom,  a scenic artist, died yesterday from lung disease, caught some time ago at Invercargill.


Thursday 11 March 1875
Desertion  -  017
LITTLECOTT -  Charles,  support for his children in the Industrial School  -------   more  -----

Accident  -  018
GEE  -  Samuel,  who was injured in an accident  on 5 March ---  is in a very dangerous state.


Saturday 13 March  1875
Probates  -  019
SWALE -  William ---  to Elizabeth Swale,  widow,  and Wm Swale,  son.
PREBBLE - Charles  ----   to Henry Bromich and John Edward Jacombs,  named executors ----
O'CALLAGHAN -  Thomas Robert ---  
McCANDLISH -  John, ------   to  Gilbert McCandlish,  father of deceased ---


Monday 15 March 1875
Refusal of Duty  -  020
BONNELL -  Henry,  seaman on board ship Pleiades ---    


Tuesday 16 March 1875
Sale of Properties  -  021
YORK  -  Thomas,  bought part rural section 32 at Woolston,  2 and half acres of land.
HASSAL  - Mr T.M.  bought part sections 1010 and 1012 cnr Colombo and Tuam streest ------- from the estate of Mr J.C.Aiken,  
AIKEN -  3rd lot passed in from estate Mr J.C.Aiken  part sections 1147  and 1149  and 1151    and occupied by Mr A.J.White.

Auckland -  022
PORTER -  Mr,  the funeral of Mr Porter who was drowned,  took place yesterday  ---
FOX -  injured in the Queen of Beauty mine,  is likely to die.


Thursday 18 March 1875
Absent without leave  -  023
DALZELL -  Edwin Matthews,
MATHERS - Edwin,
GRANT - George,  seamen on board the brig Syren  ------

Drowning  -  024
McLEOD  -  Murdoch,  a seaman  formerly of the schooner J.G.Coleson  ----   inquest today.

Disobeying orders  -  025
WHITE -  John  and
MELTON - William,  seamen on board  the barque Syren  -----
GRANT -  George from the same ship --- charged with assault  -----


Friday 19 March 1875
Inquest  -  026
McLEOD - 
Murdoch, a sailor from the ship J.G.Coleson,  was found dead on the flats at Governor's Bay on Monday night.
                         evidence was given by Capt. D.Rae,  John McDonald,   John Paterson,  William Buckley,  John Maguire,
                          Sergeant of Police at Lyttelton. --- a long column  ------

Fatality  -  027
Little Currie  -  
a sailor known by this name,  on board the Huon Belle, ketch,  fell down on the wharf and died,  he was born in Carlisle
                        and joined the vessel in Dunedin  ---- an inquest will be held today.


Monday 22 March 1875
Inquest  -  028 & 029
Little CURRIE  -  at Lyttelton Hotel ----  Little Currie, a sailor on board the ketch Huon Belle, who died suddenly on Thursday last.  ----  Roderick Currie,
                              captain of the Huon Belle,  knew the deceased for 7-8mths. -----     aged about 40  ----  Thomas Tatnell,  employed as one
                            of the foremen of the wharves -----   died of heart attack -----


Wednesday 24 March 1875
Supreme Court    -  030
NALDER -   Charles Allen  ---  Letters od administration  to  Henry Nalder,  solicitior,  brother of the deceased.
RHODES -  order directing conditional contract for sale of portion of the Purau estate be confirmed ------
WRIGHT -  Hugh,  inmate of Sunnyside.


Thursday 25 March 1875
Barque  -  Ocean Beauty,  from London  -   death  -  031
BLACKETT  -  Alfred,  ordinary seaman, -----  fell overboard ---assumed   drowned  ------- no passengers aboard this ship   -----


Saturday 27 March 1875
Courts  -  032
RICH -  Joseph  Rich   -----  mutual separation ---
BRAY  -  Richard,  5 children   ----  neglected children  ------


Tuesday 30 March 1875
Neglected Children  -  034
BRAY - 
George,  John,  Charles,  Eliza J.F.  and A.F.W.Bray,  5 children ranging in age  from 14  to 3 years  were brought under  the
                         Neglected Children's Act --- the parents kept a disorderly house in Gloucester st.  Richard Bray,  father of the children 
                --- sent to the Industrial School  ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
20 June 2010