Lyttelton Times  -   May 1875

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Saturday 1 May 1875
Property for Auction  -  003
MARSHMAN - John,  house & grounds, overlooking the Avon,  now occupied by Mrs Longdon,  12 rooms and 2.3 acres ----

Dunedin -  004
SWAN -  Mr and family of 6,  new arrivals from Home, --  house burnt down -- 

Akaroa -  005
WAGSTAFF - Mr H.     sell building sections ---  &  a property leased to ---   in  Christchurch ----


Monday 3 May 1875
Timaru -  008
HALL - Mr T.  fire on his farm ---  lots more ----

Killinchy - 009
HOLMES - Thomas,   sell  live and dead  stock ----  listed

Fatal Accident -  010
KINGDON -  Gifford Thomas,  age 8, son of Mr Kingdon, Halkett,  -----

Farm Clearing Sale at Amberley -  011
MILNER - Henry,  sold his farm  --  list of goods to be auctioned ----

Household Furniture -  012
NASHELSKI - Mr H.  leaving the city --  long list of chattels ---

Missing Friends -  013
NEWBY -  Francis,  write to your father -----

Obituary -  014
PARKERSON - Mr Burrell, jnr.  House Surgeon  --  died --- 


Wednesday 5 May 1875
Inquest -  018
KINGDON - Gifford Thomas,  age 8yrs,   ---  with his brother, age 12 --   accidental death ---

Prebbleton -  019
LADBROOKE -  Bros,    dissolution of partnership,  selling live and dead stock ---  more ---

Partnership Notice -  025
NASHELSKI  -   Herman  & Solomon  ---  dissolution of partnership, Solomon will carry on.

Doyleston  Auction - 027
WOODS -  Messrs,   close partnership accounts --- selling live and dead stock --


Thursday 6 May 1875
NZ Shipping Co. -  029
In 1874  this Company dispatched 63 ships from London  averaging 254 passengers each --
Canterbury -  18 ships   5144 passengers
Auckland -  15 ships,  3510 passengers, 
Wellington -  14 ships 3403 passengers
Otago - 12 ships 2511 passengers
Napier -  2 ships,  737 passengers, 
Nelson -  1 ship, 342 passengers
Picton - 1 ship,  301 passengers.
and 25 ships from New Zealand to to England  carrying 53,222  bales of wool,  96,573 sacks of wheat,  3722 tons of tallow, meats, flax, etc. 
Lyttelton, 11 ships,  Otago, 7.  Auckland 3,  Wellington 2, 1 from Napier and 1 from Bluff.


Friday 7 May 1875
Dunedin -  031
LANSEIGNE -  Mr Jules,   committed suicide ------

Hotel Property for Sale -  032
LAWRENCE -  Mr William,  instructed to sell  the Dunsandel Hotel ---    and in possession of Mrs McBean. 

Death -  034
MELUZA - Mrs, wife of fish hawker, John ----    inquest to be held ----  (spelt as in paper)


Monday 10 May 1875
Leithfield -  038
FORBES - Mr W.  section no 267, and 4 roomed house --- 

Death - 040
KNIGHT - a young child  --  died suddenly on Sat. aft. ---

Inquest -  041
MELLUZA - Johanna,   ---  died from natural causes ---  (spelt as in paper)


Tuesday 11 May 1875
Property for sale -  044
HERDSON - J.H.    The Desert Station,  Courtenay,  6993 acres leasehold,  400a. freehold,  4000 sheep ----

Inquest - 046
HENRAHAN - John,  was coachman to Mr Holmes ---  lots more ----


Friday 14 May 1875
Accidents -  049
THOMPSON - Joseph  and
BENNETT - William,  had accident at Dunsandel railway station --   


Saturday 15 May 1875
Fatality -  052
FUSSELL - Austin,  chemist --  who fell from a ladder on Monday --  died --- 

Land Transfer Notices -  053
ATKINSON - Thomas,  1 rood --  Lot 119 on plan 38 --
BLYTH - Thomas,  2 roods Lots 32 & 41 on plan 38 -- 
GREEN -  Richard Edward,  1 rood  ----  part Rural Section 6
HATHAWAY - George,  2 acres,  RS 1814 Ocford district -- 
HEMMINGS - Ann,  13 acres -- part RS  118  Christchurch ---
MANNING - Joseph,  25 acres,  RS 5592, Oxford District -
McLACHLAN - Hugh,  25 acres --  Mandeville District --  - 
THOMPSON - Joseph,  injured --  died yesterday --- 
NALDER - George William,  10 acres --   part RS 270 -- Akaroa --
PAGE - John,  30 acres, --  RS 118  Christchurch ---
PEPPERELL - Thomas,  3 acres, -- Lots 28 & 30  Town Reserves ---
RUDDENKLAU - John,  150 acres RS 4425, 4427,  7960,  Oxford District -- 
STEVENS - Richard,  1 rood Lot 126 on plan 38 -- 

Accident at Dunsandel -  054
THOMPSON - Joseph,  injured at Dunsandel,  died in hospital ---


Monday 17 May 1875
Late Accident at Dunsandel -  055
BENNETT -  Wm   lies in a dangerous state -- 

Found Drowned -  056
BETTS - Joseph,   a plasterer,   inquest to be held ---

Property for Sale -  058
COTTRELL - A.C.  5 and half acres of land    with house of 12 rooms --- 

Inquests -  060
FUSSELL - Mr,   ---  died on Friday --   accidental death --
THOMPSON - Joseph,   --- accidental death ---

Auckland -  061
LANE - George  and
RENNINGTON - Thomas,  2 seaman on the American whaler "Tamerlane"   at Russell -- 

Serious Accident -  062
MARDON - Charles,  a boy age 9yrs,   ----  face badly bruised --


Tuesday 18 May 1875
Inquest -  063
BETTS - Joseph, --  body found in the Avon River --  last Saturday -- 

Southbridge - 066
SPRING - Annie,  wife of Walter Spring, the  prop,    died  ---

Business for Sale -  067
THOMSON - Mr R.D. Main South Rd,  Timaru,  Chemist --  stock and household furniture ---


Wednesday 19 May 1875
Accidents & fatalities  - 068
STEVENSON -    1 adult  and 2 infants  died on ship "Dunedin" on the voyage ---  in Auckland
BORLASE - Mr  was buried  --  Wellington -- 
BOILAND - Mr, who was severely injured last Friday -- died -- 


Thursday 20 May 1875
Sudden Death -  070
BLACK - John,  formerly a seaman, on the "Tintern Abbey"  fell down dead -- 

Auction -  072
CROCKER - Mr,  leaving Christchurch, selling all furniture ---  

Properties for sale -  073
LAKE - Robert,  jnr,  section Harewood & Papanui rds,    RS no 203, with general store & house,  occ. by Mr H.T.Gourlay and Blacksmiths & wheelwright's shops ----

Late Accident -  074
MARDON - Charles,  who was kicked by a horse at Rangiora, is now out of danger ---


Friday 21 May 1875
Serious Accident -  075
ANDREWS -  Mr W.C. of Geraldine --   faint hopes of his recovery ---

Inquest - 076
BLACK - John,  a seaman, on the "Tintern Abbey"  ----   accidental death ---

Weka Pass -  078
COX - Mr  on account of his leaving the hotel,  selling   stock,  furniture & effects  --  listed ---

Leithfield -  079
HOOD - Mr John,  (giving up farming)  112 acres leased,  house, and implements ---

Auction  Lyttelton  -  080
McPHERSON - J.D.  (giving up housekeeping)  household furniture and effects ------

Dunedin -  081
RIXTON - James.  dropped down dead -- 
BORLAND - Mr, killed by a train, ---   has widow and 6 children ----


Saturday 22 May 1875

Kaiapoi -  083
DALE -  Mrs, (giving up dairying and leaving Kaiapoi) 6 Lots  of property all listed -- 

For Sale -  084
FIELD - S.S.   27 acres and house,  close to Racecourse junction  -------

Protection Order -  085
GILBERT - Mrs Mary Jane,  mother of 5 children  applied to the Police Court ---  more ----


Monday 24 May 1875
Property For Sale - 087
CROCKER - Mr,  leaving Christchurch,   at his res. Stanmore Rd.   selling all furniture -- poultry etc --  long list --

The Late Accident -  089
HEAD - Mr  a subscription for his widow -- lost his life -- accident at mouth of tunnel ---


Tuesday 25 May 1875
Lyttelton Accident -  090
BLACKLEY - Geo. --    employed at Naval Point breakwater --  leg amputated below the knee ---

Fatality at Temuka -  092
SULLIVAN - John,  farmer at Orari,  thrown from horse ---   died  ----


Wednesday 26 May 1875
Bankruptcy -  094
RALFE - Pilcher Frederick,  of Tekau Bay,  Banks Peninsula -- 

Death -  095
WILLIAMS -  W.   able seaman,  on s.s. Alhambra --   died ------


Thursday 27 May 1875

Accident -  097
HADFIELD - a youth,  at Suckling's boot factory had an accident  ---  had finger amputated ---

Inquest -  098
WILLIAMS - man,  died suddenly in a train --  inquest to be held today ---


Friday 28 May 1875
Neglect -  100  &  101
BRAY - Richard,  summoned for neglecting to pay for the support of his 5 children -- 

Found drowned -  102
WEDGE -  Charles,  an old man,   body found in river --  inquest to be held today ---

Inquest -  103
WILLIAMS - the man  who died on the train from Lyttelton to Christchurch --- died of natural causes.


Saturday 29 May 1875
West Melton -  106
FRANKS - Mr J.  (leaving the district)    live and dead stock ----

Accident - Timaru -  107
GASCOIGNE -   a carter,  met with a serious accident --  

Inquest -  108
WEDGE -  Charles,   ---  death from drowning ---


Monday 31 May 1875
Dunedin -  109
JENKINSON - a man,  killed himself  was a member of No 1 Co. of Volunteers ----   an inquest to be held -- 

Timaru -  110
NETTLETON -  Harry,   stepson of Mr Nettleton of Kaiapoi.   

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
16 January 2015
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