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Monday 1 November  1875
White Cliffs Railway  -  001
This line will be officially opened next Wednesday, 100 invitations have been issued for the luncheon, to be held at the end of the line about 1pm  ------


Tuesday 2 November 1875
Lyttelton  -  002
McINTYRE  -  a sailor belonging to the barque Southern Cross,  arrested drunk and refusal of duty ----
SULLIVAN  -  and
KING  -  2 seamen  of the ship Lactura, arrested and fine 20s each  for drunk and fighting in the public streets.


Wednesday 3 November 1875
Accident  -  003
NANCARROW  -  a lad  and
EMPSON -  a lad playing in among timber in Mr Brown's yard,  a pile fell burying the boys,  ------ rescued  with injuries only to their faces -------


Thursday 4 November  1875
Northern Railway  -  Ashley to Balcairn  -  004
This line opened yesterday, ---------  the Balcairn station is 2 and half miles from Leithfield  -------

Port Chalmers  -  Death  -  005
SMITH  -  Alfred,  coupling some loaded trucks from the ship Zealandia, got his foot caught in one of the check rails on the Bowen Pier --- died 15 mins later ----


Friday 5 November 1875
Sudden Death  -  006
BARNES  -  Francis,   found lying lifeless in a water-closet attached to the Empire Hotel  ---------  an inquest will be held ----

Lyttelton  -  Court    -  007
WALSH -  Richard,   ------ sent to the Naval Training School  for 8 years.
WILLIAMS  -  Grace Isabella,  aged 7 years  ----   neglected child,  sent to Burnham Indistrial School.


Saturday 6 November  1875
Bankruptcy  -  008
The following received their orders of discharge  -
E.Croker,       H.Phillips,   J.O.Irving,  J.Murray,  J.Holes,  J.Heslop,  S.Cropp,  N.W.Milbourn.  J.H.Noding,  J.G.Purvis,  J.G.Burgess,  W.McLure,  R.A.Johnston.

The applications of the following were adjourned to 6 December  -  
W.Grant,  W.Burnip,  J.Brunt,  D.Middleton,  J.McQuade,  A. and T.Scott,  J.W.McDonald,  J.Carder,  J.G.S.Snosswell,  F.J.Ryan,  D.Miller.

Adjourned from 18 October,  obtained discharge  -
R.Shannon.

Adjourned  to 6 December -
J.R.Martin,  J.B.Barker,  T.Pawson,  S.Fraser,  J.Brown.


Monday 8 November 1875
Found Drowned  -  009
A unknown body found yesterday in the Avon River by the boatsheds,  about 30 years old,  5ft 8.  brown hair, whiskers and moustache ---- an inquest will be held


Wednesday 10 November  1875
Obituary  -  011
GORDON -  Mr George,  Town Clerk of Christchurch for many years died on Monday evening,  -------  

Inquest 012
inquest on the body of the man found in the Avon River on Sunday --  Mr Gerard, discovered the body,   ----- police failed to discover the man's name -----


Thursday 11 November 1875
Missing Man  -  013
BULLOCK  -  George, left home despondent  -- last seen going towards the river  --- supposed he has fallen in  --- information wanted by his family --
                        wife Sophie  ----

Funeral  -  014
GORDON  -  George,  took place at 10-30am yesterday ----  large procession ---   


Monday 15 November 1875
Dunedin  -  016
COPELAND -  James,   a brewer,  died ----   was one time partner in Marshall and Copeland's firm  -------


Thursday 18 November 1875
Arrival  -  Duke of Edinburgh -  from London  -  018
Commanded by Captain Mosey,  on board 182 persons,  36 single,   -- bound for Timaru ---  2 deaths and 2 births during voyage --- left Gravesend on
 8 August --  one man overboard --  a James Whealan  was rescued -----  immigrants number 189 and 2 saloon passengers.  -- lots more ----

Accident  -  019
FABLIN -  a young man,  was knocked down at the racecourse,  ----    now recovering  was for 3 days insensible ----

Arrival  -  Himalaya  -   from London  -  020
Matron  Mrs Warnes  in charge of 37 girls ----  single men number 40,  and 28 families ----  left Plymouth 27 July ----  more  -----

Accident  at Oxford  -  021
MOUNSEY -  last Tuesday  a lad named Mounsey  drove an axe through his foot ----   cutting wood in Oxford Bush ------

Wellington  -  4 Nov. - 022
The following ships and emigrants were despatched during October -
Hudson  -  206  for Napier
Shakespeare  -  393  for Wellington
Corona  -  318   for Otago
Otaki -  and  Conflict  -  546,  for Lyttelton
Caroline  -  321  for Nelson,
Broderick Castle  -    will sail again in 2 weeks  for Auckland.

Opening of Picton Railway  -  023
The Picton and Blenheim railway was opened at 11am   ----  both engines named by Miss Goulter and Miss Gwynneth ----  ----- more ----


Saturday 20 November  1875
Inquest  -  Timaru  -  026
DRAKE - Reuben,  aged 2 years, father  Edward Drake, a labourer living at the Immigration Barracks------  Edward Drake,  son of Edward
                        ----- case adjourned   -  long column --


Monday 22 November  1875
Inquest -  027
DRAKE -    died 16 November 1875  by the hands of Catherine Drake   -------   more ----

Neglected Children  -  028
SKELTON -  Charles, Elizabeth, and Ellen Skelton  ----  deserted by their parents  --- sent to the Industrial school ---


Wednesday 24 November 1875
Found Drowned  -  029
BULLOCK -  as Mr McCallum (landlord of the New Brighton Hotel) and a friend named Hall were bathing in the Avon --- found a body -----  more ----

The Late Town Clerk -  030
GORDON -   widow and family of the late Mr George Gordon  receive one months salary for each of the 14 years of service.


Thursday 25 November 1875
Inquest  -  031
BULLOCK -   a man found drowned in the Avon River ---  the body identified by Wm Walsh, a nephew of the deceased ----   verdict  found drowned ----


Friday 26 November 1875
Seaman drowned in Lyttelton harbour  -  032
DITARN - Alexander,  (DITAM in later snippets),  tcook on board the Waikato, now lying at the Gladstone Pier  -----  an inquest will be held this afternoon.


Saturday 27 November 1875
The Late Case of Drowning   -  033
DITAM  -     --- found dead  ---- no evidence to show how the deceased came by his death.


Monday 29 November 1875
Inquest  -  034  & 034a
DITAM -  Alexander  -----   a very long piece  ----
witnesses -
Henry ROSS -   Captain of the Waikato, --------
Henry NORTHEY - I am a miner and am employed as night watchman on the breakwater -------
Frederick WILLIAMS -  I am the Government nightwatchman on the Gladstone Pier -------
William SINCLAIR -  I am boatswain of the ship Merope  ------
James COFFEY -  I am employed on the Government Harbour boat ----
Robert COLE  -  I am proprietor of the Lyttelton Hotel  ----
William WAKE -  I am boatswain of the ship Waikato -----
James WATT  -  I am a constable ------
a lot more  -------

Greymouth  -  035
REAR  -  Annie,  a young woman aged 16,    a recent arrival,    died   -----  more  -----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
24 September 2010