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Saturday 2 October 1875
Wellington  - 001
BRADFORD - Mrs Doctor,  formerly Miss WEAR,  the Melbourne Ward of Chancery, who recently eloped to this Colony, died this morning after a brief illness.

Irwell  -  Accident  -  002
JOHNSON - a child of Mr Johnson, of the Irwell Hotel, died through being run over by a dray  ----  an inquiry will be held in Mr Spring's Southbridge Hotel today


Monday 4 October 1875
Dunedin  -  003
HALEY - Cyrus, shot dead,  by Warder Miller as Cyrus made his escape from a work gang on Bell Hill ------  more ----

Arrival  -  WAIKATO  -  from London -  004
Commanded by Captain Rose,  55 single girls,   under Mrs Smith,  5 births  and 3 deaths, left on 27 June,  --- lots more  -----

Woodend  -  Accident  - 005
ATKINSON - Robert,  getting off the coach, when his foot slipped ---  broke his thigh ---   aged nearly 60  -------


Tuesday 5 October 1875
Accident  -  006
WIDDINGTON - a man named  Widdington,  --an accident near the Heathcote Bridge on Sunday night.  --- fell from the box seat -- front wheel grazed his head.


Thursday  7 October 1875
Dunedin  -  007
HALEY - an inquest will be held tomorrow.


Friday 8 October 1875
The Death of Cyrus HALEY - 007a  &  007b  & 007c
The notorious Cyrus Haley had his career if crime and imprisonment brought to a close yesterday, by being shot dead while attempting to escape from custody ----  lots more ------

Accidents  - 008a
McINTOSH - Donald, while pulling down a cob chimney at Duvauchelle's some material fell on his leg, stripping the skin ----  amputation of the leg ---
DONALDSON - Mr R. of Christchurch,  accident  on board the Hawea on Saturday night 4 October  ----   fracture of the clavicle and scapula.

Unmangeable Child  -  009a
THOMPSON - Mary,  aged 11 years, --- Mrs Thompson, mother of the girl said she had a letter stating her husband was dead ----   remanded until Saturday -----


Saturday 9 October 1875
Absent without Leave -  009b
WILLIAMS - John,  2nd mate of the ship Waikato ---  more ----


Monday 11 October 1875
Funeral  -  010
CARROLL -  Michael J.  of Lyttelton,  largely attended ---   no less than 500 persons following.

Accident  -  012
McWILLIAMS -  Mr,  senior, aged 70 crossing Colombo st,  ----struck down by the shaft of a trap, being furiously driven by 2 men named Aitken and Doolan.  


Wednesday 13 October 1875
Napier -  Land Sale  -  013
NAIRN -  Mr W. bought Mr Maney's Wairoa properties,  Pakowhai estate, 5276 acres,  with 7000 sheep,  
COUPER - Mr W. of Havelock,   bought Tekapu estate -  4677 acres

Accident  -  014
SAUNDERS  -  George, a labourer, had a serious accident at the Chch railway Station on Saturday ---- tying covers on waggons--- was caught between buffers                                 and squeezed ---  no broken bones,  ------


Thursday 14 October 1875
Disobeying an Order of the Court  -  016
KNOWLES - Archibald --- neglected to pay for 1 month 10s. per week to support his wife and family ---   case adjourned for 2 weeks -----

Accident  -  Akaroa  -  017
McINTOSH - Donald,  who had a leg amputaed a few days ago ----  died at the Immigration Barracks, Akaroa, on 11 Oct. leaves a widow and 6 children in                                 very indifferent circumstances.


Friday 15 October 1875
New Plymouth Railway  -  018
The Waitara and New Plymouth  Railway was opened  yesterday  14 October .  Miss Carrington christened the engine "The Fox"  -----   more  -----


Saturday 16 October 1875
New Plymouth  -  020
BRADY - a man,  fell down dead at his own door this morning.


Tuesday 19 October 1875
Timaru & Temuka Railway Opening 021
The date of opening is 26 October  and trains will then run regulary  -------  more  -----

Found Drowned  -  022
EVANS  -  Mr Mazey, a porter at Lyttelton Railway Station  ----came upon the body of a man   Mr David Evans, a sailmaker onboard the Waikato-----


Wednesday 20 October 1875
Invercargill Railway   -  023
The section of railway from Winton  to  Daniell's Crossing  was opened today.

Grahamstown  -  024
ROYCROFT -  Robert,  a Waterloo veteran,  died here yesterday, 18 October,   aged 77.


Thursday 21 October 1875
Accident  -  025
CAMERON - James,  in the employ of Mr W. Ballinger ---- was driving a 3 horse team ---- the shaft horse slipped -----   no injuries ----


Friday 22 October 1875
Fire  -  026
BLAKE - Walter,  the Avonhead flour mill was destroyed by fire --- building owned by Mr Walter Blake was rented by Mr MOFFATT ----  more ----


Saturday 23 October 1875
New Invention  -  027
BERG - Mr J.A. patented an invention for coupling shafts on to carriages. ------  more  -----

Immigrant Ship  - 028
HERSCHEL -  The immigrant ship Herschel, from Hamburg with 247 Scandanavian immigrants --  all well,  121 days out. ----  more ---

Lyttelton  -  Death  -  029  & 030
SMITH  -  Captain,  of the barque Coq du Village, ---- a mate Henry EDMONDS, went to the Captain's room  ----  found him dead --- married man with 3                         children ------

Supreme Court  -  031
MURRAY -  Wm, deceased,   administration to Frederick Trent and John Aiken, as creditors of the estate.
JOHNSTON - Robert Alex,   last examination  4 November -----
DONALD - James Wm,   last examination  4 November -----
SHAILER - Thomas,   last examination  4 November -----
SNOSWELL - James George Seth,  last examination  4 November -----
CARDER  -  Joseph,   similar order
McQUADE  and MIDDLETON -  special case to the Court of Appeal.


Monday 25 October 1875
Wanganui  -  032
POWELL -  Thomas,  a merchant and old settler,  died last night aged 68  ----suffering for months from injuries sustained with the upsetting of a buggy.

Presentation  -  034
JONES  -  Mr, late station master at the Railway  ----  retiring to Timaru  ----  silver tea and coffee service and candelabra -------   lots more  ------

Auction Furniture and Effects  Sale  -  035
WAKEFIELD -  Mr C.M. of Fendaltown road. -------  leaving for England -----


Tuesday  26 October 1875
Napier  -  037
FREDERICKSEN - Nicholas,  drowned,  boat with 4 men capsized  ---   the rest got ashore.

Wanganui  -  038
HUGHES  -  wife of a carpenter,  drowned in the river on Sunday morning.  --- leaves a child 2 years old.

Accident  -  039
PHILLIPS - Frederick, a boy in the employ of Rev. F.G.Brittan,  Papanui,  --- riding a horse,  thrown ---- fell on his head,    fractured skull -------

Inquest   -  040  &  041  
SMITH   -   Capt. George Smith   of  of the barque "Coq du Village " held at Canterbury Hotel, Lyttelton ----  married man, family in Newcastle
Witnesses at the inquest   - 
Henry EDMONDS -  chief officer ----   
Henry LOCKWOOD  -  2nd officer on the ship ----
William MAYZE -  a porter on the Lyttelton Railway station ----
William PIERCE  -  kept the Canterbury billiard room -----
John NEWTON -  I am a railway porter ---
George PIERCE -  I live in Lyttelton ----  
Mr H.D.MANNING -  I am a gunsmith in Christchurch
Captain H.DUNSFORD -  Agent for the owners of the barque ---


Wednesday 27 October 1875
Presentation  -  042
GATES  -  Mr T.A.  been organist at Holy Trinity Church,  Lyttelton,  leaving for Pigeon Bay,   presented with a pencil-case and address.


Thursday 28 October 1875
Maintenance  for his father  -  043
COX - William Alfred, wa summoned ---   lots  more  -----  case would be dismissed


Friday 29 October 1875
Affiliation  -  034
CASSIN -  Emily,    summoned BAILEY  ---- illegitimate child.  ------  more ----

Auckland  -  035
HEATH -  an woman immigrant  by the British Empire,     and her child  ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
19 September 2010
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