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Monday 2 December 1878
Chattels for sale - 003
ASKEW - Mr Thomas,  has sold his farm at Waddington,  is leaving this Island    ----  list of chattels.

Inquest -  004
ROUND - David  -----  fractured his skull ---  died 29 Nov. at 5am. ----

Sudden Death - 005
MANNING - Rebecca,  sudden death in the Harewood rd,   ---  aged 73.

Inquests   - 006
BARRY - John, storekeeper at Meanee, was mounting his horse at Napier -------   died   inquest held ----
SMITH - man,  either German or Scandanavian,  found dead at Farndon railway station  ---
Infant child  -   stillborn  at Hastings,  found in a bedroom of a servant girl at the Railway Hotel ----

Lyndhurst - 008
COSTER - Messrs L. and E. ---   township of Lyndhurst on the Rakaia - Ashburton Forks railway  -------


Tuesday 3 December 1878
Bankruptcy - 009
GRIFFITHS - William,  of Christchurch,  hairdresser ----
LONG - James,  of Templeton,  stationmaster. ----


Wednesday 4 December 1878
Courtenay - 012
SMITH - Mrs,  the stabling at the Courtenay Arms Hotel caught fire,  Mrs Smith saved the mare and foal ----

Springston -  013
LOWE - Mr Eli,  to sell 50 acre farm  RS 7177  adjoining the properties of Messrs SIMMONS Bros,  R.DAY and J.MARSHALL  --- 6 roomed house --  

Waihao Estate - South Canterbury - 014
PARKER - Messrs H.R. and J.E.  ---  9500 acres -- senior partner returning to England ------


Thursday 5 December 1878

Balmoral Station - 017
HILLING - John,  employed as a shepherd on Balmoral Station  ----  he is badly burnt  from a burn off ----


Friday 6 December 1878  

Irwell -  sudden death - 019
GIBSON - Mr Hamilton,  --- died at Mr Gardiner's house -----

Inquest - 020
COLLETT -   child of Mr Collett, of Pleasant Point  -- died after eating some matches -----

Kakahu  -  Fatal Accident -  021
4 men were working in a gravel pit loading a dray  -- bank gave way ---   1 man died,  unnamed as yet  3 other men were
                Daniel LEARY, Edward SHEENAN,  and Hugh GUINNING. ---  more ----


Saturday 7 December 1878
Bankruptcy - 024
CARDE - Henry  and John Ellis,  of Woolston,  butchers.---
JOHNSON - Mary Ann,  of Akaroa,  boarding-house keeper. --
DEVERY - Arthur,  creditors in this estate are requested to furnish particulars of their claims.

Land Transfers -  025
UNDERWOOD - Thomas, 1 rood 16 perches, part RS 72 Christchurch district occupied by John Treganowan
McEVEDY - Peter, 100 acres, RS 5969 and 11065 Ellesmere district occupied by applicant
DRUMMOND - William Grubb,  10 acres 3 roods part RS 69 Christchurch

Marchwiel Estate  -  027
LUXMORE -  P.B.  to sell, a portion of the above estate


Monday 9 December 1878
Bankruptcy - 029
TRIPHOOK - Thomas Dawson,   ----
HOUGHTON - Frank,  Christchurch,  cattle dealer. ---

Bankruptcy - 030
DEVERY - Arthur,  of South Rakaia,  contractor and farmer --    long column -----
BUTLER - E.M. of Doyleston,   ----  

Ship "OPAWA" - 032
JOHNSON - Charles,  on 3 October, while working on the mizen, rigging fell overboard and drowned ---  lots more ----  story of the journey , left England  on 7 September

Otago Daily Times - Obituary  -   034 & 034a
RICHARDSON - Sir J.L.C.  born in Bengal Presidency, India on 4 August 1810  aged 68 at death -- educated at Addiscombe 1829 went to India as an artillery cadet,
                         ----  for 22 years  active military service in India ---  in 1851 aged 41 he retired from service and folowing year visited NZ in the"Slains Castle" and
                         later published his experiences in a book called "A Summer's excursion"  and also published a book in blank verse called "The First Christian Marytr in NZ"  
                          returned to England and came back in the "Strathmore" in 1856 ----     very long column ------


Tuesday 10 December 1878
Sudden death -  037
SCOTT -  Percy,   was at Hurunui Hotel,   ------   has relatives probably reside in Manchester, England -----  more ----

Inquest - 038
McKENZIE -  Wm  also known as Patrick KINLEY,  was killed in a gravel pit near Pleasant Point  ------

Kirwee and Horndon - 039
KEMP - Mr J.S.  200 acres of freehold land  with 4 roomed house, 3 miles from Kirwee railway station and 2 miles from Horndon station

St Albans - 040
EVANS-BROWN -  John,  sell 5 acres of land  with 19 roomed house


Wednesday 11 December 1878
Lost Child - 043
MUMFORD -   Mrs Mumford confectioner of Manchester st,  found a little boy of 3 years wandering the street ---   

Accident -  045
TINDALL -  Samuel,  thrown off his horse  -----   horse stepped on his thumb of his right hand and completely severed it -----



Thursday 12 December 1878
Benmore Station  -  046
MABEN -  Messrs J. and T.,  offer  15,000 acres divided into farms of 200 to 2000 acres each.  situated about 32 miles on line from Invercargill   to Kingston    -----   lots more  ------


Friday 13 December 1878

For Sale  -  048
St Albans  -  Amberley rd,  2 building sites   ------

Bankruptcy -  049
De Feu  -  John,  Christchurch,  a baker --
DAMELE - Luigi,  of Christchurch,  restaurant keeper ---
SMITHER - John Francis,  of Christchurch,  engineer --
ROUNTREE - Alexander,  of St Albans,  labourer ----
GUTBERLET - Charles,   ----
ANNAND - James Stewart,  of Akaroa,   bootmaker ----

Leasehold Property Sale - 050
BOGGIS -  Mrs Sarah, deceased,   2 shops,  one 5 roomed and one 4 roomed cottage,   on 2 roomed cottage ---  lots more ---

Dunedin -  051
CANTWELL -  Mr,  a brewer's labourer,  found drowned  ------

Dunedin -     Marriage -  052
GORLITZ - SHERWIN - Miss Amy Sherwin  to  H.Gorlitz  from Sydney,  Signor Pompei gave the bride away --

Hillmorten -  053
For sale,  5 quarter acre sections -----  2 one acre sections ----

Dunsandel -  054
HUGHES - Thomas,  was killed at Dunsandel  late Wed. night  -------


Saturday 14 December 1878
Bankruptcy - 055
CARDE - Henry & John Ellis,  both of Woolston,   -----
PEARSON - Alfred Maidstone,  of Ashburton,  boarding-house keeper ----
HENRY - John George,  ------
CLARKSON - David King,  Christchurch,  Boot and shoe dealer ---

For sale Freehold farms -  059
HOSKYNS - Mr John,  leaving for the North Island ---    at West Melton ---  lot 2 RS 5700,   50 acres at Rolleston --- more ---

Inquest - Dunsandel -  060
HUGHES -  Thomas,  killed while rolling some land,   aged between 50 and 60  -------

Weedons Clearing sale -  061
LINDSAY - Mr Samuel,   is about to leave the Colony ----     43 acres,  butcher's business --- long list --

Geraldine   - Inquest  -  062
McKENZIE, KENZIE or KINLEY -    killed about 6 December last year-----   

Missing Friends -  063
McWHINNEY - William,  sister Martha lately arrived  address to Mrs Samuel Bates, Waddington Post Office, Malvern.

Hotel For sale -  065
Windwhistle Hotel for sale  auction 18 December   with 50 acres of land  house has 11 rooms -----


Monday 16 December 1878
Clearing Sale - Sparrow Farm -  067
KEITH - Mr W.H.    Sparrow Farm,  Lincoln rd,    racehorses,  hacks,  furniture ----  list of lots more ------

Oamaru - Fatal railway accident -  068
MALONEY -  Mrs,    died  ---  lots more ---  inquest tomorrow ----

Sudden Death - 070
SHEPPARD - Thomas,  lately arrived by the Mallowdale,  from London,  found dead in his bed at White Hart Hotel ----   
                    an inscription on a watch showed he had been in a weaving factory in Belfast, Ireland.

Akaroa -  071
Town of Lakebourne   - The watering and pleasure resort for Canterbury, Little River and Akaroa railway about to be made ---

Tuesday 17 December 1878
STRATHERN -  For tender  -  075
McEWAN - Peter,  18 acres  adjoining town of Invercargill,   -----  lots more  ------

The Wolds, Mary's Range and Irishman's Creek Stations -  077
SAUNDERS - Mr W.  72,000 acres leasehold,  2,100 freehold,  26,000 pure merino sheep  -------     more ------


Wednesday 18 December 1878
Bankruptcy -  080
Statements of Accounts have been filed  ----
KERSHAW - Henry,  of Christchurch,  traveller, ----
DAVIS -  David,  of Christchruch,  merchant.
MERSON - John Isaac,  of Christchurch,  grocer.
DAY - Robert,  of Whitecliff,  limeburner.

Inquest - Waimate - 082
BUDGE - William,  died suddenly in bed at the hotel on Sunday,   -----

Missing Friends -  083
O'CONNELL -  Mary Ellen Cotter,     write to her father,  address Post Office, Reefton.


Thursday 19 December 1878
Bankruptcy - 084
WALLIS - Samuel,   trading as Wallis & Co. Rangiora,  ----
HORWELL - Job,  of Christchurch,  a butcher ---
FUHRMANN -  Herman,  of Christchurch,  furniture dealer ---

Fatal Accident -  086
FREW -  George,  of Greendale,     ----  kicked by a horse  ----

Clearing Sale -  088
GRAY -  H.F. leaving for England,  selling all -----  lots more ----

Missing Friends -  089
HUNTER - Joseph,  of Airdoch  -------


Friday 20 December 1878
Sell by Auction  -  091
De FEU -  John,  baker, of Christchurch,   groceries,  firewood, sacks of flour etc -----

Inquest -  092
FREW -  George,  a little boy,   fractured his skull -----

Inquest -  094
MacFARLANE -  Samuel, fell down dead on Saturday --- witness, George E. Bolger,  labourer of Ashburton,    deceased a native of Ireland, 
                            came from Armagh ---  Angus McClure  -----  lots more ----


Saturday 21 December 1878
Bankruptcy -  095
PRIEST - Frank Hodge,  of Woolston,  trading under Bamford & Priest -----
PERKINS - Richard --- aerated water manufacturer. ---
TURNER - Henry,  sewing machinist, Colombo st. ---

Blue Cliffs  -  Property for Sale -  098
MEYER - Chas.    to be sold   22 miles from Timaru ---

Clearing Sale -  099
ROUNDTREE - Jno William,  of St Albans, a debtor ----    live and dead stock for sale ---


Monday 23 December 1878
Bankruptcy -  101
MANSON - John,  of Gebbie's Valley,  Little River,   farmer and cattle dealer. ----
BEATTIE - Joseph,  of Christchurch,   stonemason ------

Funeral write - up  -  103
ELMSLIE - Mrs,  wife of Rev. J.Elmslie,  took place Saturday afternoon ---      

Tauranga -  105
KEEN -  a man  named Keen,  mate of the steamer "Rowena"  fell overboard and drowned ---

Furniture  Sale -  106
COBB -  Mrs R.  all household furniture and effects  ----  long list ----

Auction - Glengarry Station  -  108
McKELLAR -  John,   runs no's. 328 and 424,  53,000 acres,  under lease, with  20,000 sheep ------



Tuesday 24 December 1878

Missing Friends -  113
HICKSON - Harry William,   who wrote from Newcastle, NSW.  in July 1876 --  going to Hong Kong by  the barque "Burton Stather" 
                        contact Mr James EDELL,  33 King st, Cheapside, London,  solicitor ----   deaths of mother and grandmother ----

Death -  114
JACK - Margaret,  a little girl,   ------   an inquest held yesterday ----

Bankruptcy -  115
WHINNY - Harry Edmund,  ----
BASSINGTHWAITE - James,  of Rangiora,  cattle dealer ----
McDONALD - William Brown,  of Ashburton,  storekeeper's assistant ----
GOOD - Peter,   ----
HARRISON -  James,  of Lyttelton,   storeman ----

Farm for sale -  116
Belmont Farm -  1404 acres,  18 miles from Rakaia township,  3 miles from Methven  ---   

Inquest -  118
BROWN - Oscar,  died suddenly at hakateramea Station,  on 18 December ---

Death -  119
IVENS -  George ----   Mr Benjamin Bailey found his horse ----  at Waikuku ---  leaves a widow and family  --- long column ---

Timaru -  land for sale -  120
LUXMOORE - P.B.  of Marchwell estate,    35 building sections  on Main South rd, a mile from Timaru Post Office ----   

Found Dead -  121
SLOCUM - Albert,  on road near Fairlie Creek, near Timaru --   an inquest to be held today -----


Thursday 26 December 1878
Partnership  Dissolved   -  122
BENN -  William Anthony  and
NEWMAN - Albert Mount,   as Merchants, Amberley  -------

Sefton -  Clearing Sale -  124
CAIRNS -  Mr,    about to leave the district ----     lots more  ------

Inquest -  Leeston  -   126
HENDERSON -  Elizabeth,  found drowned in Hart's Creek, ---   

Inquest -  Woodend -   127
IVENS  - George,   ----  more ----

Newry  -  The Hutt -  Wellington - 128
LUDLAM - Alfred,   freehold for sale   ---     10 acres,   laid out in gardens  ---    more ----

Bankruptcy -  129
McGREGOR - Peter Drummond,   late of Sandhills, Christchurch,   farmer,  ------

Missing Friends -  130
COTTER -  Mary Ellen -----
BORNHOLDT - John,  from Kremdorf in Holstein,   send his address to Consul for German Empire in Christchurch.

Death -  131
TULLY -  Frederick,   -----   at Station Peak,  on the Waitaki, ----


Friday 27 December 1878
Balclutha -  133
CHAPMAN -  son of  Andrew,   was drowned  ---- playing by a water-hole ----

Funeral Notice -  134
PIERCE - John,  Lyttelton,   will leave his res. Coleridge st, Friday at 3pm.

Death -  135
MILLER - Harriet,  ------  more ----

Red Lion Hotel, Rangiora -  136
MOODY - Harry,  just completed purchase of ------   

Bankruptcy - 138
PATTON - Robert Stuart,  ----

Kumara -  139
SKATEN -  A miner named Skaten,  died  ------

Inquest -  140
SLOCUM -  Albert,  found dead on the Allendale rd Fairlie,  last Sunday --  -----


Saturday 28 December 1878
Bankruptcy -  141
SMITH -  M. of Ashburton,  a builder, ---
DEVERY - Arthur,   -----

Inquest -  144
TULLY -  Frederick,  held at Waimate,     suffering the effects of drink --------


Monday 30 December 1878
Invercargill -  146
CRISP -  Mr George,   arbitrator,  drowned,  en route from Wrey's Bush  to Waitoi  ------  more -----

Fatal Accident -  147
WHITE -  a little boy about 6yrs old,  son of Mr White, saddler, Victoria st,    was knocked down and run over ------


Tuesday 31 December 1878

Inquest  -  150
WHITE - William,  a little boy who was run over by the Papanui bus on Saturday --- William White, father,  ----  6yrs next April --- lots more ----

Blenheim -  152
SMITH - William,  a labourer,  working at Tuamerina  was found drowned in a creek ---

Wairuna Estate -  Otago  Property for sale -  153
TOLMIE -  W.A. estate,  12,081 acres,  freehold land,  5 miles from Clinton,  -----  lots more ----

Missing Friends -  154
TREDIGA -  George,  of Truro,  of Cornwall,  ---  write to William John READ,  Ship Builder, Inner Camber, Portsmouth, England.

Inquest -  155 & 156
WILLIAMS  -  William,   died attempting to cross the Rangitata River on Thursday,  ---witness -  James WATKINS, publican,
            employed Williams as a ferryman,  -------  Patrick Hy BROOKS,  ploughman,  employed by Sir J.C.Wilson, ----   lots more ---

Zetland  Arms- For sale -  157
SEABRIGHT -  William,  -  Zetland  Arms,  on Cashel and Lichfield sts,  on half acre of ground,   --- stalls for 65 horses,  12 looseboxes,  ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
18 April 2012
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