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Wednesday  1 May  1878
Fatal accident  -  BOYCE  -  001
While returning from Rangiora on Monday evening, Christopher Boyce,  a resident of Saltwater Creek,  met with an accident  --------- he leaves a
wife and family ---


Thursday  2 May 1878
Lyttelton  -  STAVEN  -  002
Henry Staven,  a seaman on board the   barque Especulador,     was charged with absent without leave -------

Presentation  -  HESKETH  -  003
----  been at St John's Church for 14 years --- acceptance of a gold albert chain ----   a very long column ---------


Saturday  4 May 1878
Accidents  -  005
GARDINER  -  Clinton,  at Gebbie's Valley,  driving a horse,  kicked him in the knee ----
MILES  -  working for Friedlander Bros.  Ashburton,  crushed between the buffers of 2 railway trucks  -------

Oamaru  -  Fatal accident  -  MACANDREW  -  006
A fatal accident occurred at Incholme,  Kakanui --  a man named Alex Macandrew ------   was in the act of getting on a threshing machine,  slipped, 
and died before doctor arrived  -----    was 35 years old  --- owned a farm with his brother at Portobello.


Monday  6 May  1878
Maintenance  - HART   -   009
John Henry Hart,  neglected to contribute to support of his  wife --------


Tuesday  7 May  1878
Accident  -  WELL  -  010
----  Mr Well,  painter,  -----fell from the box seat of the Tai-Tapu coach ----   cut and bruised ----  ----


Thursday 9 May  1878
Wife desertion -  BADHAM  -  011
Samuel Badham, ----   deserted his wife 3 years since,  --- remanded to 14 May.

Tapanui  -  CLOSE  -  012
Henry Close was killed at Waikaia by a tree falling on him,  it is not known if he had any friends in the Colony.


Saturday  11 May  1878
Bankruptcy  -  013
O'CONNELL -  Michael,  of Lyttelton
HICKLING  -  Thomas, butcher,  of Christchurch
COOK -   Celia,  butcher  of   Waltham

Accident  -  PATERSON  -  014
on the Waiouaiti  line  ---- James Paterson,  a man employed by Government,  was slung in ---  a boatswain's chair over a steep precipice -------   died
soon after,  was a single man,  in the Colony about 15 years ---  9 years on the West Coast ----  crushing mill with James Kearn.


Monday  13 May  1878
Maintenance  -   015
MOORSHEAD  -   Matthew Moorshead ----  failed to support his illegitimate child  of Arabella WILLIAMS. -------
KELLY  -  James,  of Christchurch  and   
KELLY  -  Patrick,  of Timaru  support of mother  Mary Kelly.   adjourned  for 4 weeks.


Tuesday  14 May 1878
Dunedin  -  HARMAN  -  017
A man named Harman  died in hospital  on Saturday  from injuries he received by the fall of earth at Anderson's Bay.


Wednesday  15 May  1878
Lyttelton  -  DEVINE  -  017
Constable Devine,  of the Police force stationed here,  fell down dead in the police yard --------   very much respected in Lyttelton.

Accident  -   WALKER  -  019
An accident occurred at Oxford  to Thomas Walker,  a settler in the Cust district.  While taking a load of firewood home from Oxford,  one of the leading
horses gave a sudden jump to one side and knocked Walker over,  before he could get out of the way one of the wheels passed over his leg just above
the ankle and completely shattered the bones ------


Thursday  16 May  1878
Inquest  -  DEVINE  -  020  & 021
----  death of Daniel Devine,  who died suddenly on Wednesday ----     lots more  -----

Drowning  -  BOWLING  -  022
yesterday afternoon  Mr Robert Robinson,  a farmer residing at Avonside, -----   his wife found upon the river bank a lady's black straw hat ,  money
and a pair of black kid gloves and a bill showing they had been purchased that day  ----  piece of black ribbon and a white handerkerchief marked
E. Bowling -------  a long  column -----   river dragged -- body found,       inquest to follow


Friday  17 May  1878
Protection Order  - BENNETT  -   023
a protection order was granted to Charlotte Bennett, on the grounds ----------   and neglect to provide support of his family.


Saturday  18 May  1878
Presentation  -  HALL  -  027
---  meeting held at the Colombo road Weslyan Church  --  a presentation --  to Miss Hall,  daughter of Mr Matthew Hall,  cooper,  ----  Miss Hall is
a member of the Normal School staff,  has kindly given her services for 2 years as organist ----------  presented a large --- silver plated inkstand -----   

Inquests  -  029
BOWLING  -  found drowned
MULLEN  -  Michael  -----  of Timaru ----


Monday 20 May  1878
Maintenance  -  030
MORSHEAD  -  illigitimate child of Arabella Williams ---
MEICLAM  -  William ----  illegitimate child of Ellen Gray,  widow. ----  case dismissed


Tuesday  21 May  1878
Accidents  -  031
CASHMERE  -  broke leg at Akaroa  -----
CAMPBELL  -  James  ---  died at Coal Creek ------

Divorce Court  -  032
DEVERY  v.  Devery  ----  married at Greymouth in 1866  ---  wife was formerly Bridget BOLSTEN ------- lots more ----


Wednesday  22 May  1878
Fatal Coach Accident  -  NICHOLS  -  033
Accident to coach betwwen Waikouaiti  and Moeraki ---  Mr Nichols,  of Dalgety, Nichols & Co  was killed,  a young man named MAITLAND  is not
expected to live ---

Fatal Coach Accident  - 034
---  15 passengers on board ---- descending the Horse ranges -- traces of one of the horses became loose.  GOODARD  a careful driver,  been on the
road for 9 years----  on the box was also a young man named Maitland ----   Goddard the driver was seriously injured ----  lots more  ------


Thursday  23 May 1878
Fatal Coach Accident    - MAITLAND  -   035
Young Maitland ----   died this morning ----  son of Mr J.P.Maitland  on his way to school at Christchurch.-------  inquest adjourned to 6 June -----

Fatal Coach Accident -  036 & 037
------  appeared Mr Nicholls had been killed,  several othere injured ----------  Mr Frank Fulton was on the box seat,   having Mr Maitland's son on his
knee ---    Mr A. Cheatham Strode,  of Dunedin,    had 2 sons on the coach ---      Mr Hunter,  of Wellington,    Mr Bishop,  of the Sun newspaper of
Christchurch,      Mr Cullis Hill,  of Melbourne,     Mr J. Cameron,  of Timaru,     Mr Valpy,  of Dunedin  were also passengers
----  an extremely long column -----

Inquest  and Accident  -  039
CAMPBELL  -    at Cave Hotel ---  James Campbell,  killed by falling from a dray ---
BINSKIN  -  John,  a pointsman ---  foot entangled in the cowcatcher  ----   severe fright and shaking.

Desertion   -  CARTER  -  040
Clement J.Carter,  formerly a butcher in Christchurch,  member of the Otago constabulary  -------  

Magisterial  -  CARTER  -  041
Clement James Carter,  arrested on warrant --- was charged with wife desertion and making a false statement to Births and Deaths
--- remanded to 30 May


Saturday  25 May  1878
Accident  -  MANNING  -  043
 ---- accident  befel a son of Mr J. Manning -----  bringing a horse into the Burton Brewery  premises at Rangiora.  -----   fell on his head ---- 
no bones were broken.


Monday 27 May 1878
Timaru  -  KEATING  -  046 &  048
A man named John Keating,  injured on Saturday  by a kick from a horse at   Jonas, Hart & Wilde's  saleyard,  died today.
-----   a retraction  in 048  -----  John Caton  not  Keating

Maintenance  -  047
HAWKINS  -  William,  failing to support an illegitimate child of Annie Gaghan ----  employed in service with Hawkins at Mr Rickman's -----
HOLDING  -  J.J.  illegitimate child of Martha Worger ----  adjourned to Thursday
MORSHEAD  -  Matthew    &     Arabella Williams  --------


Tuesday  28 May  1878
Accidents  -  048
CHALMERS  -  a farmer met with a --- accident while driving his team into Ashburton ----   fell ----wheel of dray passed over him -----  
CATON  -  John   not Keating   kicked at Jonas's Repository,  Timaru  died in hospital ----  an inquest will be held today.

Body Found  -  049
on Sunday afternoon --  the body of a man was found on the sea beach near Longbeach Station.  about 5' 6"  high,  dark hair,  and beard, 
with small moustache ---  an inquest will be held.

Presentation  -  SYMS  -  051
-- Locomotive Dept,  Timaru  presented the foreman Mr W. Syms  with ----  leaving to take charge of ----   Oamaru --- handsome black marble clock
---  lots more -----


Wednesday  29 May  1878
The Late Mr William HOBBS  -  052
Canterbury,  on Sunday,  lost an old and respected colonist,  Mr William Hobbs -----   came out to Canterbury from England in 1855  in the Caroline Agnes 
from the same village as Mr George Gould of this city -----   Hobbs & Sons,   now Hobbs & Co.    he leaves 3 sons,   Messrs William,   Frederick,  
and  Francis Hobbs  ----  lots more  -----

Death  -  St. JOHN  -  054
Mr C.E. St.John,  a gentleman known in Christchurch and to many in Akaroa,  died ----  been a Lieutenant in the Navy  and when in India,   received a
sunstroke ------  some 3mths ago left Akaroa ------- and taken a passage for England  when he became so bad  he was unable to proceed -----

Auckland  - BURROWS  -  055
A man named Burrows,  in the employ of Mr Walters,  of Papa Toitoi,  was killed on Monday evening  by falling from his dray -----


Thursday  30 May  1878
Maintenance  - HOLDING  -    056  & 057
J.J.Holding  --  illegitimate child of Martha Worger ----    had 5 children of his own whom with his wife he was supporting -------   lots more  -----

Neglected Child  -  AUSTIN  -  058
An application was made by the mother of the boy named George Austin,  that he might be sent to the Industrial school ---  father was dead  --- she had
since remarried  -------   application refused.

Desertion  -  CARTER  -  059
Clement James Carter,  ----   charged with wife desertion  -----  also making a false statement of particulars required to be known under the registration
of BMD  Act 1875. ----  admitted the charge ---  on 3 october a birth was registered by Clement Jas. Carter,   child according to the enrty was born on
25 August 1877  at Addington  and named George Clement. ----  fathers name was given as Clement James Carter,  a butcher,  54 years old,  born at
Kingston on Thames,    married 15 August 1876  at Timaru,    Mother' s name   Martha Carter,  formerly Roach,  age 27  born at Redruth,  Cornwall ------  
no marriage registered at Timaru between Carter and Roach ----   committed for trial  at the next session of the Supreme Court.


Friday  31 May  1878
Maintenance  -  CHAPMAN  -  060
Wm Chapman ---   failing to provide for his wife and child.  Margaret Chapman  deposed that accused was -----------  lots more  -----

Late Coach Accident  -  061
We are pleased to learn that Goddard is fast recovering from the injuries received  ------  more ----

Beverley Evans
Christchruch  NZ
31 December  2008

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