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1879 - December -
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3 December 1879
Inquest - TORRY -
An inquest on the body of Anne, wife of Henry, of West Oxford,
who died in childbirth on Sunday night, was held yesterday, at Mr
A verdict of died from natural causes was
returned. ------------ Dr Dudley of Kaiapoi was
Inquest - Hawera - Mr MOORE -
The result of the post mortem examination and inquest, is that Mr
Moore, the chemist, died of heart disease.
Blenheim - JONCS & THOMPSON -
Two men were killed yesterday by a fall of earth at the Wakamarua
mine, near Havelock. Their names are Joncs and Thompson.
Wanganui - DEVERILL -
On Saturday morning a man named John Deverill was drowned in the
Wanganui River. He took his horse to the river and fell over the
bank into deep water.
Accident in Port - HINEMAN
The man named David Hineman, who was found on Friday night at the
site of the Dock works with his skull fractured, died yesterday
Fatal accident in Port - McGREGOR -
Last night about 9pm the storekeeper of the ship
"Hurunui" Leopold Hoffman McGregor, fell off the
gangway of the ship while going on board.
-------- an inquest will be held this afternoon.
Inquest - McGREGOR
At the inquest held on the body of L.H.McGregor, who died from
the effects of falling from the gangway of the "Hurunui"
night, the 3rd Officier
of the ship, Mr MICHAEL
complimented upon the prompt manner in which at considerable risk to
himself, he went to the assistance of the deceased.
New Plymouth - BEALE
Mr Joseph Beale, the Officier in charge of the telegraph station here
since it first opened, died this morning. He was
universally respected and a most
obliging officer. He leaves a
widow and 2 small children. Mr Beale comes from Waikouniti? where
members of his family are now living.
Dunedin - Rev
The Rev McNicol expired very suddenly at Waihola on Wednesday
evening. The deceased went out into a field for the purpose of
mowing some grass
and some time elapsing without his returning,
Mrs McNicol went in search of him.
Oamaru - Lamentable accident - GORDON
A sad accident at Maheno today at 10am. Miss Gordon,
assistant teacher at Maheno School and about 18 years of age.
---------- in company with a lad
named FLAMMOCK and Mr DAVIS who
was driving ------- while trying to ford the stream at Davis
Crossing ------- Miss Gordon and the lad
drowned. No inquest will take place.
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Sudden death - GILKINSON
A painful sudden death occured this morning. Mr Gilkinson,
who arrived from Glasgow a couple of months ago, --------- The deceased
about 60 years of age, leaves a large family. ----------
Drowning - MURRAY
A boatman named Murray, was drowned alongside the brigantine
Nightingale. The man was not sober at the time. When he
fell out of the boat one
of the boatmen caught hold of his legs and
held on for nearly a minute, but was forced to let go, and the
unfortunate man was never seen again.
He was unmarried.
A fatal mistake - ALLEN -
Mr Matthew Allen, of Victoria St, the well known builder, died
yesterday evening at half past seven, ---- an inquest was to be
held at the house of the
deceased at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Inquest - ALLEN -
an inquest was held yesterday afternoon on the body of Matthew Allen,
who died on Thursday evening from the effects of drinking liquid
mistake for medicine. ------- a verdict of
accidental death was returned.
The Bishop's Golden Wedding - HARPER -
Hearty congratulations to the Bishop & Mrs Harper on the occasion
of the fiftieth anniversary of your marriage day, from the under
of the Presbyterian Church. --------
Greytown - HASTWELL -
Mr Hastwell, propieter of a line of coaches between Wellington and
Palmeston North, was found dead at Greytown today. No cause was
given of his death,
but it is believed that he was subject to
A Chieftainess named Caroline TAIROA,
the eldest sister of the
Hon, Wi Tako, Ngatata, died at the Te Aro Pa last evening.
Found drowned - McDONALD
A woman named Henrietta Esther McDonald, was found dead in the
Hautoki ? River yesterday morning. It is supposed that the woman
into the river and was too intoxicated to get out again.
Blenheim - Inquest - Thomas GARDNER -
A horrible death by burning occured at -------- during
wednesday night. Thomas Gardner, one of Hornby's mill
hands, lived in a cottage by himself,
and was seen going home the
worse for liquor. Yesterday morning it was found that his house
was burnt down and inspection discovered the charred
Gardner. At the inquest a verdict of accidental death was
New Plymouth - Chief POMARIKI -
The Chief Pomariki, who was taken to the Hospital on Monday
dangerously ill, succumbed to the malady on Tuesday
morning. he was suffering from
fever similar to that
prevalent in Parihaka? but caught it from the natives who visited
Mr E.L. JEFFCOTT -
Mr E.L.Jeffcott a settler of 30yrs standing was found at Saddle Hill on
Christmas Eve, with his brains blown out. Deceased was
subject to fits, and its
not known whether his death was
Mr Henry TEWSLEY -
late Chairman of the Harbour Board, died after a lingering
illness yesterday afternoon.
Wellington - CHEESMAN
Mr R.S.Cheesman, the well known Solicitor, died
yesterday, age 77
New Plymouth - WAREHAM
A young man named D. Wareham,
was killed while felling bush yesterday.
Dunedin - Inquest - JEFFCOTT -
Mr F.L.Jeffcott, of Winchenden, Saddle Hill, and very much
respected, met his death under very painful circumstances, on
24th December ----
Dr Hocken, the district coroner, held an inquest yesterday, and
the jury foundthe verdict, "that the evidence was insufficient to
enable them to
say whether death was the result of accident or design.
Wellington - Found dead - James SMITH -
James Smith, formerly of the 65th Foot, was found dead at
Carterton this morning. The cause of death is not known.
Dunedin - Funeral- TEWSLEY
The remains of the late Mr Henry Tewsley, of the firm of Messrs
Sargood, Son & Ewen, and ex chairman of the Otago harbour
Board, were borne
to their last resting place, in the
Northern Cemetery, this afternoon. The cortege was a long one.
Fatal accident - ROBINSON -
A son of William Robinson, the Herald reporter, four years
of age, fell off the parapet of the garden wall, and died
in a few hours from suffusion
of the brain.
Supposed Drowning - TOVEY
The Rev Abraham Tovey, the Mahurangi missionary, is
believed to have drowned. The boat and his hat have been found.
13 August 2005