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Wednesday   3 August  1881
Bankruptcy  -  008
DUNN  -  Robert   horse dealer -----
CLARK  -  James Henry,  of Oxford,  a labourer  -----


Thursday 4  August  1881
Ashburton  -  drowned  -   003
RUDDICK   -    Mrs Robinson Ruddick ---  missing several days ---  an inquest will be held today.

Milton  -  004
STEWART  -   Arthur Stewart  a boy,   was playing football   ----   drop down suddenly,  medical help obtained,  life was extinct.


Friday 5 August  1881
Bankruptcy  Notice -  006
VICKERY  -  John  of Southbridge,  butcher -----

Bankruptcy  Notice  -  007
PATTEN -  James  of Bingsland  ----  carpenter  -----
DUNN  -  Robert,  of Windmill Road,  horsedealer

Bankruptcy  Notice  -  008
BOYD  -  Charles   of Lytttelton,  engineer -----

Insolvency Notices  -  009
BOYD  -  Charles  of Lyttelton    engineer----
PATTEN  -  James  of Bingsland,  carpenter ----

Death  -  010
WILLIAMS 
-    ------ Geoffrey Williams  -------  an inquest will be held --

Napier - inquest  - 011
CROSS
  -  an inquest was held  ---a boy named Cross,  who was shot by his brother.  -------  a verdict was returned of accidental death.  lots more ---


Saturday  6 August  1881

Bankruptcy  Notice -  013
DUNN  -  of Sydenham,  horsedealer  ------

Inquest  -  015
WILLIAMS
  -  -- Geoffrey Williams  ----  lots more ---

Inquest  -  Ashburton  -  016
RUDDICK
  - Mrs Eliza Ruddick  ------  her daughter,  Eliza Ruddick found deceased -----   left a widower and 9 children  ----  

Invercargill  - 
SCOTT
  -  A young man named Scott,  aged 22  -------  he lingered until yesterday  when he died,  -------


Monday 8 August  1881
Bankruptcy  Notice -  019
DUNN  -  Robert  -----  of Christchurch ---
FRASER  -  John
DUNLOP -  Alexander ----
GRIGG  -  Nicholas
GUILD  -  George ---   all of Ashburton  business in partnership  --- John Fraser & Co.

Bankruptcy  Notice -  020
FRASER   -  John -----
DUNLOP  -  Alexander  -----  business together  as Fraser and Dunlop ------

Inquest  at Russells Flat  -  022
BERRY
  ---youngest son of Mr G. Berry ----   and was drowned ----   verdict  accidental drowning.

Fatalities  -  023
HEAPHY
  -  news has been received from Brisbane  of the death of Major Heaphy  an old and  respected settler of New Zealand.
McCARROLL  -    the cook of the Stormbird,  Robert McCarrol  was arrested this morning --------

Featherston -  inquest  -  024
CAVE
  - --- death of infant child  of Matthew Cave,  of Toronga,  near Featherston.    on 22 July the child was born,  without showing signs of life.  ----
                    a very long piece ----  


Tuesday  9 August  1881

Insolvency notice  -  026
BRAY  -    Edmond Selwyn  of Christchurch,  cattle dealer

Death  -  BENSON  -  027
Sarah Benson,  a domestic servant  residing at the res. of Mr HOWLAND,  near Tattersall's  died suddenly ----  an inquest will be held.

Hokitika  -  MONPINA  -  028
on Saturday  2 men named KING  and CARMIN  surveying -----  found remains of a man -------     boots identified by a shoemaker in Waimea 
as a pair made for one Moses Monpina,  was about 60 years old  and Italian by birth  was reported missing  in April 1880  ------

Death  -   ARNOLD  -   029
Robert Arnold,  a prisoner  under sentence ----   died in hospital  on Saturday.  -----

Old settler  -  BUXTON  -  029
an old settler named Thomas Buxton  was sent to gaol  for contempt of court  -------


Wednesday  10 August  1881
Insolvency  Notice -  031
EPPS  -  John Broughton  of Templeton,  a  cook.---
SMITH  -  Sydney  & Walter  of Addington,  carpenters- ----

Hawera  -  ANDERSON -   032
a surveyor named Thomas Anderson -------------   deceased came to NZ 8 years ago  and was one of the surveyors turned off the
Waimate Plains by the Natives.  -----

Featherstone  -  HANRATTY  -  032
Dr Michoe  Hanratty  --------  charged  with  the manslaughter of the infant child of Mathew Cove  (has Cove here,  Cave  in  024)  -------------
read  024  1st  for the full story

Bankruptcy  -  034
EPPS  - John  Broughton  of Templeton,  a cook ----------
SMITH  -  Sidney  
SMITH    -  Walter   both of Addington,    carpenters. ------   Smith Bros. -----


Thursday  11 August  1881
Hokitika  -   WARD  -  037
----Mr T. Ward ----  a Paringa settler,   whilst crossing the Oamarua creek,  4 miles south of the Waiho river -----  was drowned ------
he leaves a widow and 7 children ---

Timaru  -  PETERS  -  037
Mr Peters,  one of the contractors to the breakwater  was severely crushed today between the side of the crane and a concrete block.

Bankruptcy  -  038
EPPS  -  --------
SMITH  -  ------


Friday  12 August  1881
Insolvency notice  -  046
WORKMAN  -  John  of Kaikoura  a farmer

Bankruptcy  -  049
CLIFFORD  -  W.
SHEEN  -  John ---
BRINKMANN  -  Edward,  boarding house keeper


Saturday  13 August  1881
Bankruptcy  -  049
CHASEMORE  -  Maud     fruiterer -----

Le Bons Bay  -  BARNETT  -  054
---accident  ---  to a boy a little over 4 years old  son of Mr W. Barnett ------   one of his hips was broken,  The boy is in a fair way of recovery.

West Oxford  -  fire  -  054
CLUTTERBUCK
  -  --- blacksmith's shop  in the occupation of Mr Clutterbuck  was discovered to be on fire -------

Alford Forest  -  055
NEIL 
-  ---Thomas James Neil  aged 2 and half years  son of Mr Thomas Neil  ----  has been drowned  -----


Monday  15 August  1881
Bankruptcy  -  056
SHEEN  -  John  -----
HAYES  -  John  of Southbridge   a blacksmith -------

Inquest  at Hurunui  -  059
LANGE
  -  ------   death of a child of Mr W. Lange  -----    

Accidents  -  060
RUTLAND  -  Mr Rutland  sen.  ---was thrown from vehicle,  ar m broken  as well as 2 ribs ----------
BUSH  -  run over  and maimed by a buggy   at Kaiapoi. --------


Tuesday  16 August  1881
Insolvency notice  -  062
YOUNG  -  Bazett Nairne  of Christchurch,  a  baker.

Late Dr CAMPBELL  -  063
----  bodies of Dr and Mrs Campbell   and those of 2 of their children  were washed ashore  and buried at Fortrose Cemetery ------ 
removal to Christchurch  and re-internment here -------  


Wednesday  17 August  1881
Death of an Old Colonist    -  SMITH  -  065
wife of Mr Hay Taylor Smith   died at her residence  in Great South Road,  Ashburton  ----  whos was in her 49th year was an early settler in the district.

Inquest  - Napier  -   MURPHY  -  066
----  Mrs Murphy,  wife of a printer, --------

Wellington  -  JANSEN  (JENSEN)   -  067
-----   James Jansen  ----      

Bankruptcy  -  068
EAGLE  -  George,    of Ashburton,  boardinghouse keeper. ------
RODDA -  Stephen, of Ashburton,   district engineer.


Thursday  18 August  1881
Partnership  dissolution  -  BOAL,  WRIGHT  -  069
----John Boal  and Richard Wright  under firm  Boal and Wright,   farmers,  Waikari,  ----------


Friday 19 August  1881
Amberley  -  KELLAND  -  081
a son of Mr Kelland, residing near Amberley  -----   got his hands caught in a rope -----  tore part of his thumb and part of 2 fingers off.

Church Hill  -  CRAIG  -  082
---Arthur Craig ----    deceased was a widower,  having a married daughter in Auckland,  and another aged 17  living in service ----- 
several younger children lived with him in the house.

Oamaru  -  083
AUGUSTUS
  -  ----- Isabella Augustus,  wife of Swede named Charles Augustus,  -------  lots more

Bankruptcy  -  084
SMITH  -   Walter  and Sydney ------
MORGAN  -  John,  of Tai-Tapu  coach driver.


Saturday 20 August  1881
Insolvency Notice - 085
CAMERON  -  Donald,  of Kaiapoi,  hotelkeeper

Death  -  086
ROSANOWSKI
-  Alice Rosanowski,  3 years old  died suddenly ----   at London street,  Bingsland -------

Arrest  -  087
DOHERTY
  -  ----  arrested a man named Francis Doherty yesterday on charge of deserting his wife.  -----

Temuka  -  BROSNAHAN  -  088
a man named Brosnahan, a small farmer,  residing at Kerrytown,  -------  horses taking fright ---  throwing Brosnahan  --- to the ground. 
wheel went over his leg shattering both bones ----
 
Auckland  -  089
RAMSAY,  FALLAYS
  -  2 navvies named David Ramsay  and JOhn Fallays  were drowned ----  punt to Limeburners Creek railway works.  ----  

Dunedin  -  090
CLAYTON 
-  meeting of creditors --------  

Bankruptcy  -  091
MORLEY  -  Carmini,  music teacher ----
CAMERON  -  Donald,  of Kaiapoi,  hotelkeeper ----
DUNN -  Robert,  horse dealer


Monday 22 August  1881
Oamaru  -  AUGUSTUS  -  094
 ill treatment of wife  --------  will be charged with either murder or manslaughter

Auckland  -  oldest inhabitant  -  NEILD  -  095
oldest inhabitant of Auckland is said to be Mr Thomas Neild  aged 89 years  who has resided here for upwards of 42 years.   lots more

Auckland  -  JONES -  096
on the passage of the Hermione  a boy  named Wm Jones  son of a passenger  slipped  -------  was drowned  ----  The Hermione  brings some
of Mr Vessy Stewart's  settlers

Dunedin  -  HOOPER  - 097
Mr J.R. Hooper,  the actor,  well known in Dunedin and Christchurch  ----

Akaroa  -  Big Jim  and Billy BILLY  -  098
4 Maoris, whilst returning from Akaroa to Wainui  capsized  -------  Big Jim  and Billy Billy were drowned.  Young TIKAU  narrowly escaped.


Tuesday  23 August  1881
Dissolution of Partnership  -  099
--W. LANGDOWN  and T.H. KER   under W. Langdown  and Co.  has been dissolved  from 1 June 1881 -----------

Insolvency Notice  -    -  100
JACKMAN  -  Elias  of Christchurch,  contractor.

TOBIASON  -  101
a man named Tobiason,  a foreigner -----   more

Akaroa  -  Drowned  -  Billy Billy  and Big Jim  -  102
4 Maoris  named  O. Tikau,  Eppy,  Billy Billy  and Big Jim  left Akaroa  at dusk on Friday for Wainui -----   a lot more

Death  -  Mr HOOPER  -  103
-------  his wife (who as Miss Bessie VIVIAN,  is well known in the theatrical world) -----  deceased had 2 sisters in Auckland
 ----a very long piece   email for a copy

Auckland  -  104
BIDDICKS 
-  Mary Ann Biddicks ------  fell into the harbour,  3 men jumped overbaord and rescued her.

Dunedin  - 106
MAYO 
-  Roslyn Tramway Co.    have been served with a writ for damages -----  Henry Mayo was killed and others seriously injured. --------


Wednesday  24 August  1881
Insolvency notice  -  107
RONTREE  -  John  of Springfield,  waggoner

TOBIASON  -  108
----  is passed all danger   and will be quite recovered  --------

Neglected children  -  LANCASTER  -  108
yesterday 4 children of Richard Lancaster,  Ashburton,  ranging from 12 to 1 years  were sent to Burnham Institution  for 7 years  ---------

Inquest  -  HOOPER  -  110
---A.J. Hooper  a verdict was returned  -----

Oamaru  -  AUGUSTUS   -  111
Charles Augustus  ------  charged with assault  of his late wife Isabella Augustus  ----------

Death  -  CAMPBELL  -  112
----  found dead this morning in Ross' buildings ------ left home at Taieri  on Monday morning -------  He was an old settler of 32 years
standing  having sons and daughters married at the Taieri and Southland.

Bankruptcy  -  113
RONTREE  -  John  of Springfield,  district waggoner ----
McCLEARY  -  Edward James 


Thursday  25 August  1881
Bankruptcy  -  117
BEVAN  -  Thomas of Bingsland,  --------
GOODCHILD  -  Thomas  of  Sydenham,  plumber -----

Dunedin  -  Inquest  -  CAMPBELL  -  120
lots more  ------

Bankruptcy  -  122
KNIPE  -  Wm.  grocer  ------
HOOPER, AITKEN  & Co,  Ashburton ----
LUMB  -  John ,  stonemason ------
BONIS  -  Thomas,  labourer ------


Saturday  27 August  1881
HARKER  -  124
a gumdigger named  William Harker -----  at Wade -------  was prevented by a settler named HARDY.

Dunedin  -  125
CLAYTON
  -  -----  S. Clayton, a bankrupt  -------

Bankruptcy  - 128
KNIPE  -  Wm  grocer----
HOOPER,   AITKEN  & Co.----
WOOD  -  Thomas James -----
MORGAN  -  John  of Tai-Tapu,  a coach driver ----


Monday  29 August  1881
Edendale  -  CAMPBELL  -  131
---Mr John Campbell,  brother of the late late Dr Campbell  had arrived there.  ------   removal to Christchurch  ---- funeral will take
place on Wednesday -----

Death    -  132
a body has been found near the wreck,  and is believed to be of the mate of the ill-fated James A. Stewart,  wrecked some months back.

MAXWELL  -  132
George Maxwell, a fireman on board the steamer St Kilda,  --  unconcious for hours was removed to the Hospital.

New Plymouth  -  133
McLEAN  -  --a seaman named McLean,  on board the Hawea. -----   almost instantaneous death.

Wellington  -  133
DEWAR  -
  The man Dewar, who was stabbed ---at the Hutt some months ago  died in hospital last night ------


Tuesday  30 August  1881
Ashburton  -  LANCASTER  -  136
Mrs Lancaster  of Ashburton -----    rescued by John WILLIAMSON  -----

Presentation  - BISHOP  -  137
 ---parsonage at Lincoln ----  bid farewell to Mr Bishop  who is leaving the district for Southbridge -----  handsome silver inkstand ------

The late Dr CAMPBELL  -  138
---Canterbury Lodge 1048  and sister Lodges  ---  to attend the funeral of  the late Bro Dr Campbell  ------

Wellington  -  139
BOLT 
-  --Robert Bolt, a Wairarapa labourer ------   

New Plymouth  -  McLEAN  -  139
Inquest of McLean  who was killed on board the Hawea on Saturday.  McLean joined the Hawea on 18th June at Dunedin  as able seaman,
  he is a native of Scotland  aged 24 years

Inquest  -  Timaru  -  140
HOWARTH
  -  --Thomas Howarth ----   

CAMPBELL  -  142
a woman named Harriet YORK  was charged -------  from Peter Campbell  -----

Bankruptcy  -  143
LOE  -  J.J. -  
WORKMAN  -  John,  of Kaikoura,  a farmer


Wednesday  31 August  1881
Inquest  -  146
EDMONDS
  -  --child named Edward Edmonds,  7 weeks old,   --------  had an attack of measles.

Hamilton  -   147
LUHRS 
-    ---Mrs Luhrs,  Hamilton  who disappeared a month ago  ---was found at Taupiri,  in the Waikato River.

Clive  -   148
CLOUD 
-  a labourer  named Cloud -----   caused by want of work

Bankruptcy  -  150
MANSON  -  James  of Governor's Bay,   labourer.
HONOUR  -  Herbert,  of formerly of Otago,  now of Fendaltown,   a farmer

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Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
26 February  2008

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