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Thursday  1 December  1881
Insolvency Notice  -  001
LINDEMANN  -  Gustav Adolph Lindemann,  aerated water and ice manufacturer.

Accident  -  002
LAWSON -  Andrew Lawson  --working at the Waikuku Wool works got his left hand badly  --------crushed

Rare Operation  -  003
McGREGOR  -  a little girl named Mary McGregor,  aged 3 and half  from the Mackenzie country  has been an inmate of the hospital 
her ailment a diseased leg.  -------  

Auckland  -  ORMSBY   -  WADE  -  004
Mr Wade  the contractor for the tramway for Guthrie and Larnach's Company at Manukau Heads  and a man named Ormsby  were severley injured ------

Reefton  -  Fire     -  005
--- fire at Finlay's bakery -- properties destroyed are Michael Dunn's furniture warehouse and workshop,  Frank Hampson's shop and corn store, 
Finlay's shop and bakery,  George Sheppard's old butcher's shop,  (unoccupied)  owned by Mr DAWSON,  Messrs Dawson's hall and Dawson's
large 2 storey hotel,  Corbett's bakery, and shop,  Dank's Hotel,  Collings' bootmaker's shop and workroom.  
about 15,000 pounds of damage ----- a lodger at Dawson's named Peter ALSTAD  unaccounted for. -------- a very long column ------


Friday  2 December 1881
Bankruptcy  -  007
BEAUMONT  -  Abraham  of Woolston,  fellmonger ----
FORMAN  -  William Penny  of Lyttelton,  master mariner -----

Insolvency Notice  -  008
FORMAN  -  William Penny  -------

Presentation  -  WYKES  -  010
----  presentation to Mr J.S. Wykes  the retiring president of the Club.  ---handsome marble clock  and colonial gold locket ----  more

Inangahua  -  SCOLTOCK  -  011
---  a son of Mr R.J.Scoltock, --about 8 years of age   was seen to fall over a precipice.  Mr H. LLOYD  ---saw the child -----  lots more


Saturday  3 December  1881
Akaroa  -  Fire  -  TOSWILL  -  016
---  Mr W.B.Toswill,  Akaroa,  on the night of the 30th  -----------

Auckland  -  SHEA  -  017
a man named Cornelius Shea has been drowned at Newbury Bay.  at the inquest a verdict of accidental death was returned.

Reefton  -  LEGER  -  018
---  late fire  ---  a man named Richard Leger  have been found in the ruins of Dawson's Hotel.

Dunedin  -  De La PERILLE  -   018,  023
Mr E. De La Perille  -----  at Arrowtown this evening.  ------    He leaves a wife and 3 young children.


Monday  5 December  1881
Bankruptcy  -  021
HITCHCOCK  -  Henry  of Ellesmere,  district hotelkeeper.

Auckland  -  GATT  -  022
Mr William Gatt,  formerly manager at East Tamaki,  is seriously ill in the Hospital  with blood poisoning caused by scratching his thumb with a knife ----

Greytown  -  WAKELIN  -  022
Mr Richard Wakelin,  late editor and proprietor of the Wairarapa Standard  died at Greytown last evening  aged 66 years.


Tuesday  6 December  1881
Partnership Notices  -  030
BURNS - McKINNON    Andrew Burns  and Robert McKinnon trading as millers on Lincoln road ------- partnership  dissolved. -----
WOOD - SHAND  - BEAUMONT  -   William Derisley Wood,  and James Shand  and John Beaumont  ----    was dissolved ---

Insolvency Notice  -  032
STANDIDGE -  John Charles  of Sydenham,  contractor
HOUGHTON  -  Frank  stock driver of Christchurch.

Auckland  -  DONALDSON  -   033
Alexander Donaldson  was drowned at the Bay of Islands yesterday.

Auckland   - SMITH  -   033
John Smith  was found dead  in bed at the Shakespeare Hotel. ----   was a gilder ----   at inquest verdict ----- leaves a wife and several children ---  more

Dunedin  -  GODSO  -  034
Mr Godso, a contractor,  was drowned  ---  by falling off a railway bridge crossing  a portion of the harbour at Pelichet Bay.

Dunedin  -  McINTOSH  -  034
Henry Beveridge McIntosh,  lately manager of the Walton Park Coal Company  ---------


Wednesday  7 December  1881
Bankruptcy  -  037
ROSE  -  Joseph  of Addington ,  labourer,  

Insolvency Notice  -  038
ROSE  -  Joseph of Addington,  labourer.

Bay of Islands  -  039
RITHER  -  a boat accident   --H. Rither,  was saved by a whale boat that happened to pass some time after the capsize, 
Rither having held on to the bottom of the boat.

Nelson  -  HARRIS -  040
----  Harris  injured his left hand -------  more

Nelson  -  LUNDON  -  THOMAS  -   040
The barque Candidate  115 days from London   arrived today  --------   a seaman named Lundon was washed from the wheel and broke
his leg.  ---  John Thomas,  the sailmaker,  died suddenly  while in the act of assisting to hoist a sail.  Efforts were made to restore animation, 
and these failing the man was buried at sundown.

Dunedin  -  SCHEIB  -  041
A man named George Scheib  was found dead ib bed this evening.  He lived alone,  and had been ailong some time.

Saddle Hill  -  042
CALLENDAR  - ----- Adam, a miner  was killed by foul air in prospecting the shaft he was visiting.

Dunedin  -  GODSO  -  042
James Godso , a well known builder -------  home to Ravensbourne ------  lost his hat in crossing a small bridge  and in attempting to
catch it overbalanced and fell into the bay  ----  life was extinct when he was got out.

Partnership  Notices  - 044
Dr J. McKenzie GORDON  ----  at Rangiora    with  W.H.OVENDEN -----
William WOOD,  James SHAND,  John BEAUMONT ----- as above


Thursday 8 December  1881
Insolvency Notice  -  049
STEVENSON  -  Henry William Stevenson,  of Christchurch,  accountant.

Ashburton  -  Accident  -  050
MENCHAN,  GOLLIN  -  ----   the rope broke  and 2 workmen  Patrick Menchan  and Alex.  Gollin  were slightly injured.


Friday  9 December  1881
Auckland  -  DONALDSON  -  054
the body of Mr Alexander Donaldson was recovered at Russell.  At the inquest the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

Balclutha  -  IRONSIDE  -  055
--2 young girls,  daughters of Mr Alexander ironside,  coach prop.  were playing with a raft in a water-hole,  both fell in. 
one managed to scramble out  but the other,  7 years of age was drowned.

Bankruptcy  -  057
LINDEMANN  -  Gustav  Adolph  of Christchurch --------


Saturday  10 December  1881
Kaiapoi  -  EYRES  -  060
---Mr F.E.Eyres,  clerk at the Northern Brewery ----  fell down suddenly  ----    expired about midday.


Monday  12 December  1881
Drowning  -  KERR,  CAMPBELL  -  066
----  occurred in the river Heathcote  -----  Thomas Kerr and a lad named John Richard Campbell  --- were drowned ------ 
a 3rd man named John Smith -- did all in his power to save the two -----   an inquest will be held today.

Bankruptcy  -  067
ROBERTS  -  William,  farmer

Inquest  -  CAMPBELL,  KERR  -  073
--- John Richard Campbell  and Thomas Kerr  who were drowned in the Heathcote River ----  a long piece ------


Tuesday  13 December  1881
Accident  -  070
ILLINGWORTH  -  Mr John  was thrown from his dray at Lyttelton  ----

The late Drowning case  -  KERR,  CAMPBELL   -  071
 an effort is being made to afford some assistance to the widow of Mr Kerr who lost his life  --------  also to help the lad's mother (Campbell) 
who is a widow -- more ---


Wednesday  14 December  1881
Bankruptcy -  074
WYKES  -  Edward George Wykes,  a grocer of Christchurch.

Insolvency Notice  -  076
WYKES  -  Edward George Wykes,  a grocer of Christchurch.

Accident  -  MINTRON  -  077
---  accident  ---  at Mr William NEIGHBOUR'S brick yard,  Hillsborough --- a lad,  son of Mr Minton,  had his leg broken in 2 places. 
-------  standing with his father, in one of the brickmaking sheds ----------  the lad had lost a leg before.

Gold Medal  -  WATTERS  -  078
The gold medal recently awarded to MrT.J. Watters by the Agricultural and Pastoral Ass. at its late show for the best colonially made
cooking range is now on view in the window of Messrs Coates and Co.  Colombo street.

Inquest  -  The late Drowning case  -  KERR,  CAMPBELL  -  079
at the inquest  -----  more ---

Presentation  -  MALYON  -  080
Mr R.H.Malyon,  who for the past 11 years held the position of cashier in the office of Mr C.W.TURNER   ---- being about to visit the
old country  ------  more ----

Auckland  -  BURNS  -  081
Andrew Burns  of Korokoriki  was accidently killed by the fall of a tree.

Wanganui  -  GRACE  -  082
William Grace  was drowned this afternoon  by the upsetting of a canoe.


Thursday  15 December  1881
Insolvency Notice  -  084
WARD -  Joseph  of Ashburton,  grocer.

Presentation  -  RADCLIFFE  -  087
Miss Alfreda radcliffe,  assistant mistress at the Normal School  --- presented  ----- testimonial consisting of a bracelet,  Albert chain  etc. 
on the occ. of her retirement ----

Wellington  -  088
LIARDET  -  an infant aged 11mths dau. of Mr F.E. Liardet,  died  -----
ELSON  -  Wm.  stevedore,  died suddenly  --while at work stowing wool on board the ship Piako.

Dunedin  -  089
EDWARDS  -  William,  a blacksmith   ------   at Clinton  last night -----
THOMPSON  -  Catherine  --- fell dead in a house in Stafford street  --------

Bankruptcy  -  090
WARD  -  Joseph,   of Ashburton,   a grocer
DALZELL  -  Henry,  of Sefton,  a farmer.


Friday 16 December  1881
Temuka  -  CUMMING  -  092
Much regret is felt in Temuka for Dr. Cumming,  who expired suddenly at his residence  -----  2 children are left orphans ----------

Fielding -  STREETER  -  093
a sudden death  --------a married woman named Streeter  -------   when a funeral passed.  she inquired whose it was and cause of death.   
------  immediately after being informed  --------   she dropped dead in the arms of her companion ----------

Accidents  in Temuka  -  094
HAYHURST  -  Mr and Mrs Hayhurst jnr.   trap upset  throwing occupants to ground  ----- more
HAYES  -  Dr Hayes ---  horse took fright capsized,  threw doctor to the ground ----  more
FRANKS  -  Mr Franks driving buggy  -- axle broke  ----------


Saturday  17 December  1881
Presentation  -  MORGAN,  JENNINGS    -  097
Papanui District school presented their headmaster Mr Morgan with a black marble clock and their head mistress Mrs Jennings 
with a richly chased silver card case.   addresses read by Kate BAKER,  dux of school  ------  

Auckland  -  098
MARKHAM  -  Dennis  formerly of Auckland Police Force was killed at Ellerslie  through the bolting of his horse --------

Blenheim  -  098
BOYCE  -  Henry was killed in the Wairau Valley  --  upsetting of a wool dray --- death was instantaneous  --leaves a wife and 4 children.


Monday  19 December  1881
Bankruptcy  -  106
STEVENSON  -  Henry William  of Christchurch,  accountant

Returned Colonists  -  110
The following old colonists returned to Canterbury by the ship Waimate on Saturday  -
Mr and Mrs COLEMAN
Mr F. NELSON  and family  of Napier
Mr HAWKER  and family  of Woolston
Mr J. ATKINSON  of Lyttelton.

Port Levy  -  111
RADCLIFFE  -    -- as a son of Mr Radcliffe at Port Levy was out pig hunting --------  wound in left shoulder  -------

Auckland  -  112
BURNS  -  Andrew of Mahurangi,  aged 74 was accidentally killed by the falling of a  burning rata tree,  which he went to examine.
NEILL  -  infant child  of a man named Neill,  a gardener,  ------------

Dunedin  -  113
MILLAR  -  young man -----     killing him instantaneously.

Akaroa  -  113   also 138
Boats have been dragging all day for the body of the man drowned off the Penguin,  and the body has just been recovered.

Bankruptcy  -  116
WYKES  -  Edward George   ------

Whitecliffs  -  118
MILLIGAN  -  Nicholas  Milligan,  who was discharged from hospital  about 6 weeks ago --- broken thigh -----   more -----


Wednesday  21 December  1881
Presentation  -  119
WILLIAMS  -  Bro. Williams presentation of a Past Masters jewel   ---------  more ---

Coromandel  -  120
MACINTYRE  -  John,  settler,  on returning from Takatea hill,  fell down a precipice,  ----   and died.

Oamaru  -  121,  122
MACREADY  -  Mathew  ----


Thursday  22 December  1881

Bankruptcy  -  124
McKENDRY,  RODGERS  -  contractors of Christchurch
ELLIOTT  -  Charles  of Kaikoura,  brickmaker
WARD  -  Joseph  of Ashburton.

Kaiapoi  -  125
SHAW  -  carpenter ---   employed by BOYD and KERR  builders,    completing the spire on Catholic church  fell about 50 feet,  
no limbs were broken-----  severe body pain ---

Accidents  -  126
CHERRILL  -  John  compond fracture of right thigh   --- kicked by a horse ----
RIORDAN  -  young man  employed by railway works at Lyttelton   fell off the train ------  

Oamaru  -  127
FERGUSON  -  Jessie --little girl  -- drowned ------
WESTON  -  Mary Ann  alias SMITH  was arrested by the police -----   dead child in her arms  ---  


Friday  23 December  1881
Ashburton  -  Fire  -  130
BOURK  -  cottage tennanted by Mr Charles Bourk was burned  -------

Christchurch  -  130
HOWARD  -  government granted 6mths pay to the widow of Michael Howard,  who was killed at the Christchurch station last September ---

Wellington  -  131
ANTHONY  -  an inquest  will be held ---  on Mrs Anthony  tomorrow morning.

Port Chalmers  -  132
yesterday afternoon a boy fell out of a boat into deep water. An engine was passing at the time along the railway line and the engine driver named BRACEBRIDGE  stopped her and swam off to the boy and rescued him.


Saturday  24 December  1881
Sudden death  -  137
GAY  -  a young man William Gay,  who was employed by Lightband , Allan & Co.  was taken ill ----    called at Towend's chemist shop 
but died during the evening.  ------

Akaroa  -  Inquest  -  GUNN  -  138   also 113
an inquest on  William Gunn,  who was drowned by falling off the Penguin, ----- in the Immigration Barracks  -----  was in the act of assisting
to hoist a boat in and lost his balance, -------

Kurow  -  FERGUSSON  -  139
-- a little girl named Jessie Fergusson  was drowned in the Waitangi river while playing on the bank with her brother and sister.  --daughter
of Mr Robert Fergusson  of Kurow ----   more  -----

Presentation   -  GUTHRIE  -  140
---- handsome clock and vases  were on Thursday presented to Dr John Guthrie late of Akaroa,  who is now in Christchurch.  ------ 
more ----- Dr SINGLETON  would fill the gap and be liked by people.

Inquest  -  GAY  -  141
---  death of Charles Gay  ---- who died suddenly last Wednesday  ------ John Gay,  brother of deceased  who was 32 years --------  more ----

Auckland  -  142
SMITH  -  Joseph,   a gum digger  --------
SIMPSON  -  James Barry  formerly teacher at the Native school,  Ahipara --------- more

Inquest  -  ANTHONY  -  143
---- Mrs Anthony,  who was killed by an explosion on Wedneday -----  more -----

Invercargill  -  FOWLER  -  144
a man named John Fowler,  a carpenter by trade,   of  it is believed Oamaru  died suddenly on board the Arawata  on her passage from
Port Chalmers  to this port.


Monday 26 December  1881

Accident  -  McLEOD  -  148
a man named James McLeod was admitted to hospital on Saturday  ----  compound fracture of the left leg. ----

Sudden death  - HUSTLER  -  151
Mr Richard Hustler,   -----  died suddenly  yesterday morning ----      deceased who has not long returned from Europe was living at Coker's 
and is 70 years of age.  an inquest will be held.

Waitaki  -  McREADY  -  150
-----  McReady arrived at the Waitaki by the morning train from Timaru  on Thursday morn.  --------  more ----

Missing Captain EVANS  -  152
-----  missing Capt. Evans of the steamer Wakatu,  who was supposed to have drowned while on passage from Wanganui  to Nelson ------ 
is now in command of one of the largest steamers out of 'Frisco.  when the Wakatu was searched for him,  the ladies cabin was missed 
and the gallant though too much married Captain  got safely off to 'Frisco  by the outgoing mail boat. -----  

Auckland  -  JONES  -  153
a man named Harry Jones  was burned to death at Whangapua  in a building called the Yankee Restaurant.

Dunedin  -  McDIARMID  -  153
Captain McDiarmid,  died very suddenly  on Saturday afternoon.  -------


Tuesday  27 December  1881
Accident  -  DAHLGEEN  -  157
named Dahlgeen  employed by Mr BRITTAIN,  Burnham,  was admitted to hospital yesterday  --------  an accident  caused by stumbling
over a piece of timber  -----

Akaroa  -  accident  -  SUNCKELL  -  157
Alfred Sunckell  son of Mr J. Sunckell,  Windermere House,  Akaroa,  met with an painful accident ---  while riding ------   11 years of age 
and 3rd bone he had broken.

Inquest  -  HUSTLER  -  158
the result of the inquiry ----  death of Mr Richard Hustler  was death resulted from apoplexy.

Auckland  -  McKENZIE  -  159
the son of W.A.McKenzie,  Wangarei,  was gored to death by a cow ------------


Wednesday  28  December  1881
Bankruptcy  -  162
WYKES  -  E.G. Wykes  & Co.  ----


Thursday  29 December  1881

Auckland  -  SAUNDERS  -  165
a boat containing Mr Saunders (Homoepathist)  his wife  and sister-in-law capsized in Judge's Bay  but all were saved.  Young CHURTON 
and a son of Judge MUNRO  rescued Mrs Saunders  in an unconcious condition.

Gisborne  -  PERCY  -  166
Dr Percy  died yesterday.  --------   an inquest will be held  -------

Wellington  -  Inquest  - ANTHONY  -  168,  169,  170
---  Mrs Lydia Anthony  wife of Mr W.H.Anthony  the manager of Messrs Barraud  and Son,  chemists.  Lambton Quay  ------- ------ 
William Henry Anthony  deposed  that he was a chemist  ----   14 years in the trade,  served his time with Dr COWARD  of Christchurch --- 
manager last 18mths  ----  a long column  ------

Auckland  -   173
MOLLER  -   William Mollar  died suddenly at Coromandel  of apoplexy---
SMITH  -  Joseph inquest a gum digger  ------

Gisborne  - inquest   -   PERCY  -  174
-----  deceased met his death by accidentally taking  in mistake chloroform instead of cough mixture. ------


Friday  30  December  1881
Lost Child  -  PAGE  -  177
Annie Page  about 4 years    dressed in a white frock and white straw hat has red hair    -- her father Thomas Page   resides at Creek road,  Phillipstown.

Accidents  -  178
BUCKLEY  -  a lad brought to Lyttelton ---  injuries from fall from horse ----  happened at Port Levy ---
PAYNE  -    fell off a horse  ----  injury to his head.
RADCLIFFE  -    at Port Levy ---   bullet taken out of boy's back and he is doing well.

Obituary  -  MELLISH  -  179
Mr G.L. Mellish,  Resident Magistrate of Christchurch  died yesterday.  --is an old colonist    having come here in 1858  previously saw service
in the Army -----  left the service, ---  sailed for Adelaide --- arrived in 1867 -- one year there -- arrived in Lyttelton --- in 1863 left  Canterbury 
for Auckland  appointed Captain in the 4th Waikato Militia ------   appointed Resident Magistrate at Picton in 1865  in 1868 transferred to Kaiapoi, 
in 1874  resident Magistrate of Christchurch --- was a  renouned rower at Oxford ---  he was 47 years of age. ----- a very long column ------

Dunedin  -  184
the train leaving Balclutha for Clinton  ----  ran off the rails near Warepa station  ---  stoker has been killed  -----

Clinton  -  ROODMAN   -  184
engine and 7 wagons of the south  goods train left the rails one mile north of Kaikaiku  the fireman  J. Roodman  was killed   and the driver 
Mr CARTER  was bruised -----    - 

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
9 May 2008

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