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June 1881 - page 3
Dunedin - McGUIRE
Peter McGuire is supposed to have been drowned on Saturday night whilst
attempting to cross the Molyneux at Moa Flat.
Auckland - WOODHOUSE
Mr Woodhouse died today age 65. he was an old identity and
formerly one of the partners of the firm Messrs Woodhouse &
Buchanan, and manager
of the Bank of NSW at Auckland, till he
resigned through ill health.
An Adelaide telegram gives further particulars respecting the fatal
accident of Mrs Margaret Newton on board the Potoi, while
en-route for Auckland
------Mrs Newton was accompanied by 2 children one 4yrs and the other
An inquest was held and a verdict returned that death was caused
breaking of a derrick, no blame being attached to anyone.
Friday 3 June
Serious Accident - TRENEARY
Mary Jane Treneary age 7mths daughter of Mrs Mary Treneary, widow of
Jersey St, Sydenham, --------
Infant named Rhoda McQUEEN age
4mths, parents reside at Waltham,
Inquest - Mary Jane TRENEARY
An inquest on the body of Mary Jane Treneary was held at 12-30pm today,
------- a verdict of accidental death was returned.
BRENNAN - Martin, of
Dunedin - At the
inquest on Martin Brennan, a verdict of found drowned was
CLARK - William
Clark thrown from his horse at Albury -- severley injured
Timaru Hospital he died yesterday. An
inquest will be held today.
McILROY - William McIlroy, a roading
contractor, was killed by a tree falling on him on the road near
Monday 6 June
1881 page 3
Auckland - George WILSON -
George Wilson one of the few remaining survivors of
foundered in the Manakau in 1863, died
in the Hospital. He suffered
from heart disease, and had been an inmate
of the Hospital for 4 years. When the Orpheus went down,
Wilson, who was an able seaman, saved
himself by floating
ashore on a piece of timber.
Oamaru - LONGMAN
Longman, a farmer on the Tables, was killed by the wheels of a
threshing machine passing over his body on Friday night. He was
in the act of jumping
on to the machine when he got entangled in the
reins and was jerked off. he was unmarried.
Timaru - Inquest - William CLARKE
An inquest was held today at the Hospital on the body of William
Clarke, who died from injuries received by a fall from a horse at
A verdict of accidental death was returned.
Tuesday 7 June
Sudden Death - BIRCH
We regret to announce the death of Mr Josiah Birch, merchant, of
Cathedral Square. he was found dead in his bed -------- Mr Birch
was an old colonist
of some four and twenty years standing, having
arrived in the Colony in the Wesminster in the summer of 1857or
1858. a long column,
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Masonic funeral - MONK
Yesterday afternoon the remains of Mr Benjamin Monk, who died on Friday
from a sudden and severe attack of paralysis, were interred in the
Church of England Cemetery, Kaiapoi. --------
Inquest - Addington - ASHWORTH
An inquest was held this morning at Feathers Hotel, Addington,
---- on the body of a married woman named Isabella Ashworth, who
died in childbirth.
----- the jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased
died in child-bed, and added a rider censuring the nurse for not
calling in medical aid sooner.
Ashburton - HAWKINS -
Mr William Hawkins, saddler, Tinwald, a young man who died very
suddenly on Sunday last from the bursting of a blood vessel, was
afternoon buried in the Ashburton cemetery. he was a
leading member of the Tinwald Lodge of Good Templars ----------
Auckland - drowned - GARNETT
A son of Mr Garnett, of Auckland fell from a timber raft into the
Wairoa and was drowned.
Inquest - Ohoka - PAWSEY
An elderly man named George Cooper Pawsey, who has resided at Ohoka for
some years, died suddenly on Monday morning. He had been
for some considerable time and yesterday an inquest was
held on his body, when a verdict of natural causes was returned in
accordance with the
New Plymouth - WELLS
Mr Benjamin Wells, the editor of the Taranaki News, died last
night. He was the author of "The History of Taranaki" and at the
time of his death
was the Chairman of the Education Board, and
treasurer to the Harbour Board. His illness was comparatively a
Dunedin - TURNER
By some effects at the Dunedin Police Station one of the unregonised
bodies, lately buried, has now been identified as that of
James Turner, the
second steward of the Tararua.
of a boy -------- also been recognised as that of Donald
Campbell, a son of Dr Campbell.
Hokianga - ROBINSON
William Robinson, late of the 58th regiment, was drowned at
Manganuku Creek, Hokianga, while trying to recover some
A man named McLENNAN was also
drowned at Kawakawa today.
Thursday 9 June
New Plymouth - BRACKENSHIRE
A man named George Brackenshire, who was accidently run over by
the train at Normanby yesterday, and was brought into town last
had his right leg amputated, but he gradually sank,
dying at half past 12 today.
Riverton - death - ALLEN
Mr Joseph Allen, landlord of the Great Western Hotel at
Riverton, slipped in getting on to the platform of a railway
carriage at Thornbury
Junction this evening. Both his legs were
broken, and he also received severe internal injuries from which he has
June 1881 page 3
Southbridge - loss of 6 lives
The Brig Pakeha ran
ashore on Ninety Mile Beach, near Lake
Ellesmere, at nine o'clock this morning. Several of the fisherman
went to the wreck
with boats, to render assistance. They found
the vessel a total wreck, and that all hands, supposed to be 7 in
number. except one man had been
drowned. The name of the survivor
is Christian. He was found on the beach in an insensible state,
and was brought to the hut occupied by the
fisherman, and taken
care of. The vessel was laden with timber, bound, it is supposed
Dunedin - O'KANE
Thomas O'Kane, a miner, was killed by a fall of earth on his claim at
Invercargill - FAIRWEATHER
Charles Fairweather, one of the oldest settlers in this
district, while driving through the town today, fell back
in his dray and expired almost instantaneously.
Auckland - McGARRY
The body of McGarry, the greengrocer, who has been missing
for the past few days, was found floating in the harbour to-day.
Monday 13 June
Sudden death -
Mr Peter Cameron senior, of Lyttelton, died very suddenly at his res.
on Saturday night. The deceased gentleman who was about 78 yrs of age.
Mr Cameron was a very old colonist indeed and one of the oldest res. in
Dunedin - death - BIRD
The wife of Charles Bird, of the Dunedin Club, died very suddenly
.Dunedin - death -
John Basse, a newspaper runner, died whilst folding paper in the
"Star" Office - from disease of the heart.
Wellington - death - WOODWARD
Jonas Woodward, an old and respected Wellington resident,
died suddenly this morning. He was working in his garden,
when he was seized with a
fit of apoplexy, which resulted
fatally. Deceased was formerly the Public Trustee.
Carterton - death of a prophet -
The funeral of Paul, the Te Oreore prophet, notorious for
his dreams, and for his flag at the late Maori meeting, has
just passed through Masterton.
This noted man died yesterday at
the Ngature Pa, Black Bridge. A tangi is to be held at Te
Napier - death - WHITE
John White, a navvy at Waipawa, was found lying dead in a pool of water
on the road yesterday. A quarter of an hour previously he had
in an hotel apparently in good health.
Leeston - ship wreck -
The brig "Pakeha" 170 tons, bound from Kaiapara to Dunedin, laden
with timber, was wrecked on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock on
Seven men were lost and only one saved. Christie
PETERSEN, who was washed ashore
with the deck cargo.
The names were : Captain BREWER, first
mate, John WALKER,
2nd mate, Frederick ----- cook, Christie SMITH, A.B.'s Anderson ,
Charles CARLSON, and
Auckland - Inquest - McGARRY
At the inquest on the body of Edward McGarry, found floating in
the harbour, an open verdict was returned.
Tuesday 14 June
1881 page 2
Grounding of the " Hawea"
- Manakau Harbour
Inquest - Mary Ann SUMNER
An inquest was held yesterday, at the Asylum, on the body of Mary Ann
Sumner, who had been admitted a few days ago from the Orphange.
more on the wreck of the Pakeha, no bodies found yet.
Adelaide - death - Dr & Mrs MUNRO
Dr and Mrs Munro and child were drowned near Wangaratta today through
the upsetting of a buggy.
Dunedin - REEVES -
Frederick Reeves, a labourer, died suddenly from heart disease.
Wellington - GORMLEY
A young child was found dead today at Horokiwi under peculiar
circumstances. The mother Josephine Gormley, -----
An inquest will be held.
Death - TRUMAN -
Ernest Truman, a child of 2 and half years of age, residing at
Rangiora, ------- He died this morning at 8 o'clock
Tauranga - W.H. MATHESON
The body of a man, named W.H.Matheson, was found drowned in
the Harbour today. He had been missing for some few days.
17 June 1881 page 3
Dunedin - killed at work -
Thomas Kane was killed by a fall of earth in his claim at Moke Creek.
London, 97 days on the passage and
brings over 1400 tons of cargo, email me for story of
Inquest - TRUMAN
Yesterday afternoon, Dr Dudley, coroner of the Kaiapoi
district, held an inquest at Mr John Mullins, Red Lion Hotel, on
the body of Ernest
Arthur Truman, who died from the effects of
poison, accidently taken. -------------- The jury bought in a
verdict of accidental death.
write up of the wedding of Mr Alan
Scott and Miss Lance, of Okeover. Christchurch
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Auckland - DONELLY -
An old lady named Mrs Donnelly, living alone in her res. in
Howick, was found dead. From appearances she fell dead in the act
of taking her tea.
Dunedin - COTTRELL -
Frank Cottrell, who was engaged as barman at the Industrial
Exhibition, ------ The body was found today.
Auckland - old settler - SPECKMAN -
Mr Speckman, one of the oldest settlers in the Colony, died
at Whangaroa today. He came to Whangaroa with Mr Marsden, a
and ploughed the first land ploughed in the Colony.
Wellington - drowned -
A Blenheim telegram from Havelock reports that Peter Gorrig was drowned
in a creek at the foot of Totara Hill, on his way to Nelson, on
His body has been recovered.
Inquest - Dunedin -
At the inquest on Cottrell, a verdict of Temporary insanity was
21 June 1881 page 3
Dunedin - McEHENNY
John McEhenny was killed by train on the Caversham
Road running over him. Deceased, who was drunk,
attempted to cross the
line right in front of the car, which was
going only at a mile per hour.
Alexander BOND aged
80, died suddenly of heart disease last night at Hillside.
Inquest - Dunedin - Cotterill
At the inquest on Cotterill a verdict of Temporay insanity was returned.
Inquest - Auckland - William ROGERS -
A man named William Rogers or Bogers died suddenly today at
Pollock's settlement ------At the inquest a verdict was returned of
Inquest - Dunedin - McEHENNY
At the inquest on the body of McEhenny a verdict of accidental death
was returned, no blame was attched to the tram-driver.
Napier - SUTHERLAND -
A man named Sutherland, a carrier, died at the Hospital
today, from injuries received by a fall from his horse.
Wangaratta - MUNRO -
Drowning at Wangaratta, Dr Angus Munro and his sister (a young
lady of about two-and -twenty years) and a little girl about 9 years
(daughter of Mr Rundle, dentist of this town) ------ a long
piece, email me for a copy.
June 1881 page 3
Invercargill - 2 -
The sea is still at intervals casting ashore bodies of those drowned in
the Turarua. ------- wife of DANZ, one of the crew of
the illfated ship.
Friday 24 June
1881 page 3
The TARARUA disaster. - ARMITAGE - RICHARDSON
The Rev W. KEALL, of the Ashburton Weslyan circuit, has closed a
subscription list --- for the benefit of the widows of the Rev's
and Richardson, drowned in the Tararua. -----
Inquest - Sydney - BUCKLEY
At an inquest in Sydney on the body of a person named Buckley, a
Gippsland squatter, ----- lots more.
Death of an old Colonist - DOCKER
In our issue on Wednesday appeared the notice of the death of an old
colonist, Mr Robert Docker, who came to this colony in the
twenty eight years ago.------- lots more, email me
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27 June 1881 page 3
Death of DE SKAE?
The late Inspector of Lunatic Asylums died at Wellington on
Saturday. The cause of death was erysipelas.
Wellington - The Question Solved - June 25
Dr SKAE, Inspector of
Lunatic Asylums, who has been
dangerously ill for some time past from an attack of erysipelas,
died today. He leaves a
wife and large family.
Inquest - Auckland - GALVAN
At the inquest on the body of Mary Galvan, who was found drowned
in the harbour, an open verdict was returned. Her husband
was killed at Epsom
some years ago.
Alice McKNTEE?, a girl 5
years old, died today from blood poisoning.
28 June 1881
Wellington - BALLINGER -
Joseph Ballinger, a plumber, died suddenly today. he was
riding in a tram, when he was seized with a fit and expired. he
was 60 years old.
Hokitika - FREEMAN
A man named Freeman, a publican, at Kaniere, was found dead
in bed this morning.
29 June 1881 page 2
Inquest - THOMPSON
At the inquest on the body of Mr Norman Planter Thompson, at his
res. on Tuesday, the verdict returned by the jury was "That death
by natural causes."
Arrival of "Orari" at Home
The NZ Shipping Co. have received a telegram from London announcing the
arrival of their ship Orari on 28 June after a passage of 80
This is the ship in which W.W.CHARTERS
Auckland - WALLEN -
George Wallen, aged 18, was found dead in a drain near where he
had been working at Manurewa yesterday. He was subject to
Inquest - THORNELLY -
At the inquest today on the body of Thornelly, who was killed by
a fall of earth in Mt Eden. gravel pits, a verdict of accidental
death was returned.
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