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Friday  1 February  1884
Bankruptcy  -  01
CLARK     - formerly of Brookside,  now of Papanui,  was a farmer
ORANGE      -  David  of Woolston,  fellmonger

Accident  -  HUNTER  -  04
as the steamer manapouri was leaving for Wellington ---  Mr Hunter slipped and fell on the deck,  his head striking -----   more ---


Saturday  2 February  1884
Nelson  -  RENOWDEN  -  08
John Renowden  was found at Nelson in a seriously injured condition  -----------

Palmeston North  -  WILLS  06
A man named Henry Wills  died suddenly at ----  Palmeston North  -----

Lyttelton  -  HALL  -  07
---  at Governor's Bay   -- sudden death of Mr Jesse Hall,  landlord of the Eastern Hotel,  Christchurch  ---------

Wellington    -  COTTER  -  09
at Upper Hutt a child  3yrs old  son of N.Cotter,  was ----  drowned in a pool ----   

Auckland  -  10
MASON  -   the body of young Mason,  drowned at Ponsonby ---  
CAMPBELL  -  Mr John Campbell's large stables at ponsonby  have been burned down -------


Monday  4 February  1884
Bankruptcy  -  11
SHEPPARD  -  Henry George of Christchurch,  clerk.

Inquest  -  HALL  13
----  Mr Jesse Hall,  died suddenly  on Saturday  -----    

Inquest  -  MASON  -  15
--- John Herbert Mason,  aged 11  drowned at Shelly Beach ----  more ----

Dunedin  -  16
WOOLF  -  Aaron Woolf died suddenly this morning ----
HYATT  -  George ----   bankruptcy


Tuesday  5 February  1884
Maintenance      -  FARRELLY  - 18
Robert Farrelly  was summoned by George Luxton,    his brother in law  to provide support for his wife Clara Farrelly   and a   2yr old child   -----  more  ---

Death  -  19
Inquest   -   SMITHSON  -  19
on Sunday  a daughter of the late John Smithson,  of Leeston,  died very suddenly ---- 


Wednesday 6 February  1884
Bankruptcy  -  21
BROUGH  -  Thomas,  of Akaroa ------

Lyttelton  -  Indigent children -  25
YOUNG  -  Rosina,  (13),  Agnes (7)  Theresa (5)  and William  (4)  were charged with being indigent children ---    mother living on charity of her neighbours  --------- more ----

Death  -  Halswell  -  CLARK  -  22
a male infant,  son of a woman named Clark  ----  an inquest may be held.

Inquest  -  BALLANTYNE  -  23
Mr Thomas Ballantyne,  who was killed by being thrown out of his trap ------   accidental death -----


Thursday  7 February 1884
Nelson  -  GEORGE  -  28
-- a horse,  with the saddle  to which a swag was attached  ----  has been found near Rainbow  ---  the rider,  a man named George has not been found -----


Friday  8 February  1884
Bigamy  -
PARKER  -  DOUCHERTY -  29
Charles Parker was charged with having married Susan Doucherty at Sydenham  on 13 December last,  his lawful wife Mary Ellen Parker 
(nee Troy(e) was still alive ----  Charles Parker married Mary Ellen  on 29 April  1875 -----   long column -----  lots more  -----

GREAVES 30
Mary Ann Greaves,  --------  more  -----

Wellington  -  BUCKENDAHL  -  31
Henry Buckendahl  -----   arrived in the Colony with a number of German immigrants  some 8 years ago,  leaves a wife and a boy aged 14  ------

Dunedin  -  HYATT  -  32
George Hyatt,  late prop.  of Turkish Baths  -------  more  -----

Accident  -  DYER  -  34
---  young man named Dyer,  brother of Mr Dyer,  butcher ----  

Wellington  -  FITZGERALD  -  35
a litttle girl named Annie Fitzgerald  aged 2 years  ----   killed -------


Saturday  9  February 1884
Accidents  -  37
CAMPBELL  -  John,  killed at Buchanan's City Foundry ---------  a long column  --------


Monday  11 February  1884
Inquest  -  CAMPBELL  -  38
John Campbell  ----  killed Friday afternoon -----  a long column  -------

Inquest  -  Timaru  -   BAYLEY  -  39
Mr W.J.Bayley,  rabbit inspector,  died suddenly on Friday morning -------

Death  -  EDMUNDS  -  40
a child named Matilda May Edmunds,  15mths old,  daughter of Mr Edmunds ----   

Death  -  BOYD  -  42
This morning an old woman named Janet Boyd,  67 years of age,  died somewhat suddenly in Lyttelton.

Funeral  -  CAMPBELL  -  43
---   Order of the Druids ---  funeral of late John Capbell  took place yesterday at the Scotch Cemetery  -------  a widow  and young children ----

Napier  -  EDWARDS  -  44
a shocking murder was committed  at Ormondville  ----  a man named  Edwards -----   murdered his wife and 4 children  ----  more ----


Tuesday  12 February  1884
Death  -  JONES  -  46
a drayman  named Fred Jones  was killed at Kaikora --------

Halswell  -  Fire  -  WHITBROCK  -  47
a small cottage at Halswell,  occupied by the owner  caught fire on Sunday aft.  ------

Ormondville -  EDWARDS  -  (1)  &  (2)
details of the crime  -  a very long column

Rangiora  -  GEDDIS  -  49
a boy aged 13 years  of age named Andrew Geddis,  son of Mr William Geddis,  drowned  ------

Christchurch    -  STRANGE  -  50
Joseph,  Edward,  Annie,  and William Strange  -------  4 of a family of 7,  the other 3 younger -----   father deserted  the family ------


Wednesday  13 February  1884
Drowned  -  STARK  -  52
a girl named Stark,  about 8 years of age was accidentally drowned in the Opawa River,  Blenheim   -------

Westport  -  Fatal accident  -  BROWN  -  53
Joseph Brown,  butcher,  member of the County Council  and William Harrison,  storekeeper,  of Waimangaroa and Denniston, 
were ascending in an empty truck ------  Brown  leaves a wife and 6 children  -----   


Thursday  14 February  1884
Auckland  -  MORGAN  -  54
William Henry Morgan,   ----- at Te Awamutu  -----  a young man,  father Robert Morgan  ------

Maintenance    -  McMAHON  -  55
John McMahon ----  neglecting to pay ---  support for his aged father and mother -----  has a wife and 3 children  to support ----  more  -----

Ormondville -  EDWARDS  -  57  & 57a
The victims of the tragedy  were buried yesterday  -------  killed  Mary Edwards,  Arthur Edwards,  Ellen Edwards,  and Maud Emily Edwards


Friday  15 February  1884
CAMPBELL  -  60
a committee was formed to  make provision for  the widow and children  of the late John Campbell  -----


Monday  18 February  1884
Invercargill  -  McKAY  -  64
a woman named Adelia Ann McKay  aged 45  -----  was found drowned  -----

Inquest  -  MORGAN  -  66
a verdict of  -------

Accident  -  McKELLAR  -  67
a little boy named Peter McKellar,  son of Mr McKellar  of Upper Riccarton,  broke his arm  ------

BERTRAND  -  68
Philip Bertrand,  an old man,  was charged with having no lawful visible means of support -----  

Accidents  -  DUNFORD  -  69
Mr Jacob Dunford  ----  crossing Ashburton bridge -----  died  ------

Death  -  SOMMAN  -  70
Thomas Osborne Somman,  age 3,  son of  Ramchurn Somman,   a hindoo  was drowned ------


Tuesday  19 February  1884
Oamaru  -  COOK  -  71
a man named James Cook  was drowned  in the breakers ----   

Bankruptcy  -  73
LOVE  -  Samuel Love,  late of East Oxford,   hotelkeeper ,  now of Sydenham,  Christchurch ----


Wednesday  20 February  1884
Timaru  -  REID  -  73
a horse bolted with a trap ----  driver James Reid  a man of 64  falling under it.  ----   taken to hospital  ---

Inquest   -   Little River  -  OSBORNE  -  74
a fatal accident happened  ----- a boy named Edwin Osborne,  aged between 4-5 years   was riding on a tramway truck  when he fell off
-----    father Edwin Osborne ----

Lyttelton  -  SUTTON,  JACOBS  -  75
Frederick Sutton  and William Jacobs,  were charged with deserting the  Doric -------


Thursday  21 February  1884
Bankruptcy  -  78
CLARKSON  -  Thomas,  --------

Accident  -  LUER  -  80
an accident to Mr Luers,  of Oxford,  who with his 2 youngest sons was thrown from the buggy  ----  


Friday 22 February  1884
Accident  -  DIGNAN  -  81
while Mr Dignan -----   of Ashburton  was riding down the Beach road,  a man named BROWDY  rode into him ----   

Deserting  ships  -  
QUINTAL  -  82   -    Frank Quintal was charged with deserting from the barque Rialto.  -------
MACDONALD  -  83 -  Henry  a fireman  of Doric ---    


Monday  25 February  1884
FISHER  -  87   
Katherine  Fisher,  applied for a protection order against her husband,  Adolf Fisher  and support for her 2 children ----  


Tuesday  26 February  1884
Southbridge  -  HAYES  -  88
Mr J.D.Hayes,  thrown from his horse -----   died on Friday night  ------   widow and 6 young children ----  funeral last Sunday ----  

Inquest  -  GRAY  -  89
Harriet Brown Gray,  an infant  who died suddenly on Saturday  -----    

Inquest  -  HAYES  -  90
Mr J.D.Hayes ---  a long column  ------  

Bankruptcy  -  90a
BLAKEWAY  -  Edwin of Upper Riccarton,   builder ----


Wednesday  27 February  1884
Wanganui  -  FILMERS  -  92
a son of Mr Arthur Filmers was drowned    -------   

Masterton  -  HARDING  -  93
the house of John Harding  was burnt down  ----  3 adults and 8 children  were in bed at the time  all were saved excepting a boy aged 9  -----


Thursday  28 February  1884
Brunnerton  -  LALLEY  -  95
a man named Lalley  ---  drowned ------

Maintenance -  McMAHON  -  96
John McMahon  ----  to support his father and mother ----case had been adjourned ----


Friday  29 February  1884
CAMPBELL  -  98
the sympathy of the general public  ----  on behalf of the widow and 6 children of late John Campbell  ----  subscriptions will be received ---

Maintenance  -  GATES  -  99
George William Gates  -----   case postponed  -----

Inquest  -  Auckland  -  HOGAN  -  100
-- Michael Hogan,  victim of the Parnell fire  -----    

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
28 September  2008

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