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Monday 2 June  1884
Ashburton  -   SHEARS  -  002
5 children  from 14  to 8 years  were sent to Burnham  until they reach 15 ---   children of widow named Shears ---  hus died sudeenly at Hinds 
some months ago.

Lyttelton  -  REID  -  003
Robert Reid,  chief steward of the Koranui  was found dead in his cabin -------

Bankruptcy  -  004
MACKANINI  -  Charles ----  tobacconist ---  
GOUGH  -  John ---  of Tinwald ---  farmer ----
POYNTZ  -  Stephen Edward ---  of Ashburton  -------

Auckland --- Inquest  -  GARRY  -  005
Arnold Garry,  ----  died suddenly at kohimarama Industrial School  ----   

Wakanui  -  GIBSON  -  006
buggy accident -----  Mrs Gibson  a farmer ----  was thrown ---- seriously injured ----  


Tuesday  3 June 1884
Bankruptcy  -  007
McNICHOLL  -  Andrew ---   bootmaker ---  

RHODES  -  009
tonight the Cathedral bells will ----  ring out a muffled peal,  since their giver,  Mr Robert Heaton Rhodes -----  has passed away.

Wedding  -  STRAHAN - HEWITT  -  010
The wedding  of  Sir George C. Strahan,  Governor of Tasmania,  with Miss Maud Hewitt   dau. of Mr Scott Hewitt  of Glencoe,  near Launceston,  and niece of Mrs Hornbrook of this city ----  is fixed for an early date -------


Wednesday  4 June 1884
Bankruptcy  -  012
McNICHOLL  -  Andrew ----  bootmaker -----
BLACKBURN  -  Thomas ----- of Kyle,  farmer ---
MOUNTJOY  -  Joseph,  ---of Timaru ---  

Westport  - HENDERSON -  015
a coal miner named Thomas Henderson has been accidently killed -----  died in hospital -----


Thursday  5 June 1884
Bankruptcy -  017
JENKINS  -  Frederick  ---  discharged ----
EVERETT  -  William Henry  &  Albert  -----   discharged ---
BRADLEY  -  James ---  

Auckland -  MITCHELL  -  018
a Waikato farmer,  named Mitchell  was killed by a tree falling on him.


Friday  6 June 1884
Bankruptcy  -  019
BUTTON  -  Edward -----  formerly Ashburton -- farmer ----
WINSTON  -  George ----  journeyman  tailor

Southbrook  -  QUILL  -  021
---   a man named Patrick Quill  got his arm caught -----   threshing machine ----   

Probates  -   022
BOYCE  -  Robert ----
CAREY  -  Jeremiah ----
HOPKINSON  -  James William  -----
TANCRED  -  Henry John ----
CARTER  -  John ----
HOLLAND  -  Thomas George Dyson ----  
MILLS  -  John ----  
READ  -  William ---  
LUSK  -  Archibald  jnr ------
MAWSON  -  Isaac ----
JENKINS  -  George ---  
WATSON  -  John ----
STEVENS  -  Andrew ---
NETHERTON  - John -----
CHAPMAN  -  Charles John ----
COCHRAN  -  John Moore -----
RHODES  -  Robert Heaton -----


Saturday  7 June  1884
Lyttelton  -  GIFFORD  -  023
---  a litle boy named Gifford,  about 10 years old  was run over ---   by a grocer's cart ----  no broken bones ------

Divorce Court -   025
O'KEARNE   -  Jane Mary Stanilaus O'Kearne  --  with James Grattan Grey,  reporter  of Wellington -----

Death  -  CASS  -  026
---  Mrs Adelaide Cass,  wife of Mr Berry Cass  -------  had been unwell for some time ----

Otago  -  Death  -  McLACHLAN  -  027
William McLachlan,  on of the 1st settlers of Otago,  died on Monday ---  he arrived in Otago  nearly 50 years ago  from Sydney,  in a whaler
---  his wife was the 1st white woman who landed in Otago.

Invercargill  -  Bankruptcy  case -  PINKIERT  -  028 - 029
 ------  Henry Pinkiert -----lots more -------


Monday 9 June  1884
Inquest  -  CASS  -  030
Mrs Adelaide Cass ----   lots more ----

Bankruptcy - 031
STODDARD  -  Simeon ----  Hotelkeeper ----

Springfield  -  CHESTERFIELD  -  033 & 034
the house of William Chesterfield,  bootmaker,  burned down  ----  2 children  aged 3 & 5  were in the house ----  an inquest will be held
----  lots  more ----

Dunedin  -  Inquest  -  STIRLING  -  035
----  infant child of Mrs Stirling ------  more ----


Tuesday  10 June 1884
Wellington  -   Divorce  -  CRAIG  v  CRAIG  ----  036

Death  -  JONES  -  036
Jones  -  a baker of Symonds  street ---  was killed today  by a cart running over him.

Kumara  -  Inquest  -  KLEES  -  037
Charles Klees,  who used to keep the hotel -----   was suffocated in his claim  ---  accidental death was returned.

Bankruptcy  -  038
WYATT -  Thomas Glanville ----  of Kaiapoi Island ----
FRASER  -  Alexander ---  carpenter ----
CRAZE  -  William ---  Kirwee ----- storekeepers ----
TRICKETT  -  Henry ---- Kirwee ---    storekeepers  ---

Leeston  -  Accident  -  CONNON  -  040
Alexander Connon ----  severley injured in his fall  ----  admitted to hospital -----

Presentation  -  COOMBS  &  CLAYTON  -  041
---  at Mr Bonnington's  in High Street --- members of the Orchestral  and Musical Societies  met to bid farewell to Messrs J.Coombs 
and C.W.Clayton  who are about to leave Christchurch ----   lots more -----

Dunedin  -  NICHOLLS  -  042
--- Frederick Nicholls ----   died -----

Dunedin  -  DICKSON  -  043,  043-1
The man killed at Upper Taieri  on May 29  was Jeremiah Dickson  -----   


Wednesday  11 June 1884
Auckland -  LILEWALL  -  044
Captain Lilewall ----   son of late Captain Lilewall,  of the firm of Lilewall & Rattray.  ----   some months ago married a widow  -------


Thursday  12 June 1884
Death  -  SPENCER  -  048
Mrs Mary Ann Spencer  --- wife of Mr James Spencer  ------    an inquest will be held tomorrow.

Bankruptcy  -  050
HEMPLEMAN  -  John Otto ----  of Kaiapoi ------  application for discharge ------
MILLS  -  William Jakeman ---   application for discharge ------
BERRYMAN  -  John Henry ----    application for discharge ------
PALMER  -  George Henry ---  of Leithfield ---  
WALTON  -  Charles  &  Sarah Ada ----  builder  & storekeeper ----   
PAYNE  -  William John ---  Professor of Rifle shooting -----  
FENWICK  -  Henry John ---   of Styx,  farmer ---   
WILLS  -  William ----  of Loburn,  a farmer -----


Friday  13 June  1884
Auckland  -  Death  -  PICKETT  -  052
Mr W. Pickett,  sharebroker,  ----     he was single  and had no relations here.

Lyttelton Electoral Roll  -  053
The following have been either readmitted  or retain their places by naturalisation -
WENDLEBOURNE  -  Henry
ERICKSON  -  John
SCHENKEL  -  Mello
MORLAND  -  Charles
HANSSEN  -  Henry
RADVOINSH  -  Nicholas
SEMOBICH  -  Marino
SMITH  -  Hans
VAKOTA  -  John
SJOBOLIN  -  John
NEILSON  -  Charles
GELLETZ  -  Anthous
DERNIHIL  -  John
THOMPSON  -  Albert
MATTHESON  -  Wilhelm
HOSKELN  -  John


Saturday  14 June 1884
Auckland ---055
ANDERSON  -  died at Governor Brown Hotel ----
McGEE  -  Richard  Lisage   jnr  ---   died suddenly  


Monday  16 June  1884
New Plymouth  -  GURNEY  -  077
---  Lottie Gurney ----   

Presentation  -   McNALL  -  078
Mr McNall,  manager of the Bank of Australasia  has been presented with a silver tea service  by the local customers of the bank.

Wanganui  -  BRIGGENS  -  079
a married woman  named Briggens  was found dead ----  

Auckland  -  COGAN  -  080
a gum digger  named Cogan  ---  lots more ----

Inquest  -  Dunedin - TODD -   081
Alexander Todd  who was killed by the Southern express ----    brother in law Dr McCAW  ----  


Tuesday  17 June 1884
Wellington  -  WEBBER  -  083
John Webber,  -- aged 58  ----   

Naturalisation  -  085
HUG -  Otto Bernardo,  medical clairvoyant and herbalist,  of Christchurch

Napier  -  THOMPSON  -  086
a station hand  Thompson ---    

In Divorce  -  087
HOLT   v HOLT  ----   
HARROW  v  GILLON  ----   

Auckland  -  Bigamy  -  088
DOWSE   -  Edith  Ellen ----  in marrying  William  BRINSDEN    her husband Robert Dowse,  seaman  then alive

Inquest  -  Leeston Tragedy  -  SMITH,  SMITH  & THOMPSON  -  089
------    bodies of Frank Smith,  Mary Smith  and William Thompson ---  fire in the cottage ----- a long story ----


Wednesday  18 June 1884
Divorce Court -  090
EDWARDS  v   Edwards ----  

Dunedin    -  FYNMORE  - AITON -   091  &  092
Breach of Promise case ---Frances Fynmore  v  John Aiton ---    Frances was a widow,  with 8 children  ---   residing in Dunedin ---- 
defendant  a civil engineer ----  long column ----

Auckland  -  JONES  -  093
Bernard Jones,   of the Naval Artillery -----     more ----

Inquest -  MALONE  -  094
at the inquest on Henry Malone,  gumdigger ---  who died ----   


Thursday  19 June
Bankruptcy  -  096
FROST  -  James ----  of Rolleston,  hotelkeeper -----


Friday  20 June  1884
  -  THOMPSON  -  098
William Gilbert Thompson -----   more ------

Inquest   -  CURTIS  -  099
---  Ellen Curtis,  ----   died in hospital ----  

Accident  -  HARDIE  -  099
a gum digger  named Hardie ----   at Lucas creek ----  now in hospital.

Inquest  -  WEBBER  -  100
--- John Webber,  ----


Saturday  21 June  1884
Ashburton  -  Fire -  FOOKES -  102
-----  fire in house of Mr C.C.Fookes,  Civil Engineer,  -----    not much damage was done.

-  THOMPSON  -  103
William .Gilbert .Thompson   --------    

Wellington  -  104
GREY  v. GREY  -  has been discontinued ------


Monday  23 June  1884
Hokitika -  JEAN  -  106
---   a man  named Louis Jean,  ----  was the victim of an explosion of dynamite -----     he died 2 hours after the accident.

Tinkers  -  JURGENS  -  107
Mr Jurgens,  blacksmith  of Tinkers,  who was found dead in his bed some time ago ----     

Bankruptcy  -  108
BROWN  -  Alexander Thompson Brown ---  a baker ---


Tuesday  24  June  1884
WHITESIDE  -  112   -     John   & Margaret  ---- separation  order ----

Bankruptcy  -  113
Discharged  -   under Act  1876
FRASER    -  Alexander --
OLPHERT  -  John
DAVIS  -  Joseph -
NIXON -  John

Discharged  -  under Act 1883   -  113
STODDARD  -  Simeon --
CHRISTIAN  -  Enos Evan ----
ROBINS  -  Frank --
DAY  -  Henry John --

23 July  -  Application  for discharge -  113
MITCHELL  -  William Thomas ---  
MEIN  -  William Henry ---
MILLS  -  William Jackeman ---
HEMPLEMAN  -  John Otto --
FLANNAGAN  -  Michael ---
BERRIMAN  -  John Henry ---  

Deceased  Estates Costs  -  113
ROBINSON  -  Frank --
DAY  -  Henry John ---  
JENKINS  -  Frederick --

Annulled  -  113  & 114
AIKEN  -  Titus Ingham ----  


Wednesday  25 June  1884
Killinchy  -  McKEE  -  115
-- ---   painful accident  - --- farmer Thomas McKee -----  felling a large tree ---  more

Reefton  -  SCHULHOF  -  116
Sigismund Schulhof ----  stationer  and tobacconist ----    died  ---  his sisters ---


Thursday  26 June  1884
The Late H.C. WEST  -  119  &  120
-- the Fire Brigade assembled ---  ex Fireman Garrard  and Parker ----- raising a subscription  for widow of late Forman West  -------
----    a long column  ------

Te APOKI  -  121
 previous to the internment of Rini Te Apoki,  the late wife of Mr William King Green of the Native Reserve,  Kaiapoi a great tangi  will be held
-----  more ---

Inquest  -  TREW  -  122
it has been dedided not to hold an inquest on --- Mr Frank Trew,  who died recently at Sumner --------


Friday  27 June 1884
Bankruptcy  -  124
FROST  -  James ---  of Rolleston ---  apply for discharge ----

Dunedin  -  Fire - BUNBURY  -  125
a house and stable at Pine Hill  owned by Mr Cornelius Bunbury  were burned down  ----

Blenheim  -  Fires  -  125
FOSTER  -  a house owned and tenenated by Mr James Foster,  an old resident  was burned down -----  more
PURSER  -  a house tenented by Mr Edward Purser  ------


Saturday  28 June 1884
Bankruptcy  -  126
SHARPE  -  Francis George ---  late of Rangiora ---  farmer ----
MONK  -  Richard ---  of Boat Harbour,  Kaiakoura    ---  blacksmith ---


Monday  30 June  1884
Death  -  DONALD  -  128
----  death  of Dr Donald,  one of our earliest settlers,  and for many years Resident Magistrate at Lyttelton. -----

Accident  -  130
a shocking accident happened on the Waikari line ----    a man had been killed  -----  more -----

Dunedin  -  ADAMS  -  131
---  Ellen Adams ----   was found dead on the railway line ----     more ------

BAXTER  -  132
a boy named Baxter  13 years of age,  whose father is dead,  his mother married again  and deserted him --  was committed to the Industrial School -----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
31 October  2008

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