Past - Star - Christchurch
- April 1886 -
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Dunedin - Fire - WRIGHT -
A 5 roomed house at Linden, owned and occupied by
W.J. Wright, has been burnt down. ---
Queenstown - Death - BARLOW -
Mr John Barlow, agent for the Bank of New Zealand, died at
Queenstown this morning. His wife died at the end of last week.
Friday 2 April 1886
Lake Wanaka -
Drowned - WHITE -
Alexander White, an old resident at Lake Wanaka was drowned while
bathing. It was supposed he had an apoplectic fit to which he was
Saturday 3 April 1886
Dunedin - Fire - BROWN -
A 3 roomed house at Maori Hill, occupied by T.C.
Brown, has been burned down. ----
Auckland - Archill Tragedy - KEELING - FULLER -
At Archill this evening, a young lady named Emily Mary
17 while returning from work was met by a young man Edward
aged 26. ------ only daughter of George
Keeling, bricklayer and his wife Emily Keeling.
an inquest will be held today a long
story - email for a copy.
Monday 5 April 1886
Ashburton - Found dead - BLAND -
William Bland, farmer, of Ashburton Forks, was found
morning ----- A brother of Mr Bland met his death 5 years ago by
Christchurch - inquest - HAWTIN -
--- in the case of James Hawtin, ----------
Tuesday 6 April 1886 -
Springfield - Fire - SCOBLE -
A fire occurred last evening about midnight destroying a cottage and
furniture belonging to Mr W. Scoble, employed at the Springfield
The property is insured.
Christchurch - Sudden death - MURRAY -
this morning an elderly man named Charles John Murray, residing
Peterborough street, was found dead in his bed.--------- an
inquest will be held today.
Wednesday 7 April 1886
Kaiapoi - A terrible experience
- FENWICK -
A man named henry Fenwick was brought to the Christchurch Hospital
today ------ experience of the most terrible
spring cart loaded with pigs and fowls, along the road from
the Maori Pah, he was capsized into a deep ditch.
Thursday 8 April
Rangiora - Fire - BISHOP -
--- a 4 roomed house in Church street, Rangiora,
owned and occupied
by Joseph Bishop, the town lamplighter, was destroyed by
together with almost all of the contents.
-------- lots more.
Lyttelton - McCLATCHIE
Mt T. McClatchie and Miss McClatchie, of Lyttelton, were
northwards by the steamer Hawea yesterday, to join the
by which steamer they have booked passages to England. Mr
McClatchie goes for the purpose of seeking health for his
the best wishes of all of Lyttelton.
In Divorce -
McBRATNEY v McBRATNEY
SIMPSON v SIMPSON
EBELING v EBELING
MEHRTINS v MEHRTINS
Christchurch - Fire - KENNEDY -
---- 2 cottages in Purdie street, off Stewart street,
Lincoln road, had caught fire, ------- one of them
was inhabited by
(the owner of both) and his family. ------- lots more.
Temuka - accident - GALLIE -
injuries received by the unfortunate man John Gallie
at the Temuka
railway station are reported as being more serious then at was first
---- This morning (Friday) it was understood he would
unlikely to live through the day. ------
Monday 12 April 1886
Nelson - LUCAS
the remains of a man were found in the bush yesterday. They are
supposed to be those of Joseph Lucas who left the copper mine for
on 6 January and has nor been heard of.
Darfield - inquest - O'MALLEY -
an inquest was held at Darfield on Saturday ---- touching the
Delia O'Malley, who was supposed to have been accidentally
George Gunn licensee of
the Darfield Hotel, said that the deceased
was in his employ as general servant for some 4 months.
drowned by a man named Morrison
-- lots more
Tuesday 13 April 1886
Auckland - MUNN
A lad named Munn, on the barque Caberfeidh,
now loading at
Helensville, was killed yesterday by falling between the vessel
a barrel of water rolling on top of him. he was the son of
Captain Munn, who was drowned in the Agnes bell 2 years ago.
Dunedin - BORLAND
Beatrice Scott Borland, wife of John Borland,
------- she was 28 years of age.
another body has been found south of Flaxbourne, making 9 bodies
recovered. The following have been identified -
Robert MONKMAN -
James POWELL -
Alexander MARTIN -
An inquest will be held. The position of the wreck is unaltered.
Auckland - HENNESSY
John Hennessy, cellarman at Hancock's brewery, dropped dead.
Wellington - ALLEN
A man named Thomas Allen, employed on Ruddiford's station, has been
found drowned at Te Awaito.
Wellington - FRANCIS
A man named Anthony Francis died suddenly today. He was seen
sitting on a stack of timber, when he suddenly expired.
Mr PIPER, who en route
for Melbourne, was on board the Taiaroa
between nelson and Wellington, and arrived here per the Te Anau
morning, informs us that the body spoken of in one of
yesterday as being dressed in a brown suit is that of a man named
He was formerly a schoolmaster in Otago, and has been residing
in Nelson about 1 year. He was on his way to join his
This brother had lately arrived from England, and went
northward per the Wanaka last night.
Dunedin - GOURINGS
It is feared that one of the Co;Colonial Bank staff named
got lost in the country between Lake Manapouri and Lake
left on a walking tour on March 23 and has now been absent a week
beyond his time.
North Canterbury - HOUGHDOWN
The infant child of Mr C.S. Houghdown, of Ashley, was discovered
dead this morning. -----------
Christchurch - accident - OSBORNE -
Last evening an accident happened to Mr Charles Osborne,
cabinet-maker. He slipped on the steps of "The
Retreat" at the
and falling broke his leg. ------
Wednesday 14 April 1886
Letter to the Editor -
Mr John HARPER -
Mr John Harper, one of the passengers of the Taiaroa, was
not a brick
maker as stated in yesterday's issue of the Star. He is well
Christchurch, having been proprietor of the line of Ferry road
prior to the tram, he is also a very old Colonist, having
Canterbury in one of the First four ships, the Randolph.
Kekerangu - VALLANCE
The Union Steamship Company have received word from their agent at
Kekerangu that the body of Mr R.H. Vallance has been found at
and his brother has taken charge of it.
Thursday 15 April 1886
Kekerangu - inquest - additional
a very long column about the wreck of the "TAIAROA" -- email for a
Christchurch - Death - BAKER -
--- Mrs Selina Baker, a widow, ----- Mr Walter COTTERILL,
deceased's brother ---- Mrs Baker's
husband died about 3 years
about 36 years of age and leaves 3 children. ------
Friday 16 April 1886
Wellington - wreck of the Taiaroa -
identification of bodies -
Robert Irvine fireman, about 45 years of age
belonging to Newry, Ireland. had been with the
Taiaroa 14 mths and single.
1st Officer and Morrison, fireman.
Auckland - Death -
-- Johanna Binning ---
Greymouth - Killed - McCARTHY -
yesterday Henry McCarthy, of Notown, while driving a
spring cart, got upset, and was killed instantaneously.
Christchurch - DICKENSON
Reginald Dickenson a boy about 13 years of age, -------------
Christchurch - accident - PARDOE -
About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon Mr Pardoe, who keeps a store
opposite the Royal George Hotel, was coming out of the Junction
when he slipped and fell, breaking one of his legs.
Christchurch - inquest - BAKER -
--of the body of Mrs Selina Baker ----- Cashel street,
Linwood, ------- more
Monday 19 April 1886
Blenheim - LANE -
A millhand named Whittington Lane, residing at
accidentally shot in the groin yesterday morning --------
Havelock to go duck shooting. A companion named
------ but died 7 miles on the road, an
inquest will be held.
Deceased was 30 years of age and leaves a wife and 2 young children.
In Divorce -
SWEETE v. SWEETE
McBRACKNEY v McBRACKNEY
SIMPSON v SIMPSON - a longish
Alfred Simpson was married on December 231884 at St
John's Church, Alfred 50 years of age Mrs
EBELING v EBELING - a very
long column -
Elizabeth S.L.Ebeling wife of Heinrick Ebeling married 29
1883 at Lincoln NZ. He was 61 she was 26
at date of marriage.
Tuesday 20 April
Ashburton - inquest - SHEARER -
an inquest was held at Mr Andrews' house, Ashburton yesterday on the
body of Barbara Anne Shearer, 6 and half years old,
daughter of John
Shearer, farmer, Wheatstone, --------- more
Wellington - YOUNG
The body of a man named Joseph Young was found ----
Wellington - death - COLVEY -
--- a man named John Colvey, in the employ of Mr J. Orr of
Rangitara, met with an accident that has since proved
for the Rangitara station ------- more
Christchurch - LAKE
Ernest Percy Lake, an infant 7mths old, ---
mother Rose Lake, more.
Thursday 22 April 1886
Coalgate, Canterbury - MANSON -
Mr David Manson, of Coalgate, --------
Christchurch - SMITH
John Smith the man who ---- at Papanui is doing well.
Otago - Blue Spur - McCORMICK -
John McCormick, a miner, working in the Otago claim at Blue
was knocked off a ledge, 20 feet high, by a fall of earth
sustained severe internal injuries.
Monday 26 April 1886
Christchurch - HAYWARD
Mr Hayward who was badly injured in the accident on the Sumner
is doing remarkably well. He is of course much missed
on the road,
but his sons and others in Mr Hayward's employ appear to be doing
their utmost for the conveniences of the public.
Christchurch - inquest - STEWART -
an inquest on the body of William Stewart who was found drowned in the
Heathcote River yesterday afternoon, --------- Henry Bell a boy 16
years of age residing at Woolston, he saw the deceased,
Tuesday 27 April 1886
Wellington - AITKEN
The body of a woman named Jane Aitken, wife of an old
settler, was found -----
Kaiapoi - Funeral write up - WOODFORD -
the funeral of the late Mr Richard Woodford, ------- more
HAYWARD - BURNS
The Late Sumner Road Accident -- a letter to the paper by a
Rakaia - TURNER
---- for the purpose of wishing Mr C.W. Turner, agent for
the NZ Loan
and Mercantile Agency Company, a pleasant voyage Home,
----- on a
6mths leave of absence. email for a copy -------
Wednesday 28 April 1886
Dunedin - In Divorce - WAKEFIELD -
Christchurch - McNAE
-- a man named Robert McNae, employed at the reserve
small-pox hospital, ----- The deceased was between 50
and 60 years
of age ------
Christchurch - accident - MILSON -
--occurred to one of Mr G.P. Milson's sons, --not quite 2
years old ---
Christchurch - death - RYAN -
Mary Ryan, aged about 30 years was found dead in bed in the house
of a bootmaker named James CLARK
situated in Peterborough street
She called at the house about half past 12 in the day and asked
allowed to lie down. --- an inquest will be held.Thursday
Thursday 29 April 1886
Christchurch - divorce
Christchurch - HURT -
an invitation from Mr Hurt, of the A1 Hotel to take a
glass of wine
with him prior to his departure on a visit to the Old Country in
Christchurch - McNAMARA
yesterday evening about 40 friends of Mr J. McNamara, the popular
licensee of the Queen's Hotel, who is about to pay a visit to
native Country, Ireland. ---- a
very long column -----
Thames - fatal mining accident - CASELY, HILL -
a terrible fatality occurred here ---- 2 miners named
and Hugh Hill, employed at the Caledonian Company's mine,
an inquest will be held today.
Napier - Inquest - COTTRILL -
the inquest on the body of T.A. Cottrill was concluded last
Friday 30 April
Auckland - Fire - McLEAN -
an 11 roomed house on the Cranstan? estate formerly the
residence of Mr McLean, was burned down. --------
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