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Thursday  1 December  1887
Greymouth   -   Fatalities  -   001
KILNER  -  Mrs,    found drowned in a tub of water    ----  
HAYES  -   a man named Hayes was killed at Owen's Lookout

Fatalities  -  001
FERGUSSON  -  John  aged 21  was drowned at Green Island,  Dunedin  today


Friday   2 December  1887
Death  -  003
KAHU  -  John   aged   110  years  --  at Arowhenua Pa  -------   more  -----

Saturday  3 December  1887
In Memoriam  -  GUILLICKS  -  005
A handsome marble headstone  has been erected in the Addington Cemetery  to the memory of 2 young Guillicks  who were drowned in the Avon  during the
floods last  -----  William Guillick,  aged 19  also Frederick  aged 14  drowned 20 July  1887

Fatality  -  006
ISAAKSON  -   Jacob,  living at Mauriceville, Masterton,    died ----  an inquest will be held  ---- married man  with a wife and 7 children.


Monday  5 December  1887
Passengers  -  Adelaide  -  
Orient  from Plymouth  (Nov 4)  the following passengers booked through to New Zealand ports  are  Mr and Mrs Wright, Misses Wright  (2)  Messrs Glen  and Toswill.

Ashburton  -  Fatality  -  McCORMICK  -  009
Edward McCormick,  a labourer ------  an inquest will be held today.

Inquest  -  Dunedin  -  POWELL  -  010
Violet Powell,  evidence of Maggie Douglas,  aged 11 ----   lots  more  ----------


Tuesday 6 December  1887
Timaru  -  MEREDITH  -  015
Captain Meredith,  formerly lighthouse keeper at Timaru,  died on Saturday ----   arrived at Timaru 12 years ago  in charge of the brig  Craig Ellachie ------- 
he was superinanuated 2 years ago.

Fatalities  -  016
news received from Martin's Bay,  Captain Brebner,  late of Port Chalmers,  Walter Richardson,  Carl Wolfe and Edward Perry  were drowned there. -----


Wednesday  7  December  1887
Obituary  -  Dunedin  -  CALDWELL  -  018
The death is announced of William Caldwell,  a prominent member of the Masonic body.

Probates  -  019
WARD  -  Charles,  to  Catherine Ward
HERON  -  Sarah  to  William Hockley
KERR  -  William  to  Jane Kerr  and William Flesher
WARREN  -  Samuel James  to  John Thomas Warren  and Richard Hill Fisher

Lettters of Administration  -  019
CLARKE  -  Samuel  to  Harry Allwright
ROBINSON   -  Agnes  to  William Barnes Robinson.

Obituary  -  de Gex REEVES  -  020
Mr Walter de Gex Reeves,  nephew of the Hon. W. Reeves M.L.C.  who was lately head of the Government Department of Agriculture, has died aged 31.
 -----  more ---


Thursday  8 December  1887
Fatality  -  ROGERS  -  021
-- man named John Rogers,  a labourer employed by Messrs Baynes Bros. ----   was found in the river Avon this morning.  it was discovered by Thomas Birch,  while crossing the Stanmore Bridge ------  at once went to the Bingsland Police Station ------      Rogers had been missing since Saturday evening.


Friday 9 December  1887
Inquest  -  ROGERS  -  024
on the body of John Rogers,  found in the Avon River -----  Thomas Birch  was employed cleaning the Avon -----  Benjamin Baynes   was a member of the firm Baynes Bros.   Rogers  been in their employ about  15 years  was a bachelor ------  William Philpott,  knew the deceased ----

Fatality  -  SCHLIERIKE  -  025
The son of a tailor  was found drowned yesterday  ----   the father nearly died in his attempt to rescue the child.


Saturday  10 December  1887
Dunedin  -  HAYWARD  -  027
The cutter Bessie  has gone ashore  at Long Point  -----   her owner Captain Charles G. Hayward  for many years harbourmaster at Catlins River.  ----
The crew consisted of  his sons Frank Hayward  and Andrew Hayward   and William Wilson ----  Andrew was the only one to survive ----

Invercargill  -  JOHNSTON  -  028
---  death of a servant girl aged 17  Jane Johnston  ------

Auckland  -  arrived  ZEALANDIA  -  029
Passengers  - 
Mrs T. Nightingale,  Miss M.  Nightingale,  Mrs E. Morrison,  Miss White,  Messrs J.C.Brown,  Charles R. Morrison,  Albert J. Morrison,  S.G.W.Murray, 
R. Roskell,  C.W.Rattray,  W.J.Talbot,  G.Holdship,  A.J. White  and wife,  J. White, jnr,  and 8 steerage.

Nelson  -  TAYLOR  -  030
John Taylor,  aged 18,  was killed yesterday  while felling bush  ------


Monday  12 December  1887
Fatality  -  Dunedin  -   SMELLIE  -  032
Peter Smellie,  aged 35,  of the firm Smellie Bros.  was found dead on the railway line  ----  

Accident  -  LANGDON  -  033
---  Charles Langdon employed at Messrs Andersons' Foundry  -----    


Tuesday  13 December  1887
Dunedin  -  HAYWARD  -  035
A search party is looking for the bodies of Captain Hayward , his son and young Wilson,  young Hayward and Wilson  are cabinet makers and only
went for the trip -------

Maintenance  -  RYAN  -  036
Philip and Michael Ryan were ---  failing to provide for their sister Margaret  ------  more  ----

Dunedin  -   Inquest  -  SMELLIE  -  037
----  Peter Orr Smellie  of the Burnside smelting works  found dead on the railway line  ------  was married,  leaves a wife and 4 children -------


Wednesday  14 December  1887
Accidents  -  040
MURDOCH  -   a little girl  Florence May Murdoch  was drowned yesterday  ------near the Manakau Heads
ARNOLD  -  John  at Upper Motoupeko,  Nelson,  he and brother were shearing -----
MILLER  -  at Greymouth,  one of crew of Eliza Firth  ----  fell between the wharf and vessel  ----   not seen since ----  


Thursday  15 December  1887
Greymouth  -  Accidents  -  042
MILLER  -  the body of William Miller,  who fell between the vessel ---    was found -----
HEFFERMAN  -  Joseph,  a navvy on Brown's contract  fell from a ledge  about 10ft,  his spine is in jured ----  


Saturday  17 December  1887
Fatalities  -  045
FLAHERTY  -  Michael,  was killed by a fall of earth  at a gravel pit  at  Papakaio,  Oamaru  today  he was a single man.

Obituary  -  HOBBS  -  046
Mrs Hobbs,  widow of the late Rev. John Hobbs,  mother of the member  for the Bay of Islands,  died yesterday  at her res.  Auckland aged   88 years.


Monday  19 December  1887
Dunedin  -  FERGUSON  -  049
The body of John Ferguson,  ----  who drowned at Green Island on St Andrew's Day  was found   -----

Sudden Death  -  MOORE  -  050
A man named Richard Moore,  a dairy-man  living at Rhode's Swamp,  went out with his wife to catch a horse  -------   an inquest will be held today.


Tuesday  20 December  1887
Inquest  -  MOORE  -  053
---  Robert Moore  who died on Sunday morning  ----    died of natural causes.


Wednesday  21 December  1887
Rangiora  -  BURT -  055a
---  accident at Mr C. Chinnery's Rangiora Flaxworks to a ladnamed Alfred Burt,  aged 18,  son of a widow -----   lad died in hospital.

Inquest  -  MOULE  -  055
An inquest was held -----  at West Melton ----  a child named Stephen Charles Moule  aged 5 years.  ---  died from acute bronchitis

Ashburton  Wedding  -  HURY  -  SHURY  - 056
--------      Mr Robert William Hart,  eldest son of Mr George Hart,  of Winchmore,    to  Miss Helen Grace Shury,  eldest daughter of Mr A.H.Shury, 
of the Union Bank,  Ashburton -----   groomsman  Mr Reginald Hart,  brother of the groom, -------     bridesmaidsMiss Sophia Shury,  and Miss Hart
----   Miss Jenny Shury  and Minnie Hart  were also bridesmaids,

Wellington  -  STILLING  -  057
Henry Stilling,  a very old resident of the Hutt,  died on Sunday evening.  His wife died 24 hours after her husband.


Thursday 22 December  1887
Inquest  -  MOULE  -  058
was  held on Tuesday  ----     on Charles S. Moule  aged 5 years  -------


Friday 23 December  1887
Fatality  -  BARNETT  -  059
---   an infant,  12 days old,  daughter of Mr James Barnett,  gardener,  Sydenham,  died suddenly.  

Geraldine  -  GLASSON  -  061
A blacksmith of Hilton,  named Paul Glasson ---   died on Wed. night,  he had been shooting  ----  talking to a man named Woodley,  resting a loaded
gun on the ground --------    was 32 years of age, with a wife and 3 children  aged 4 and 3  and 4mths.  an inquest was held  at Hilton yesterday.

Maintenance  -  ROUNSLEY  -  062
Charles Rounsley  ----   failing to contibute  to the support of his 2 children  who are inmates of the Nelson Industrial School ----   

Inquest  -  SHOVE  -  063
The infant child of Mr Francis Shove,  of Springfield rd,  was found dead this morning  an inquest  will be held this afternoon.  ----


Saturday  24 December  1887
Inquest  -  SHOVE  -  066
an inquest  ---  Eva Edith Campbell Shove  was held ---  at res. of Francis Shove,  who was father of the 8 weeks old child.  has 4 children ---  lots more ---


Tuesday  27 December  1887
Southbridge  -  ROTHERY -  069
A youth  aged 19,  John Rothery,  son of Henry Rothery,  was drowned in Lake Ellesmere on Saturday  at 8 o'clock  while bathing.

Naturalisation  -  069a
PETTERSEN  -  J.T.,  blacksmith,  Le Bon's Bay.
NAGEL  -  W.  labourer,  Taumutu.

Military Funeral  -  CAMPBELL  -  070
on Christmas Day  the remains of pensioner Campbell  (HM 57th Regiment)  were interred at Timaru.  seen service in Inkerman,  Balaclava, 
and Sebastopol,  at Delhi and in the Maori war  -----     largest ever seen in Timaru.  ------


Wednesday  28 December  1887
Wellington  -  ADAMS  - 072
George Adams,  who yesterday met an accident by falling over a cliff,  died at 8 o'clock this morning.

Southbridge  -  Fire  -  MOORHEAD  -  073
----  on Monday Mr M. Moorhead ----   noticed smoke near his stable --  found the stable,  the granary and the chaff-house on fire.  ---  saved the
cowshed ---  more ----    2 horses died one belonging to Mr Moorhead,  the other to Mrs Moorhead -------

Southbridge  - Inquest   -   ROTHERY  -  073a
----  3 men,  W. Nagel,  aged 25,  John Rothery,  aged 19  and Henry Schnelle,  aged 17  who live on the farms of Mr Rothery  and Mr W. Schnelle
 of Taumutu,  about 7 miles from Southbridge,  went  for a bathe in Lake Ellesmere ------   an inquest was held   ----

Napier  -  Drowned  -  YOUNG    - 074
A man named Murdoch Young, -----  was missed last night -----  his body was recovered this morning in the harbour.

Death  at Sea  -  BENCE  -  075
Captain Bence  of ---  the steamer Coptic,  which recently arrived in England  from New Zealand.  Captain Bence died shortly after the Coptic  left Wellington.

Invercargill  -  CRAWLEY  -  076
a boy of 8 years,  son of Mr T. Crawley,  ex-mayor of South Invercargill  was choked yesterday  -----  he suffocated ---


Thursday  29 December  1887
Wellington  -  ADAMS  -  078
-----  Mr George Adams, a member of the Hansard staff  --   a student for the Bar ---fell over an embankment 10ft high  and injured his spine  -
-----   lots more  ----

Maintenance  -  079
FINN   v Finn -----
HIGGOTT  v Higgott ----


Friday  30 December  1887
Rakaia  Tragedy  -  DALZIEL  -  081
Martha,  widow  of late T.Dalziel,  who was barman of the hotel  -------    a very long story ------

Wellington  -  Fatality  -  BROWN  -  082
George Brown,  aged about 8 years  son of Mr Samuel Brown,  Mayor of Wellington,  was killed this afternoon. ----  more ---

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
10 July 2009

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