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1 July 1887
Blenheim - Dr HORNE
It is feared that Dr Horne, one of the oldest settlers in the
district, has perished in the fire at the Criterion Hotel.
He is known to have slept there, and nothing can be heard of him
today. At first it was thought he had gone to his farm some miles
out of town, but that is not the case. The ruins have been
searched, but no body has been found, Dr Horne was called
when the fire broke out and its reported that he got up, but all
hope of his being alive is lost.
Letters of Naturalisation - page 2
Karl clerk, Ashburton.
Auckland - SWITZER
The body found in the harbour has been identified as that of Samuel
8 July 1887 page 3
Dunedin - INGLIS -
Mr Alexander Inglis, the head of the firm of A. and T.
Inglis, and a well known old resident here, died this
Monday 11 July 1887
The funeral of Mrs A. Macpherson,
the young wife of the popular manager of the Pareroa station,
took place yesterday. The deceased had been married less than 12
months, and was a daughter of Mrs BROWN, formerly of St
Andrew's and now the Grosvenor Hotel, Timaru,
--------- General sympathy is expressed for Mr Macpherson,
whose name for kindness is a household word in South Canterbury.
--- email for a copy.
Dunedin - inquest - ANDERSON -
at the inquest on the body of John Anderson, a workman at Mr Larnach's
place, found dead in his bed, the evidence went to show
that death resulted from the effects of a fit while the deceased was
sleeping. The verdict was returned accordingly.
Little River - Found dead -
Inspector Pender received a telegram last night from Little River to
the effect, that an unknown man was found dead in a blacksmith's
shop at Birdling's Flat yesterday afternoon. The deceased
between 60 and 70 years old. No papers were on his person by
which he could be identified.
Dunedin - inquest - Samuel SMITH -
a man named Samuel Smith, a dyer, who has not been long here from
Christchurch --- at the inquest held, a verdict was
returned ----- email for a copy.
14 July 1887
Invercargill - BATES
- ( B hard to read)
Nathaniel Bates, a very old settler in the Western
district, was found drowned in the Aparima river today.
Deceased was remarkable as being the
father of 31 children.
Invercargill - Sudden Death
- FRANCIS -
an old resident, John Francis, died very suddenly last
evening. he leaves a widow and 2 children. The
news of his death was a painful shock to his numerous aquaintances in
town, with not a few whom he was engaged in conversation
----------- longish column email for a copy.
Lyttelton - NORGATE
a child aged about 2 years named William M.Norgate, son of Mr
William Norgate, died at Lyttelton this morning from the
effects of drinking hot tea.
-------- email for a copy.
Little River - inquest - unkown man -
an inquest was held yesterday at Little River, on the body of a
man, name unknown, who died there recently under somewhat
------- email for a copy.
15 July 1887 page 3
Dunedin ELINER -
Mrs Rosetta Eliner, one of the oldest residents of Port
Chalmers, was found dead in her house yesterday, having
been apparently seized with an apoplectic fit.
Monday 18 July 1887
Dunedin - obituary - STEVENSON -
The death is announced of Sergeant Major Stevenson, an ols army
officier, who served in the Indian Mutiny and at Khyber
Pass. He was wounded in Taranaki in the Maori war, and from
the effects of this he never quite recovered. he will be accorded
a military funeral.
Shipping - Adelaide July 17.
New Zealand Passengers - arrived
from London. She
the following passengers for New Zealand -
Messrs BARELLA, OULSON, PRATT, TRUDE,
SCOTT, SPENCER, COURAGE, SHAW, Mr and
MrsDALEY and infant,
Misses BROWN, MACORQUODALE, Mrs MACORQUODALE and son.
- from London.
For Lytttelton -
Saloon - Sir Julius, Lady and Miss Von Haast,
and Miss Davies.
Second cabin - Mrs English, and
infant, Miss Evelin, and Mr Tole.
Steerage - Mr and Mrs Belcher and 2 children,
Miss Lloud, Messrs Murphy, Brown (2), Foster,
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19 July 1887
Shipping - TONGARIRO -
The following passengers had booked in London for the RMSS
Tongariro, up to June 2:
First Saloon - Mr J.Charters, Mr
Vaughan, Mrs Scott, Miss Fairchild,
Mrs Dickson, Mr and Mrs Forbes, Mr and Mrs Jex
Second Saloon - Messrs Porter (3),
Mrs Parkinson, son, and 2 daughters, Mr and Mrs
J. Murray and family, (8), Miss Beattie,
McCul;loch, Mrs Patrick, and boy, Mr W.
Sargent, Mr L. King.
Hokitika - fatal gun accident - MADDOCK -
a man named Thomas Maddock was found dead yesterday at
Greenstone, from gunshot wound, it is thought the result of
an accident. ----- email for a copy.
20 July 1887
Dunedin - obituary - AUSTIN -
Captain Austin, an old resident at the Lakes, died
suddenly. He served in the Crimean and New Zealand wars.
Puschells Fellmongery - 3 lives lost -
river Avon - McGRATH
- W. GULLICK
- F. GULLICK -
a fatal boat accident occurred at 10-30 this morning on the Avon,
at Pischells fellmongery. The news came by telephone ----
Five young fellows were crossing
the river from Puschell's --- 3
of the occupants named James McGrath, (19), William
Gullick (21), Frederick Guillick (14) were drowned.
and Thomas GUILLICK, the
other occupants were saved. ----- email for copy
Rangiora - Dr J. McKenzie GORDON
the townspeople here were very much shocked this morning to learn that
Dr J.McKenzie Gordon, had died suddenly. ---------
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London - death - Captain JAMIESON -
The many friends of Captain Jamieson, late of the New Zealand
Shipping Company's ship "WAIPA",
will be sorry to hear of
his death, by consumption, in
21 July 1887
The Late Dr GORDON -
The ramains of the late Dr Gordon are to be interred in the Rangiora
Presbyterian Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, and the Rangiora and
Corps will take part in the funeral. The
fortnightly meeting of the Borough Council tomorrow night, has
The Late Captain GORDON
The Rangiora Rifles are to give their late commander a military funeral
on Saturday next. The funeral will leave the house at
2-30pm, so that officers desirous of attending can proceed
by the mid-day train and return the same evening.
Rangiora - Inquest - Dr GORDON -
This morning an inquest relative to the death of Dr J.McKenzie Gordon
was held at Rangiora,------ the Coroner expressed the
deep regret felt because of the
loss the community has sustained. ----
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The Rangiora Fatality - Dr McKenzie GORDON - a long write
up. email for a copy.
Our Rangiora correspondent has supplied the following account of the
painful occurence reported in our issue of yesterday.
Tauranga - JOHNSON
The daughter of Canon Johnson, ----------- died
yesterday. ---- email for a copy.
Friday 22 July 1887
Fatal boat accident - GULLICK
the young man William Guillick, who was drowned on Wednesday
last, was a private in the Christchurch City Guards, and his
comrades will pay a tribute of
respect to his memory by attending his
funeral, which is to take place on Sunday.
The Late Captain GORDON
Several of the officers of the Christchurch Volunteer Corps have
arranged to proceed to Rangiora by the midday train tomorrow, in
order to attend the funeral of
the late Captain Gordon, who was
generally liked and respected by his comrades of the Canterbury
district, as well as by the members of the corps with which
was more immediately connected.
The first Salvation Army wedding celebrated. - LANE & TRICKLEBANK -
This morning the first "state wedding" in this district under the
ceremonies of the Salvation Army was celebrated at the Sydenham
barracks, the parties being "Captain" Thomas Hawkins
LANE, of Sydenham,
of Palmeston North, who however
gained her commision in Napier. ----- a long column ---- email
Inquest - GUILLICK
an inquest into the deaths of Frederick Guillick, William
Guillick and James McGrath, ----------- the
jury returned a verdict of accidently drowned.
----- a long column email for a copy.
23 July 1887 page 3
Dunedin - fatality - McKANE -
a shocing fatality occurred last night between Riversdale and Waimea
House. ----- one of the women, named
McKane, who was cook at Waimea ----- the
name of the girl who was killed at Riversdale was Isabella
McKANE, the other girl in
the trap was Isabella CAMPBELL,
good deal injured, and is in a rather serious condition.
---- email for a copy.
25 July 1887
Fatal result - MARSHALL
The man John Marshall, who was thrown from his horse while
hunting at Styx on June 16th, died this morning at the hospital.
An inquest will be held in due course.
The recent drowning case - McGRATH
- GULLICK -
The bodies of the victims of the recent fatal boating accident were
interred yesterday. That of James McGrath was buried in the Roman
Catholic Cemetery and
those of William and Frederick Gullick in the
Addington Cemetery in the afternoon. -- a
long column - email for a copy.
July 1887 page 3
Auckland - Fatal gun accident - HOPE -
a fatal gun accident is reported from Helensville, Nicholas Hope,
a gum digger, and a lad named Thos. Mack, aged 16, were out
shooting at Rataura, 2 miles
from Helensville, when the
boy's gun accidently went off and the charge entered Hope's head behind
27 July 1887 page 3
Inquest - BARWELL -
inquest held at Ashley yesterday, respecting the sudden death of the
infant daughter of a young woman named Barwell, ---- death
resulted from natural causes.
Wellington - WALL
a young man named walter James Wall, aged 24, fell down
dead in an epiliptic fit at porirua yesterday, while on his way
to the Post Office.
28 July 1887
Fatal accident - James MARCOMB
An accident, which terminated fatally, occured on board the
barque loch Urr which arrived at Lyttelton from London yesterday.
When the vessel was in the vicinity of St paul's island on June 25 an
able seaman nmaed James Marcomb, a native of Plymouth, was
aloft, when he slipped, fell on to the deck and sustained
to his face and and chin. His injuries were attended to,
but he gradually sank and died on June 29, he was
29 July 1887
New Plymouth - GOODWIN
The police have received information that James Goodwin, living
near Midhuirst, has died --------
no particulars are to hand
Dunedin - MOORE
The body of a rabbiter named Thomas Moore was discovered frozen to
death in Carrick range, near Arrowtown, on Tuesday last.
6 September 2006