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Saturday  1 December  1888
Dunedin - SINCLAIR -  001
At the inquest of William Sinclair,  a shepherd,    ---- death resulted from heart disease.

Lyttelton  -  CARROLL  -  003
an elderly woman named Carroll  died suddenly at her residence  Winchester street,  Lyttelton.   --------

Bankruptcy  -  004
H & F. McLEOD,  drapers -----  more ----


Monday  3 December  1888
Passengers  -  ALLWRIGHT  -  006
Mr Harry Allwright,  ex MHR,  and Mrs Allwright  were passengers  by the steamship Rimutaka,  which arrived in Lyttelton yesterday.


Tuesday  4 December  1888
Auckland  -  HADDO  -  009
2 boys,  about 9 years old,  were in a canoe  on the Maingawera Creek,  Taupiri,  on Sunday,  when their boat upset.  one named Stubbin  swam ashore 
the other lad Andrew Haddo,  ----  drowned.

Discharges  -  011
The following debtors  obtained orders of discharge  
FORD  -  Edward John Tite
WAITES  -  W.
BEKER - William George
BANKS  -  Enoch Henry
LAMBERT  -  Albert Henry

Apply for orders of discharge -  011
FLACK  -  James
SEARLE  -  Frederick
ORMANDY  -  William

Bankruptcy    -  012
HENDERSON  -  JOHN  ----     adjourned  ---
GILMOUR  -  John  and James   -----  firm John Gilmour and Son,    ------  lots more  ----

Funeral Service  -  GRAHAM  -  013
on Sunday,  funeral services were held at Southbrook  and Rangiora Weslyan Churches  ---  death of Mrs D. Graham --------

Sudden Death  -  PARKES  - 014
a married woman named Fanny Alice Parkes,  who lives at Tuam street,  east,  ------  she was about 43 years of age,  an inquest will probably be held.

Probate  -  015
WATSON  -  William   to James Dysart  and John Cook ---
DUNLOP  -  Alexander  &  William,  letters of admin.  to  Robert Skilling Cook   


Wednesday  5 December  1888
Sudden death   -  KING  -  016
at Horreville, on Monday,  the wife of Mr Thomas King, ----      about 30 years of age  --  an inquest will be held.

Inquest   -  BEATTIE  -  017
---  the wife of Alexander Beattie,  of Coalgate,  died  suddenly on Sunday morning  25 November. -----  more -----

Accident  -  018
AMBROSE  -  a stevedore,  at work in the hold  ---    struck his head  heavily ----  

Inquest  -  PARKS -  019  &  020
Fanny Alice Parks ------   husband  William Parks  a carpenter ------  age 47  ---
witnesses  -  Bridget  Herlihy,  housekeeper at Barrett's Hotel -----    
barman -  Eugene Frawley
John Hill,  tradesman  out of business ---
John Barrratt -  landlord of the hotel
Edward McGowan  -  boarder  living at the hotel --
-----     2 long columns  ------

Inquest  -  TOMES -  021
Mrs Martha Tomes,  who died ----confined about 3 weeks ago -----  more ----


Thursday  6 December  1888
Death  -  DORAN  -  024
A man named John Doran  was yesterday  morning  received into the hospital ----   he lingered until 6pm  when he died  was 40 years of age,  married,
 his family living on the Peninsula,  an inquest will be held.

Accident  -  HULL -  025
an elderly man named William Hull,  foreman of works for Mr J.Goss,  fell from a window upstairs  of the house being erected for Mr W.D.Meares
on the Papanui Road,   ----  more  ----

Rangitata Island  -  KING  -  026
   ----   a shearer named King.  while working in a shed at Rangitata island  ----   he died in the evening.

Inquest -  Mrs KING  -  027
inquest was held at West Eyreton ----   death of Mrs Thomas King ----     death came by working after a heavy meal.  Death by natural causes.

Orange Funeral  -  WHYTE -  028
--  Bro. James Whyte,  the Past treasurer of Loyal Orange Lodge No 43. Oxford,  ----   


Friday 7 December  1888
Accidents  -  029
BENNETT -  a boy named Steven Bennett,  employed at the Kaiapoi Woollen Factory,  had some fingers  badly crushed in a spinning machine --- 
amputate 2 fingers ---

Dunedin  -  Inquest  -  DORAN  -  030
John Doran ----     had been low spirited for some time and suffered from rheumatics ------

Nelson -  WHITE  -  031
Mr Josiah White,  traveller  to Messrs Cook?   and Co.  --- died last night  aged 69.

Failure to provide  -  032
COPPIN  -  Thomas  was charged with failing to provide for Fanny Coppin  and her 3 children aged 7, 6 and 3   -----   within the last few days money was provided so charges were dismissed.


Probates  -  033
HALL   -  Henry ---  to widow Elizabeth Hall  -----  
WALKER  -  Thomas  to  H.W.Nalder.

Oamaru  -  Earl of SEAFIELD  -       034
The funeral of the late Earl of seafield  took place today ----   the procession was the largest that was attended here ---- was buried in the Presbyterian
portion of the burial ground  and the service was read by the Church of England clergyman.


Saturday  8 December  1888
Funeral at Waddington  -  HIGHT  -  037
The funeral of Miss Clara Hight,  the young lady who died suddenly on Tuesday last,  took place on Thursday.  --------  interred at waddington Cemetery
-- cortege one of the largest in the district.

Auckland  -  POOK  -  038
Mr and Mrs Pook,  who have been murdered at Mataheo,  belonged to the Raglan district.  Mrs Pook was a daughter of the late Captain SWAN,  of Raglan 
and niece of Captain FAIRCHILD,  the commander of the government steamer Stella.  The wife of Mr Duncan,  Auckland,  is a sister of Mrs Pook.


Monday  10 December  1888
Fatality  -  BROWN  -  040
on Saturday night a Mrs Brown of Woolston  reported her son Joseph  aged 11 years    ---  had been drowned in the Heathcote River  ---  the boys
MADDERN and Joseph MOSES  saw Brown paddling in the river in a canoe ------   body not yet found.


Tuesday  11 December  1888
Sudden Death  -  COCHRANE  -  042
on Monday 10 Dec. the death occurred at the Prebbleton Railway Station,  Mr Peter Cochrane  about 34 years of age,  unmarried ------    about 6mths ago  he became the recipient of a perodical remittance   which had rendered work unnecessary  ---   native of Glasgow  --- an inquest will be held in due course.


Thursday  13 December  1888
Inquest  -  BROWN  -  044
-- Robert Brown,  who drowned in the Heathcote river  ----    John Clarkson,  bridgekeeper at Woolston  found the body  on Tuesday evening,  Joseph
Moses  a lad of 16 years  --------  Margaret Brown,  wife of John Brown  and mother of the deceased ----   verdict  accidently drowned.

Maintenance  -  MITCHELL  - 045
William Mitchell  and Thomas John Mitchell(son)  H. watson  and W. Graham  (sons in law)  for arrears on maintenance order for his support  -----  more ----

Wellington  -  ROUSE - 046
Joseph Rouse  of Upper Hutt  --- small farmer,  unmarried,  aged 33  ---  died ----

Wedding  -  MOORHOUSE - HUNTER -  047
---  Mr W.H.S.Moorhouse,  only son of the late William Sefton Moorhouse  was married to Miss Jessie Hunter,  youngest daughter of Mr George Hunter,
 an early Wellington settler. ----     long column  ------


Friday 14 December  1888
Accidents  -  Lyttelton  -  050
DENNIS     -  John,  while playing in the school ground  fell and broke his leg above the knee  ---
GARDINER  -  Joseph,  died was badly injured  by the collapse of machinery  last Monday -- an inquest will be held.


Saturday  15 December  1888
Fatalities  -  053
WHITTON  -  Mr J.H.,  a well known resident of Alice Town, Wellington,  died ------   of heart disease ---
TOMLINS  -  Fred  a native of Liverpool  aged 57  died suddenly at Invercargill  he had been an inmate of the Old men's Home.


Tuesday  18 December  1888
Fatalities  -  057
ROSS   -  Frank,   aged 27  drowned in the Wellington Harbour  ----  a labourer on the hulk European  -----  a single man.
CHAPMAN  -  George,  a gardener  in Dunedin   ----   discovered unconcious  -------    died on Sunday  ------

Auckland  -  KENNEDY  -  058
the inquest  on Kate Kennedy,  the woman shot on Friday -----    more  ----


Wednesday  19 December  1888
Funeral Service  -  HIGHT  -  060
at St Ambrose Church,  Sheffield  a special service was held  on Sunday afternoon,  being the funeral service in memory of the late Miss Clara Hight
 ------ the church was crowded ---  Miss Kane of Springfield  played the harmonium.

Gisborne  -  NESBITT - 061
A fatal boat accident ------  an old identity Gearge Nesbitt  and 3 boys  Claude and Gordon Morgan  and Edward Eaton?  ---  fishing  -- the 3 boys
were washed ashore safe,  George never recovered conciousness ----

Wedding  -  DEWDNEY  -  SAYERS  -  062
  ----  marriage of Rev A. Dewdney,  pastor of the Lincoln road Baptist church    to Miss Elizabeth Sayers,  -- just arrived from England. ---  
The bridegroom's best man  was  Mr F. Dixon  --- bride was attended by Miss Marriner  and Miss Nellie Hill  (Dixon)  ----    


Thursday  20  December  1888
Death at Sea  -  MESSIAH  -  063
on the barque Castleton  from Calcutta,  on 28 October  able seaman  Robert Messiah   died from liver complaint.

Salvation Wedding  -  WILSON - GERATY -  064
This morning 2 officers of the salvation Army,  Captains James Wilson  and Jenny Geraty,  were married  ---  at the Oddfellows Hall, Sydenham. ----  more ---


Friday 21 December  1888
Wellington  -  Bankruptcy  -  066
CLARK  -  William,  draper,  Lambton Quay,  ----  lots more ----


Monday  24 December  1888
Blenheim  -  LIVINGSTONE  -  069
Mr Alexander Livingstone,  ----------    Chief Postmaster here for last 2 and half years -- at one time held a commission in the French Army ---  a native
 of Paris --- was one of the best musicians in the colony ---   funeral takes place at 7am tomorrow  and will be conducted with Masonic honours.

Plucky Rescue  -  TEAGUE,   STREAKLY  -  070
the brave action of a lad in rescuing another from drowning  is reported from Sheffield.  W. Streakly  and W/ Teague  were bathing in a waterhole --- 
 W. Teague lost conciousness  and Streakly   brought him safely to the bank  -------

Fatal Accident  -  HIGGINS  -  072
A child named Higgins was killed by the overturning of a cart at Cardrona  on Saturday.  Mrs Higgins was severely injured.

Auckland  - WILLIAMS    -   073
Captain Williams,  one of the passengers by the Maraoa  from the south  died suddenly on board ----  was well-known in Auckland  ----  returned to the
Colony  in the Coptic  from a visit to England,  where he went for an operation  for his eyesight.


Friday 28 December  1888
Woodend  -  GIBBS  -  076
Mr Samuel Gibbs,  of Woodend,  whilst mowing yesterday,  trod on the edge of a ditch and the bank gave way  ---   his left hand was severely cut across
by the scythe ----  


Saturday  29 December  1888
Desertion  -  078
STOKES  -  George,  arrested in Wellington ---  wife desertion  dated April 1887  ----


Monday 31 December  1888
Inquest   -  BROPHY  -  080
Last Thursday  a little girl named Bridget Brophy  was burned to death  at Pleasant Valley ---   inquest held at Geraldine  ----   buried on Saturday  -----

Inquest  -  CARSON  -  081
---  on Henry Carson,  found dead at Porter's Pass on Thursday morning ------  witness  George Petrie -----  met Carson at Kowai Pass ----  William Beck,  landlord of Porter's Pass Accomodation House  ---   lots  more  ------

Drowned at Taylor's Mistake  -  O'MALLEY  -  082
a party of lads went fishing at Taylor's Mistake,  one of them age 10  son of Charles O'Malley ---  the deceased,  4 sons of Mr J. Bamford,  a youth named
Piercy,  son of Mr Piercy,  grocer of Christchurch were together ---    Piercy saw the accident to O'Malley and jumped in to save the boy
------  lots more ----

Port Chalmers  -  Death at Sea  -  SCOTT  -  083
W.C.Scott, a second cabin passenger on the Ruapehu   died on board on 8 December.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
11 June  2009

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