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Monday 2 September  1889
In Memoriam -  BROWN  -  001
It is contemplated by the students of the University  to erect a brass tablet  ----  in memory of the late Professor Brown,  who lost his life on 7 December while exploring the range to the West of Lake Manapouri -------  more  -----


Tuesday 3 September  1889
Fire - Springfield -  002
DAVIS - 
Davis' Junction Hotel caught fire ---- burnt to ground ----  property of Crown Brewery Company

Letters of Administration  -  003
GILCHRIST  -  Patricia Thompson  -------

Divorce  -  004
BARNES  -  -----

Bankruptcies  -  005
DONNOLLY  -  R.H.    ---  more ---
BLAKEWAY -  Edwin,  order of discharge ----
KEATS  -  Thomas,  discharge ---

Presentations  -   006
BROOK - Mr E. Brook, ---- moving to Greymouth ----  a very pretty black marble tiime-piece  ---  Mr Atkinson,  chief clerk  made the presentation  -----  
COCHRANE -  Mr George -- leaving for Sydney  ---  Mr Just presented  a gold scarf pin  -----

Obituary  -  PARSONS  -  007
Mrs Louisa Parsons  on Friday last  at the res. of her son in law Mr C.E.COOPER,  collector of Customs at Timaru. ---   was in her 80th year  widow
of the late Captain John Parsons  1st Harbour Master of Lyttelton.  She arrived in Lyttelton in the ship Minerva  in February 1853  with her family of 4 daughters 
all now married  and 1 son,  to join her husband,  who had come out previously  with Mr GODLEY. mrs Parsons resided at Dampier's bay Lyttelton  for several years  in December 1860,  Captain Parsons died ----   she leaves 5 children,  36 grandchildren,  and 4 great grandchildren. -- interred at Lyttelton  in the same
grave as her husband.

Accidents  & Fatalities  -  008
DARE  -  William,  at Lyttelton --  lost 3 fingers of his hand ---  on board the Mahinapua  -----
DALEY  -  John,  a gum digger   found dead  at Towai,  enquiry held at Kawakawa ----
ARCHER  -  


Thursday  5 September  1889
Accident  -  MONEY  -  009
---  Mr A.W.Money  will regret to learn  -- met with a serious accident  ---  fracture of the right arm  -----  horse tripped  and threw Mr Money heavily to the ground.  Mr Macintosh saw the accident  ----   more  ----


Friday 6 September  1889
Death 010
DANKS  - 
An elderly woman  named Elizabeth Danks  died at St Albans last night  ------  inquest will be held today.

Probate  -  011
HAYWARD  -  George  ----   
PARSONS  letters of administration  


Saturday  7 September  1889
Deaths  -  HEATH  -  012
---   an elderly couple named Heath  have occupied a 3 roomed cottage in D. street,  belonging to Mr Stubbs.    ------  had not been seen since 17 August  ----   Joshua Heath  and H. Heath  ----   the man was between 50 and 60 years of age  the woman older,  ---   an inquest is fixed for 3pm.
 ----   long column  -----

Death  -  Auckland  -  GRAHAM  -  013
Mr John Graham,  for many years relieving officer in this district,  died today  6 september   of heart disease.

Nelson  -  014
THOMPSON  -  Charles Thompson,  who was brought here from Wellington,  on the charge of wife desertion  -----


Monday 9 September  1889
Hospital  -  POWDITCH  -  015
Esther Powditch,  a little girl has been an inmate of the Christchurch Hospital  since early last month  has gradually improved in health and condition when
admitted  she weighed 3stone 12lb  this morning she weighed 5stone exactly  --------

Kaiapoi  -  ARCHER  -  016
Mrs Archer  who on Sunday last was injured ------   patient did not rally ----  decided to operate -----    well known and highly esteemed through the district.

Maintenance  -     017   page 3
YOUNG -  William  applied to the court ------    his wife  Mary Young  -----  lots more  -------
BENNETTS  -  Joseph  was charged by his father Richard Bennetts,  a destitute man ----   a one legged man ---   had 4 sons
WITHINGTON  -  Emily--  a destitute person -- her child Ruby Withington  aged 1 year 9mths  be sent to Burnham.  an inmate of St Catherine's Home  -------


Tuesday  10 September  1889
Probate  - 018
CROSBY  -  John,  deceased ---  probate granted
BARKER  -  David ------ letters of administration

Bankruptcy  -  019
BUCKLEY - Andrew,  applied for an  order for discharge
GUTHRIE  -  John  applied for an  order for discharge
DONNOLLY -  R.H. ----  applications   for discharge ---
MAUNSON  -  Arthur   --- applications   for discharge ---


Wednesday  11 September  1889
Funeral  020
KING  - Robert King,  farmer,  Horrelville,  interred at ---  Cust.  A colonist of 27 years,  17 spent in Kaiapoi,    member of the  Kaiapoi Orange Lodge --

Marriage  -  021
LAFFEY  -  ANDERSON  -   Darfield  -  on Wednesday last  at ----   marriage of Mr Martin Laffey  and Miss Anderson -------   the bridesmaids were sisters of                     the bride and bridegroom   ----  in the evening about 150 assembled in the large granary  ----   

Deaths  -  022
PRESTON -  Robert,  an old gentleman ---  recently arrived from Otago  to Gisborne   -- died suddenly ----
BRYANT  -  Captain,  engineer for the Maharahara copper mine -- Woodville -----  was found dead  he arrived by train from Napier last night  -----


Friday  13 September 1889
Death  -  023
WALSH -  Barbara,  age 11  of Auckland  drowned  in the Mangitangi river  near  Mercer ------


Saturday  14 September  1889
Charitable Aid  -  JONES  -  024
Ellen Jones,  a widow,  applied to the court to have Robert Alexander Jones  age 10 years  and William John Jones  aged 14 years  committed to Burnham
Industrial School ----  unable to support them -----  resident of Napier  for about 11years ----   on becoming a widow came down to Christchurch  with
4 small children  to her father  in Lyttelton ----   lots  more  ------

Maintenance  -  025
ROACH  -  Daniel,  arrested  at Rangiora  --failed to support his illegitimate child  of which Dora Greenfield was the mother.  case adjourned ---
WILLIS  -  William,  summoned by his wife Jane Willis  ------

Typhoid Fever  -  026
COTTON  - 
Robert Henry. of Mr R. Cotton,  Manager of the Union Bank  at Lyttelton,  died of typhoid fever  ------  a fine young fellow in his 21st year

Ferry Road School  -   Presentation  -  PATTERSON  -  027
----  retirement  of Mr and Mrs Patterson,  as Headmaster and mistress,  on behalf of the committee  Mr T. York,  chairman  presented  ----     a handsome set of silver desert knives and forks,  a set of silver teaspoons  --- Misses Florence Denham and Rose Stokes,  representing the upper girls classes   ---------

Bankruptcy  -  028
HORTON  -  Thomas,  1st meeting of creditors ----


Tuesday  17 September  1889
Maintenance  -  029
WILLIS -
   William Willis  ----  in support of 8 children,  Jane Willis,  the wife, --------   a carpenter,  and could get no work ------

Presentation  -  COOPER  -  030
Harewood Road  School  ----   schoolmaster  Mr A. Cooper  was married recently  -----  present the happy couple with a handsome dinner set in brown and
gold,  of 60 pieces  and some choice glassware.  Presentation made by Master George Robbie,  dux of the school -----

Accident  -  031
ROBERTS  -
A.H,  aged about 30  and a sailor ---  met with a  accident  while at work at the Sunnyside Asylum  ---- has a wife and family resident in Linwood ---

Farewell  - 032
STARKY -
   The dinner to be given to Mr G.B.Starky  at Amberley,  on Thursday  -- should from  the wide popularity of the master of the Brackenfield hounds  -

Maintenance order  - 033
WILLIS  -   
Mrs Willis  writes to say her husband William Willis  ---  for the maintenance  of 8 of his children,  not for her own.


Wednesday  18 September  1889
Inquest   -  BLORE  -  034
an inquest was held ----   on Joseph Blore,  --------     he was about 75 years of age.

Courts  -  035
ROACH  -  Daniel,  was charged by Dora Greenfield with failing to provide for an illegitimate child --------   
HAMPTON - Christopher,  by his wife Bedelia  ------   for an order protecting her earnings ------


Thursday  19 September  1889
Palmeston North  -  IRELAND  -  036
Leslie Ireland was drowned in the Manawatu river on Tuesday  through capsizing a punt.  was 24 years of age,  native of Blenheim  -------

Bankruptcy Court  - 037
DONNOLLY  -   
A meeting of creditors  of Mr R.H.Donnolly  was held -----   to consider apllication for discharge ----  lots more  -----


Friday  20 September  1889
Death -  039
STEVENS  -   
Thomas Stevens,  aged 15,  died at the Industrial School,  Dunedin ---   

Death  -  MASLIN  -  040
Mrs C.A. Maslin,  mother of Mr W.S.Maslin,  auctioneer,  one of the oldest residents of Geraldine district,  died on Monday morning  at the res. of her
son-in-law Mr T. Sherratt  was 70 years of age,  arrived in the Maori  in 1859  landing at Lyttelton,  with her husband and family ------   the funeral
took place on Wednesday afternoon.


Saturday  21 September  1889
South Rakaia  Licensing  -  041
--------     transfer of license  for the Chertsey Hotel  from Mrs Emily Mitchell   to  Mr A.C.P.Knyvett.

Fire  -  BRYAN  -  042
---  a 6 roomed house in Ashbourne,  Ferry Road,  was burned to the ground,  the property of  Mr W. Bryan  and was occupied by his son  Mr G.H.Bryan,
 who is a baker.  ---------  more ---


Monday  23 September  1889
Dunedin  -  043
SHAND  - 
James, a well-known resident of the Taieri  has been missing  from home since last Friday  --------  his farm Abbotsford ----  more  ----


Tuesday  24 September  1889
Presentation  -  GOOD   - 044
  ------at the   Rangiora Municipal Chambers  ---  presentation of a silver cradle to Mrs E.R.Good,  as a memento of the birth of a daughter during the Mayoralty
of Mr Good.  ------Councillor Blackett being the oldest ex-mayor   ------- he handed the cradle to the Mayor  -----  the cradle as a piece of workmanship,
reflects great credit upon Mr A. Gundersen,  silversmith,  Christchurch,  who manufactured it.  -----   more -----


Wednesday  25 September  1889
Dunedin  -  Divorce  -  045
DALBEDYHLL   -  petition for dissolution of marriage  has since been withdrawn -- married 1865 -----  more  ----

Dunedin   - 046
SHAND -   
Mr James Shand's body was found today in the Taieri river.

Accidents  - Timaru   -  047
WOOLLCOMBE  -  Captain,  R.N.  one of the oldest settlers,  was thrown from his buggy and one leg was broken in 2 places ----
KINGSDOWN  -  Crombie,  a settler, was out shooting ---  his gun burst  shattering one hand -------

Feilding  - 048
SLATTERY  - 
Edward Slattery of Palmeston North  injured while felling bush,  died today.  He leaves a wife and family.

Accidents  -  049
RAYNER  -  at Rangiora,  was in charge of Mr J.Fulton's stallion  -----  
McCAUSLAND  & BROWN  -  while breaking in a young horse  of Mr P. Butler's at Sheffield -----

Wedding  -   McNAMARA  -  DONNELLY  -  050
---  Mr John McNamara,  well-known hotel-keeper of this city  was married to Miss Annie Donnolly.  -----   The bride a sister of the well-known journalist 
has herself also taken an active part in New Zealand journalism  -----  the bride was given away by her brother  and attended by Miss M. Lynskey  of
Kaiapoi -----  best man  Mr J.P.Kelly -----  more  ----


Thursday  26 September  1889
Maintenance  -  051
McCLINTOCH  -  Joseph  and Alexander  ordered to pay 5s. each  to support their father Walter McClintoch
DUKE  -  George  on application  from Charles  ---   was ordered to pay 5s a week towards his  mother Mary Duke

New Plymouth  -  MULCASTER  -  052
A settler named Mulcaster  was attacked  by a heifer  and seriously injured  -----  leading a horse, on which his little daughter was seated -----  Mulcaster had recently arrived from Canterbury,  and taken up near Inglewood.


Friday 27 September  1889
Divorce  053
DALBEDYHLL  -
the divorce case was concluded this evening  ---   became a case for judicial separation ----     more ----

Inquests & Accident    -  054
LINNETT  -  at Ngaruawahia  ----  railway porter  whose body was found in the river-----
SHAND  -  James of Taieri  -----  ----
ALLRIGHT  -  W.  accident at Lyttelton on the glass roof of Mr J.T. Brice's shop in London street.  he fell through the roof cutting his cheek and right wrist

Meeting of creditors  -  Dunedin  -  055
LANE  -  William,  cordial manufacturer -----  more  -----

Probates  -  056
ROBINSON  -  Hon. W.    ------   to  Elizabeth Robinson and H.D.Bell,   ----  more  ----
CUNNINGHAM  -  Elizabeth ---  to Rosa McNaughton Cunningham  -----
McGUNNAGH  - Daniel ---
SCHULZ  -  Annie  ---    letters of administration
GILPIN  -  William  --- letters of administration

Bankruptcy  -  057
SCOTT  -  J.R. Scott -----    Masonic Hotel  ----  


Saturday  28 September  1889
Wellington   -  058
MORRISON  -  John Morrison,  of Blairlogie,  an old settler  is dead.


Monday 30 September  1889
Woodville  -  060
OFFERDE  - 
A man named Offerde was killed this morning  by a tree falling on him  while bush felling.  He leaves a wife and 6 children.

Memorial Tablet  -  MERTON  -  061
---  is erected  in the Cathedral  to the memory of Mr Charles Merton ----   by a number of muscians.  A handsome design by Mr B.W.Mountfort  ----  
the tablet is the manufacture of Messrs Williams Goodwin & Sons,  Lugwardine Works,  Hereford  -----

Accidents  & fatalities  -  062  page 4
HUME  -  Mervyn,  a boy aged 5  son of James Hume  of the Bank of New Zealand,  Hamilton,  was choked  -------  died  ----
BRIGHT  -  Robert, died at Gay's Livery stables  at Nelson ----  formerly a jockey  ------ he leaves a widow and 5 children.  aged 40 years

Presentation at Sydenham School    -  BINNIE  -  063   page 4
--- boys presented Mr Binnie,  the 2nd master,  who is leaving  for Ferry road  -----   with an address,  a stamp booklet  and an album  suitably inscribed. 
Master Isaac Newton,  is making the presentation  ---------   long column  -  lots more ----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
28 April  2009

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