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Thursday 1 December 1892
Death of a Passenger  -  RYAN  -  002
A steerage passenger  by the steamer Te Anau,  from Melbourne,  died on board ----  from Dunedin  to Lyttelton,  name is M. Ryan  was going to friends at Halcome,  near Wellington ------  on the voyage from Melbourne he was taken worse -----   

Maintenance  -  003
LUKEY  -  Jabez  deserting his wife Mary,  -----  more ----
JENNETT  -  Frederick -- being in arrears  support of his  6 children -----
McCREADY  -  Robert ---  deserting his wife ---  left her 14 mths ago -----  more ----


Saturday  3 December  1892
Hokitika  -   KEENAN  -  007
A married woman,  Mrs Keenan,  was found dead in a water-race at Rimu -----     apparantly fell over a bank --------

Death of Dr ROBINSON  -  008  & 009
Dr R.B.Robinson,  of Sydenahm,  died ----   Dr Robinson leaves behind many friends -----  arrived in Christchurch in 1881,  appointed house surgeon at Christchurch Hospital --- for 4 years ----  then went into  private practice in Sydenham,  ----  lost his wife early this year ---  leaves 1 son,  aged 17 --- 
inquest held today  ------

Sudden death of Dr Robinson -  010
----  under accidents & Fatalities will be found  recorded the sudden death of Dr Robinson ------

Auckland -  LINCOLN  -  011
A young man named C. Lincoln,  a cadet on Mangahare farm, near Mercer,   accidently shot himself  in the stomach -----  removed to Auckland Hospital.

Inquest  -  WARDELL  -  012
an inquest --- William Francis Wardell was held at Sefton ----  


Monday 5 December  1892
Palmeston North -  NEWTH  -  014
Hugh Newth,  aged 17  was drowned whilst bathing in the Manawatu River -----

Hawera  -  ROSKRUGE,   PAGE  -  014
W.J.Roskruge  and William Page  were drowned in a dam on a property of a farmer.  Mr Page went for a swim and cried for help.  Mr Roskruge went to his assistance -------  both were drowned.

Inquest -  LEWIS  -  015
---  William Francis Lewis  was held at Sefton --- ----  


Tuesday  6 December  1892
Accident  -  SHANKLAND  -  016
on Saturday, at Rangiora,  a child of Mr A. Shankland had -----   the hand was badly gashed.

Bankruptcy  -  018
FRANKISH  -  discharge  granted.
MARDON  -  William -   discharge granted.
STILLWELL  --------
GARDINER  -  Robert ----
JOSEPH  - Arthur L. ----
COONEY  -  M. ----
PERKINS  -  Joseph ---


Friday  9 December  1892
Wellington  -  Divorces  -  021
FINNIMORE -------
GOFF  -------
BAILEY  -----   

Woodville  -  Drowned  -  McKINLEY  -  024
a young man named McKinley  was drowned while bathing in the Tiraumea river.

Death at Sea  -   Dr WILLIAMS  -  025
during the voyage of the barque Lutterworth,  arrived in Wellington from Liverpool,  Dr Williams,  who was a passenger,  died and was buried at sea.  
accompanied by his wife and 4 children  ----  intended to practice in Whangarei  --------.


Saturday  10 December  1892
Gisborne  -  Death  -  SANDLANT  -  027
a young man named Ernest Sandlant,  well-known athlete and oarsman,  died very suddenly.  ---  overtrained himself --------

Presentation  -  QUEREE  -  028
----   took place at Heathcote Weslyan Church  to Mr A. Queree,  on the eve of his marriage ----   handsome dining room lamp,   a butter cooler
and trowel,  ----  church and Sunday School worker  -------

Naturalised Subjects -  029
ZELLER -  Herbert,  watchmaker,  
OBERG  -  Charles,  carrier,   both of Christchurch.


Monday  12 December  1892
Wedding at Wanganui  -   TREADWELL  - BELL  -   031
------   the brides were sisters,  the daughters of Mr Peter Bell ------  and the bridegrooms were brothers,  the Rev A.H.Treadwell  and Mr William Treadwell,  barrister & solicitor,  sons of Rev James Treadwell,  pastor of St Paul's Pres. Church.   Miss Lizzie Bell  was on her father's arm  and Miss Thea Treadwell
and Miss Nellie Bell  were her bridesmaids,  whilst Miss Ella Bell was on her brother's arm,  Dr Bell  and attended by Misses Nettie Treadwell  and Ethel Bell. 
 -- niece and nephew of the brides  Miss Donnie Bruce  and Master Harvey Bell  also attended the party. -------  more  ------

Auckland  -  WEYMOUTH  -  032
----  Mr John Waymouth,  is dead  -----  Under-Secretary for Defence  -----   for some time commodore of the Auckland Yacht Club.


Tuesday  13 December  1892
Accident  -  HERLIHY  -  034
---  Daniel Herlihy  had one of his legs broken above the ankle,  through the wheel of a cab passing over it. ------  more -----

Roxburgh  -  MORRIN  -  035
---  young man William Morrin,  at Roxburgh ----  playing cricket ---  ball struck Morrin fair between the eyes ------  died next morning -------

Farewell Social  -  NELSON  -  036
Mr Wallace Nelson ----   farewelled by the members of the Canterbury Freethought assoc. ------  presented with a handsome silver-mounted meerschaum
pipe  and silver match box -------  Miss Nellie Button on hehalf of the Ladies sewing class  presented Mr Nelson with  smoking cap  and a handsome
workbox for Mrs Nelson -------- more ----

Rangiora  Court  -    Maintenance  -  037
GREEN  -  John ---  towards 4 of his children at Burnham -------  order made 20 Jan. 1885 --  dau. aged 15 and son aged 13 -----  more-----

Inquest  -  LEDGER  -  038
  ---  female infant child  on 10 November  last  --- Ella Ledger,  the mother ----came to  Oamaru boarding-house on 9 Nov.  thought child was stillborn ------


Wednesday 14 December  1892
Sad Fatality  at Lytttelton  -  JEUNE  -  042
On Tuesday evening the sailmaker of the NZ Shipping Co's ship Wairoa,  John Jeune,  a native of Jersey Island,  met with injuries which caused his death. ------  single man,  aged 24 years  ----  an inquest will be held.

Maintenance  -  043
POBAR  -  Francis,  charged with deserting his wife, Margaret Pobar -----  married about 17 years,  had 8 children ----  eldest son age 16 --- desertion not                                 proved. more  ---
PRAGNELL  -  William,   failing to provide for his wife and children ----  wife,  Annie Pragnell,  5 children,  -----  case adjourned --
HOOD     -  Arthur Alexander,    ordered to pay towards his 6 children.


Thursday  15 December  1892
Meeting of Creditors  -  OWENS  -  047
William Owens  of Christchurch,  a labourer,  ----    lots more  ------

Auckland  -  CALDWELL  -  045
Walter Caldwell,  a gum digger,  --------   died in hospital last night.

Creditors meeting  -  STEVENS  -  046
----  Frederick Stevens,  carrier of Rangiora -----  lots more -----

Auckland  -  MUMFORD  -  048
The well-known cricketer,  J. Mumford  dropped dead  at the Domain cricket ground today. ----     was 50 years of age -----

Presentation  -  HARRIS  -  049
----  members of the Canterbury Hebrew Congregation  --- bid farewell  to Mr Maurice Harris ----  Mr B. Ballin,  who presided referred to the excellent
work Mr Harris had done over the last 30 years ---    bore the signatures of Messrs V. Harris (President),  B. Ballin (Hon Treasurer)  P. Metz (Secretary) ----  
Mr Moss Jonas  of Timaru,  Messrs C. Louisson,  M. Sandstein,  R. Lecoi,  S. Myers,  S. Phillips,   ----  more ----


Friday 16 December 1892  -  public Holiday -  Canterbury Anniversary Day.


Saturday  17 December  1892
Obituary  -  DOUGLASS  -  052
Mr Alfred Douglass,  Sheep Inspector for South Canterbury,  died today  ----  he was 54.

Linwood  -  Fire  -  PENTECOST  -  053
-- fire broke out in Mr I.H.Pentecost's house in Stanmore Road---   and 2 adjourning houses  were burned to the ground,  and 2 others badly damaged --- 
time to get his family out ----  when the brigade arrived  a  4 roomed cottage occupied by Mr T. Nevin ----  and a 10 roomed house  owned by Mr Virtue 
and occupied by Mr J. Biltcliff,  were in serious danger ---  long column  -----


Monday  19 December  1892
Dunedin  -  Accident  -  KEATING  -  055
The name of the man who accidently shot Miss Keating  ----   the victim is doing as well as can be expected.

Obituary  -  WATT  -  057
---  death ---  at the age of 54,  of Mr James McNeight Watt ---   Mr Watt and his 2 brothers commenced business in the Colony as general storekeepers 
and the firm Watt Bros became noted  as farm produce merchants.  ----  Christchurch Meat Company was formed ----  and the Islington Freezing Works 
started ---  native of Belfast ---  buried at Addington Cemetery  tomorrow.


Tuesday  20 December  1892
Death  at sea  -  LITTLE  -  056  (1 & 2)
----- death of  Mrs Little,   who with her husband George Little  and 5 small children  embarked last Thursday  in the s.s. Doric  for New Zealand. ---
the smallest child  14mths old ---  Mrs Little was 30 years old -- George Little comes from Glasgow ------  more ----

Marriage  -  WILLIS - IRVING  -  059
----  Mr Claude John Willis,  eldest son of Captain R.B.Willis,  of Southbridge,  was joined in matrimony  with Miss Elizabeth Irving,  daughter of Dr Irving, 
of Christchurch ----  Miss Edith Irving,    Miss May Willis  and Misses Hannah and Mabel Irving acted as bridesmaids  and Mr William Willis as best man.  


Wednesday  21 December  1892
Deaths   -  062
CULLEY -  Stuart,  at Hopai,  Pelorous Sound,  was killed on Saturday,  crushed by a falling tree.
LUCAS  -  Henry,  on Sunday,  a fisherman,  was drowned ---  off  Humbug Point,  Queen Charlotte Sound  ----  leaves a wife and 4 children.


Thursday 22 December  1892
Dunedin  -  LESLIE  -  064
--  a fatal accident to Jas. leslie,  an apprentice on the ship Westland.  on the voyage Home  from Wellington,  14 days out in a terrible gale,  young Leslie fell 
from the main yard ----- he was the son  of the late Captain Peter Leslie,  of the ship Canterbury  and a neaphew of Mr Peter Denny,  shipowner,  of Dumbarton.

Accidents  -  065
TOBIN  -    The Rev C.A.Tobin,  of Amberley,  met with a severe accident ---  badly lacerated his hand ------
McKIE  -  Mr   of Ashburton  was riding across the ashburton bridge  his horse slipped and fell  --------


Friday  23 December  1892
Meeting of creditors  -  DELAMAIN  -  066
---  F.W.Delamain,  of Christchurch -----    had been a lessee of the Stanley Vale,  sheep run Amuri, until March last -------  Government  did not renew
his lease,  run comprised of 32,000 acres  ----    he attributed his bankruptcy to rabbits,  the low price of wool  and the high rent of the run.
----   lots more -----


Saturday  24 December  1892
Inquest  -  HAND  -  069
---  John Hand, who was found lying dead on the Sumner tram line on Thursday night ----    engine driver Joseph LLOYD,  the guard W.F.ELKINS,
a labourer ,   W. INGLES,  who worked with the deceased,  Mr T. RANGER  who had known him ever since he came to the Colony -------- more


Monday  27 December  1892
Wellington  -  JOHNSTON  -  070
Thomas Johnston,  a carpenter,  who injured his spine in a fall from the roof ----  died in hospital today  ----  arrived in 1884 --- leaves a large family, 
nearly all grown-up.

Auckland  -  Deaths -  072
STUBBING  -  Walter  ----  inquest --------
HANMER  -  Mr Humphrey ----  died from a stroke ---   the Hanmer Plains district,  Canterbury  is called after him.

Inquest   -  HIDDLESTON  -  071
Mr John Hiddleston------  builder  and basket maker,    early colonist ---  as a young man in England he entered the ranks of the local preachers of Weslyan ----  Mr Hiddleston arrived in Tasmania in 1852,  having been snet for by his uncle  who was then manager of the Commercial Bank in Hobart.  He remained in
Tasmania until 1863  arrivng here in the ship  Lady Dennis on  ----  native of South Shields,  England,  and married  while in Tasmania,  his wife died about
15 years ago  and has resided with 2 of his sons and a daughter  since then.  buried in the Weslyan Cemetery,  Barbadoes St  on Thursday afternoon.


Tuesday  28 December  1892
Deaths  -  077
BENNETT  -  Mary  or Barry    age 34   of Auckland
EADES  -  Joseph,  about 30 years of age    of Palmeston North ----
CRANE  -  George,  carpenter,  50 years of age,  of Wellington,  

Obituary  -  BUCKHAM  -  076
Mr George Buckham,  who for about 18 years had charge of the Rangiora post and telegraph office,  died shortly after noon today ----


Wednesday  29 December  1892
Funeral   -   HIDDLESTON  - 079
Mr John Hiddleston ---  a large gathering attended his funeral this afternoon ----

Oamaru  -  080
The body of a man,  whose name is unknown,  was found today in a disused building  known as the Welcome Home.  D. BATON  is a possible clue to the name

Presentation  -  BAILIE  -  081
----  farewell  to Captain Bailie,  late postmaster of Sydenham Post office  who intends to leave for England at an early date.  ----  handsome travelling bag 
and silk umbrella   ----

Obituary  -  BUCKHAM  -  082 (1 & 2)
Mr George Buckham,  who had charge of the local Post and telegraph office  for over 19 years. ------   in early life had several experiences at sea ---   
afterwards he entered into the firm of Peto and Betts,  railway contractors of Bradford,  England --- remained ther 7-8 years till 1862 when owing to
Mr T.S.MANNERING  returning Home  after several years here,  and marrying Mr Buckham's sister ----   came to New Zealand  --- managed the
Snowdale run  for some years ---  journeyed across Brown's Pass with a mob of sheep   he then remained in Hokitika  while there entered the Post
and Telegrah service  about 1870  he was appointed to Cheviot ---  then to Rangiora  -----  leaves a widow and 3 young children.   ---  a long column -----


Thursday  30 December  1892
Southland  -  Death  -  McFARLANE  -  084
Matthew McFarlane,  aged 63,  an inmate of the Old Men's Home,  was found drowned, -----    he was a cripple,  with chronic rheumatism ------


Friday  31 December  1892
Inquest  -  Wellington  -   WHITS  -  086
-- an infant named Whits  ---  died on Thursday  ------  mother a single woman ----  more ----

Funeral  -  BUCKHAM  -  087
Masonic funeral  of the late Mr G. Buckham ----   

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
5 January  2009

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