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Friday 1 December 1893
Accidents -  002
GALLAGHER - James,  of Dromore,  out riding --  horse fell --  he fell -- badly injured --  has now regained consciousness.
HILL - Mr P.  age 64,  farmer,  left leg broken -- kick from a horse

Military Funeral - 003
HAMILTON - F.G.  torpedoman, drowned Lyttelton Harbour last Tuesday   --  more ---

Law Notices -  004
BELGRAVE - Robert, deceased,  motion for probate
CHAPMAN - motion for decree.
ELLIS - Thomas, deceased,  motion to confirm Registrar's report.
NORTON - James,  motion letters of administration . with will annexed.
SMITH - Catherine,  deceased,  motion for probate
THOMPSON - Anthony, deceased,  motion for probate
WHYTE - William,  deceased -- motion letters of administration .
WILSON - Catherine,  deceased,  motion letters of administration .
WILSON - Mary Jane,  motion for probate

Inquest  -  005
NEILSEN - Hans, age 17, son of Mr S. of Rangiora,  -- drowned at mouth of Ashley River ---   lots more ----


Saturday 2 December 1893
Property for sale - 006
BAKER - J.H.  (moving to Wellington)  14 acres, Fendalton,  13 roomed house --- 

Property for Sale -  008
BRAY - W.B. deceased,  "Fifield"   16 acres at Opawa, overlooking the river  ----

Personal -  009
HARPER - Leonard,  of Christchurch has been staying with his son Rev. Coley Harper,  near Swindon, Wiltshire,   Rev. coming home in next month to Patea --- is about to marry a young lady of Yorkshire, dau. of wealthy ironmaster near Leeds,  ------

Okain's Bay -  010
JACKSON - Mr W. died suddenly,   ------


Tuesday 5  December 1893
Fatality & Inquests  - Auckland  -  014
ARNOLD - Edward,  well known photographer and old resident dropped dead  --- inquest verdict, heart disease --
McQUOY - James,  farmer, at Paikuku,  has been found dead in a ditch near Kihikihi.
YATES - Thomas Edward,  died on passage of the Takapuna ---  relatives in Yorkshire ---  inquest.

Blenheim -  Fatality -  015
DODSON - Howard,  well known brewer, drowned ---  driving in a trap from Picton to Blenheim.

Fatalities  -  016
McGIMPSEY -   a young man,  crushed by a roller at Pakihi estate,  near Temuka,  inquest today ---


Wednesday 6 December 1893
Auction -  018
CRAIGHEAD - Mr A.   70 acres, RS 23118 and 23119  at Homebush ---  4 roomed house and orchard --

Fatalities -  019
COURTENAY - Mr George,  drowned attempting to cross the Inangahua River ---  an old settler --
McGIMPSEY - David John, ---  jury accidental death ---
ROACH - William,  killed in a accident at the railway station Dunedin ----

To Let -  020
LAMBIE - Mr R.  lease his farm at Lakeside  48 acres,  occ. at present by Mrs Leahy --

Land Transfers -  021
KNIGHT - James 1 acre 29perches,  occ. by applicant ---
LLOYD - James McGregor,  part lot 88 Town Reserves ---  occ. by applicant ---
NZ Farmers Co-op -  38perches,  part RS 17,   Sydenham,  unoccupied.


Thursday 7 December 1893
Fatalities - 023
CAMBRIDGE - John Ellis,  age 12 yrs, son of Mr J.M. Cambridge, of Ashburton -- died Tuesday ----
FOX - William Sydney,  age 25,  felling last tree of bush felling contract --  struck by bough and killed.

The "Rimutaka" -  024
The following passengers were booked up to 21 Oct. for Lyttelton --  to leave Plymouth on 11 Nov.
Mr G.W.Hall:   Mr F. de C. and Mrs Malet:   Mr S.S. Blackburn:   Misses Coward (3):  Mrs Dalgleish and child:  
Mrs Way and 3 children:   Mr F.G.Hunter:  Mr G. Mereweather: Mr J.Foster:  Mr & Mrs Allardyce:
 Mrs Pickering and son:  Miss M. Allen:  Miss S.Allen:  Mr A. Searle:  Mr O. Howell.

Partnership dissolved -  025
WILSON - John  and
LUKE - Mary,  109 Colombo st east,  as General Dealers. ------


Friday 8 December 1893
Hokitika -  027
DOOLING -  a little boy, injured by falling from a waggon  -- died --    have 6 girls -- more ---

West Coast -  028
MANGIN -   fell down a mine and drowned --- more ---

Auction -  029
WALKER -  estate of John Thomas,  late Palmerston North,  shepp farmer, --  294 acres -- 7 roomed house ---

Saturday 9 December 1893
Property for sale 030
BAKER
-  J.H.  (moving to Wellington)    at Fendalton,  14 acres,  -- 13 room house ---  

Property for sale -  032
CARR - Mr F.J.  4 roomed house,  Lincoln rd ----

Accidents & Fatalities -  033
BERRY - a boy age 10,  at Rangiora,  son of Mr Berry ---  kicked in forehead by a horse ---
McCARTHY - Joseph, age 14,  drowned while bathing off Wellington Rowing Club's skids ---  
McQUAY - George,  found dead in a drain ---  inquest -----

Partnership dissolved  -  035
FENERTY -  James Leishman,  and
BUDDLE - John Wesley,    merchants,  Cashel st. 


Monday 11 December 1893
Inquest  -  037
BURNLEY - George William,  died -- 


Tuesday 12 December 1893
Meeting of Creditors -  040 & 041
BROWN -  Sarah Fiducia,  widow ----   along column ---  meeting adjourned to Friday ---

Napier -  042
DOUGLAS - Rev. S.  body was found  --- 

Dunedin -  043
CRAIGIE - Miss Margaret,  dau. of a Henley farmer,  supposed to have drowned in the Taieri ferry ----
WHITTINGTON -  Thomas,  a chemist in the Arcade was found dead in his shop ---  

Accidents - 044
FERRANS -Patrick, a runner for the Lyttelton Times  met with a serious accident  on Ferry rd --- 
YELLAND - Thomas,  on Sunday at View Hill --- slipped and fell -- right leg fractured ---

Naturalization -  045
PONINGHAUS - Mr Gesine,  farmer, of Papanui   on 28 Nov. ---


Wednesday 13 December 1893
Accidents & Fatalities -  047
COWLISHAW -  Mr F.J. 2nd  son of Mr Cowlishaw,  went for a swim ----   was rescued ----
WHITE - a boy age 10,  son of Mr B.White, Swannanoa, fell from a gum tree at Springbank --  broke his arm --- 

Accidents & Fatalities -  048
BURST - Henry, chief lighterman on cutter "Iris" ---- is unconscious --- of Gisborne
GAY -  J. a seaman, on board barque "Soukar" from London ---  on 28 Sept. was knocked overboard ----   at Napier,  not found ----

Bankruptcy -  050
HINE -  James,  a  joiner,  -----  more ---


Thursday 14 December 1893
Inquest -  052
BRAY - Charles John,  of Russell's Flat,  son of Reginald Bray, --  drowned -- age 1yr 10mths   mother Louisa Bray --- 

Body Recovered -  055
McKENZIE - John,    drowned  on 28 Nov. at Hawkins Point --- 

Fatality - 056
RICE - Mr W.   died ---  leaves a wife and 4 children  ---- died of an epileptic fit ---

Rimutaka -  056a
very long list of names of passengers booked up to 3 Nov.   left London on 8 Nov.


Friday 15 December 1893
New Brighton -  058
ORAM's  Estate - 30 acres ---   on New Brighton rd,  for sale --- 


Saturday 16 December 1893
Haldon Estate for sale  -  059
BEALEY - Samuel,  2550 acres,   

Accidents & facilities -  061
ARNOLD -  a miner  --- died of injuries suffered from burns ----  Auckland --
FERRAN - Mr P.  who met with a serious accident on Monday  is still precarious ---
McQUAID - Robert,  a cabman,  was thrown,   escaped unhurt ---

Memorial  to Late Rev. Hugh Irwin -  062
IRWIN - Rev. Hugh,  a monument  to the memory was erected in the Linwood Cemetery ---  do 20 August age 47 ---

Auction  - 063
WILSON - Geo.  deceased,  --  Aikmans rd, Papanui,  4acres --- 


Monday 18 December 1893
Creditors Meeting -  065
BROWN -  Mrs S.F. --    lots more ----

Accidents & Fatalities - 066
FRASER - William,  age 19,  a printer,  was drowned in a dam  ---  Wellington -- 
CRAIGIE - girl ----  died ----
FERRANS -  Patrick,  died at hospital  at 1pm  an inquest will be held ---

Auction -  067
GEORGE -  Eden,  (leaving for Australia)  ---   furniture ----

Timaru -  068
MARCHANT - Mr F.W.  bought 3acres ---  

Bankruptcy -  069
REYB - Michael,   farmer of Washdyke --- ---   lots more ---

Examination Results - 070  &  071
School of Art,  long list of names ----

Wellington -  072
HILL - Miss Mabel,  awarded gold medal of Wellington Art Club ----
WARD -  a decree absolute was granted --- 
WHITE - Mr G. a retired Melbourne hotel keeper,  with his wife visiting NZ  died suddenly ---


Tuesday 19 December 1893
Accidents & Fatalities -  074
CLARK - Willie,  received a compound fracture to his leg  -- Studholme, near Waimate ---
CRAIGIE - Miss Margaret,  who drowned  was found on Saturday ----
GIBBS - a shearer,   employed at Owhaoko station  -- died ---- Napier
MARRIOTT - T.G.  body found  in the sea near  end of breakwater Napier.
RALPH - G.  was drowned attempting to cross a gap in a reef near Castlepoint.
WEBB -  John,  age 15,  fell dead on Saturday while playing with other boys ---

Missing men -  075
FISK -  Walter ---  a grocers assistant -- missing since dinner hour Friday ---  has now turned up safely
FRASER -  George,  reported lost in the bush between Waikanae and Upper Hutt ---  has been found--

Land Sale -  076
HORNER -  Mr W.  10 acres  sold  to  Mr C.H. Vigers of Belfast -- portion of Clearwell Estate, Papanui.
BOAG - Mr W.  of Fendalton,  bought 48 acres part of Clearwell Estate ---
HAWKEN - Mark, of Styx, bought 15 and half acres of  Clearwell Estate.

Land Sale - Temuka -  076a
MacDONALD - late  Angus,  sell Pakohi Estate, at Temuka -- 
McCULLY - H.  bought Lot 1 of 150 acres --- 
AUSTEN - J.  bought Lot 2  of 268 acres
GILLIATT - J.R.  bought Lot 3 of 287acres  & Lot 10 at 416a.
ROLLESTON - Hon. W. bought Lot 4  of 341acres --
BROWN - Frank,  Lot 7,  of 228a. & Lot 8 at 202a.
BORRY - H.  Lot 12 of  265a.
AIRAY - J.  Lot 13  of 575 a.

Fires at Little River - 077
PHILLIPS - Mr J.  dairy farmer at Little River,  cheese house and contents destroyed by fire -- 
NICOLL -  a firewood splitter   lost his tent and belongings in a fire at Okute Valley ---

Naturalization - 078
GARLICH -  Peter,  (East Oxford)
HANSEN - Carl (Kaiapoi)
JENSEN - Anders,  (West Oxford)
LUND - Waldemar,  (Pleasant Point)
MASCHLAN - Anthony   (East Oxford)
PUSCHEL - Emil Ferdinand,  (Avonside)
ZIMMERMAN - Charles,  (East Oxford)

Auction -  079
STRATTON - Mrs,  278 Gloucester st, (who is leaving Christchurch)  furnture & effects of 9 rooms ----  listed ---


Wednesday 20 December 1893
Returning Colonist -  081
CUNNINGHAM - Mr P.  now on return journey from great Britain  on "Tainui"  ----

Inquest -  082
FERRANS -  Patrick,  died Sunday   from an accident on 11 Dec.  ---   accidental death ---

Inquest - Dunedin  -  084
HUGHES - James,  age 17,  was killed at Roslyn from a kick from a horse ----


Thursday 21 December 1893
Accidents & Fatalities - 086
GIFFORD - J.C. late chief engineer of the s.s.Dingadee --- died at Wellington ---
WATSON - Charles George,  age 30,  is missing --  since 9 Dec.

Accidents & Fatalities - 087
GRIMES - Henry,  in a boat that swamped --  rescued by W.Mulgan, 3rd engineer of the steamer Janet Nicholl. Wellington.
SINCLAIR - William, of Lyttelton,    has saved at least 12 lives William has saved from drowning -----

Bankruptcy -  088
HEANEY - Alexander, a storekeeper of Lichfield ---  Auckland ----more ---


Friday 22 December 1893
Accidents & Fatalities - 090
CRIDLAND - John,  age 50, formerly Christchurch, died suddenly last night at ---  Birmingham ---
DONNELLY - James,  met with a serious accident ---   critical ---
BROWN - a boy had an arm fractured ---  

Auckland -  092
STEVENS - Frederick,   a commission agent ---  his son died on board the Te Anau, child's mother died in Melbourne --- more ----


Saturday 23 December 1893
Wellington -  094
MILLAR - James,  age 36, engineer,  on hulk Jubilee been missing since Tuesday -----

Inquest -  095
DAVY -  Sarah Louisa ----  age 26, wife of Edward Davy,  a slaughterman, Islington ---  parents Mr & Mrs Philip Lane
DONNELLY -  James,  still critical ---

Fifield, Opawa -  096
BRAY - W.B.  deceased,  16 acres,  good house & grounds  for sale ---

Presentations -  098
WOODWARD -  foreman of the stereotyping dept. of Lyttelton Times,  presented with a marble clock --- on his marriage ---
MENZIES - Miss,  teacher at Lyttelton Main School ---   is leaving ---



Tuesday 26 December 1893
Obituary -  104
GORING - Mr Forster, an old resident -- Wellington   age 83,  son of Sir Charles Forster Goring, of Highden, Sussex,
                          a widower, leaves 6 children, 3 are married in England ----   Col. Goring, Permanent Artillery in Auckland,
                         Mrs Johnston, wife of Hon. W.W. Johnston and Mr Barry Yelverton Goring.

Inquest - 105
HILL - Mabel, 5 and half months,  -----

Naturalization -  109
ENGLEBRECHT - E.H.  farmer, Hook,  Waimate.
HOVESEN - C.J.  labourer, Timaru.
MURICH - F. farmer, East Oxford.
SCHREDER -  Alfred,  farmer,  Timaru.

Fatality - 110
ROBINSON - a man,  was found dead in a house in Sumner  ---  occ. a cottage owned by Mr Wren,  , recently from Little Akaloa ---

Inquest -  111
ROSS -  John Valentine,  died ---b. Brechin, Scotland in 1846, studied medicine --  arr. here in July 1861 by "Chrysolite"  ---
                     leaves a widow and 5 sons, and 4 daughters ---  funeral at Linwood Cemetery --

Wellington -  112
SMITH- Benjamin,  commission agent,  died  ---  age 81 --

Presentation - 113
WILKINS - Miss,  of Lyttelton Times --  worked there since 1884    getting married --  silver teapot  and a 40 piece tea-set.

Inquest -  114
WISHEART -  James, an elderly man, res. of Lyttelton --   


Wednesday 27 December 1893
Cheviot Estate -  116
42 farms comprising 10,791 acres  --  also mansion house and 500 acres,  ---  for Lease ---

Napier -  117
EATON - John,  cook on board the schooner Orpheus,  found dead in his bunk ---  buried at sea.  ----

Accidents & Fatalities - 118
JENKINS - Thomas,  of Belfast --  dislocation ---
MARTIN - Anthony,  age 19, on the Sumner tram line ---   injured ---
MITCHELL -  Alexander, --- horse bolted -- 
TAYLOR - Arthur,  a lad of 11yrs,  -- slipped and fell ---

Presentation -  119
GERRARD - Mr C.W.  on his marriage -- 

Inquest - Dunedin -  120
MUDGE - William,  killed at South Dunedin ----

Inquest - 121 & 122
ROBINSON - Philip Horne,  age 51,  found dead in his house ---  wife Mary Ann,  marr. last 23 August --- 

Sydney -  123
7 persons drowned on the Minnimurri River,  100 miles north of Sydney, -- 
Miss Pike, 2 girls and a boy Woods,  Capt. and Mrs Honey,  and Mr Woods.


Thursday 28 December 1893

Accidents & Fatalities - 125
BRODY - John, a wharf labourer, fell down the hold at Wellington ----
HOLT - Frederick,  accidentally drowned at St Helier's Bay ----
JAGO - Ernest,  drowned in the Waitotara River ---
SULLIVAN -  Mrs, injured in a fire at Upper Hutt last week,  died  ----
WILSON - Archibald,  fell down at Hastings striking his head -- died  -- a well known drover.

A Returned Colonist -  126
MONEY - Mr A.W. --- returned  from Great Britain  to Christchurch on Christmas Day ------

Funeral - 127
ROSS -  Mr J.V.  took place at Linwood Cemetery --   member of Canterbury Board of Governors.


Friday 29 December 1893
Accidents & Fatalities - 125
GRIFFITHS - William,  age 60, was found dead in bed  at Ashburton ---
MAXWELL - William, a gum digger drowned in the Kaipara River ---  b. Edinburgh  -- no relatives here.
McDONALD - Alexander,  one hand badly injured -- gun exploded --
THOMPSON - Charles,  age 7 broke his arm --- his brother pushed him over a barrel --

Late Bishop Harper - 130
HARPER - Bishop,  funeral on Sunday ---   internment at Barbadoes St Cemetery.

Obituary - 131, 132  133134
HARPER - Bishop,  arr. 1856 -- Bishop Harper appointed Bishop in 1868 replacing Bishop Selwyn --  10 days from his 90th birthday ---
                        celebrated his Golden Wedding on 12 Dec. 1879, Mrs Harper died in 1887 ---

Bishop Harper's appointment -  135
Bishop Harper's resignation -  136
Biographical details -  137,  138,  139, 140, 141

Auckland -  142
IRWIN - Mr,   died shortly after admitted to hospital ---

Presentation -  143
Le GROS - Miss E.J. leaving Messrs Begg & Co.  to be married --- dinner service, water jug & butter cooler.

Funeral - 144
McCLATCHIE -  wife of Captain Thomas, took place at Linwood Cemetery --- 


Saturday 30 December 1893
Late Bishop Harper -  147
HARPER - Bishop,  lots about the format for the funeral tomorrow.

Salvation Army Wedding -  148
WOOD - WATSON - at Rangiora,  Miss Jessie  dau. of Alex Watson, painter, Rangiora  to Thomas Wood, of Fielding -- 
                     Mr J.Watson, best man,  Miss M.Watson, bridesmaid.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
7 March 2014
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