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Monday 1 March 1897
Inquest  -  AYLWARD,  MULKERE   -  01
----  Richard Aylward  aged 46,  drowned,  ----  Albert Charles Wright,   a tanner,  gave evidence,    William Henry Eskett,  boarding-house  keeper,  
Joseph Aloysius Mulkere,  currier,   aged 24   died from shock on hearing of  Aylward's death  ----  long column  ----  lots more ----

Obituary  -  BOWMAN  -  02
--- Mrs Isabella Bowman, widow of Mr James Bowman,  died at Timaru. ---- was 61 years old,  resided in Canterbury since 1858. ---  went to Timaru
to visit the family of her late brother Mr John Olgivie,  who died 6mths ago.----  leaves a family of 8 all grown up. ---- her sons Messrs J.O. 
and A. Bowman,  absent from the Colony ---- body was to have been brought to Christchurch ----  interred at Timaru today.

Accident  -  05
GARDNER
-  --  a lad named Arthur Gardner,  son of Mr J.Gardner,  was riding a bicycle -----  knocked down and ----  severely bruised and shaken


Tuesday  2 March  1897
Maintenance -  06
PAGET  -  S.A.  and H. Paget -----   case dismissed -- more
WILSON -  John Leaf ---   failing to provide ----  adjourned to 6 March ----
STACE -  Eliza Ann v. Albert Stace ---  application for separation ----  married 30 years --- 7 children,    Albert  aged 54 ---  long column ------

Meeting of creditors  -  08
WHITESIDE
  -   R.William H.Whitesides  of Christchurch,  baker,  -------  more ----

Wedding  -  HOLMES - OSBORNE  -  09
------   Edwin Walter Woodhouse Holmes,  son of Mrs John Holmes of Crofton,  Wellington,  and the  bride Isabella,  daughter of Mr W. F.Osborne,
of ---  bride was attended by Miss Alice Osborne   and Miss Edith Woodhouse,  the bridegroom by Mr H.Osborne ----  the happy couple left by
train for Ashburton.


Wednesday  3 March  1897
Bankruptcy  -  11
URU  -  Henara Whakatau Uru,  of Kaiapoi,  -------  more ----


Thursday  4 March  1897
Waikanae - 14
McKAY - 
a fatal accident  ------  the end of a boiler at Campbell's sawmill,  blew out, and the engine driver Norman McKay  -----  died 2 hours afterwards.


Saturday  6 March  1897
Maintenance -  15
WILSON    -  Mr John Leaf ---  ----  sought to make Mr Wilson responsible for his grandchild.


Monday 8 March  1897
Funeral at Kaiapoi  -  18
WINTERBOURNE
  -  ------  Mr Thomas Winterbourne,     deceased long been connected with the local brass band -------


Tuesday  9 March  1897
Death  -  19
MUNRO
  - the sudden death  of Rev P.R. Munro at Rangiora  ----  a long column  ------   deep sympathy was expressed for Mrs Munro  and the 3 children.

Death  -  21
BAKER 
-  a young man named Baker,  ------  died suddenly at dinner time today  ------

Sudden Fatality  -  22
MUNRO  - 
---  was cycling in company with Rev L.M.ISITT -----   died almost immediately -----     lots more  ----  long column -----

Maintenance -  23
BRUCE  -  Robert ----  support of his mother -----
CHEGWIN  -  John -- deserted his wife  Kate and 4 children --- dismissed case ----

Accident  -  24
SHAW 
-  Mr Hans Shaw,  jnr  of Cheviot -----    broken arm in 2 places --------  


Wednesday  10 March 1897
Accident  -  Temuka  -  27
BROGDEN 
-  --- Edward Brogden was thrown from a horse breaker's cart at Temuka on Tuesday morning ------


Friday 12 March  1897
Meeting of creditors  -  31
McFERRAN  -  James,   clerk,  

Meeting of creditors  -  32
TAYLOR  -  Joseph,  fishmonger,  --------  lots more ----

Fatal  Accident  -  32
McLELLAN 
-  fell  off train on  Lyttelton-Christchurch  line  in tunnel  ---    about 47 to 50 years of age Alexander McLellan  of Winslow -----   lots more ---

Accidents  -  33
OLIVER  -  was injured by the rocket accident on board the steamer mcGregor  is dead.
LILLEY  -  William,  about 10 years old killed by falling from a horizontal bar  in school ground at tai-Tapu
BLACK -  M. accidently shot in back  with a pea rifle,  is not a serious injury


Saturday  13 March  1897
Accident  -  35
HUNT  -  William Wallace Hunt  -----  more


Monday 15 March  1897
Napier -  37
EWBANK 
-  Mrs Ewbank,  -------   

Akaroa -  38
KAY 
-  Charles W.Kay aged 8 years   son of Mr C.P.Kay ----   of Decanter Bay ----  died ----  

Meeting of creditors  -  39
NOONAN  -  John James,  of Robinson's Bay,  Akaroa,  farmer.  ------  lots more -----

Inquest  -  40
LILLEY
  -  an inquest at Tai-Tapu ----- on Edward Lilley,  was killed falling from a horozontal bar ------

Invercargill -  41
McCREA
  -  an old Orepuki miner,  named Donald McCrea -----     falling clay pinned him hand and foot ------   


Tuesday  16 March  1897
Presentation  -  MORTON  -  43
---  the friends of Mr C.R.Morton -----  presented him with a gladstone bag, suitable engraved  on his approaching departure for the Old Country ------   

Manaia -  44
WELLS
-  the son of a settler named Wells,  fell upon a disc harrow about a fortnight ago  -----  has died ----

Nelson -  PATTISON  -  44
a sailor of the Wainui,  Peter Pattison,  sustained serious injuries  to his head ------   he was taken to hospital.


Wednesday  17 March  1897
Obituary  -  STEWART  -  46
an early settler  Mr John Henry Stewart  passed away  at age 67 ---   arrived in Canterbury in 1851 -----   he leaves a widow and 2 sons and 2 daughters, 
another son was drowned at New Brighton some little time ago --------


Thursday  18 March  1897
Hastings  -  50
GARNETT
  -  a 12 roomed house at Hastings was destroyed by fire it was owned and occupied by Mr J,Garnett,  builder,   the family were away -------

Greymouth  -  50
McINROE 
-  McInroe's place at Little Grey was destoyed by fire today ----

Laverick's Bay  -  50
KNIGHT 
-  a woolshed belonging to Mr J.L.Knight,  a sheep farmer ----  was burned to the ground -------   


Friday  19 March  1897
Dunedin  -  51
ROBERTSON  
-  Mr D.H.Robertson,  manager of the Milton branch -----  was thrown from his bicycle  ----- hasn't regained conciousness.

Christchurch  -  51
MACLEAN 
-  a man named Maclean  was out shooting at belfast  with his son --------   


Saturday  20 March 1897
Maintenance -  54
LAURENSON  -  John ----    support of his 3  --------     is now a married man with 8 young children ------   more


Monday  22 March  1897
Late Rev P.R.  55a
MUNRO 
-    Memorial services  were held -----      lots more -----


Tuesday  23 March  1897
Christchurch  -  57
WAYMOUTH
  -  Mr F.Waymouth,  secretary to the Canterbury Frozen Meat Co.  leaves on a trip to the Old Country shortly  -----  going about 15 April.


Wednesday  24 March  1897
Fatal Accident  -  58
BROWN  - 
----  Rangiora ,  a boy aged about 5 years, only son of Mr Jonathon Brown,  farmer  met his death  -----

Inquest  -  58
BROWN  -
  J. Brown,  aged 5  son of  Mr Jonathon Brown,  -------  more ---

Auckland  -  59
GEYLAND - 
the child of a settler named Geyland  is reported to have been drowned in the Northern Wairoa River.

Skippers Bridge  -  ASWORTH,  SAINSBURY  -  63
an accident of a serious nature followed by a remarkable escape ------  Robert Sainsbury jnr.  and Archibald Ashworth  --------    more ------

Meeting of creditors  -  64
STEVENSON  -   James Stevenson  formerly of Woodend,  hotel keeper,  ------  lots more  --------  a long column  ----


Thursday  25 March  1897
Wellington  -  GLENN  -    66    William  Glenn   died under choloform ---
Inquest  -  GLENN  -   ---  death from ------  under choloform.

Invercargill  -  66
McPHERSON  -    wife of Donald McPherson,  a settler of West Waiau  --  was attacked by a bull ---  died ----


Friday  26 March  1897
Farewell  -  New Brighton  -  WALKER  -  67
-- to say farewell to Mr H.R.Walker  on the eve of his departure for the Old Country ----  presented  with a souvenir combination matchbox and
sovereign case suitably inscribed  -------  more


Saturday  27 March  1897
JAMESON  -  70
Mr George Jameson,  who is returning from London to take up the management of the NZ Farmers' Co-operative ---  arrived in Wellington by the Tongariro 


Monday  29 March  1897
Christchurch  -  BERESFORD  -  71
Mr T.J. Beresford,  a resident in Christchurch for over 30 years ---  take a trip to England by the s.s. Gothic ----   representing the
Grand Orange Lodge  as the only delegate  from the Middle Island of New Zealand  at the Grand Orange Triennial Council  to be held in
London on 14 July -------

Obituary  -  73
LANCE  - 
Mr J.D.Lance,  late of Horsley Downs,  died suddenly ----  at Highfield,  Waiau,  where he had been staying.


Tuesday  30 March  1897
Oxford  -  KING  -  74
Thomas King,  a well known farmer at Totara Flat,  Bennett's Junction,  was a passenger on the Eyreton train this morning  ----- 
he leaves a widow and 6 or 7 children.

Inquest  -  74
KING  - 
an inquest ---    death from heart disease.

The Late Mr J.D.  -  75
LANCE
  -  at a meeting of the North Canterbury Jockey Club Committee ----  a letter of condolence  to Mrs Lance and family ----

Maintenance  -  76
LARGE  -  William, Charles,  Henry  and Alfred  ----  failing to support their father  Charles Large  ----  
SCOTT  -  Robert John Scott  was ordered  to pay  -------


Wednesday  31 March  1897
Obituary   -  HERRICK  -  79
Mr Thomas Herrick,   ----  charitable work at the City Mission Home ----    feeble health for a long time ----    died age 34,  arrived in Canterbury from Leicestershire about 14 years ago -----   more  ----

The Very Rev Father O'CONNOR  -  80
the tolling of the bell  ----  Very Rev Father O'Connor had passed away --- was born at Liseltin,  County Kerry, Ireland  on 20 April  1858.    ------ 
came here in 1882  to Greymouth  ----  a very long column  -----

Obituary  -  DYER  -  81
Mrs Dyer,  who has been engaged in teaching ----   at the Christchurch School of Domestic instruction,  died suddenly on Monday  ----
 funeral took place at Burwood Cemetery  this afternoon.  ----

Death  -  81
KING 
-  sudden death   ----    at Kaiapoi  of Mr Thomas King  

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
19 September  2008

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