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Saturday 10 November 1900
Death-  Gisborne - CAMPBELL
Mr James Campbell, auctioneer & stock agent for Messers Williamson & Kettle,  died yesterday. He was well known throughout the Colony, especially in Canterbury.

Fatality  -  MUTCH  -
Mrs Mutch,  widow of the late Robert Mutch, who was killed on the Selwyn Railway crossing,  died at the Hospital on Sunday  age 70

Napier  -  CHASE  - 
James Chase an old Hawke's Bay identity,  died in Napier Hospital on Friday  age 84. Chase in the early days was a whaler & he had roamed all over the world.
He was full of reminscences of whaling adventures in the North & South Pacific.

Obituary -  Wellington - MILNE
Mr John P. Milne, a native of Kuriemuir, Scotland and a distinguished student of St. Andrews University, who arrived here for his health on 5 November,
died in Wellington Hospital yesterday.


Wednesday 14 November 1900   page 3
Obituary - Greymouth - NANCARROW
Mr Nancarrow, an auctioneer and the Agent for the Union Steamship Co. here,  died this morning, after a short illness.
He was one of Greymouth's oldest citizens & was connected to a number of local bodies, including the Greymouth Jockey Club, the Hospital & the
Education Board.  Flage are flying halfmast out of respect for the deceased,and the greatest sympathy is expressed to his wife and children.  
All  children are grown up.

Obituary    -   Ashburton   - HAYHURST
The death is announced of Mrs Hayhurst the widow of the late Mr John Hayhurst, in her 80th year. She was the first white woman, who settled
in the Ashburton district.


Thursday 15 November 1900     page 3
Inquest - Christchurch - FOSTER
The inquest was held this morning at the Hospital touching the death of  the child Ethel Foster,who died from burns received on Wednesday at her home.
 ------ there is lots more about what happened to this child

Wellington -
A number of English Colonists returned from English tours & Australia by the "WAIKARE"
notably Mr TOLHURST,  Mr GALE,  Mr HAYBITTLE,?  Mr VEITCH, &  Mr GODBER


Saturday 17 November 1900   page 5
Nelson - McLEAN
Captain Lauchlan McLean, who died at Nelson, at the age of 66 was for 25 years Master of sailing ships,between India & England.  He retired from
the sea many years ago, owing to ill health.He went to Nelson from Christchurch,  16 or 17 years ago and resided there ever since.He suffered very
much from a complication of diseases, the immediate  cause of death was apoplexy.

Lyttelton - WILLIS
Another old Colonist who passed away, in the person of Mrs Willis. The deceased lady arrived in Lyttelton with her husband (the Late Dr. J.S.Willis) & 3 children in the  Isabella Hercus, on March 1851.  For many years she resided in Opawa, but latterly, with her youngest daughter  at Port Levy.  Until her death at the advanced age of 90 years which took place on Saturday last.  Mrs Willis leaves four daughters and one son, 30 grandchildren  and 4 g.grandchildren.


Wednesday 21 November 1900   page 3
Melbourne -  HALL  -  comedian
News has been received of a death at Melbourne of a Mr J. Hall,  son of the late Mr J. Hall, the celebrated comedian. The deceased lived in Wellington
for some years and was well known in various parts of New Zealand.

Sydney -  RUSSELL
Mr Charles Field, a member of the Nance O'Neil Dramatic Co. & not unknown in New Zealand, died in Sydney early in the present month.  His name in private
life was Mr C.H.Russell, he originally came to the colonies with  Mrs Bernard Beere's    Co.nearly 9 years ago.


Thursday 22 November 1900      page 3
Dunedin -  - death in India.   BLAIR  -   
News has been received in Dunedin of the death,  at Poone, India, of  Miss Jessie Blair, who had been engaged in mission work.  She left with Mr Lowe  & others in  August last year.


Friday 23 November 1900     page 3
Inquest    - Lyttelton    - 
BROWN
  -   The death of May Violet Brown marr. to Joseph Elias Brown of Lyttelton,  age 25      -------lots more


Monday 26 November 1900     page 3
Inquest -  MORRIN
Death of Francis Morrin, death due to valvular disease of the heart.


Tuesday 27 November 1900   page 3
Death  -   Palmeston North   -  RUSH
Mr J.G.Rush, a well known & highly respected resident of Palmeston North, died on Saturday.  The deceased gentleman landed in Wellington in 1843,
he settled in the Hutt Valley and for nearly 40 years engaged in farming operations near Taita.  Mr Rush settled in Palmeston Northin 1882.  
He was 73 years of age at the time of his death.

Death  -  Wellington   -   KEYS
One of Wellington's oldest settlers, Mr Charles Williams Keys died at his residence Lower Hutt on Sunday. Mr Keys was born at Tring, Herts, England, in
1818 and arrived in the colony in the surveying  vessel "Cuba" Captain Newcombe in December 1839.


Wednesday 28 November 1900    page 3
Death  -  MITCHIE
The New Zealand Times announced the death of Mr Thomas Mitchie, a well known figure in the streets of Wellington,who had practised as a vetinary surgeon in
this city for 25 years.  The late Mr Mitchie who was 77 years of age was a keen follower of the turf, and an acknowledged authority on matters pertaining to racehorses.

Auckland -  Fatility  -  THORPE 
A child named Lottie Thorpe, age 14 years was drowned at Paeroa yesterday, several children including the deceased had been bathing in  the river.  They were returning in a boat, from the other side when one child, thinking that a sandbank had been reached, jumped out into deep water.  The deceased pluckily jumped
in to save the child and succeeded in doing so, but must have clung to one side of the boat when lifting  the child and the boat being overwieghted capsized onto her.


Friday 30 November 1900    page 3
Wellington    - Mr John DAVIS
Mr John Davis, a settler in the Tokomaru district, on the Manawatu Railway Line, was found dead at the foot of the cliff, over which he had evidently fallen.

Woodville -
HARRIES
  -  The infant son of Mr Joseph H. Harries? died yesterday, after swallowing  some match heads.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
20 February  2005

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