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Friday  1 December  1905
Deceased Persons  Estates for stamps    -  002  page 4
FRASER -  Richard ---
YOUNG  -  William  ---
KIERNAN - Catherine ---
GEDGE -  David ---
RAWSTON  -  Hiram ---
PATEMAN  -  Edward James  ---
SOUTER -  John ---
GASSON  -  Charles  --
DUNNAGE  -  Louisa ---
DORE  -  John ---

Letters of Administration  -  003  pge 4
HAYDON -  George R. ---
JOHNSTONE  -  Victoria M.---
THOMPSON -  Annie C. ---
MARSH -  Thomas G.

Probates-  003
ADAMS  -  Charles ---
McHAFFIE -  G.H. --
DUNN - Peter ---
DAVIS  -  Benjamin ----

Whangarei  -  Death  -  004   pge 4
SMITH  -   At  Mrs Lee's   open-air meeting last night  Mr William Smith,  aged 79,  suddenly sank to the ground  and expired.

Presentation  -  005    p4
LEWINGTON  -   Mr and Mrs T. Lewington,  who are leaving Lyttelton  -----   presented with a handsome silver tea service -----

Accident  -  006  p4
CLINTON  -  Nicholas,  an elderly man,  had his right arm broken yesterday  by a kick from a horse ----


Monday  4 December  1905
Dunedin  -  007
HUTCHESON  -   Mr William Hutcheson,  a former mayor of Wellington,  and representative of Dunedin in Parliament ----  for 6 years,  died last night.

Auckland  -  Death -   008  p3
GERKEN  -   Willie Gerken,  a single man,  was killed while felling bush at Pukerimu  --------

Accident  -  DENNIS  -  009  p3
---   at Gladstone Pier,  Lyttelton,  John Dennis,  foreman of the railway casual wharf labourers,  was standing between 2 empty trucks  ---- jammed between
the buffers  ------  badly bruised,  no bones were broken.

Wellington  -  Deaths  -  010  p3
PEARCEY  -  Edward,  aged 68 ----   residence  at Barkett street,  married with a grown up family
H?OLMES  -  John  ---   


Wednesday  6 December 1905
Papers full of the coming  General Elections  tomorrow.

Thursday   7 December  1905
Marton  -  Death  -  011    p3
VILE  -   Mr Vile,   sudden death occurred at Marton last evening ---- Mr Vile leaves a widow  and a family of 11 sons and 1 daughter  ---- funeral on Saturday.

Paper full of the results of the General Election  ---


Friday   8 December  1905
Wellington  -  013    p3
POWER  - -- a man named George Power was killed last night at Eketahuna  in a fight with a man named STRID.  -------

Hokitika  -  014   p3
McLEOD  -    a young man,  Simon McLeod,  was accidentally killed  by a fall of earth on McLeod's Terrace claim,  Mikornui,  yesterday afternoon.

Dunedin  -  016   p3
PORTWINE  -    Beatrice Pary Portwine,  a married woman,  aged 32  was found drowned in the harbour  this morning.  -------


Saturday   9 December  1905
Maintenance  -  017   p5
DALLACA -    Henry Dallaca,  failing to provide for the support of his illegitimate child at Greymouth -----

Hanmer Springs  -  019  p5
O'CONNELL -   Mr William O'Connell,  manager of Mount Palm,  died here suddenly yesterday afternoon -----

Auckland  -  020  p5
BRADLY -    Clara Williams Bradly,  wife of a dentists assistant,  died in hospital today  -------  more ----


Monday  11 December  1905
Fatalities  -  022   p3
WATERS  -  James,  aged 76 ----  was drowned in the Tutaekuri River --------
McKEE  -  William,  a married man,  aged 65, ---  of Napier ----   died from his injuries today.
BARRATT  -  Patrick,  aged 22  of Masterton  and
FRYER  -  Leonard,  aged 24  of Wellington,  flaxmillers,  were drowned in the Okuru river South Westland  on 5? December  ----  more ----

Wellington  -  Divorce  -  023  p3
MYERS  -  Sophia  v.  George Myers
PARKER  -  William  v  Margaret Parker ---
LORD  -  Augusta  v  James D. Lord  ---
KIRKLAND  -  Sarah  and Alfred Kirkland
CROSS -  Ann  and John Cross
GOODWIN - H.  and Agnes Goodwin
COLE  -  Robert  and Jennie Cole

Dunedin  -  024  p3
McDONALD -   Alfred McDonald,  a fireman on the Wakanui,  missing since 1 December  was found drowned in the harbour this morning.

Death  -  Auckland  -  025  p3
MOLLOY -   Herbert Molloy,  a single man,  died suddenly at his res.  in Sheehan street on Sunday ------

Dunedin -  Divorce  -  026  p3
SMITH  -  Nellie  v.  Daniel Smith,  compositor,  of Christchurch -----


Tuesday  12 December  1905
Bankruptcy  -  028  p3
WILSHIRE   A.A.H.  &   SCOTT - A.
MACDONALD  - J.
BRADSHAW -  C.
IRELAND - A.
COOK - W.E.
HAMBER - D.
GABB -  A.F.  and J.
De LUEN - J.R.
DOUGLAS -  J.B.
SELBIE - J.W.
GABB - S.A.
WOODHEAD - C.J.
MORTIMER - J.E.
OSBORNE - A.
BICKERTON -  R.T.

Dunedin  -  DUFF  -  029   p3
Mr W. Duff,  who landed in Dunedin in 1848  -----   survivor of the ship Philip Laing,  died at Waihola yesterday,  aged 87.  he started the first dairy farm
near Dunedin  in 1856  and imported the forst shipment of Clydesdale stock to Otago.

Maintenance  -  030   p3
TREE  -  George ---  2s a week towards his child --
BLACKMORE -  Frederick   -------
NORTH -  Percy --  -----

Affiliation  -  030  p3
RAINBOW  -  Alfred Ernest  ---  father of illegitimate child ----
WALLSBURY  -  Thomas  ------
BLACK  -  James -----

Letters of Administration   -  031   p3
DAVIES  -  John
DEIGHTON -  Samuel --
BAIRD -  David --
NIVEN - James
QUINTON -  Eliza --
SUNCKELL -  John

Divorce case    - 031
HICKINBOTTOM      - more ----

Probate -  031
WOODS - Henry


Thursday  14 December  1905
Death  - 032   p3
DANTON   -    Julius  Danton,  a seaman,  native of France,  about 31 years old,  in gaol  for assault,   died  ----- an inquest will be held ----   lots more ---

Friday  15 December  1905
Divorces  -  033    p3
PETERS   -  Eliza   &   Peter Peters ----
GOODWIN  -  Edwin William   &  Frances  Carrie Goodwin ----   desertion ---  married April 1899 --  2 children --  wife left March 1900 --  
LLOYD  -  Eliza  &  Joseph Lloyd ----  married 1889,  separated in 1895
WOOLDRIDGE  -  Charles   & Emily  Wooldridge ---  married March 1898  lived together until 11 July 1905  ----

Probates Granted   -  033
TOBIN - Alice
STEELE  -  George
STERLING  -  Thomas
BROWN  -  Jennie V.

Letters of Administration  -  033
REECE  -  Frank.


Saturday  16 December  1905
Unveiling of GRIGG Memorial statue  -  035   page 5
The Grigg memorial statue was unveiled this afternoon -------  residents of the county  and  many people from North Canterbury ----   lots of names -----
Mr John Grigg was  one of the pioneers of Canterbury.  found an impenetrable swamp where Longbeach now is,  left one of the most flourishing farms in the
whole colony.  -----  ---   unveiled  the statue which is a life-size figure of Mr John Grigg,  in stone,  by the Sydney artist  Mr Charles Kidston,  from the
design of Mr S.Hurst Seager -----   


Monday  18 December  1905
Obituary  -  CONE  -  036  p3
Mr William Cone,  an early colonist  and old settler in the Ashley district  died at Rangiora ---   he took no part in public affairs  but was highly esteemed  by all his friends and acquaintences.  He was twice married,  leaves a widow  but no children.

Patents  applied for -  037   page 4
GRESHAM  -  E.G.  Dunedin  &
GRAY  -  Andrew,  Wellington,  a pneumatic knee ring.
LOCKING  -  B.  Napier,   -----
MARLOW  &   CONSTABLE -  Western Australia,  automatic skimmer for steam boilers
WISE  -  F.W.  Wellington,   ---- for washing clothes
COCA-COLA  Co  USA    trade mark  "Coca-Cola"
COCKS  & ANDREWS  -  Christchurch,  improved poultry feeder
HIGGIE  -  Thos.  Wanganui,  ---  prevent cows kicking while milking.

Death  -  Parnell  -    038   p2
LEAS  - Robert Leas,  aged 61  died suddenly  at his residence at  Parnell.

Fatal Horse Accident  -  039   p2
YOUNG  -   Cyril Alexander Young,  aged 14,  --- fell from a horse  whilst he was riding without a saddle  ------


Tuesday  19  December  1905
Divorce  -  HICKINBOTTOM  -  041   p3
Frank Hickinbottom   ---  dissolution of marriage with Emma Anne Hickinbottom ----  Charles Moir ---    married  September 1895,
 lived together until August 1905,  2 children --   more  ----

Gisborne  -  Death  -  042   p3
FINCH  -    Bernard William Finch  ----- died in hospital  this morning.

FOWLDS  -  042a
Mr George Fowlds,  M.H.R  intends leaving Auckland on Monday on a trip to England by way of South Africa.  His visit home is for the purpose of attending his father's   100th  birthday anniversary.

SCOTT  -  043   p3
Mr W.B. Scott,  formerly of Christchurch,  who returned from South Africa  by the ss Tongariro  arrived here this morning  having come from
Wellington on the Mararoa.


Wednesday  20 December  1905
Presentations  -  Union Rowing Club -   044   p3
LEE -  Mr D. Lee,  deputy-captain  and
SANDFORD  - Mr.   honorary secretary,  the occasion of their marriages ---  presented with a marble clock each

Auckland  -  ROSS  -  045   p3
A Dunedin man  named Ross  who has been on a visit to Auckland  for the benefit of his health,  was found dead  in bed in a boarding-house this morning.

Probates  -  046  p3
SHUTTELWORTH  -  Robert ---
COOGAN  -  John
PEARSE  -  William S.
VIGERS  -  Charles H.
ALINGTON  -  George
JARVIS -  Edith S.
ROBSON  -  Hugh

Letters of Administration  -  046
ARRES  -  Margaret

Application  for commission
GORTON  -  John R.

Application to leave to lease  
COULTER  -  Henry

Divorce  -  047  p3
HICKINBOTTOM  -  The hearing resumed  ---  more ----


Thursday  21 December  1905
Divorce  -  049   p3
HICKINBOTTOM -  concluded yesterday   --   respondent Emma Anne  ---  decree nisi granted,  Frank Hickinbottom given custody of the 2 children

Stamp Duty - Deceased estates   -  050   p3
GRAY  -  Henry F.----
STODDART  -  W. ----
MACPHERSON  -  Lachlan A. ---
GRAY  -  W.A.----
SMITH  -  John -----
DIXON  -  Marmaduke ---
?-----  W.J. ----
SAIL  -  Joseph ----

Supreme Court  -  YATES  -  051    p3
----   matter of Mary Yates  v  Henry Yates ---  construction of the will of George Yates,  of Bury,  Lancaster,  England  was to be determined -- provision 
for wife Mary yates  and son Henry Yates ------    a lot more ----    very interesting ----


Friday  22 December  1905
Deaths  -  052    p3
FURLONG  -  W.G.  died in hospital  in New Plymouth ---  a pinus insignis fell on him  ---  had arrived here 2 weeks ago for his health ----
McMILLAN  -   a miner,  who was injured ---  at Sockburn,  died in hospital today  an inquest will be held.

Visitors  -  053    p3
DOUCET  -  Mr E.  from Sydney
WARREN  -  Mr C.W. of Sydney
McARTHUR  -  Mr T.A.  of England.


Saturday  23 December  1905
Little River  -  056    p5
KELLY  -  A whare occupied by James Kelly and old age pensioner was burnt to the ground  ----  Kelly had left for Christchurch earlier ------

Oxford  -  057   p5
McCULLOUGH -   Mr James McCullough,  of the railway gang,  was found dead in his paddock at 9 o'clock last night.  ------


Tuesday  26 December  1905
Auckland  -  Inquest  -  059   p3
CLARKE  -   ---  death of Frank Clarke


Wednesday  27 December  1905
Early Settler  -  WILLIAMS  -  060    p3
Mrs Mary Williams,  who died at Port Chalmers on Sunday  was the last but one of the original white settlers  of Otago.  She arrived in Sydney in 1837  later
came to Otago in the barque Magnet.  She was 65 years a resident of Otago  landing in the Colony 8 years before  the settlement of Dunedin.

Whangarei  - 061   p3
TAIT -    Mr G.Tait,  aged about 50,  manager for Messrs Grey and Menzies,   was found dead in the factory  -------

Obituary  -  MUSCHAMP  -  062   p3
---  Mr Richard Muschamp  who passed away in Christchurch on 20 December  at age 86, -- came here 31 years ago in the Star of China,  was a native of Harewood,  leeds,  Yorkshire and for 10 or 15 years was a tailor.  He leaves 11 children  ( 8 sons and 3 daughters)  45 grandchildren,  15 great grandchildren,  1 son and 7 grandchildren are in England.  He brought out all his sons except one. mr G.B.Muschamp  who came before him  -----   

Wellington  -    064    p3
FOSETTE  -  George R. Fosette,  aged 23,  was drowned while bathing with others at Kaitoke yesterday.

Westport  -  065    p3
FITTEN - Richard Fitten,  an old miner  who was discharged from hosp.  -----   died  -----


Thursday  28 December  1905
Auckland  -    066    p3
CARSON  - John James,  labourer  who was knocked down by an electric tram on Friday,  died in hospital today from his injuries  he received in the accident.


Friday  29 December  1905
Gisborne  -    068     p3
HALLIGAN  -  coroners  verdict ----  of the man Halligan -----

Obituary  -  ANDREWS  -  069    p3
Mrs James Andrews,  one of the early settlers,  died on 13 December  at her res.  220 Hazeldean road,  Sydenham.  Mrs Andrews  was born at Stamford,  Lincolnshire,  arrived in Lyttelton  by the Midlothian  in 1851.  During the early days she lived at Heathcote and Papanui,  later at Southbridge and Makikihi and latterly at Sydenham.  Sje leaves a husband  and grown up family  of 9 sons,  4 daughters,  also 23 grandchildren.


Saturday  30 December  1905
Presentations  -  070   p5
RANGER  -  Mr H.J.Ranger   had charge of Messrs Turnbull and Jones  motor garage  for the last 12mths  is now leaving the firm -- a smokers companion  ----

Obituary  -  LEWIS  -  071    p5
Sergeant-Major Christopher William Lewis,  formerly of His Majesty's 7th Hussars,  and instructor to the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry,  died at his res.  Cumberland street,  Richmond yesterday.  He was a Cornishman  been born at Penryn in 1826  at the age of 19 he enlisted ----   arrived in New Zealand in 1869  with his wife and daughter ---  funeral will take place at 2pm  on Tuesday next  -----  for the Avonside Churchyard.

Dunedin  -  072    p5
PRYOR  -   Mr James Pryor,  aged 68,  residing at Tomahawk,  died suddenly last night  while undressing.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
17 May  2009

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