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Wednesday  1 June 1938
Engagements  -  003
JONES  -  TICHBON  -   Harold Charles Courtenay Jones  (Ashburton)   to  Honor Fay  Tichbon ---
SMITH  -  ROSSITER  -  Hazel Joan  Smith   to  Leicester Raymond Rossiter -----Oxford

Photo  -  005
HARGREAVES -
Miss April Hargreaves,  and
WEST  -
Miss Moira West,  both of Christchurch  were presented to the King and Queen  at Court on 12 May

London  -  Debs Presented  to Court -   006
Miss Jean Batten,   Miss Noela Cable,   Miss April Hargreaves,  Miss M'eudall Hutchinson,   Miss Nita Reid,  Miss Nelle M.Scanlan, 
Miss Norah Tipping,  Miss Moira West.  The Hon. Mrs Tahu Rhodes presented her daughter   as well as Mrs Julian Marks  and Miss Marks
.  ------ lots more ------
 
Darfield  -  Farewell  -  ROBINSON  -  010
---  Darfield Hall to farewell  Mr and Mrs R.G.Robinson  and Miss D.Robinson  -----  reside in Christchurch  after 20 years  --- presented with
 a canteen of cutlery  and dinner service  ----   Miss Robinson a dressing table set. -----   

Divorce  case   - 011
DONALD  - 
divorce action ------- Henry George Donald -  Agnes Mary Fanny Donald --------  lots more -----

Blenheim  -  012
HARTY  - 
Robert Leslie Harty   aged 42,  married  a linesman ----  was killed by an electric shock  -----------  

Invercargill  -  013
SCULLY  - 
William Peter Scully,  a married man,  aged 27  was found --------

Photo  -  Presentation  to the Court -   016
BATTEN  - Miss Jean Batten   in Court dress  presented to their Majesties  on 12 May  -----


Thursday  2 June 1938
Engagement -  021
REEVES  - WESTACOTT  -  Patience Reeves  now of London  to  Sub-Lieutenant H.Westacott    --------

Gift Parties -  022
JOHNSON  -  Miss Betty   -- married this week ----  
HOLMES  -  Miss Gladys Holmes   marriage to take place -----
MOULD  -  Miss Maud Mould ---  marriage to take place shortly -----

Waimate -  023
HOLMES  - 
Miss Gladys Holmes  whose marriage will take place this week ----   more ---

Pre - wedding dance -  024
McDONALD  -
  Elwyn McDonald  ----  approaching marriage  ---  dance ----   more ----

Farewell -  Courtenay  -  027
FINDLAY  - 
Mr and Mrs Duncan Findlay   who are leaving to reside in Christchurch  ----  lived in the district more than 60 years
                ----  presented with a chiming clock ----

Obituary - Dunedin  -  030
LINDON  - 
Dr E.H.Lindon   -- commenced  practice at South Dunedin  in 1907  and retired some  18mths ago. 
                    was born at Cheshire  66 years ago  ----  survived by widow  and 2 daughters.

Auckland -Accidents  -  031
HILL  Bros ---  Mr Hughes ----    light delivery van  and tram car. ------  more ---


Friday 3 June 1938
Engagement Notices  -  035
HERDMAN -  THOMPSON  -  Faith Margaret Herdman  to  Lewis George Thompson -----
FOSTER -  LORD  -  marriage on 18 June  in Montreal,  Canada,  of Florence Millicent Foster --dau of ----
                                     to Thomas Dyson Lord --- of Montreal,   formerly Christchurch
EVANS - AITKEN - Charles William Evans -----  son of ---  to Isabel Margaret  Aitken -- dau of  -----

Hastings  -  037
BETHWELL -
Noel Samuel Bethwell  aged 30 a farm labourer -----  he was married in the registry office at Palmeston North
                           to Ruby Laurena Christensen  on 6 January  1935  ----  more ---

Wellington -  038
HOLDEN  - 
Thomas Holden,  a labourer  against Kenneth Daniel Melvin  an engineer,  death of Holden  jun.  -----   lots more ----

Divorce  -  039
DONALD  - 
Auckland -  the hearing  of a divorce action in which -------  lots more  -------

Funeral  -  041
RIDES  - 
---  Mr Charles Rides  a well known New Brighton resident ----  the funeral took place at Bromley -------

Lyttelton  -  042
MADDEN  -
Thomas Madden, a railway storeman,  run over by a train  -- died --- 56 years of age,  married,  resided at Woolston ----  staff of Lyttelton 14 years

Accidents  -  043
REID  -  James S.Reid  a middle aged man --  was killed ---  at Springfield station ----married man -- 4 children ------
THOMAS -  Cyril,  aged 25  married man  of Westport  ---  admitted to hospital  -----   

Wellington -  044
SANDLANT  - 
The body of  Mrs Mary Celia Sandlant,  aged 29  was recovered -----   hus.  Mr Colin Sandlant -------

Nelson -  045
MUIR  - 
The body of Charles Albert Muir,  a single man,  aged 32  been missing since 19 April  was found -----------

Photo -  048
WARD  -  Mr Joseph Ward  of Blenheim  whose death has occurred at age 93 years

Photo  -  Canterbury  Fencing team -  049
M.R.Muir,     B.H.Cato,   D.L.Donovan,   C.E.Purchase,   T.H.Farley,   J.S.Sheard,   J.G.D.Ward,   H.E.Cox,   M.Grespin,   M.Andrews,   R.L.Ross,   Y.M.D.Levvey.


Saturday  4 June 1938
80th  birthday  -  053
CRISTOFANINI  - 
surprise party -----  80th birthday ----

Gift Parties -  055
NEATE  -  Miss Mavis ----  marriage ---   hostess Miss Joyce Webb  ----
BARCLAY  -  Miss Jean Barclay  -- marriage next week ---  gift party  held in Town Hall,  Little River -----  long list of names

Engagements  -  056
GOODMAN - REABY  -  Leonard Oswald Goodman  ---  to  Velia Sophia -----   
BUXTON -  WILLIAMS  -  Edna Mavis Buxton  -----  to Harold Vivian Williams -----   Wellington
CORNISH - BULLOCK -  Joan Evelyn Mary Cornish  ----  of Ashburton  to  Raymond Arthur Bullock -----    Ashburton
DONNELLY - NEWTON  -  Jean Coralie Donnelly  -----   Ashburton  to  Keith Edgar Newton  -----  Ashburton
CONNOLLY - PHILLIPS  -  Madge Connolly,  of Greymouth ------   to James Phillips  of Hokitika,  son of -----  Waimate

Photo  -  057
CHIDGEY  - 
Mrs A. Chidgey ----  retired from ---  of Mayor's Coal and Blanket relief Fund  after  18 years service.

Accident  -  058
DACOMBE  -
Charles Dacombe,  a young man,  aged 21,  ---  was admitted to Christchurch Public Hospital ------  with injuries to a hand --------


Monday  6  June  1938
Party at Marshland -  068
ROGAL  -  Miss Irene ---  marriage  next week -----  long list of names ------

Pre - Wedding parties   -  069
ROGAL - RUNDLE  -  Mr Carbery Rundle  and Miss Irene Rogal  ----------

Coming - of - Age  party  -  070
REABY  -  Velia  ---  dance at Parish hall,  Burwood,  presented with a crystal salad bowl  and servers ----long service as Sunday school teacher ----

Engagement Notices   -  071
NICOL -  COE   -  Ruth Borne Nicol  of Burnham  to  Robert Bruce Coe ----  Irwell
WILSON -  TAYLOR  -  Eva Alice Wilson  ---  Conway,  North Canterbury ----   to   James Cowie Taylor  of Conway

Death  -  075
ODERING  - 
Harold Odering,  a butcher,  aged 36, ----   suffered injuries from which he died ----   --------

Auckland  -  076
MAWSON  - 
Thomas Mawson,    a farmer,  of Aramatai,  was drowned  ----  Mrs Mawson and children aged  13 and 10  ----------

Accidents -  077
MURPHY -  Mr James,  of Kaponga,  married man,  aged 29  was killed,  and
MALONE -  Mr Michael   suffered a broken thigh,    and
DODDS  -  Mr Frederick ---  married of Stratford  was also severley injured

Accidents  -  077
COSTER  -  Douglas ---  aged 16  of Invercargill  ------  head injuries  ----- condition not serious  ----  and
COOK -  W  farm manager ----  

Accident  -  077
McARTHUR  -  James Graham ---   of Dunedin  ------   aged 16  ----- died -----

Accidents  078
FLAUNTY  -  William,  aged 20 ---  Mirimar, Wellington,  ----  was killed ----    found by brother -----
URLICK  -  Edward   at Henderson,  Auckland ----  single,  aged 21  suffered gunshot wound ----   condition serious ---
PLUMMER  -  Mrs Elsie  aged 42  and Mrs Daisy Plummer  ---  at Newmarket,  Auckland  and
EVANS  -   Cyril single,  age 33

Death  -  079
STRINGLEMAN  - 
a middle-aged woman,  Mrs Stringleman -----collapsed and died ---  


Tuesday  7  June 1938
Pre- wedding  Parties -  087
MOULD  -  Miss Maud -----   handerchief afternoon party
MOULD  -  gift evening ---  in Puaha schoolroom ----  


Accident  -  Kumara -  091
Gibson -  Mr George   of Blackball  and
Carter
-  Mr Te Rangi of Bruce Bay   ----------

Accidents  -  093
ROUNTREE  -  Walter ----  fall on the hunting field at Swannanoa -------
DUNFORD  -  A.V.Dunford  --- recieved burns on the arm ---- a married man  aged 28  ----  admitted to hospital ---
DICK  -  Thomas Dick,  aged 18,  a teacher,  head injuries ---  not regained consciousness ----
CHITTOCK  -  Victor  of Oamaru,   died  ----  aged 19,    collison with car driven by Charles DOBSON   -----  


Wednesday  8 June 1938
Engagement  -  098
GRIFFITHS  -  DAVIES  -  Frances Joan ---  of TaiTapu  to  Harry Hanks Davies -----  Waiau,  North Canterbury

Kirwee v. Darfield  -  Farewell    -  100
ROBINSON  - 
Bridge evening -  a win for Kirwee  at bridge on the 2nd night ----  presentation  to Miss D.
                             and Mr R.G.Robinson  who have left  to reside in Christchurch.

Accidents  -  105
BELL  -  Alan Bell  aged 24,  married  --   Hokitika -  killed ----  
RADFORD  -  Ernest Albert -  aged 24 ---  of Rolleston ---  admitted to hospital ----
TELFORD  -  John ----   age 83    knocked down by a cyclist ----  head injuries ----  

Photo  -   King's Birthday Parade in Wellington     -  106
The Chief of general staff  Major-General J.E.Duigan,  inspecting troops ---   -----


Thursday 9 June 1938
Engagement Notice  -  110
COATES  -  WILKIE  -  Winifred May Coates, dau of --   ------  Havelock North  to  David Reid Wilkie,  son of ----  Dunedin

Wedding -  111
ROBERTSON - COWAN -   Catherine Rainsford Cowan   --- Okuru  to  Alexander William Robertson ----- Fairlie ---    more -----

Accident  -  114
Mrs TAYLOR,  Miss FRASER,  Mrs CURNOW,  Miss HYDE  all escaped serious injury,  car struck by train  --------

Accident  -    115
PARK -  Miss H. Park ---  bicycle and motor car collided ---   satisfactory ---
O'CALLAGHAN     -  Harold O'Callaghan ---  aged 15 ---  injured both legs ----  is satisfactory ----

Honours List -  120
KELLY - 
Mrs A. Elizabeth Kelly C.B.E.   of Christchurch  ---- distinction  as an  artist,    born in Christchurch,  Canterbury College of Art,  
                 a year visiting galleries in Europe ---- best known as aportrait painter,  of Miss Edith MAY,  received a silver medal of the Paris Salon
                ---in 1934  --- is the wife of Mr Cecil F. Kelly,  also a well-known artist.

Honours List -  121
GROSS -  
Mr R.O.Gross,  C.M.G.   finest  artists  ---   ability as a sculptor --- 1930 elected member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors ---  
                 number of statues ---  equestrian statue  for Wellington War memorial,  ---  a nude athlete and a swan on new gates at Auckland Domain --- 
                    Auckland Grammer School war memorial ----   president of Auckland Arts Society

Honours List  -  122
WOOD - 
Mr John Wood  C.M.G.   appointed Engineer-in-Chief of the Public Works Dept. in July 1936 ----  in service of the dept  for 38 years  -----
                    Central Otago railway ----  surveys  for hydroelectric power ---    resident engineer in Nelson ---  1906  on North Island main trunk railway
                        --- 1907 ---  Arthur's Pas tunnel construction ---    ----  lots more ---

Honours List - 123
La TROBE   - 
Mr W.S. La Trobe,  C.B.E  retired ---  Superintendant of techincal Education  on 31 March  this year --  was born at Ngaroto
                          in October 1870 -----     took Arts course at University ---  1904 app. director of  Wellington Techinical School ---  in 1919
                         1st person to hold Superintendant of Techincal Education ---   

Honours List -   124
WALLACE  - 
Mr James Wallace  C.B.E.  was born in Dunedin  in 1865 -----  apprenticeship  as a compositor   ---  50 years ago entered the printing business
                    with Mr D.S.JOLLY  under Crown Printing ------  Otago Education Board in 1914 ----  in 1918  appointed Chairman ----  since 1922  has been
                        Board representative on the Otago University Council ----

Honours List -  125
MACDONALD  - 
Mrs Sadie Macdonald  C.B.E.  is the wife of Dr W. Marshall Macdonald, -----  married in Dunedin in 1913  prominent social worker ----
                        Otago Hospital Board ----Obstetric Chair appeal ----patron of Junior Red Cross --- -----trained as a nurse  in the ----- Sydney,    1915-19 
                        was in the USA  Army Nurse Corps  --- in Paris ---  her husband a son of Dr William Macdonald (former rector of Otago Boys' High)   ----------

Honours List -  126
FINNANE  -  M.B.E.  -
  born in Auckland,  daughter of late Mr and Mrs D. Finnane  Miss Kathleen M. Finnane began nursing at the Auckland Mental Hospital
                          19 years ago,  -------  acted as personal nurse to Sir Truby King for 3 years before his death ------

Honours List -  127
ANDREWS  - 
Miss Elsie Andrews,  M.B.E.   ----   educational organisations ---- born in 1888  ------  president of the NZ Women Teachers' Assoc.,  president
                            of the Taranaki National Council of Women -----    Pan Pacific Assoc. -----  New Plymouth Hugh School Board of Governors ----  

Honours List -  128
CAMERON  - 
Miss Robina Cameron  M.B.E.  was born in Edinburgh,  nursing training received in New Zealand at Gisborne ----  returned to England --    ----
                         served in the War in the Nursing division of the Imperial Army --- served in Reading,  and in Egypt,  --- desert service ----   returned to
                        New Zealand in 1920 ------

Honours List -  129
O'DONNELL  - 
Mr J.H.O'Donnell  M.B.E.  recently retired after 46 years in Public service ---  born at Burkes near Dunedin ---  appointed to Lands Dept. in July
                            1892  as a cadet in Wellington ----  1889  transferred to   ------    from 1904 - 14 receiver of land revenue ----     more ----

Honours  List --- 130
BROWN  - 
Mr John Connell Brown, M.B.E.  of Westport,  was born in Northumberland,  England in 1872,  arrived with his parents in New Zealand  in 1877. 
                        He is the elder son of late Mr Thomas Brown,  who was until his death  district manager  for the Westport Coal Co.  --------    he has been in the
                         employ of the Co  for 52 years  -----  

Honours List -  131
CLAYTON-GREENE,  O.B.E.  - 
Born in Richmond,  Surrey,  41 years ago  Major E. Clayton-Greene  of Hamilton -----  staff of Bank of New Zealand --- 
                        enlisted with New Zealand Field Artillery ----  on his return  read for law ---  ----   

Honours List -  132
SIMPSON  - 
Warrant Officer W.S.Simpson,  M.B.E.   joined RNZAF  in 1923  soon after arrival from England ---    lots more -----


Friday  10 June 1938
Wedding  -  135
ALLAN - PAPWORTH  -  at Ashburton  ----  Joyce Joan Papworth ---dau of ---  to Frank William  --------Miss May Allan sang a solo   --- lots more ----

Farewell  -  136
BEAVEN  - 
Mrs A.W.Beaven -- leave for a trip to England -----

Post - wedding dance -  137
MOULD  - 
Mr T. Mould  (Puaha)  ----   eldest daughter's marriage ----   Mr W. Mould was master of ceremonies ------

Barry's Bay  -   138
WEIR  -   Miss Doreen Weir  (French Farm)  whose marriage will take place ----     accept a handsome dinner service  from residents ------
COGAN  -  Mr W.  Captain of United Football Club  ----  with a cheque ---   

Accidents  -  147
HYDE  -  Miss Hyde ---  one  of 5 injured   ----  died in hospital    R.Taylor,  driver of the car  suffering from shock
DOWNING  -  cyclist Harold Ernest Downing,  aged 25,  single,  of New Lynn,  died in hospital from head injuries.
FENTON  -  Russell,  aged 6,   at Lyttelton --  a broken arm ----  


Saturday  11 June 1938

Engagement Notice  -  154  
McGLINCHY  -  JAMES  -  Joseph Hill  McGlinchy -- son of  ------   (Scotland)    to  Eunice Levenia  --- dau of --------

100th  Birthday  -  156
REYNOLDS  - 
Mrs M. Reynolds  of Masterton ----  celebrated her 100th birthday  --- enjoys exceptionally good health,  knits and sews
                            without spectacles,  came to New Zealand at age 26  --------- lived ever since in the Wairarapa. -------

Coming of Age  Parties  -  158
DENNY  -  Rona  ---  at Sockburn Hall  -----
MAPSTONE  -  George ----  picture party  at New Brighton -----
MacDOUGALL  -  Dolly  ---   high tea,  then picture party -----

Accidents  -  159
CROOK   ----  South Westland ---  a collision  between a lorry  and a car ----  Mr G. Sanson  of Hokitika ----  neither drivers hurt -----

Accident  -  160
PEARSON  - 
David Pearson,  single,  aged 27  a leading bushman of Greymouth  -------  severed a finger -----


Monday 13 June 1938
Silver Wedding Anniversary  -  168
McDONALD  - 
Mr and Mrs Lee McDonald (Westport)  ----accepted a Doulton dish and silver stand  from their friends ----- Mr J.Bowden  was best man -----

Dance  -    169
BARCLAY  - 
Jean ---   a dance held at Little River ---  celebrate the marriage ----  long list of guests names ------

Coming -of -age  parties  -  170
CARRINGTON  -  Connie -----  at New Brighton -----  more
WALKER  -  Daphne Joyce ---  at New Brighton Parish hall -----more
PREBBLE  -  Charles ---    more ----

Gift Party  -  171
SLOSS  - 
Miss Mabel Sloss (Omihi)  ----  approaching marriage ----  gift party ----

Farewell Party  -  172
MILLS  - 
at Culverden,  North Canterbury ---  bid farewell to Mr and Mrs L.Mills  and Miss Melvyn Mills  who will move to Tokomaru ---
                been postmaster at  Culverden for 4 and half years ---  lots more ----

Will -  174
TOBIN  -  Mr John Tobin  who died Greymouth  on 21 May   -----  a legacy -------

Westport -  175
WALSH  - 
Patty Walsh. ----  aged 6 was admitted to hospital ---   

Accidents  -  188
HARPER  - James,  killed at Wanganui  -----   formerly of Dunedin ---  at Wanganui,  12 years
CLARK -  aged 17  of Southbridge ---  gunshot wound ----  
McKENZIE  -  Sutherland  ----   taken to hospital  with burns to his hands -----
MOSES  -  William McRae Moses ---   collision,  
JOHNS -  Eric ---  playing football  --- concussion
CAESAR  -  Keith ---  concussion   --playing football  -------

Accidents  -  189
MORTEN -  Mrs  and Miss Morten,  car accident ------
GREGORY  -  Miss Joyce ----   car accident ----
HUTCHINSON  -  Peter  and Barbara ---  motor accident ------

Photo  -   Hockey  Team  named  &   -  191
DICKEY -  McKENZIE  -  
Canterbury Women's Hockey team  to play England on Saturday ----  Miss D. Dickey  (Captain)
                     Miss M. McKenzie  (vice-captain)


Tuesday  14 June  1938
Triple Wedding  -  Paeroa  -  195
McCRACKEN  -   3 sisters were maried in one ceremony -- 
Eileen Mary McCracken  twin daughter of-----  married Thomas Henry CAMPBELL  ----
Isabelle Joyce --- twin daughter  of ----   to Arthur Gordon SIMMONS  ----- 
Eva Winifred,  4th daughter  of --- to  Albert Roy  SAUNDERS  ---

Engagement Notices  -  196
PALMER  - McHARDY  -   Mary Emily  Palmer ----   Havelock North  to  Douglas Gordon McHardy  ----  Hawke's Bay
WHITE  -  McNAMARA -  Mary Margaret White  ----  Rangiora -- to  John David ----   

Accidents  -  210
DAWSON -  Cecil  aged 23 of West Melton  ----  riding a motor cycle,  and
CHAPPELL  -  Harry J.  of Yaldhurst  the pillion passenger    ------  were both  reported to be satisfactory  
DAVID -  John,  aged 44  a civil servant  ---   and
PERRY -  Sinclair  a clerk  aged 50  ------a collision car and bicycle ----
CAULL -  Arthur  --- aged 28 ----   crushed against a wall  -------  
McDONALD  -  Lewis Douglas ---  of Rangiora ---   accident  -  a collision  -    satisfactory


Wednesday  15 June 1938
Engagement Notice -  218
KELLAND - MAITLAND  -  Muriel Olive Kelland   ----  of Timaru   to Cyril Francis (Jim)    ------  Auckland

Full Military Honours  - 219
RICHARDSON  -  2000  attend his funeral  ---  3 sons -----  a long column about the funeral -----

Auckland  -   220
RICHARDSON  -
Sir George,  death  of  Major-General Sir George Richardson ---    service at the Cathedral   ----
                    Administrator  of Western Samoa --- member of the City Council ---   

Wanganui  -  229  & 229a
ROIALL  -  
2 young children  were burned  to death in a 5 roomed house at Rangataua  ----   a baby was rescued ----      2 children were
                    Jack  aged 3  and Dorothy May Roiall  aged 18mths ----   baby aged 7mths in pram ----Harry,   age 6,   ------  lots more ----

Accidents  -  231
GROOBY  -  Gilbert Thomas Grooby  aged 36  of Motueka  died   tree felling near Reefton ---   an inquest will be held ---
HUNTER  -  Mrs Mabel ---  struck by a car ---  fractured forearm ----
LEWIS  -  Silas,  age 12 ---  from the West Coast --- concussions ---  cousin Mervyn DOWNES   riding bicycles ----   
BLACK  -  John  aged 60  ----- knocked down ---  
McDONALD  -  Lewis Douglas ----  collided with a goods vehicle  from Oxford.

Death  -  Wellington -   232
RIDDIFORD  -  
fatal head injuries were suffered  by  Mrs Eleanor Caroline Riddiford,  the widow of Mr Edward Joshua Riddiford
                          when she was knocked down by a van ------  Mrs Riddiford was the daughter of an early Wellinton pioneer ---
                       
Mr Henry BUNNY  a former Deputy-Superintendant of the Wellington Province  was born in 1861  married in 1879  ---  
                        survived by a brother a brother  Mr E.P.Bunny  and an adult family  of  5.  -----  named -----   2 sons pre-deceased
                        her Mr Vivian  and Mr Lionel Riddiford .


Thursday  16 June  1938
Welcome Home party   -  236
GOUGH  -  Mr and Mrs L.F.Gough  at Greendale ---  by Haldon Rifle Club  and Greendale friends ---  Mr HALL   master of ceremonies,
                    ---- presented with an electric reading lamp

Wedding -  237
LONGSTAFFE  -  KISSEL - Margaret,(Peggy) Kissel  ------ of Templeton    to  James William Longstaffe  ------ of Prebbleton ---

Engagement Notice -  238
BEDFORD - REED  -  Mary Joan Bedford ---  Darfield    to  Roland Karl Reed  -   of Darfield.

Divorce -  240
NOONAN -  Michael ---  more ---
SLOANE  -  May -----more ----

Fatal  Accident  -  245
COSTLEY  - 
John Joseph Costley,  a married man,  age 35  ----  motor accident ----  other members of the band  travelling with
                         him were C.CAMPBELL,  A.DALE,  and G. MARQUET  ----

Dunedin  -  246
POTVINE  - 
Henri  Arnand Potvine,  of Dunedin,  found dead  in his car -------

Accident  - Wellington  -   247
FURNESS  -  Edward -  a railway guard,  aged 39  --- was killed outright ----  former Royal Navy man ---  wife lives in England -----   

Accidents  -  248
CROON  -  Val  a ret. farmer of Shannon  was killed ----
CUTLER  -  T. fell during hockey match  ----  broke a collarbone ----
MARTIN  -  Thomas L.  aged 27  ---   broken right leg ----  

Auckland -  249
VOICE  - 
Alfred Frederick Voice --  married,  aged 31 ----   found this morning by neighbours --  has died ----- more -----

Photo  -  Badminton Team -  251
Canterbury badminton team to play touring Australians  on 25 June ---
Miss Joan Peake,   Miss Sylvia Goss,   K.H.Samma,   H.I.Brock,   K.C.Wilson,  W.A.Walsh  ---  absent  R.G.Pattinson


Friday  17 June 1938
Silver Wedding  -  255
HEALY  - 
function  took place at Ashburton  ----  home of Mr and Mrs W. Healy ------

Engagement Notices  -  256
SKURR -  JUDSON  -  Vera Ellen ----   of Oxford  ---  to  Thomas Arnold Judson  of ----   Oxford
BROWN - GARLAND  -  Jean Alice Brown  ------   and George Selwyn Garland  -------

Coming-of-age party  -  257
FORD  -  Mr and Mrs H.C.Ford  ----  son Charles ----  lots of names -----

55th  Wedding Anniversary  -258
CLOTHIER  - ---  Mr and Mrs B.L.Clothier  ----  Kaiapoi ---    

Accident  -  Timaru  -  260
SHEA
  -  a motor accident ---  at Otaio bridge ----    3 admitted to hospital,  a boy later died ----  the injured persons were  Robert Monson
               
  aged 47  ----  injured shoulder ----Walter Shea -  aged 50  -----  injured shoulder  -----Kevin Shea -    aged 13  son of W. Shea ---
                      head injuries and concussion --- died in hospital ----   more -----

Accidents  -  261
DONNELLAN  -  Miss M.   compound fracture and  ahock  ----    standing on a platform of a tram ---  tram struck the back of a lorry -----
WROTH  -  Miss Nancy  ---    not injured -----


Saturday  18 June  1938
Deaths  -  266
PAGET  -  Lady Muriel  died in London   -   wife of Sir Richard Paget,  formerly   Lady Muriel Finch-Hatton ------
JOSEPHINE  -  Mother Mary died at Devenport   ----  order of the Sisters of Mercy  --  was teaching until yesterday ----

Divorce -  267
BURNETT -  
Elizabeth Dorothy Burnett  --------

Pahiatua -   271
Dr H.T. DAWSON  - 
Dr Henry Thomas Dawson    age 70  ---- until recently Medical Superintendent of the Pahiatua Hospital ----
 
Auckland  -   Accident  -  272
4  workmen  were injured  ----  16ft wall collapsed ------  injured men were -  
PIRRETT -  Clark Ferguson,  a bricklayer,  aged 28,  married of Mount Eden,
PENNELL -  Percy,  aged 34,  single,  -----
STRONG -  Charles -----  
BENDING  -  George ----  of Devenport ----    all 4 were taken to Auckland Hospital -----  lots more -----


Monday  20 June  1938
Death  -  280
CRAWFORD  - 
Mrs Annie M.Crawford ---  widow of Alexander Crawford,  formerly of Timaru ---- dau of Mr Nathaniel J.SUCKLING 
                    ----  daughter Miss I.M.Crawford ---   3 sons ---  Drs Ritchie,  Garfield,  and Stewart Crawford ----
                      Messrs Mortimer  and William Suckling,  brothers ----  Paster J.Crawford,  nephew,   

Wedding  -  282
HIGGINS - HOBAN  -  at Hawarden ---  Julia Hoban,  dau. of -------  and James Michael  Higgins,  son of ------  Seddon. ----  lots more -----

Coming - of- Age -  283
REDDINGTON  -   daughter  Eileen  (Cushla)  ----  along list of names -----

Farewell Party  -   285
FOSTER  -
Mr Athol Foster,  who will leave to join the Royal Air Force ----  lots of names -----

Fire  -  286
MILLER  - 
fire destroyed the Commercial Hotel,  Waihi,  one of the boarders Frederick Miller,  a single man,  aged 25  -----  died in the fire -----  

Auckland  -  287
BROWN  -
James Brown,  of Huntly had a narrow escape  ----   

Banks Peninsula  -  288  & 289 & 290 &  290a     &  photo  296
GILBERT  -
   Oldest native born inhabitants -----   of the small company already in Canterbury  when the first 4 ships brought the pilgrims to Lyttelton in 1850,  only 2 remain.  Sons of a Maori princess  and an English adventurer from aboard an American whaler,  they are 2 of the most colourful characters living in Canterbury,  carrying within their memory all the years of history lying behind the Canterbury settlement today .The elder   Mr William Gilbert  of Prebbleton  was born at Peraki in 1843  and is now 95.  his younger brother Robert,  of Christchurch  was born at Tikau Bay  in 1848  and now in his 90th year.   the original William Gilbert  their father,  was a runaway English apprentice  who went to  America and joined a whaling vessel  bound for New Zealand.    After a fierce dispute aboard  in which he nearly lost his life,  William  landed at Port Chalmers  and soon afterwards fell in love with the beautiful Maori princess Te Marino,  from Onawe,  sister of the Wairewa chief Takatahara,  of Little River.  They married and came North  to Banks peninsula  where they founded one of the earliest of Peninsula families.  Messrs William and Robert Gilbert  living today are according to the records of the Canterbury Pilgrim's and Early Settler's Association,  the oldest native-born inhabitants of Canterbruy.William Gilbert sen.   arrived in NewZealand in 1835  aboard the Ajax -------   lots more about the dispute on board the ship -------In 1853  the family moved to Okain's Bay  where Mr Gilbert  built houses for himself  and Mr Thacker.   also living in Christchurch  another brother  Mr Daniel Gilbert  and a sister  Mrs T. STEELE  both are more than 80 years old. -------- 
                             a very long piece of fascinating history  -----   email for a copy -------

Accident  -  Auckland -  292
3 men injured  when a motor-car crashed  south of Taumarunui  -----    
JAMIESON -  John,    of   Taumarunui   taken to hospital ----
NEILL -  Thomas  also admitted to hospital ---

Accidents  -  293
MOLLER  -  J.H.Moller  died at Wellington   received head injuries  in a collision -----
HEREMAIA -  Andrew --- age 33  ----  playing rugby ----  
SINTON  - George  Harold ----  fatal injuries ----    aged 18  son of William Sinton  ------  

Accidents  -  294
SINTON -  George Harold  ---  fatal injuries ---  aged 18 son of William Sinton  of Auckland ----  thrown from motor-cycle
WALSH  -  L. crew member of Kartigi    injured  at Greymouth,  car accident -----


Tuesday  21 June  1938
Engagement Notice -  300
NIMMO - MacDONALD  -  John Robert Nimmo  -------  Dunedin  to  Margaret Rose  Macdonald -----   Papanui.

Coming-of-Age  party  -  301
LYE - 
son Arthur,  Mr and Mrs J.A/Lye  entertained --- dance ----     list of names ----

Methven  - 302
CRISP -  Christopher Crisp,  a pensioner,  aged 80 ----  died suddenly of heart failure  ---------

Farewell -  Hinds  -  303
HAMPTON  - 
farewell social and dance  in the Hinds hall  Mrs J.M.Hampton  and her daughter ---  after more than 40 years   ----- 
            presented with an armchair  and cheque,  and Mrs S. Hampton  and Miss B.Hampton  with small gifts.   ---  Miss Judith Hampton ------

Westport -  Presentation  - 304
WEENINK  - 
Mr W. Weenink,  in honour of his recent marriage  -----    of a mantlepiece clock  --------

Divorce  Petition  -  306
Hands - Arthur Christopher,   of Christchurch,  railway employee,  ------more -----  married 22 May 1919  

Accidents -   309
FRANCIS  -  E.A. Francis,  farmer,  of Ward,  ------  4 fingers amputated -----
WARREN -  Percy ,  aged 33 of Lower Hutt ---  died in hospital  ----  knocked down by a car.

Wanganui  -  311
JONES  - 
Henry Thomas Milton Jones,  aged 28,  a single man,  ----  rabbit shooting ----  

Funeral  -  312
Le BOUTEILLER - Rev Father Henry  was interred at Blenheim -----   largest funeral seen in Marlborough -----  21 years in Blenheim,
                     few months in Nelson  ----  died Christchurch    ---------


Wednesday  22 June  1938
Engagement Notice   -  317
HEALEY - GIBSON -  Miss Gladys Noel Healey  ----   of  Allenton    to  Edward Killarney Gibson  -----   Christchurch

Farewell  -  320
ADAIR  -
Rev R.R.Adair  and Mrs Adair   in charge of the Southbridge-Dunsandel  Presbyterian -----  will leave to take up an appointment
                        at Columbia University,  New York,     ----  lots more -----

Gift parties   -  322
MERRIMAN   -  held at the Doyleston Hall  ------  Miss Beatrice Merriman,    whose marriage will take place shortly -----
HERRIOTT - KINGHORN  -    Mr John  Herriott  whose marriage to Miss Grace Kinghorn,  Pigeon Bay,  recently took place -----  

Divorce Petition -  323
PARKIN - 
Eric Parkin ----  Katherine   Parkin ------

Accidents  -  324
JOHNSON  -  Mrs Kate Maxwell Johnson of Temuka  was found injured ---- over 60 years of age   ------  
PERKINS  -  Roy,  a carpenter,  aged 30  ---  head injuries ----  
FOREMAN  -  James Herbert  --  aged 42  -----   single man  of Masterton    ---  died  when his car went over a bank ------
SCHOFIELD  -  Charles William,  married,  aged 53  a farmer of Ngamoto,  was killed in his milking shed -------

Photo  -  Canterbury Hockey Representatives    -  325
T.B.Burtt,   J.W.Wormald,   D.G.Loader,  C.V.Walter,   N.V.Burtt,  R.Shillito,  R.C.Rusbridge,  Mr C.S.Clements (selector)  
G.L.Bowden,  N.V.Bowden,  H.Barnhill,  W.J.Bowden,  S.H.Bowden,  R.P.Thomson,  A.F.Norman,  absent - B.Duffield



Thursday  23 June  1938

Wedding  -  329
CROFT - SLOSS - 
at Glenmark,  Irene Mabel, dau. of Mr and Mrs J.Sloss (Omihi)  and Denis Gordon  Croft,
                                son of Mr and Mrs T.Croft,  Omihi --- lots more

Photo  - 330
WHEELER  - 
Miss Sarah Ann Wheeler  of Sumner  death age 97 years  came to NZ in 1863

Engagement Notice  -  331
McLEAN - NORRIE -  Frederick McLean  ----    of  Edgecumbe,  Whakatane,  and  Joan  dau. of Mr and Mrs W. McK. Norrie  of Christchurch

Funeral   -  333
DOWNS  - 
The funeral  Mr Robert Downs  of Ohoka,  took place  on Tuesday  -----

Accidents  -  334
HOLMES  -  Charles Melville --  aged 70, a waterside worker   of Auckland ----   was drowned when he fell into the harbour  ---William LOMAS  saw him fall
ROUT  -  collision  on the Hinds bridge   between a motor-bus and motor-car ----   more ---

Melbourne  -  336
DENNIS  - 
the death had occurred  of Mr C.J.Dennis  the Australian poet   -- he was 62 years of age ,  ------



Friday  24 June 1938

Golden Wedding  -  340       
OTLEY  -  Mr and Mrs H.J.Otley  ------  celebration  of their Golden Wedding ----  marriage to Miss Kathleen WINNY  took place in Melbourne  on 23 June 1888 
               ----  spent most of their married lives in Christchurch.  ------  lots of names -----

Wanganui  -   100 years tomorrow -  341
MINIFIE  - 
Mr Henry Minifie,  for 30 years res of Wanganui,  landed in Chch  from England  74 years ago,  will celebrate his 100th birthday on Saturday.  ------

A Centenarian's  Memories  - 342
MINIFIE  - 
-- Mr Henry Minifie ---  memories of early days of Christchurch  arrived in 1864  -----   lived  there for 40 years ---  born at Bridgewater, 
                near Taunton, in Somersetshire,  emigrated to Canada,  after several years  returned to England  and married Miss C. LANGFORD  of Sheffield
                 ---  came to New Zealand 74 years  ago  with his wife and 1 child  -----  by the Amoor ----  4mth voyage ----  retired   30 yrs ago  and settled in Wanganui 
                      ----    many descendants    ---   named   ----  lots more ----

Funeral  -  343
DWAN  - 
Mr Thomas Dwan ---  at the Temuka  cemetery  yesterday ----      6 sons  ------  were the bearers.

Missing  15 years  - 344
MADDISON  - 
presume dead a beneficiary  under a will,  who has been missing for 15 years  ------ George Frederick Maddison  disappeared in 1923  - not been
                seen or heard of since ---- father Frank Samuel Maddison  under the father's will,  he,  2 sisters and a brother  -----   sister Amy Bertha 
                     -----  a long column ----

London -  Accident -  345
BETHUNE  -  drowned  ----   in the Malay States  was a New Zealander  -   Pilot Officer Hugh Angus Bethune  -  was a son of Mrs Bethune 
widow of Mr Walter E.Bethune,  23 years old,  in June 1936     left for England  ------

Perth  - 348
McNESS -
  The death has occurred of Sir Charles McNess ----   

Accidents  -  349
PEPPER  -  collision 2 motor-cars ---    and Mrs G. HILLS  -----  a passenger in the other car ----- 
BLENKHORN 
-  J.B.Blenkhorn,  a married man,  with 4 children,  was killed,   and J. CHAPMAN,  a married man,  with 3 children was injured ----  more ---


Saturday  25 June  1938
Wellington  -  Death  - 354
WARD  - 
Mrs Lucy Margaret Ward,  wife of Mr James Ward,  a retired Government audit inspector ---  1 son  is Rev. Father Alex Ward S.M.  of Timaru,   
            and 3 daughters  are nuns ----  one in Melbourne  and one in Brisbane,    -------  one in Christchurch.

Engagement Notices  -  355
WATSON -  MITCHELL  -  Francis George Watson ------   to  Melba ----  
MACDONALD -  CLOTHIER  -  Enid Marion Macdonald -----  to Graham Roy Clothier ------

Accidents  -  356
McDONALD  -  C.  of Mirimar, Wellington,   clothing caught fire    ---
AKER  -  Henry William  -----  lost his thumb ----


Monday  27 June  1938
Coming - of - Age  parties  -  360
MOORE  -  Keith ----  son of Mr and Mrs B.O.Moore -----     Mr B. Moore  presented his grandson with a key --- lots of names ----
FOWLER  -  June ---  dau of Mr and Mrs W.T. Fowler ----   list of names  ------

Coming - of - Age -  361
PENNEY -  Lila ---  dau of Mr and Mrs W.A.Penney, in woolshed  at Mitcham ----  long list of names ----

Coming - of - Age -  362
RODDA  -  Jessie --- dau. of Mr and Mrs W.J.Rodda  ----     long list of names

Gift Party -  365
PURVIS  - 
Miss May Purvis  ----  marriage  next month ----  names -----

Wanganui  -  366
MINIFIE  - 
Mr Henry Minifie  received a congratulatory cable message  for his 100th birthday  from the King  and Queen  ----  

Wellington  -  367
WILSON  - 
Noel Albert Wilson,  aged 58,  died suddenly ----   on Saturday,  he was married,  and a carpenter ----

Accidents  -   368
BATTERSBY  -  Mrs C.  knocked off bicycle ----  condition  very serious ----
DWYER  -  N.  a rider in steeplechase at Ashburton,  injuries to left shoulder and cjest  -----  
CHILTON  -  Kelvin  ----  age 8,  fell from a tree  ---- condition  satisfactory ---
HENDERSON  -  J.  aged 18  injuries to head  playing football  ------
MUNN -  Clive ----  aged 19  injured head,  fell while skating ---  condition satisfactory

Wellington  -  369
BURROWS  -  Albert Samuel Burrows,  aged 52,  found dead ---- Deputy-Superintendent  of Petone Fire Brigade  ----
                             lived with wife and 2 sons  aged 20 and 13 -----  more ----


Tuesday  28 June  1938
Coming - of - Age Party  -  375
FRENCH  -  Edith  -  Mr and Mrs H.M.French    -----------   a very long list of names ------

Funeral  -  376
WILKINSON 
Mr A. Wilkinson ------    service at Salvation Army Citadel  ------  left for the Bromley Cemetery ----

Hastings  -  Death  -  378
FRENCH  - 
Mr Henry Robert French,  of Hawke's Bay ---  aged 65  ---   clerk to Rodney County Council  -----  editor of Rodney & Otanatea Times ---- 
                came to Hawke's Bay 24 years ago----  book seller ----  survived by widow  formerly Miss Bertha SHEPHERD  of Port Albert,  2 daughters, 
                    Adjutant French of Dunedin,  and Mrs R.H.Craven  of Hastings  and 2 sisters.

Death  -  Auckland - 379
BAYLY 
Mr George T.Bayly   --- former President of NZ Rugby Union ----    died at his farm  at Stanmore Bay,  Whangaparoa peninsula,  age 82 -----  
                    one of 9 brothers ---  eldest son  died from a rugby injury  2nd son killed in a motor accident  ----  surviving son  and 3 daughters .

London  - 380
LAYE
  -
  Major-General Joseph Henry Laye a New Zealand born soldier at the age of 89.    served Kaffir war  from 1877 - 1878  the Zulu war  of 1879 
                commanded First Battalion Scottish Rifles  from 1889  to 1893  ----  his mother   daughter of General Leslie Dean PITT,  K.H.  a former
                    Lieutenant-Governor  of New Zealand.

Estate -  381
BERGH  Elizabeth Bergh  died 19 June 1920  -----   before Supreme Court ----   a long column ------


Wednesday  29 June  1938
Photo  -  Golden Wedding  - 385
HAWKE 
-  Mr and Mrs David Hawke,  of Oxford,  celebrate their Golden Wedding  tomorrow.

Wellington  -  388  Colonel A.R
YOUNG
  - 
Colonel A.R death  of  Colonel Alexander Reid Young,  a former director of livestock division Dept. of agriculture,    at the age of 78, 
                    educated at Dick's Royal College,  Edinburgh  was inspector to the Kincardineshire County Council  for 8 years  -----  before coming
                     to New Zealand  to enter Government Service  from 1903 a vet at Hawera,    ----  he served in the African  and Great wars.

Eketahuna  - 389
ALLEN
The death of Mr George Thomas Allen,  editor and owner of the Eketahuna Express  aged 61.  -- leaves a widow,
                a son  living in Sydney,  a daughter Mrs H.S.Aldrich,  of Hamilton

Wellington -  390
WILLIAMS 
William Williams,  aged 65, a widower,  employed since 1922  at  the Wellington Gasworks,  Mirimar  was found dead at the works  -----


Thursday  30 June  1938
Golden Wedding  -  393
HAWKE  -  Mr and Mrs David Hawke  married on 30 June 1888  at West Oxford,    -----   among oldest inhabitants of Oxford  arrived 1873  and 1879
                ---- retired  25 years ago ---    went on trip to England in 1912 --- Mr Hawke  son of  late Josiah Hawke  of the parish of Roach,  County of Cornwall
                  came to New Zealand in ship Waitangi  in 1878    on 27 June he celebrated his 81st birthday ----    Mrs Hawke  is the daughter of the late John CARSON,
                     
born Belfast,  Ireland in 1861  arrived Lyttelton with her parents  in 1862   -------

Wellington  -  394
OWEN  - 
death of John Joseph Owen,  aged 71   of Petone ----  

Masterton  -  396
WHATMAN  -
Death  ---  Mr A.P.Whatman  -----  many gifts including the Whatman Home and School  and a soldiers' club.    gave returned soldiers at                                   
                     Ahikouka,  South Wairarapa  land for settlement.    present Home to the Salvation Army  was a single man,  about 75 years of age -----

Accidents  -   397
NICHOLLS  -  Charles William Nicholls,  a married man,  aged 62  ----   serious condition   riding a bicycle ----  

Deaths    -  398
McKENZIE  -  death of Sir William Colin Mckenzie,  director of the Australian Institute of Anatomy,  Canberra,  qge 61
JULIUS  -  Mr Harry  Julius,  the Australian caricaturist  and water-colour expert,  aged 54  at Sydney

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
25 August  2008

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