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Monday 3 January 1944
Accidents -  001
BEARDSLEY - Norman Henry,  age 10yrs, 11mths,  drowned at Brooklands -----
FLYGER - Kenneth,  age 35, farmer, Turakina, drowned while swimming ----
HALL - Lois Maree,  age 6 died in Auckland Hosp. -----

Obituary - 003
MACALISTER - Sinclair,  at Stratford,  b. Blenheim 1882,  legal partner in E.S.Rutherford and Macalister.

Photos  -  004
KNIGHT - Flt, Sgt.  formerly Ashburton,  gained wings in Canada.
WRIGHT - Sgt, John W.  Rangiora, --- received wings in Canada
OTTEN - Pte A. E. (Ted) hus. of --  Hornby,  wounded in Italy.
McGREGOR -  Flt. Sgt. F.E.  of Christchurch --  now prisoner of war ---


Tuesday  4 January 1944
Accidents -  005
BEARDSLEY - Norman Henry --  age 10 --  inquest adjourned --
SIMMONS - William Gay,  age 60, of Blenheim --  killed yesterday

Engagements - 008
Whittaker   - Iredale  -----

Photo - 009
EVANS - Pilot Officer R.G. of Riccarton,  broadcasting from BBC London -----

Auckland -  Death - 010
FRENCH - Mrs A.J.  for 30 years the late Prime Minister Rt. Hon. M.J.Savage lived with Mr & Mrs French in Auckland  and Wellington.


Wednesday 5 January 1944
Engagements -  014
Hanna  - Wood ------
Fleming - Devlin -----
Watt - Cruickshank ----
Hart - MacDonald ----

Obituary -  016
HALL -  Wilfred,  of Hororata,  a son of Sir John & Lady Hall,  formerly of Hull, England --  was born on 15 June 1864 at Chch ---   
                 in 1896 marr. Miss Millicent Potts ----    leaves 1 son,  1 daughter ----

Obituary - 017
HUTCHISON - Alexander,  ---    born at Hatton of Couden, Aberdeenshire, on 16 Sept. 1863 ---   joined Nairnshire Constabulary, age 21
                    ---   came to NZ in 1912 --  with brother at Timaru for 9 years --

Obituary - 018
KEMP - Charlotte,  -- age 83,   was a granddaughter of James Kemp,  -   one of 8 children, ---   born at Kerikeri 

Golden Jubilee -  Nukuroa School -  019
more than 200 former pupils took part ---   cake cut by Mrs Armstrong  and Mrs Quill, former pupils --- 


Thursday 6 January 1944
Engagements -  022
Murray - Blackmore ------
McGowan - White ------
Holm - Armstrong.  ------

Obituary -  024
KEESING - Mr J.H. of Wanganui, on Sunday,  born Auckland 88 yrs ago  went to Wanganui in 1876 ---
                     leaves 2 sons --- and 2 daughters -- all named ---

Photo -  025
OVENS  -  photo of  5 generations, Mrs Ovens, her dau. her granddaughter  great grandson and g.g. grandson.

Obituary -  027
SATTERTHWAITE -  Sgt. Norman Timaru,  age 32,  serving in Italy, killed in action,  on 15 Dec. 1943  ---  leaves wife, 
                    dau. of Mr and late Mrs E.H.Button, of Timaru.


Friday 7 January 1944
Fatalities -  030
SMIT - Nurse Aleida Johanna Barbara Bonnie,  age 22, died in hospital after accident  and
ALPIN -  Nurse Ann Maud,  age 24, of Napier,  suffered concussion --   more ---

Engagement -  031
Baigent - Lee

Obituary -  033
HOOD - Mr Harold Horace,  of Ashburton County,  son of late Mr & Mrs J.Hood, b. 60 yrs ago at Mt Somers, marr. 1905  --
                  leaves wife, 2 daughters, and 5 sons. ---

Drowning - 034
LOCKINGTON - Frank, age 7, drowned at Punakaiki river ---  only son of Mr & Mrs Frank Lockington, of Taylorville, 

Obituary -  035
McVINNIE - Mr William,  of Ellesmere,  age 78,  leaves, widow, 1 son and 1 daughter,  other dau. Mona, died some years ago.
                     buried ----  Ellesmere Public Cemetery

Photo -  037  -   Tennis Championships - Timaru -
Top row -  Mr O.M.Bold,  Mrs H. Lane,  Mrs R.J.Taylor, 
Bottom row -  Miss M.Adam,  Mr J.E.Robson,  Mr A.L.Scott,  Miss S. Elsom. ---


Saturday 8 January 1944
Obituary -  041
De COSTA - Mrs Ross,  nee Ethel BENJAMIN  of Dunedin,  died in England -----

Engagements - 042
Milbank - Low
Thomas - Watson
Blain - Goodall.

Obituary -  Blenheim -  044
MOORE -  Mrs Emily Jane Magdalene Stuart, died this week,  last surviving dau. of late Dr W.D.Stuart-Munro, 
                        arrived here age 9 in "Crusader"    marr. Mr Daniel George Moore.

Wellington -  045
PHILLIPS - Noeline Margaret,  age 16,   found deceased on railway line ----

Obituaries -  047
BRYANT - John Vickery, a Waikato pioneer,  age 90  b. 3 June 1853, Clayhanger, Devonshire, England, ----
HEATH - Norman,  at Auckland,  consul for Latvia ----
REID - Dr James Harper Reid,  age 74,   born in NZ --  came to Wanganui in 1901 --- leaves wife and 1 son ---- 

Canterbury College Degree  Passes  048 & 049
email for a copy --  too many names to list.


Monday 10 January 1944
Engagements - 065
CHAPMAN - SMAIL ----
HANNA - SMART ----


Tuesday 11 January  1944
Obituary -  photo -  058
LUNN -  Mr Horace, --  horseman --  b. Wellington 1857 ----  rode his 1st race at age 8 --  lots more ---

Obituary -  059
RICHARDS -  The Rev. T.R.  age 78,  b. Victoria 1866 ---  came here in 1894 --    leaves a widow, 6 sons and 1 daughter.



Wednesday 12 January 1944
Obituary -   061
BRIAN - Mr L.V.  managing director of  Eslick's Ltd.  since 1928 ----   leaves a wife and daughter ----

Wedding in Egypt -  062
CHALMERS - CARRUTH,  on 11 Nov.  at Helwan, Egypt,  Elizabeth Jean  to  John Cunningham Chalmers -----

Engagements -  063
HALL-JONES  -  DAVENPORT -----
CHECKETTS - GROVER ---
FRAHM -  ROI -
COY -  STILLS ---


Thursday 12 January 1944

Photo -  065
GERARD - Rt. Rev.  --- now overseas  with 2nd N.Z.E.F.

Photo -  066
KELLY - Mrs J.S.  --- presented with badge of honorary life membership of Chch Returned Services Assoc.
                     by the President Mr Colin MILN   also Mr E.F.WILCOX on her right, secretary---  

Obituary -  067
SCOTT-MAUNDRELL - Mrs Amy Louisa,  age 79,  b. Christchurch,  elder dau. of Mr & Mrs Frederick Noble Campbell,  arr.  Lyttelton in early 50's.
                 marr. in 1897  to captain C.F. Scott-Maundrell ---   leaves 1 son, 2 granddaughters,  a sister Mrs F.B. Palairet and 2 brothers.


Thursday 13 January 1944
Sympathy -  069
COOP - Mrs J. Coop,  sympathy with  death of his mother to  Mr I.L.M. Coop, of Kaituna, ------ 

Engagements -  070
ENSOR - RUTHERFORD ---
GILLISPIE - HAU -  in Capetown ----
BELL -  WILSON ---

Inquests  -  072
BAKER -  Martha,  age 92 --  widow, d. 7 dec.
BURGESS -  Thomas,  age 64 --  d. 27 September ---
BUSCHL - William David,  age 15 --  drowned --
COX - Annie,  age 60, 
GEMMELL - William Weer, age 94,  d. 13 Nov. ----
HAZELTON - Alexander,  age 61,  d. 31 October --
HUNTER - Victoria mary letitia, age 8 weeks,  d. 2 November ---
JOHNSTONE - George Hadden, age 27,  d 23 November ---
RICHTER - John Llewellyn Roe -- age 21 --  d.   5 December
ROPER - Annie Elizabeth,  age 78,  d. 4 November -- 
SMITH -  Norman Berry, age 55  d. 21 October ---
SMITH - Louise, age 68,  d. on or about 13 Oct. by drowning -- 
SUTHERLAND - William Joshua,  age 45,  killed 28 Nov. 

Marriage write - up  -  073
PAVEY - ACLAND - Miss Elisabeth, dau. of Sir Hugh & Lady Acland --- Chch  to  Mr John,  son of Rev. J.C.J. Pavey, of Tivington, Somerset, England.
                     was married in Pretoria on 15 Dec. 1943 --- 

Death - London -  074
WILSON -  Mrs Margery  wife of Mr Ormond Wilson, formerly a M.P. for Rangitikei,  nee WACE, ---  


Friday 14 January  1944
Engagement -  076
DIAMOND - RUTHERFORD -  ---------

Obituary -  077
FERRIER - Mr John Low,  son of Mr William Ferrier, an early photographer of Timaru.  b. 1895   --- m. Miss Nancy Grant in 1933  -- leaves a wife and 3 children.


Saturday 15 January  1944

Obituary -  079
ASHCROFT - Rev. Arthur, d. Palmerston North,  b. 1869 in Lancashire, came to NZ with parents to Napier  in 1884 ---  
                    marr. Miss Mary MISSEN in 1900  at Dannevirke -- leaves a widow, 1 son and 2 daughters.

Engagement -  081
SCOTT - GREEN ----

Photo -  083
PARSONS - Captain John,  builder of very early Lyttelton house.  photo of house and owner.


Monday 17 January 1944
Obituary -  084
BELL -  Mrs Theresa,   age 96,  at Auckland,  b. Sydney of English parents,  came to NZ age 15 in ship "Otago"   marr. Mr William Bell --   
                 leaves, 6 daughters,  2 sons,  36 grandchildren,  71 great grandchildren,  and 7  g.g.grandchildren,  William died 33 years ago.

Fatality -  088
FORT - Lynette Kathleen, age 1 yr 8mths,  dau. of ---  Pleasant Point,  was drowned on Friday  ---

Photo  - 090   -   NZ University Senate, Garden Party Chch -
top row - Mr T.R.Cresswell,  Mr C.T. Aschman,  Hon. J.A.Hanan. (Chancellor --) Dr J.Hight,  Mr W.H.Cocker.
middle row - Hon. W.Downie Stewart,  Miss Downie Stewart,  Miss E. Stocker,  Col. G.J.Smith,  Corp. P.Rudd,  Miss E. Price,  Mrs Douglas Smith,
bottom row -  Dr R.J.T.Bell,  Sir Thomas Hunter,  Mrs M.J. Comerford,  Mr F. A. de la Mare,  Miss N.Comerford.

Platinum Wedding -  091
VINCENT -  Mr & Mrs Thomas B.   of Oxford,  marr. 65 years ago at Oxford,  now ages 86 & 84 --  9 children,  27 grandchildren,
                     14 great grandchildren,  living (children named)   Thomas b. 1857  on Bendigo goldfields,  came to NZ age 5.   Mrs Vincent
                     born Rangiora dau. of Mr R. Johnson,  had 14 children eldest being 1st child born at the  Ashley Settlement.

Photo -  092
VINCENT   -  Mr & Mrs Thomas B. Vincent  of Oxford,  on their 65th wedding anniversary.


Tuesday 18 January  1944
Accidents -  094
SHUTHOWSKI -  Francis William Carroll,   age 33  also known as Frank White,  drowned at Dunedin.---
KAREHANA -  Kaiarero,  age 9  and
TUONUI - Rupeke,  age 7,  -- drowned at Tauranga ----
DOMB -  Violet Myrtle,  age 39, killed ---  Johnsonville, Wellington.
WOOD -  Peter,  age 14 son of John,   killed  ----  New Plymouth,  while cycling

Wedding -  097
BROAD - CASTELLI -  on 25 October 1943 at Cairo  Nurse Georgina Broad  ---  to  Lieut. A. Castelli ---  

Death -  098
CHILD -  Sister Edith, on Friday, --  b. Liverpool,  dau. of Mr & Mrs Abraham Child,   --- joined YWCA in Wellington, 
                 came to NZ 26 years ago --  survived by a sister in NZ.

Engagements -  099
McKENZIE - NAPIER - 
GUILD -  EDWARDS -  

Obituary -  101
NAIRN -  Mrs Mary Cecil,  formerly of Havelock North --  died at Nether Liberton House, Edinburgh,  eld.dau. of  late Sir William & Lady Russell,
                    born at Redcliff 74 years ago --  in 1900 marr. Dr Robert Nairn --    2 daughters ----    3 sisters ----   lots more ----

Weddings -  101a
DOVE  - ROWNTREE,  Iris Dove  &  Sgt. Richard Malcolm Rowntree ---   were married in Auckland last Saturday.
ELLIOTT - MARKHAM -  will marry next month ----


Wednesday 19 January 1944
Thames -  102
BARNETT - Leslie Victor, age 36  and Stan Maurice, age 8  went fishing  and are now missing  at sea ---

Wellington -  104
CRAWFORD - Mrs Helen,  a member of an early pioneer family widow of Mr H.D.  daughter in law of late Mr James Coutts Crawford
                        ---  dau. of late Edward PEARCE,     ----- brothers are W. & G.C.Pearce ---

Engagements -  105
WILLIAMS - LAURIE ----
MARSH - HINES -----
BARROW - REED --- 

Maternity  Nurses  & Midwives  Exam results -  107
list of names  for New Zealand --  email for a copy.    

Timaru -  108
NICOLSON - Ronald Gordon,  age 15 ward of the state,  died ----


Thursday 20 January 1944
Halswell -  109
BIRDLING -  Mr A.  house destroyed by fire,   at Lansdown, --  a former owner was Sir Edward William Stafford,
                    
he bought the property on the Halswell River and retired there.

Engagement -  112
GALLAWAY - COWLISHAW ---

Auckland -  114
BELL - Mrs  Theresa,  b. Sydney 96 years ago,  died this week,   -----
SIEBERT - Mrs Mary,  widow of Mr Herman,----  died on Sat. aged 91  b, Scotland,  lived here for 86 years.

University degrees -  115
List of names  of people receiving degrees ----  B.A.  B.Sc.  B. Medicine & Surgery,  B. Dental Surgery
email for a copy of names.


Friday 21 January 1944
Nurses Examination results -  119
Passes in Nursing  for Christchurch,  Timaru,  Ashburton,  Blenheim,  Greymouth, Nelson & Hokitika.
email for a copy ----

Scholarship Results  University Entrance -  120
Junior Scholarships,  National Scholarships --  email for a copy ---

Wedding -  121
WILLIAMS - SMITH - on 23 November  at -- Cairo --- 


Saturday 22 January 1944
Engagements -  124
SMITH - HOLT -----
MUMM -  DODD ------

Inquest -  126
NICOLSON -  Ronald Gordon, on 17 Jan.   age 15 --  lots more ----

Marriage -  127
PAVEY - ACLAND -  on 15 Dec. 1943  at Military Chapel, Roberts Heights,  Pretoria, South Africa --


Monday 24 January 1944
Fatalities -  128
HOLBROOK - Idris,  age 8,  drowned  at Denniston ---  
PLANK -  Mrs Ellen,  a widow, age 54, visiting Auckland ----
HALL -  Ronald,    motor cyclist --  broken leg ----

Photo  -  131
CRITCHLEY - Commander T.S.  Naval Officer in charge of Lyttelton   and
ANDERSON - Lieut-Commander H.B., officer in charge of camp  Sea Cadets, course at Quail Island.
  
Obituary -  133
GRACE -  William Russell,  at Wanganui,  age 67  son of late Dr Morgan Grace, Wellington --  Vet. of 2 wars --
                 played polo in Christchurch in 1906 --  lots more ----

Obituary -  134
LEWTON - Mrs C.J.  of Southbridge,  b. Co. Armagh, 70 years ago,  -- maiden name McNALLY,  came here 60 yrs ago with parents -- 
                    settled at Amberley --   leaves 2 daughters ---   named ----

Inquests  -  135
SIMPSON - Robert Heenan, age 39,  visiting Dunedin --  found dead in bed ---
BARKER -  William Thomas,  age 27,   single -- died suddenly --
FITZGERALD - David,  marr. age 58,  of Ashburton --  found dead ---

Accidents  -  136
HOSKINS -  William B.  age 68, of New Plymouth,  died --   
McINTYRE - John,  farmer, age 70 --  fallen from tractor,  found dead --- Ashburton ---
MOONIE -  William Wellington,  age 24,  marr. 2 children --  found dead yesterday -- 


Tuesday 25 January 1944
Photo -  Last Hansom cab - 137
ALLEN -  "Shiny Bob"  owner of last Hansom cab in Christchurch drove up to the Canterbury Museum, where it will find a home ---
                     Mr Allen drove over the city for 44 years  -- being greeted by Mr R.S.Duff, acting-curator, of the Museum.

Obituary -  140
GORDON - Nathaniel,  b. 50 years ago Co. Antrim, Ireland,  --- came here age 17 ---  leaves a widow, 2 sons,  (both serving armed forces)
                    &  2 daughters. -- more ----

Marlborough - Deaths -  141
GUNN -  Mrs Adeline,  widow of George McLeod Gunn,  of "Marathon" Awatere
FULTON - Mrs Margaret,  nee AHERN,    b. Wakamarina Valley 75 yrs ago --  formerly splendid horsewoman --

Ashburton - Inquests -  142
FITZGERALD - David, age 58,  a billiard room prop.   found dead in his home ---- wife Anna Theresa -- 
McINTYRE - John,  age 70,  found dead in paddock -- 


Wednesday 26 January 1944
Examination Results -  145
University of Canterbury -  List of names  for
Masters,    Stage 11, English,  B.Engineering
email for a copy ----

Obituary -  147
MOORE -  Harry St Arnaud,  d. Timaru, -- b. St Arnaud, Victoria 1865,   known in musical circles ---came to NZ in 1900 --- 
                        1890 marr.   Miss Edith PARSONS, leaves widow,  1 dau. 1 son ---   more ----

Invercargill -  148
POOLE -  Mrs Elizabeth Anne,  age 92 ---  b. Bawly, Shropshire,  marr. Mr George Poole,  age 19  in 1880 they arr. Wellington,  settled in Invercargill ----

Wedding - 149
VAUGHAN -  ISRAELSEN -   at St Pauls,  Helwan,  ------


Thursday  27 January 1944
Obituary -  150
BLOWERS - Mr F.W.M. -- of Halswell,   came to NZ from Australia 1863 in the ship "Star Queen"  age 14.  ----  lots more --   age 94  when he died.

Obituary -  153
ELLIOTT -  Mrs Wilhelmina Sheriff,  died in Auckland  age 99 ---  b. Edinburgh, came to NZ age 10  marr. Robert Archibald Elliott --- in Southland --  

Obituary -  154
EVANS - David John O.B.E.  at Hokitika ---  Westland County Clerk for last 53 years.  b. Hokitika, 78 years ago ---   ------   
                        Mrs Evans pre-deceased him 20 years ago   leaves 3 daughters ----

Pitmans Shorthand Examination -  155
list of names of those who passed  ---  email for a copy ---  

Inquests -  157
AGAR - David Bruce -- infant    ---
BEARDSLEY - Norman Henry -- age 10 of Kaiapoi --   d. 15 Sept.  from coma -- 
BRENNAN -  Michael James ---   age 24 --  aircraftman ----  passenger in motor car.
DAVIS - Maurice Vernon, age 47   died at Aylesbury  on 27 Dec.  -- coronary ---
DOWNEY -  Lawrence Cummings, age 20 --  drowned  New Brighton ---
FORD -  Herbert Mansell,  age 61,   d. 11 January  ----  heart failure --
HARVEY - Roy Thomas,  d. 15 Jan. ----
LUSTY - Annie Josephine,,  age 56,  d. 18 December ----
McDOWELL -  Edward Allen,  age 50,  d. 12 Nov. 1943 -- heart failure --
PATTERSON -  James Stanley,  d. 2 January  -- heart failure --- 
PHILLIPS -  Arthur Ralph,  age 70  a farmer ---    on 6 Jan. 
PARRIS -  George -- age 68  ---   on 24 Dec. 1943 ---
QUINLAN -  Jeremiah James,  age 55  d 15 December 1943 --  found dead --- 
WARREN -  Paul William,  age 8mths,  --  heart failure --

Whangarei -  158
McONIE -  William Wellington,  killed by electric shock  --       

Photo -  159
LYONS -  Miss Gloria,  a patient  at Chch Hosp.  became regular correspondent of men of No 4  ----

Photo -  160
NZ Swimming Championships - 
from left - Miss O. Hobson (Canterbury)    Miss B. Casey, (Wellington)     Miss N. Lane (Otago)


Friday 28 January 1944
Engagement -  162
RIND - WALKER - ------

Obituary -  164
GOODHART -  Group Capt. Jack,  , his wife, son, and mother in law were killed in an air raid in London.  b. Perth,  came to NZ --- 
             educated Christchurch ----  married 1934 son of Mrs H.A.Goodhart,  of Opawa, Chch,  brother is Flying Officer G.D.G. ----  lots more ---

Hamilton -  165
HENDRICKSEN - Mr Percy,  age 55  a quarry foreman  and
RUSSELL -  Mr Charles,  age 60,  were killed near Raglan crushed by a fall of metal ------

Wedding -  166
ALEXANDER -  Lieut. R.E.  and Mrs    recently married in Melbourne,  staying with Pofessor & Mrs R.E.Alexander at Cashmere, Christchurch.


Saturday 29 January 1944
Engagements - 170
TRENT - GEE ---
PEACH - LANGDON ----
HARRIS -  JARVIS ----

Obituary - 171
FIRMAN -  Albert Ernest, aged 69,  b. Christchurch,  --   joined Railway Dept.  --- stationmaster Nelson --    leaves a widow and 3 children -- all named ----

Wellington - Obituary  -  173
SNOWBALL -  Mrs Mary,  member of Early Settlers Assoc.  granddaughter of Capt. William Mein-Smith, first surveyor-general of NZ Land Co.
                  arr. Wellington on ship "Cuba" in Dec. 1839,  b. July 1885  dau. of Mr & Mrs George Stephenson CROTTY,  Le Bons Bay, Banks Peninsula,  ------


Monday 31 January 1944
Photo - 90th birthday - 174
ARMSTRONG -  Mrs Mary Maria,  -- b. England 1854, went to Adelaide with parents as a child,  where she married late Mr Thomas Armstrong
                    --   lots more ---   had 9 children , 6 living,  ----- 

Engagements -  178
DIDSBURY - ALLARD -  ----
McCALL - BATSTONE ----
BAILEY - HUCKLE ---

Engagement -  179
LINDSAY - BRADLEY ----

University of New Zealand -  Examination results - 180
Masters  History ----  English,  Law, -  Zoology -----
email for list of names ----

Photo -  182
GILLESPIE -  Capt. Oliver Arthur,  made M.B.E.  a former resident of Chch,  also well known journalist.  his brother is Mr W.H. Gillespie the
                         new Member of Parliament for Hurunui --  awarded Military Medal,  ----

Photo - 183
KOROKI - King  of Waikato Tribes  and
HERANGI - Princess Te Puea --    will be honoured by a visit from the Goveror-General ---- 

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Beverley Evans
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23 July 2013

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