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Sat 3rd Jan 1863
BIRTH at Napier, on the 30th ult, the wife of Mr Archibald BRYSON, of a son and daughter.
Married at Napier on the 30th ult by the Rev.P.BARCLAY Mr.Charles ALLEN to Phoebe, relict of the late B.O.HODGSON,Esq, of Nelson
Married on the 1st instant by the Rev.H.W.St HILL, Mr Samuel TAYLOR TO Miss Sarah BURTON, both of Napier.
Death on the 31st ult, at Maraetara, aged 46, after a painful and lingering illness, Susan Frances, wife of J.C.L. CARTER,Esq., Superintendent of the Province.
Commercial Intelligence reported sale at Mr CHEYNE'S on the Tutaekuri passed satisfactorily.
Woodbine Cottage Tennyson St Establishment for young ladies conducted by Miss and Mrs WELCH.
Presbyterian Training School -enrolment for boarders and pupils -Mr and Mrs THOMSON
B.C. DANVERS Auctioneer
Thos Dillon SMITH -Victoria Furniture Shakespeare RoadPapers Past Jan 3 1863
Hawke's Bay Steam Navigation Company Ltd Capital- 10,000 pounds each
Solicitors:- Robert HART,Esq., Wellington; and J N WILSON
The New Zealand Steam Navigation Co Ltd
N.Z.S.N. COMPANY LTD
On Page three-report of a disastrous Railway Accident in Scotland on 13th October 1862 near Winchburgh on the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway
For Sale 500 fat wethers James G.GORDON Clifton Kidnapper Dec 22nd 1862 House 1/4 acres of grounds near the Barracks- J.T. TYLEE
Election Notices and letters
Birth at Clive on the 30th ultimo, the wife of Mr WATTS,
of a son
10 Jan 1863
Election notice from Robert RIDDELL
Returning Officer giving notice of the election writ on 5th day of December,1862- Election to be held 10th Day of January and that the poll if necessary will be taken Monday 12th Jan at Messrs,RICHARDSON & FRAME"S house Mohaka
Birth at Mount Vernon on 5th inst wife of John HARDING
of a son
Marriage St.Andrews Church Auckland on St John's Day 24th June 1862 by the Rev.David BRUCE, George Cecil Weld FORESTER to Hannah youngest daughter of Mr Joseph LOW of Auckland
Notice of Auction of unagricultural land
Elect Telegraph in
Translation of the Bishop of NZ's speech to the Maori Assembly at Matamata residence of W THOMPSON TARAPIPIPI, THE king maker Oct 27 1867.(very eloquent speech well worth reading)
Italy-Garibaldi commuting death sentence passed upon army deserters.
Letter to Joseph Rhodes Esq from Electors of Clive dated
Dec 30 1862
H.B.Tribune Jan 20 1863
Birth at Waipawa, on the 8th Jan, 1863, the wife of Mr.S.WINSOR
of a son
Birth at Warleigh Maraekakaho on 15th inst Wife of F F ORMOND of a daughter
Jan 31sr 1863
Birth at the Lake,Wallingford, on 20th January, wife of J B REDWARD a daughter
31ST January Paper H.B.Tribune
Supposed discovery of a live Moan, near Lake Wakatipu- considerable interest and excietement has been created in Dunedin, by the discovery of a large bird, supposed to be the "moa" Details are that two miners James WALKER and Joseph SMITH were camped about 20 miles to the north of the workings at the Arrow River and observed on the spur of the hill above them, a large bird apparently seven or eight feet high. The bird sat down for 10 minutes and James Walker, who states that the bird is as tall as himself, and had a long head as large appatently as that of a horse. The bird then walked away. On the following morning they examined the tracks, when they found the footmarks of a bird with three large toes each a foot long and spread out a foot wide, a short toe five inches in length projecting behind. This account reaches us from a very reliable source, and the correspondent to whom we are indebted for the information, himself saw and questioned the men. It may be added that the droppings of a large animal have been discovered at the head of the lake by Messrs. BRADLEY and party,-Daily Times, Jan 31 1863
Feb 25 -Earthquake felt- a big write up- first that many early settlers had experienced.
His Exellancy appointed Major G.S. WHITMORE -as Civil Commissioner. For Province of H B signed A H RUSSELL --Feb 28
For sale notices land at Clive -Napier
Prop. For Waipawa Hotel - Mr John ROSE
Lots of election notices around this time.
Another death from effects of hard drinking.Readers at Auckland will be grived but not surprised at the melancholy end of poor FLEETWOOD the pianist found dead in a swamp on evening of Wednesday last. Evidence was given by -Thomas STURART, Havelock,- a labourer, who saw him last at FOSTER'S Station.Robert FOSTER sheepfarmer who met Fleetwood who said he was feeling poorly, and was on the way to Mr COUPER's place.Francis William PARKER, lived in employment at Capt MARSH. Mr CORBYN and my master James HORNE let Mr REYNOLDS KNOW. Mr Fleetwood was a very well known pianist of considerable talent, who it was had fallen on bad times. Verdict "found dead."
A team of Bullocks destroyed.- Last week 8 out of a team of bullocks which had arrived closed to Waipawa the day before, were found lying dead in the morning, and the remaining four could nowhere be discovered.The team was the property of James COLLINS, and the drivers name we believe CRACKNELL.
Births At Napier 13th March wife of E RABONE of a son -Paper dated 14th March
Married At Napier, on Thursday, 26th March, by the very Rev.P.Barclay, Mr Frederick William PALMER, to Miss Marcella DUNNE- H.B.Tribune 28th March
Death At Napier, on the 3rd inst, the wife of Mr Geo. T.FANNIN- H.B.Tribune Feb 11 1863
Friday Feb 13 Napier Magistrates Court Before Mr Curling, and R M., H.S. TIFFEN,J A SMITH and Mr Fitgerald Esqs,J.P's MUNN v SEALY RE A MAP FOR REGISTRATION Plaintiff non suited
FANNIN v STUART- action for delivery of certain goods shipped per Wild Duck from London. Was ordered that goods be delivered up on payment of 13 pound 4s. the freight was stipulated.
A man named JOHNSON, of the cutter Maid was bound over in two sureties of 5 pound each to keep the peace towards Capt.LOWRY of the Zephyr, he having been guilty of threatening language towards him on 9th February last.
Resident Magistrates Court-Wednesday March 11 Before
John CURLING Esq.R M
Friday March 6-Robbery on board the Sea Breeze-money
Miss RYE has arrived in Dunedin. The Daily Times of the 16th contains the following:"The passengers by the John Duncan, including more than 100 assisted female immigrants, selected and accompanied by Miss Rye, were brought up from the Port on Saturday by the Golden Age, which arrived alongside the new jetty at 2 o'clock.The female immigrants appeared to be of a superior class, and they all looked healthy and in good spirits and attracted a great deal of attention." From another part of this article we learn that this lady had made an inspection of the immigration barracks at Dunedin, the dirty appearance of which caused her to seek an interview with the Superintendent, to expostulate. This lady, says the New Zealanders, may shortly be expected in Auckland.
Married On the Eastern Spit, 19th inst, by the Rev.P.BARCLAY, Mr.Robert BAXTER, to Miss Elizabeth SWAIN both of Napier.
Death on 13th October, at her residence,Head Weir,Exeter,Devon, Mary, relict of the late Mr.William PARKER of that city, aged 52 years.
Death on 24th inst, at the Star Hotel,Napier, after
a lingering illness, Mr B.FERRERS, aged 37 years.Funeral will take place
4.pm. on Thursday the 26 inst.Friends will please accept this invitation.
March 4, 1863 H.B.Herald
At Coote Road, on the 2nd inst, by the Rev.P.BARCLAY, Mr.John BRODIE to Miss Kate McEVOY both of Napier.
Death at Napier on the 17th inst, Isabella, eldest daughter
of Mr.E.RABONE, aged 7 years.-Papers Wednesday,March 18,1863
April 11 Paper
Sudden Death- On Thursday last a man named Charles ARNOTT died suddenly at Te Aute. He had been lying out all night and when found in the morning, was in a very exhausted state. Every effort was made to revive him, an inquest was to be held yesterday at noon.
Papers Past 1st April 1863
Papers 1st April- Birth at Napier 21st ult.Mrs CORBIN
of a son
Birth on 15th inst at Matapiro, wife of Mr Henry W.CARR of a son
birth at Napier 28 inst Wife of Joseph LeQUESNE of a daughter
Magistrates Court;Peter HOUSTON& Peter GALLAGHER EACH FINED 5S. FOR DRUNKENNESS.McMILLAN v BRINSTED-claim for money lent. Cost 11s
Marriages May 9
PALMER-DUNNE-March 26, by the Rev.P.BARCLAY, Mr.F.W.Palmer to Miss Marcella Dunne.
SEBLEY-McEVOY- April 16, at Napier, by the Rev.H.W.St.HILL,Mr J.H.Sebley, to Miss Jane B.McEvoy.
FERRERS-March 24, at Napier, Mr.B.Ferrers, aged 37 years.
RABONE- April 7, at Napier, Jane Ling, daughter of Mr.E.Rabone aged 5 and half years.
WILLIAMS-April 10, at Napier, Annie, the beloved wife of Mr N.Williams, aged 119.
Births May 9th
Died. At Napier, on the 26th inst, Mrs BLAIR, relict of
the late William BLAIR, of Largs, Scotland. The funeral will leave the
residence of Capt.BLAIR, Carlyle street, tomorrow(Thursday)
On the 6th inst, at his residence,Hawkestone street, Wellington.
William BOWLER. Esq., aged 60 years.
May 25, 1863
The schooner Excelsior is discharging her cargo of wool
on board the Novelty, for Sydney, and will sail for Napier about Wednesday
nest-Southern Cross, May 9.
Also from a private letter dated Auckland 9th inst, we learn that the greatest energy was in being displayed in despatching reinforcements and munitions of war; and it will be seen that a rumour had reached Wanganui to the effect that hostilities had actually begun- that the 57th, stationed at Tataraimaka, had been cut off from wood and water by the hostile natives, and had immediately attacked the enemy, killing 100 of them. Little reliance, however, can be placed upon this; although it is the very thing the 57th were likely to do upon hearing of the slaughter of their comrades.
0'CONNELL MONUMENT FUND
On Monday next, the 1st June at half past 7 pm. A Preliminary
meeting of the persons disposed to co-operate with the Dublin Committee
for the erection of a National Minument to the memory of 0'CONNELL, will
be held at the STAR HOTEL, to arrange proceedings.
The Emigration Commissioners have chartered the ship British Crown, to sail on the 23rd April 1863 with about 305 unemployed Lancashire operatives for Canterbury, New Zealand.
In the obituary are the names of Mr William GRESSON, Sir William STEVENSON, K.C.B.Edward Hughes Ball HUGHES, Lady WESTBURY, Sir Tatten SYKES, Sir James OUTRAM.
Serious riots had taken place among the unemplpyed operatives
in the North.There have also been disgraceful riots in Ireland.
Te Hapuka and his followers returned yesterday from Waikato.He
reports that 500 of the Ngatimaniapoto have gone to Taranaki to join the
Ngatiruanui and other tribes who dispute the Governor's right to Tataraimaka.
Hawkes Bay Agricultural Society.
Meeting held on the 9th inst, at which were
3rd June 1863. B D M
Wed June 6th paper.
Notice- In the Estate of Alexander ALLAN, the younger, of Mohakwa, deceased intestate.
E.D.W. BODDINGTON-Accountant and General Com Agent. Change of address for H.B. Branch
6 June 1863
PEACOCK- May 17, at Te Apiti, the wife of Mr.G.PEACOCK, of a son
McKINNON- May 22, at the Glencoe Inn,Arapawanui, Mrs John McINTYRE, of a son.
Marriages COX-DAVENPORT-June 1, at Clive, by the Rev.Peter Barclay, Mr John Collins COX to Miss Sarah Emma Davenport.
FANNIN-WARNER-June 1, at Napier, by the Rev.H.W. St.HILL, George Thomas FANNIN Esq, to Miss Martha WARNER.
MILLER-May 30, at Napier, Mr Thomas MILLER, aged 42.
Plenty of Fighting at Taranaki reported-using Bayonets,musketry and Guns.
Died At his residence Killiybegs, Alexander BROWNE, Esq., late Commander of her Majexty's cutter Racer, aged sixty-five years. His funeral was attended by a large number of his friends.He was interred with the usual naval honours.
Birth SUTTON- at Napier, on the 11th inst, the wife of Mr.F.SUTTON, of a daughter.
Local Intelligence.Public Holiday to celebrate the coming
marriage of HRH THE prince of Wales.
Two new passes to the Buller river had been discovered by Mr.CLARKE. It is referred to by the Examiner as a discovery of considerable importance. The Mina from London, arrived in Nelson on the 6th inst.
Transport is discussed for public attention-It was thought that the public tramway would be the cheaper and more permanent of two choices. (The other choice was not mentioned).
A considerable report was written on the Character of Marshall St ARNAUD-"He impersonated, with singular exactness, the idea of which our fathers had in their mind when they spoke what they called a "Frenchman"; for although ( by cowing to the rich and filling the poor with envy) the great French Revolution had thrown a gloom on the national character."
Otago Our dates from this province are to Monday the 8th
inst. On that day the detachment of the 70th in command of Major RYAN,
left Dunedin for the seat of War. The rifle Volunteer corps formed a guard
of honour upon the occasion.
At the Princess's Theatre on the night of the 6th, a new song, written by a gentleman in honour of the 70th regiment and apropos of the departure of the detachment for the north, was sung, solo and chorus. The first two verses were sung by the MARSH troupe, the third and last by George MARSH. He concluded the song with "Put your trust in Providence, but keep your poweder dry," there was a united burst of applause, such as never before heard with the walls.
Local Intelligence We learn that two King flags have been
brought to this district from Waikato, and that these are likely to be
erected- one at Petane and the other somewhere in the province. It is
believed, however, that a love of novelty and excitement is at the bottom
of this, and not any feeling of hostility towards the Europeans. We learn
that measures of precaution are not being neglected. The enrolling of
the mouinted constabulary force and organization of militia are being
preceeded with. His Honor the Superintendent has been endeavouring, through
arrangement with the New Zealand Shipping Co., to secure, during the continuance
of hostilities, bi-monthly communication by steam with
Note one for listers. - from Elaine
Also in Hawkes Bay lists. Mention of Kaikora- I have just learned myself that this is the old name for Otane Township.
June 17 1863
Maori War Taranaki
H.B.Tribune June 17 1863
The arrival of the Storm Bird, yesterday morning, has
brought us Auckland and Taranaki papers to the 6th inst, and news from
the latter to the 9th- the Lady Bird having left on that day
Not a single word from Governor of Government has been
said to show that the half-caste prisoner who was concerned in the late
massacre is to be brought to justice. This has caused great dissatsfaction
With a detachment of the 57th from Oakura, together with Lieut.Pickard, R.A. and three ARMSTRONG guns and a detachment of the Mounted Artilleru, and Lieut.FERGUSON, R.E, with a sergeant and 6 men of the Engineers..-The whole force waited -including the 57th Tataraimaka detachment, under Col.WARRE,Lieut.Col. LOGAN,Capts. ,WOODALL ,RUSSELL, and SHORTT, LIEUTS, brutton,wallers,cox,Thompson, Adjt.CLARKE,, and Ensigns MANNERS ,DUNCAN DOUGLASS, and BRODERIP, as the advance-the 65th and 70th to follow as support.ARMSTRONG halted the battery and was posted on the edge of the river overhanging the Katikara river. Here the guns immediately wheeled up and fired into the native redoubt about 800 yards distant, directly inland- ther 57th at the same time doubling down the valley in single file to attack the rifles pits to the right of the enemy's position.The advance under Lieut.WALLER and Lieut.BRUTTON with their Colonel incommand, immediately rushed the rifle pits and drove the enemy to ! the mouth of the river, while supporting party under Lieut -Col.LOGAN,Captain SHORTT, and RUSSELL and Ensigns.MANNERS,DUNCAN and DOUGLASS, having being fire upon, turned to their left and over a open space of 300 yards, with fixed bayonets, stormed the place, killing every native found in it.Captain SHORTT with his party, and Captain RUSSELL with his, rushed the redoubt almost simultaneously, while Ensign DUNCAN WAS COMING OVER IT AT ANOTHER PART. Capt SHORT claims to be the first in, and Col LOGAN, who dismounted from his horse just outside went in immediately after. Nothing could restrain the impetuosity of the charge and the men behaved well
The General was highly pleased with the gallant manner in which the enemy's positions were carried and we are tole complimented Col.WARRE and his men on the spot "he ought to be proud to command such a fine regiment" The brunt of the action was borne by the 57th as will be seen by the list of casualties.
The bodies of the natives killed (24 in number) were brought to the Tataraimak camp in transport carts, and several persons asked if they could identify any of them. Only one was supposed by KOMENE to be Tamiti HONE oraukawa, CHIEF OF THE Ngaruahine division of the Ngatiruanui tribe, but it was almost impossible to tell from the fact that half of the head had been blown away by a shell. We therefore suppose that the natives killed were mostly from Wanganui. The loss of enemy has been estimated at 40 killed and a great number wounded. All these men who took part in the battle, the officers, and men who stormed the Maori positions, deserve the thanks of the whole Colony.The natives were taken by surprise and our casualties were mostly caused by the first volleys fired when the 47th rushed up.
Continuation of the Journal of events.
Thursday, June 4 1863- This day, exactly a month since
the Wairau beach massacre, and exactly two since the occupation of Tataraimaka,
will long be remembered by the Southern natives.
2pm.- The Eclipse has returned and has brought the body of the soldier killed and the wounded man. A portion of the troops engaged also came back in the ship.
7pm- we have just heard that an ambuscade of natives was laid this evening at Wairau beach, at the same sport where the massacre took place. On the 4th ultimo Messrs.PARRIS,CARRINGTON,INNES, and others were fired upon. The natives fire one volley and then decamped, but did not succeed in hitting anybody. This act on the part of the enemy shows they are not yet conquered. Subjoined is a list of casualties. 57th Regiment. Killed- Private Edward MARTIN.
Wounded-Private H.SHIPMAN,mortal, wound in head (since dead).
Private J.OSBORNE, dangerously, wound of abdomen(since dead).
20 June 1863
Escaped prisoner called SHIELDS has been at large for more than a month. He was working with a chain gang, suddenly dropped his shovel and bolted into the hills with guards pursuing.He has been sighted att Oharua working on a farm. He used a shot barrelled gun and blasted away at the poor unfortunate who lay down with blood streaming down his face. He is a perfect desperado and twice before has escaped. From what I know, I don't think he will be taken alive.
HARDY- At Napier 20th inst., wife of Alexander M. HARDY of a son.
ROBSON-At Napier 23rd inst, wife of Mr ROBSON of a son.
A heavy gale has resulted in the loss of the ship ROYAL BRIDE, Captain Laker.It arrived in the Bay on 8th from London via Auckland with part of original cargo. Some idea of the force of the gale can be formed when wind gauge indicated max pressure of 25 lbs. When 12 lb denotes a storm, and 31 lbs a Hurricane. The strength of these winds with rain was unbelievable.
Masonic Lodge No 149 held their meeting (St.John's Day) by W.M.Elect.(Br.M.FITZGERALD P.M.) installed as members were:- R.HARMAN, A.KOCH, W.ROUTLEDGE, T E KING, H.BEOKERS, A.KENNEDY, W.LECHNER.
June 27 Births
I subjoin the Maori version of the Taranaki affair to be found in the letter of a king native published in the Chronicle- "Friends,-The Taranaki mail has come.Pakehas and Maories have fallen.On Wednesday, the 3rd, the steamer came. Wanganui saw it; twenty men went out, and afterwards three more. Ther twenty saw a boat which they fired at, and it returned seawards. On turning round they saw the Pakahas, 500 of whom had come to the gate of the pa; the three, seeing them, fired on them, and the Pakahas fired on 200 of the Wanganui. EPIHA shouted! And when the smoke cleared the front rank had fallen. The Maories were then surrounded, and four ranks fell all dea. The pa was stormed. The dead (Hori PATENE) saw it; he took a gun-fired and killed-fired and killed.Four Europeans fell. He then seized another gun, which he threw away, and took a whalebone (paroa). He cried out, Farewell to the world! And went out; he spoke to MOHI, who went out too, and they fought side by side; that is all. The pa was overthrown and 12 killed, but with those in the night 25. Hori TAMAITI and TIPENE escaped. Never mind the Pakahas- who could count them? This is all. From REIHANA.
The Wanganui Chronicle received this morning confirms the assertion that the Maoris killed were mainly Southern and Wanganui natives. Among the slain of ther latter tribe were Hori PATENE,IHAIA,MEREKAI, Mohi TE HIKO, chiefs all of them, and 24 others of inferior rank. It seems the Wanganui natives have received a sickener, but I fail to gather from private letters what effect the recent defeat has had on the tribes of the West Coast. They are quiet as yet, but it is still impossible to say how long they will remain so.
June 29 1863
April 11. They embarked at "Portsmouth" on board the Australia ship "Norwood," which sailed for New Zealand on April 16.-Part of the 2nd battalion 18th (Royal Irish) Regt. Also embarked on board the Norwood in the following strength:- Col.G.J.CAREY, in command;Capt.W.KEMP,Lieut E.A. MARSLAND,Assistant-Surgeon SPENCER, 8 Sergeants, 4 drummers, 6 corporals, 106 privates, 27 women, and 32 children.
The brave conduct of the officers and crew of the Orpheus, and the kindness of the colonists, elicited much praise in England. Subscriptions have been opened for the relief of the widows and orphans. Obitary.- Duke of Grafton,Viscount TEMPLETON,Marquis GRIMALDI,Lord Sandys De SAUMAREZ,Sir Robert BATSEN,Mr Augustus EGG,Mr George GIBBS(of Gibbs,Bright & Co) Mr Apsley PELLATT,Sir G.Cornewall LEWIS, AND Mr SWANSTON.
July 1 1863
Wairoa June 25th 1863.
Rangi MATAIO Chief of some note lately dead. Maories said he had be bewitched by an old man name MITI MITI, and are going avenge him. Outside near the river's mouth is almist destitute of Natives all- having gone inland armed.
No fighting sine 4th. Weather has been unfavourable. General CAMERON from Otago has arrived with 500 infantry and 100 mounted men at his disposal. St.Andrews redoubt has 100 rounds of Ammunition plus 30,000 rounds already issued on the 17th. The siege Train marched out under escort. Tomorrow (Anniversary of Waterloo) will find British troops in position before the Maori Stronghold at Kaitake.
MIDGLEY-DONNELLY at Napier by Rev.P.DUNCAN- Mr Thos MIDGLEY to Miss Mary Ann DONNELLY
Death at Napier on 10th inst Mr James LYSTON aged 33 years.
MOEANGLANGI- It was reported that a female was frightened by sight of armed natives passing. Mrs FINLAYSON has since called in to say that was not the case of her leaving- she had just sent up goods and meant to return them herself. The natives she said although talking of fighting, by and bye, were very friendly and kind.
Militia. Extracts From Field Exercises and Evolutions of infantry for NZ Militia- a supply of this book so useful at this time on sale at Napier Book and Stationery Warehouse.
St.John's College Auckland advertising for pupils and boarders. Principal Rev.S.BLACKBURN M A (Christ's College Cambridge)
July 15th Supreme court - no less than eleven Criminal
cases waiting trial.
Whales are daily in sight of Wairoa and today two of Mr CARROL's boats fully appointed proceeded to the Fishery.
July 8th 1863
DETAINED FOR SEA POSTAGE
Hawke's Bay Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
July 22 to 29th 1863
LOST Gold Breast Pin reward 10/- if found -Mr GILL Masonic Hotel Napier.
Mr Carroll's boats at Waiopawa have been successful and captured a right whale- It is not a very large one- will probably make about 4 tons.
Maxims for Husbands:- Resolve in the morning to be patient
and cheerful during the day. Laugh heartily on finding all the buttons
off your shirt-as usual. Say merrily, "Boys will be boys," when
you discover the children have emptied the contents of the water jug into
your boots. On gashing your face with a razor, remember that beauty is
but skin deep; and, in order to divert your thoughts from the pain, recite
a speech from Hamlet, or indulge in one of the harmonies of your own native
land. If breakfast is not ready for you, chuckle and grin pleasantly at
the menials; think that a merry heart is a continual feast, and depart
for your daily business, imagining yourself a sufferer from indigestion.-
.Birth at Clive on 30 ult. Wife of M J BENNETT of a daughter.
Birth at Te Aute 3rd inst wife of Mr William BILLINGHAM
of a daughter.(5th Aug.Pap.p
5th August 1863 (abridged my me)
We have just heard that an abuscade of natives was laid
this evening at Wairau beach, at the same spot where the massacre took
place on the 4th ultimo, who fired at Messrs.PARRIS, CARRINGTON,I NNES
and others, who were riding back from Tataramaka in advance of the troops.
The native fired one volley and then decamped, but did not succeed in
hitting anybody. This act on the part of the enemy after the chastisement
they received in the morning proves they are not yet conquered.
Accident reported that Capt McLEAN Maraekakaho was attacked and gored by a young heifer. He now lies a severe sufferer from injuries
Continuation of letters re War skirmishes.
Fatal accident reported- Drowning at Ngaruroro- Mr John ROSS- deceased leaves a wife and large family. Leaving them amply provided for having farmed and also served Royal Artillery as part of a small detachment stationed in this province.
DEATH- LYSTON-At Napier, on the 10th ult, Mr James LYSTON, aged 33 years.
Birth 21st inst wife of H.GOULSTONE Esq., of Bank of New South Wales. of a son.
Married LILLICRAP-MOIR- Sept 2nd at the Manse Wellington
father Herbert V LILLICRAP Esq.,( Captain late of the Kings Regt) Colonial
Defence Force, son of the
Stealing from a dwelling John ELMES Snr AND A BOY NAMED John ELMES Jnr- from Capt.BLAIR and John DORAN a private in the 14th Regt. House had been left in charge of Mrs CRAIG while Capt.BLAIR and family had been in Wellington. Charge was not sustained in regard to ELMES SENIOR. tHE CASE WAS REMANDED ON THE APPLICATION OF sERGEANT-mAJOR scully FOR FURTHER EVIDENCE.
Desertion by seamen. Thomas MILLER and SMITH. who deserted on 10th inst. Smith 6 weeks imprisonment and forfeit of wages. Miller same but paid 8 pound 4s. towards costs.
SEBLEY and another v J M STUART- Witness Stephen McGREEVY re state and purchase of a taupaulin. Judgment for the defendant, with costs 9s.
DYETT v MARSH- Claim for 20 Pound. Letter was produced by Mr LOXLEY of Wellington.Judgment for the defendant and costs 9s.(5th Sept Papers Past)
Arch McDONALD MISSING OFF HIS VESSEL Hero- believed drowned.
Murder of a settler at Rangitikei- named RAYNER found foully and brutally murdered. 2 Natives have been committed of murder of Rayner who was a respected farmer. He is the son of Mrs STILLING in the Hutt, brother in law of Mr Waring TAYLOR of Wellington, Mr De CASTRO, Porirua, Robert KNOX of Turakina. aLTHOUGH A YOUNG MAN LEAVES A WIFE AND 2 CHILDREN. His body was not found until 3rd Sept after missing for a week from an empty house.Toes of his boots were seen sticking up out of the ground by Mr BROUGHTON who found him fully clothed and his body pierced by 3 bullets, 1 in the heart,head and thigh.
Mr J.Rid MacKENZIE, for many years general manager of the Bank of Ceylon, has been appointed Manager to the New Zealand Banking Corp (Ltd) and proceeds to New Zealand forthwith.- Home News.
CARLYON- At Gwavas, on the 6th inst, the wife of Gwavas CARLYON Esq of a daughter.
Death MACKY- at Puketapu, on the 31st ult, suddenly, Mary ROBERTSON, the beloved wife of Mr Samuel MACKY in the 21st year of her age.
Successful rush by the enemy. 25 stand of arms taken.
An attack was made by the enemy today on the bush-felling
party, composed of a detachment of the 40th regt, numbering 25, employed
on bushfelling on the land adjoining
Public Notice- James McDERMOTT. My wife Mary McDERMOTT left my house and children with no just cause. I will note be answerable for any debs she may contract. 21.9.1863 Convict HARPER, lately convicted for murder of his wife. Was executed on morning of 22nd.He died penitant.
Tybernia still in quarantine
Settler named Hugh McLEAN- found dead in swamp- supposedly
shot by natives
Startling news from Howick
Three settlers have arrived in Auckland reporting that
two children of Mr.TRUST, on KENNEDY's farm, have been tomahawked by the
Maories, and one
Oct 28 1863Daring and successful expedition.-On the 13th inst, Mr Von TEMPSKY, of the bushrangers, and Mr MacDONNELL, of the Defence corps, started on a secret expedition to the front; they stayed the following day at Wangamarino and its neighbourhood, viewing as much of the ground as possible from the high ground. When darkness came they turned their steps towards Pararata, proceeding cautiously so no tracks were left. They saw by lucky change natives engaged in pigeon-shooting for a considerable portion of the day; They heard converstations, grunt of a pig, and yelp of dogs and found themselves in a most uncomfortable position not at all to be envied. Where the track to Wangamarino diverges from the Meremere track they lay hidden waiting for the man on a greay horse whom they expected to return with despatches. They waited, and waited but the gentleman did not arrive. They went back to the Wangamarino stockade, where they were most hospitably received by all the officers stationed ! there. These two gentlemen returned to their quarters next day. Mauka report Major RYAN had reached Mauku with 100 of the 70th and 100 of the 18th. A portion of the defence force was there, under Col.NIXON. Startling reports are hourly reaching Drury, and our forces and the rebels are said to be engaged.
Natives mustered at the Bald Hills, at the Mauku, to the number of 500. Between 8 and 9 this morning, some 40 volunteers, under Lieut LUSK, went out, and then were seen and the Lieut immediately sent a messenger for reinforcements. The volunteers at this time did not receive injury, but a number of natives were not so fortunate. The uneven contest was between 14 of our volunteers and 400 - 500 armed natives. The men gallantly fought their way out of the bush but not without loss. Lieut PERCIVAL fell mortally wounded, a bullet having passed through his neck. Two of the Waikato volunteers were also shot, and seven of their comrades were missing. The dead and wouinded were left on the field. Among those missing, six are supposed to be Victorians, and one a Mauku volunteer.Lieut NORMAN, second Commander of the first Waikato Regt. left ther Mauku. On his arrival he found his comrades engaged, and joined them. He was amongst the missing. When Liut PERCIVAL fell several of his men ! attempted to remove him from the field. The gallant fellow would not allow them or permit them to do this, recalling them to their duty. "leave me alone.".
Nov 4th 1863
ARMED CIVILIANS IN THE NORTH ISLAND NUMBER 9629
COTTAGE FOR SALE-John ROBOTTOM
Bank of New South Wales- Acting Manager is H.GOULSTONE.
PARLIAMENTARY- MEMO ON ROADS AND MILITARY SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH iSLAND.NZ
Nov 16th 1863
Anniversary day rifle shooting contest.
Entrants listed below.
26th Nov 1863
The Himalaya brings from Melbourne a battery of six 12-lb.Armstrong gins, which the Victorian Government have considerately parted with for use in this colony. The correct number of troops of the 50th Regt and their wives and families on board is 793 rank and file and non-commissioned officers,37 officers, with 4 wives and 5 children, 57 soldiers' wuves and 87 children. The list of officers is as follows:-Lieut-Colonel, and Colonel R.WADDY,C.B.;Major and Brevet Lieut-Colonels H.E.WEARE and F.G.HAMLEY;Captain R.M.BARNES,Captain and Brevet Major D.W.TUPPER;captains G.W.BUNBURY,J.THOMPSON,R.H.P.DORAN,T.D.LEE,C.R.JOHNSON,
W.MINISTER and C.A.F.CREAGH;Lieutenants F.GALKNER,W.H.WILSON,H.E.W.PRESTON,C.R.KING,G.H.TURNER,W.BARKER,W.R.WHITE,W.L.FLEURY ,O.GOLDSMITH,and J.H.Van der MENLEN;Ensigns J.H.ROLLESTON,D.M.CHURCHILL,GG.J.C.ALLARDICE,A.S.CAMPBELL,D.L.GRANT,J.E.C.DOVETON, K.DOUGLASS,,A.HUNT, and H.R.WORTHINGTON;Captain and Paymaster J.NOWLAN;Quatermaster J.TURNER,Lieutenant and Adjutant E.LEACH;Surgeon J.Fraser,M.D.;Assistant Surgeons H.F.DAVIS and H.LAMB.The ladies on board are Mrs WADDY,BUNBURY,CREAGH,NOWLAN,GASSNER. Mr GASSNER has charge of the band. There are also on board Captains CECIL and W.BUCKLEY,R.N.C.O, on leave, Captain Lewison GOWER, who has exchanged from the 80th Regt, now stationed at India to the 65th in New Zealand, with a view to active service here, Mr Le GEVET, deputy inspector of stores, and Mr H.WILLOUGHBY, Special Correspondent to the Melbourne Argus. Originally the Himalaya was the property of the P.and O.Company, and was purchased by her Majexty's Government. She is now ! under the command of Captain Edward LACY..
The Great Eastern had been seized under Admiralty warrant. Her transference to the Australian trade was suggested.
Reinforcements for New Zealand are thus announced in the Home News;-
The reinforcements of the Royal Engineers who have been for some length of time past under orders to embark for New Zealand, left Headquarters, Brompton Barracks, Chatham, on September 25, and proceeded to Gravesend, where they embarked on board the Chariot of Fame. The detachments to go out to augment the 6th company of Royal Engineers.
The undermentioned drafts are ordered to be held in readiness to complete the strength of the service companies of their respective corps-viz., 2 officers and 119 men of all ranks, 70th foot; 27 men of the Royal Horse Artillery, and 15 men of the Royal Engineers, with one Medical Staff Surgeon. They are to embark at Gravesend. The following drafts embark at Cork:-1 officer and 144 men of all ranks, 2nd batallion 18th foot, from BUTTIVANT;2 officers and 30 rank and file, 40th Regiment;5 officers and 36 men of all ranks, 65, from BIRR; and 2 officers and 41 men, 57, from the 20th depot batallion at CORK; making a total of 13 officers and 412 men of all ranks.
The obituary includes the names of Mr.E.STAULEY, of Posonby Hall, aged 73; Earl BEAUCHAMP, aged 79;Marquis TOWNSEND, aged 66;Vice Admiral Henry DUNDAS;Samuel READ Esq., the Marquis of Huntley, aged 77; the Rt.Hon Edward ELLICE, M.P. aged 82;Count Alfred de VIGNY; Mr W.TOOKE,F.R.S.; and Mr Jacob GRIMM.
It appears that General CAMERON IS ONE OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE WILL OF THE LATE LORD CLYDE
The 68th Regiment was to follow in the Lady Jocelyns, which had proceeded to Rangoon for the purpose of embarking it. The 43 rd is to come from Calcutta, and both regiments including Himalaya as well are most probably now on their way to AucklandDecember 2nd 1863
Arrival in Auckland of the 50th Regt.Foot Soldeiers revive pleasing reminiscences in the memories of those NEW Zealand colonists who have come hither from Australia. In 1843 this Regiments quitted Sydney after several years serving in New South Wales for India and shortly after Punjaub campaign.
Grand Total. 5 Field Officers,11 captains,24 Subalterns,8 Staff Officers,46 Sergeants, 21 Fifers and Drummers, and 11,078 rank and file.
Officers by Regiments. Staff. General CAMERON,C.B., in command Major McNEIL, A.D.C Lieutenant St.hill, A.D.C Colonel CAREY, C.B.,D.A.General Colonel GAMBLE,D.Qr.M.General Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry HAVELOCK, V.C. P.M.O MOUATT, C.B.and V.C. Royal Artillery Captain MERCER, Lieutenant PICKARD, and D.A.S.S. TEMPLE Royal Engineers. Colonel MOULD.C.B., and Captain BROOKE 12th Regiment Captain COLE,Lieutenants.CRAWHALL,PHILLIPS,MERCER 14th Regiment Colonel AUSTIN;Captains. STRANGE and PHELPS;Lieutanant LANGTRY,Emsigns WANSON,CALWELL, AND HOWATT,Lieut, and Adjutant GLANCY,Acting Quartermaster Ensign GREEN,Staff Assistant-Surgeon KELLETT. 40th Regiment Colonel LESLIE,Major BLIGH,Capt. AND Brevet-Major BOWDLER,Captains Hon.J.Le P.TRENCH,COOKE,CLARK,and HINES;Lieut and Adjutant WHELAN,Lieutenants DUDGEON,PHILLIPS,HOBBS,LUCAS,MOLER,BROOK, and MORGAN; Ensigns GOMEZ,DUCROW,and ROBINSON; Surgeon STYLES. 65TH REGIMENT Colonel WYATT,Capt GRESSPN,Lieuts.TOKER,PENNEFATHER,RICKSON,TALBOT, and CHEVALLIER,Ensign SPILLER,Surgeon WHITE,Lieut-Adjutant LEWIS CASUALTIES Artillery Killed Officers none; Bombadiers and Gunners- Bombadier MARTIN,Gunners CULVERWELL and KEVAN. Wounded Captain MERCER, Sergeant-Major P.HAMILTON and Gunner J.BOLD. Total; Killed, 3 privates; wounded, 1 officer, 1 sergeant, 1 gunner. 12th Regiment Killed Lieutenant MURPHY,Privates NEEDHAM,OSBORNE,SAYERS,SHEA,G.SMITH, and WOOD Wounded Crpls. NORGROVE and SAVAGE; Privates BAXTER,BOZEN,CAIN,DORNAN,DOWARD,GAINGERMcCAMON ,McREYNOLDS,MOLLOY,MALONEY,YATES,MEADE,BOUCHER.
Capt.MERCER with battery shelling the enemy advanced in following order No 1 under Lieut TOKER, No2-Capt GRESSON,No 10 Lieut TALBOT, No 9 UNDER Lieut PENNEFATHER.
Births At Faraday street Napier on 3rd inst. Wife of Thomas HITCHENS M.R.C.S. of a son
At Napier on 3rd inst.wife of Brooke TAYLOR Esq., Registrar and Solicitor. Of a daughter.
ORMOND- at Napier, on the 21st inst, the wife of J.D.ORMOND. Esq., of a daughter.
Marriage JANISCH-lambert- On Thursday, the 12th November, at Lambertford, Rua Taniwha by the Rev.Samuel WILLIAMS, Vautier Lambe Machado JANISCH, of Napier to Katherine Elizabeth, third daughter of Captain Charles LAMBERT, late of H.M.'s 62nd Regiment and Hant's Militia. No cards.
Death WILLIAMS- At Te Aute, on the 17th inst, after a
brief illness Francis Henry, youngest sone of the Rev.Samuel WILLIAMS,
aged 4 years.
At the Presbyterian Church Napier, on 4th December by Rev.Peter BARCLAY. Mr William STARK late of Dimbartonshire Scotland to Agnes, daughter of Mr Edward ANDERSON of Coleraine Ireland.
CASUALTIES. Artillery, Killed. Officers,none;Bombadiers
and Gunners- Bomabadier MARTIN,Gunners,CULVERWELL and KEVAN Wounded. Captain
MERCER,Sergeant-Major P.Hamilton, and Gunner J.BOLD 12th Regiment killed
Lieutenant MURPHY Privates,NEEDHAM,OSBOURNE,SAYERS,SHEA,G.SMITH and WOOD
Wounded Crps.NORGROVE and SAVAGE;Privates BAXTER,BOZEN,CAIN,DORNAN,DORWARD,GAINER,McCAMON,McREYNOLDS,MOLLOY,
MALONEY,YATES,MEADE,BOUCHER. 14TH regiment Lance-Corporal BURRELL;Privates
T.BELLOW,R McCRORY,NOWLAND,H.RUSSELL WOUNDED Liut. Colonel AUSTIN.Capt.PHELPS,Sergeant
MANSBRIDGE,Privates SHINTON,LEWIS,SWAINE,MURRAY,CARROLL,HANNIGAN. 40yh
Regiment. Killed Privates BARBER,DALEY,GOLDSBOROUGH,HOWNE,LOUGHLIN,McNALLY,JOHNS,and
usher/ Wounded Ensign DUCROW,Corporals HOLNBERG and MANN.Privates BELL,BROWN,BROTHERTON,DORAN,GINNES,HEALY,ROBERTS,SCALES,JONES.
65th Regiment Killed Privates
A QUOTE FROM CORRESPONDENT FOR THE PAPER STATES" I VISITED THE CHURCH AND VIEWED THE BODIES AS THEY LAY IN THE LAST ATTITUDES OF VIOLENT DEATH, BUT THE SIGHT OF ONE'S OWN COUNTRYMEN LYING COLD AND STIFF, WHO BUT A FEW SHORT HOURSE BEFORE HAD BEEN FILLED WITH LIFE, IS BUT A SORRY SIGHT, AND I MADE IT BUT A SHORT STAY."
Dec 19.23.1863Licensing Meeting Waipawa
The usual annual meeting of magistrates was held at the court-house, Waipawa on the 10th inst., for the purpose of receiving applications for the renewal of old or the issue of new publican's licenses in the inland districts for 1864. The magistrates present were:- G.S.COOPER Esq, R.N.(Chairman,)C.LAMBERT,P.RUSSELL, and A.St.C.INGLIS,Esquires,J.P.'s. There were no new applications; those were renewal were-
John ROSE, -Waipawa Hotel Waipawa
T.B.SMITH - Bushman's Arms Waipawa
W.GOODWIN - Tavistock Hotel Waipukurau
T.COUPER Pearson Hotel, Wallingford
J.J.KELLY (late J.ROBJOHN'S) Patangata Hotel, Patangatata
W.ELLINGHAM -The Two Brothers, Poukawa
J.FORD - Kaikoura Hotel Kaikoura
- The above applications were all recommended, the only refusal being that of Susan HOWELLS' late W.HOWELLS' "Travellers' Rest, Waipawa.- a special condition of the renewal being that on Sundays the houses are to be closed, except between the hours of 1 and 3 pm., and 5 and 8 pm. The hours of Sundays will be rigorously enforced; and that, although no conviction may be recorded against them, a re=representation from the neighbours will be considered sufficient by the bench to warrant them in refusing to recommend the license for renewal
Dec 19 Papers Robert HOLT was brought up in custody charged with not attending drill as a militiaman on Saturday last. After refusing to accept the summons. He was placed on a charge. Defendant admitted his absence and, as he had shown himself contumacious in the matter, Bench fined him 30s and costs 6/6d.-
- Birth at Napier 21st wife of William COUPER (sen) of a son
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