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Thurs 01 May 1879
A Scandinavian - Peter LARSEN, died suddenly last evening at Mrs VAUGHAN's, Meanee Hotel. He had been working for Mrs VAUGHAN as a laborer and had been unwell for sometime.
There is a dispute over the will of the late chief Karaitiana
TAKAMOANA. His brother Henry is dissatisfied with the disposition of the
prpoerty and intends to dispute the will when probate is applied for.
The estate is valued at about 40,000 pounds. The bulk of the property
is left to his six year old son.
The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Porangahau, with 9 acres of land was sold for 1,700 pounds.
The Inspector of Schools, Mr HILL, computes that there
should be 3100 children attending school in the district, but the average
attendance at the close of the Dec. quarter was 1649.
Sat 03 May 1879
Birth COWELL : At Napier, on May 02, wife of J.M. COWELL, of a daughter
Patrick LEAHEY has been arrested on suspicion of having been concerned in the attempt to burn down the Napier District School buildings.
Mon 05 May 1879
Death GUTHRIE : At Papakihana, Porangahau, on Apr 30, Ann, widow of Thomas GUTHRIE, of Castlepoint. Aged 63 years
Dr. HITCHINGS received a telegram from Dr. HECTOR, stating that in the stomach of the late Mrs M'LENNAN, arsenic had been discovered. He could not discern any poison in the liver or spleen & only in small quantities in the stomach, which goes to show that the doses were administered in a systematic manner
Wed 07 May 1879
Birth M'LEAN : At Hampden, on May 02, wife of H. M'LEAN, of a son
Marriage BEETHAM - BIDWELL : At the residence of the brides
father, Wellington, on Apr 30, by the Right Rev the Bishop of Wellington,
Hugh Horsley, fourth son of William BEETHAM Esq of Taita, Wellington to
Ruth third daughter of C.R. BIDWELL Esq of Pihautea, Wairarapa
Friday 09 May 1879
Birth CORNFORD : At Napier, on May 7, wife of H.A. CORNFORD Esq, of a son
Marriage BROWN - MACAULEY : On 29 Apr, by Rev.W.L. SALTER, at Makaraka, Charles Agnew, third son of Thomas Brown, of Old Lodge, Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England to Rossini, eldest daughter of James MACAULEY, Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland
Death VILLERS : On May 03 1879, at Ormond, William Charles VILLERS, after a short & painful illness. Aged 3 years & 9 months.
Mr C. COLLINS - appointed Registration Officer for Napier
Birth STEWART : At France Rd, Napier, on May 8, wife of Rev. J. STEWART, of a son
Roderick Hugh M'LENNAN was brought up at the R.M. Court yesterday charged with the wilful murder of his wife, Louisa Caroline M'LENNAN on 27 Mar last. Mr LASCELLES appeared for the accused who seemed to be perfectly cool & collected. He is to be remanded for 8 days in order that time might be allowed for holding the adjourned inquest on the body of the late Mrs M'LENNAN. The previous charge of false pretences against the prisoner was withdrawn in consequence of the other more serious offence
Tuesday 13 May 1879
Death FRANKLIN: On 12 May, at the residence of the parents, White Rd, John , eldest son of John & Ellen FRANKLIN. Aged 3 years 9 months. The funeral will leave the residence of Mr FRANKLIN, White Rd, at 2.30 pm tomorrow
Charles MONTEITH - Assistant at PRICE & Co's
Miss Julia TATHAM, a lady who was at Mr POWDRELL's, Meanee, has disappeared. She left Mr PARSON's, Papakura, a little after dark on Monday evening and her horse was found yesterday morning.
MANGINISON's hotel at Castle Point was last night burnt
down. Cause of the fire , unknown
Birth WILSON: On 10 May, at Farndon, wife of James WILSON, of a daughter.
Search is still being carried on for Miss TATHAM.
Mr KEMSLEY - resigned as Fire Inspector for Napier
The charge against Patrick LEAHY of setting fire to Napier District School was thrown out of court due to a shaky witness.
Friday 16 May 1879
Birth MILLER : On May 8, at Napier, wife of R. M. MILLER Esq, of a daughter.
The body of Julia TATHAM was discovered in the Tutaekuri River yesterday afternoon. Inquest to be held this morning.
Mr. A. PRITCHARD- Pork butcher - Hastings St.
Sat 17 May 1879
Birth HOADLEY : On 15 May, wife of C.B. HOADLEY, of a daughter
Inquest Held at the dwelling of Thomas POWDRELL, Meanee,
before Dr. HITCHINGS, coroner,& jury, on the body of Julia Annie TATHAM,
aged 31 years. JurY:
Patutahi Block ( P.B. District) will be offered for sale
by Public Auction on 10 June 1879
Tues 20 May
A movement is on foot for building a Roman Catholic Church in Wairoa.
Birth SPEAR : At the Parsonage, Wairoa, on 18 May, wife of Rev. J. SPEAR, of a daughter
Inquest Held at the Railway Hotel, Port Ahuriri, yesterday,
before Dr HITCHINGS,coroner & a jury on the body of a sailor named
Charley who was drowned by the upsetting of a boat near the long point
on the 10th inst.
Charles LEACH - Store keeper - Te Aute
The man whose body was found in the Waipawa river Monday
last, was SOMMERLEY and that he leaves a wife and 7 children
Mr P. BRYANT - Signwriter - Napier
Saturday 24 May 1879 missing Issue
Wed 28 May 1879
Marriage LOZELL - CAMPBELL :on the 22 May, at Kaikora,
by Rev. J.U. SPENCE, John Steven LOZELL, eldest grandson of John STEVEN
of the same place to Mary Sarah CAMPBEll of Waiapu, Auckland
Re : Boy Burglar William LE BAS - Committed for trial at Supreme Court
Patrick LYNCH - Vagrancy - 3 months imprisonment with
Death O'DOWD : At Taradale, on May 29, Charles Patrick O'DOWD. Aged 33 years
A sale of Crown lands, including town sections at Mahia, will be held today.
R. M. Court
Hiraka TAHUA - obstructing the railway line at Takapau, by putting up two wooden posts and a chain. The Govt. withdrew the charge as the prisoner was on his own land.
RE: Wife Murder: Evidence by;
Mon 02 June 1879
31 May - Southern Cross from Auckland via Gisborne. Miss HAMMOND, Miss GILMORE, Det. GRACE. Messrs MACDONALD & DAVIDSON
Birth FARMER : On 26 May, at Porangahau, wife of J. FARMER, of a son
Marriage GARRY - SMITH : On 24 May at the residence of the brides father, by Rev. D, SIDEY, William James GARRY to Hellen SMITH, third daughter of W. SMITH esq, Napier
Death COUPER : On 31st inst, at Havelock House, Grace, daughter of the late William COUPER. Aged 18 years. The funeral will leave for the Havelock Cemetery this day at 2 pm.
We hear that there are about 40 bankrupts in various stages in Hawkes Bay.
Court Re : Wife Murder Evidence by :
Birth HILL : At Christchurch on May 31, wife of C. HILL, of a daughter
Annual Licensing Court: Following obtained licenses, but
in all cases for existing houses
Petane Licensing Court
Thursday 05 June 1879
Birth BLYTHE : At Napier, on June 4, wife of W.R. BLYTHE, of a daughter
James KEYS fined 2 shillings for using abusive language towards Margaret CLEARY ( My GG Grandmother), a neighbour.
Napier District School Staff
Friday 06 June 1879
Death NASMITH : On 4 th inst, Nelly Anthony, beloved wife of James NASMITH, engineer. Aged 24 years. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave her late residence, Harding Rd, today at 2 pm.Friends & members of the R.A. P. please accept this intimation.
Men are being invited to enrol in the New Zealand Field Force. There have been 29 applicants and some of them trained men, who had been members of militia or volunteer corps. Some of the men were despatched to Wellington by the "Hawea"
William COLENSO - Secretary of Hawkes Bay Philosophical
Birth DIMWIDDIE : At Brewster St, Napier, on Friday 06 June, wife of P. DINWIDDIE, of a son
Death WALKER : On 06 June at Maraekakaho, Robert WALKER. Aged 43 years. The funeral will pass through Havelock, for the Havelock cemetery at 1.30pm today. friends will please accept this intimation.
About 250 men have offered themselves to Inspector SCULLY, in response to the advertisement calling for voulunteers for the N.Z. Field Force.
An inquest was held at the Lunatic Asylum yesterday morning on Bernard SHIEVLING, whom had died the previous day. Verdict : Natural causes
Marriage HARSTSHORN - CLIFTON : On Wednesday 04 June, at St. Marks, Clive, by Rev. W.N. ST. HILL, Edwin HARTSHORN, Waipukurau to Sarah Elizabeth, second daughter of George CLIFTON, of Clive
A meeting of teachers in the Hawkes Bay Education
Tues 10 June 1879
Court John SMITH & Peter MURRAY - Drunkenness
The sitting of the Native Land Court will be held here on 16 July. There are 110 succession claims to be heard, 12 applications for land to be put through the court and 27 applications for sub - division of the land The succession claims to the Whenuakara Block, about which there is a dispute between ARIHI TE NAHU & others, are again to come before the Native Land Court. the claim was originally decided in favor of ARIHI in 1876.
Mr J.S. BESTIE, practising at Wairoa as a medical man,
died suddenly yesterday at the Clyde Hotel.
R.M. Court Ole CHTISTIENSEN - Drunkenness
Supreme Court before Chief Justice PRENDERGAST
True Bills found against:
Selling Firearms without a License Michael BOYLAN was
indicited for selling arms without a license at Poverty Bay.
The eight volunteers who left by the "Ladybird" for Wellington are to join the Field Force at Taranaki. Among them was Rowley HILL, who gained the N.Z. Cross of Valour in 1869 for his conduct during the Mohaka Massacre.
Burglary at Mr GOLSTONE's Store at Frasertown. No particulars are yet known
Supreme Court Joseph HUTCHINSON - appeared for sentencing
on the charge of stealing. As he was 69 years and had been in prison since
December last, a light sentence would therefore be inflicted. Hard labor
for six months.
Saturday 14 June 1879
A Gazette notice directs that all children dealt with under the " Neglected & Criminal Children's Act 1867", within the Provincial District of Hawkes Bay are in future to be sent to the Burnham Reformatory, Christchurch.
Port Ahuriri day school will be opened Monday next in the old school house until the new school building is completed. Mr GUSH is the Master
Supreme Court Sentence NOROWHARE - was found guilty of
horse stealing. Mr MILLER, chief gaoler proved a previous conviction against
the prisoner for house breaking at Waiapu. Sentence: To be kept in the
Public Prison, Napier for 12 months.
Marriage ANDERSON - ALLANACH : On 6 June, by Rev. D. SIDEY, William ANDERSON to Ellen ALLANACH, relict of John ALLANACH, both of Aberdeen, Scotland
Wellington - Last night a fire commenced in the Imperial Opera House. Fully 40 buildings have been destroyed
H. B. Education Board
Acquitted Henry LOWE & William BISHOP - Indicted for
breaking into the dwelling house of Hannah FALLON & stealing 2 pounds.
Burglary James LE BAS - Aged 12 years. Charged with entering the premises of Levi WHITE and stealing cooper money & tokens. Pleaded guilty and was sentenced to be imprisoned in Napier Gaol until Wednesday and then to be sent to Burnham Reformatory for 5 years.
Sheep Stealing Yokham SKOTT - charged with stealing 5
ewes the property of Donald M'MASTER. SKOTT is a butcher at Danevirk and
Mr M'MASTER has a sheep run about 3 miles from the township Evidence taken
Births M'ILLROY : At West Clive, on June 14, wife of John.L. M'ILLROY, of a daughter
PELCHER : At Wallingford, June 7, wife of G. PELCHER, of a daughter
PEMBERTON : At Tikokino, June13, Wife of E. PEMBERTON, of a daughter
Death HIGGINS : At the Royal Hotel, Napier, 16 June, Julia, beloved wife of E. HIGGINS. Aged 30 years. Deeply regretted The funeral will leave her late residence at 8 o'clock on Thursday morning
R.M. Court Messrs COOPER & BRODIE were remanded to Wellington to take their trial for selling arms to natives at Gisborne
It appears that Burnham is only an Industrial School,
not a reformatory and that criminal children can not be sent there. This
will necessitate the reconsideration of the setence passed upon the boy
Supreme Court Arson Patrick WHELAN - charged with setting fire to the house of William HAWKER at Meanee on 25 Feb last Jury returned a verdict of not guilty
Breach of Post Office Act William SUTHERLAND, mail carrier, charged with delaying the mails entrusted into his care. He should of carried the mail overland to Wairoa, but with the intention of saving time he put them on board a steamer advertisedto sail that day. THe steamer not not sail and the result was a delay in the delivery of the mail. Fined 10s and costs
Hard Case Edmond. H.W. SYMONS, farmer, Hawera, charged
on remand with obtaining 14 pounds on false pretences from Benjamin B.
JOHNSON, Waipawa. Police withdrew the charge.
William CRAWFORD , Woodville & William THOMPSON, Kaikora have passed the Govt. Teachers Examination in elementary science
Birth SELLARS : On 19 June, at White Rd, wife of W.H. SELLARS, of a daughter
Tenders are invited by the Govt. for the construction
of Napier Workshops for Napier - Manawatu Railway.
Constance & Thomas M'KENNA, two children whom the police are seeking to send to the Burnham Industrial School, to remove them beyond the reach of the evil influence of their mother were brought up at thr R.M. Court, but Judge KENNY was obliged to remand them as the necessary Gazette notice authorising children to be sent from Hawkes Bay to the Burnham School, Canterbury had not been received. James LANGHAN, a boy whose father is undergoing imprisonment for life for wife murder, was also remanded for similar records.
Peter LUNDON , on remand, charged with lunacy was sent
to the asylum. John FARRELL who was similarly charged , was further remanded.
Birth M'IVER : At Waikari, on 14 June, wife of Murdick M'IVER, of a son.
A man has been drowned in the Tuki Tuki, while attempting
to cross the river near Patengata, yesterday morning.
Death MOORE : On 25 June, at Waipawa, Percy Theodore, infant son of Thomas Moore. Aged 4 & a half months old. The funeral will take place this day at 3 pm
Inquest Was held on Tuesday at the Royal Hotel, Carlyle
St, before Dr. HITCHINGS, coroner & a jury, on the boy of Thomas DUFFY,
who died suddenly on Monday evening in the house of William KYLE, Chaucer
Rd. He had been sickly for sometime. He had heart problems. Jury returned
a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.
Re: Drowning in Tuki Tuki River The mans name was EKE
and he was in the employ of Mr MULLINDER and was in engaged in carrying
the mail between Kaikora & Patangata. The river was swollen at the
time and he had been in the company of a man called KING. EKE was an Englishman
, a native of Norfolk. He had been in the colony about 2 years
Papers Past HB Herald 01 July 1879
Death MANEY : At Meanee, on 30, June, Richard MANEY. Aged 69 years The funeral will leave his late resisence, on Wed 02 July, at 2pm
Mr BALLANCE has resigned his seat in cabinet
Court David NELSON - Horse stealing - Remanded
Marriage STEELE - LLEWELYN : At Camberwell Church, Melbourne, J.J. STEELE of Cricklewood ( late of Owhio) Wairoa, H.B. to Malvina Florence, eldest daughter of E.V. LLEWELYN Esq, late of Celyon, coffee planter
Death Re : MANEY : The funeral will leave his late resisence this day July 2, at 11 am and will pass the Mission Station at noon, for Napier by the New Taradale Rd.
Vital statistics for the district, for the month of June
Mr RATHBONE has been obliged to close his sawmills at
Waipawa, discharging all hands. If trade does not improve he will also
have to close his Hampden Mills
Mary M'KENNA, a woman of notorious character, who has
previously served a term of imprisonment was yesterday sentenced by Mr
KENNY to 3 months hard labor. She is the mother of the two children who
were recently sent to the Burnham Industrial School to place them beyond
the reach of her evil example. Sgt. O'MALLEY & Det. GRACE gave a shocking
account of their visit to the woman's house, the neighbours will be glad
to know that for 3 months at least their eyes will not be offended by
the disgraceful scenes to which they have sometimes been unwilling witnesses.
An inquest was held at Norsewood yesterday on the body of a woman named LAURIG, whose death shortly after childbirth took place under circumstances that appeared to render an inquiry necessary. We have not as yet heard the result.
Death CARTER : At Gisborne, Poverty Bay, on July 4th, George Augustus, second son of the late Capt. J.C.L CARTER. Aged 25 years.
At the inquest on the body of Mrs LAURIG, whose death in child bed at Norewood we noticed on Saturday, a verdict was returned to the effect that she died from unskilful treatment by a non qualified attendant. A warrant has been issued against Carl GUDMAN, the chemist who attended her
Tues 08 July 1879
Death LASCELLES : At Waipawa on 6 JUly, of capillary bronchitis, adolarious, W.H.H. LASCELLES, eldest surviving son of the late Thomas Allen LASCELLES, formerly Lieutenat & Adjutant of H.M 63rd Regiment Foot & Chief Police Magistrate of the Colony of Van Diemens Land. Aged 53 years. Australian, Tasmanian & Canterbury papers please copy. The funeral will leave his late residence this day ay 2 pm. Interred at Kaikora
The Native Land Court is still sitting in Wairoa. A good number of business has however been alresady disposed of. Only one blockof any extent has been dealt with - Maungataniwha, for which a memorial has been ordered to be made out in favor of a leading chief named Toha RAHURAHU & 6 others
Hugh APLIN - Music Teacher - France Rd
Dissolution of Partnership
Birth ALLARDICE : At Danevirk, on 5 July, Mrs ALLARDICE, of a daughter.
Birth TRACY : At Napier, on 19 June, wife of William TRACY,
of a son
There ia charming old maori woman in the Napier Lunatic
Asylum. She answers to the name Heromina and lived at Wairoa. She is described
as harmless but has an objectionable habit of setting her neighbours houses
Dr. REED- Waipukurau. When the other child was born he
noticed that both arms had been torn away, which would be the effect of
GRADMAN's procedure. The child was of course dead. He left Mrs LAURVIG
free of pain and comortable, but he had doubt of her recovery. Her death
he attributed to exhaustion. He believed that if she had been attended
by a skilled medical man at first she would of lived.
Samuel LUPTON - charged with stealing watch, chain &
seal from John EDDIE, committed for trial
Birth BEECROFT : At Hastings on 17 July, wife of W.A. BEECROFT, of a son
Court Albert HAPUKA - Drunkenness
Sat 19 july 1879
Death BARTON : At Fernside, Wairarapa, on June 27, Richard BARTON. Aged 33 years.
Birth JOLL : At Harewood, Hastings on 20 July, wife of J.JOLL, of a son
Deaths ANDREWS : On June 14, at the residence of her father, Melby House, Rosburgh St, Wellington, Sarah Marion, second daughter of John & Mary ANDREWS, in the 19th year of her life
TURNER : On July 21, at his residence, Milton Rd, Napier, Mr J.A. TURNER. Aged 46 years. The funeral will leave his late residence this day at 3 o'clock
There was a smart shock of an earthquake last night at
10.46. The shock was felt the same time at Wairoa
A Zulu woman who is known as the "Cape Pigeon" figured in the court yesterday. We believe that she came from the Cape some years ago as a servant to an English Officer, but she subsequently led a disreputable life.
Hirini MATOHUNA , a Mahia native was yesterday arrested
by Const. SHAW on a charge of stealing 34 pounds & 4 s from a whare
and then setting the whare on fire to conceal his crime
Death BURGESS : At Napier Hospital, on July 23, Alexander BURGESS. Aged 37 years. The funeral will the Napier Hospital at 3pm this afternoon
J. SCORGIE, butcher, intimates that he will discontinue business from today
Court William MARONEY - allowing a horse to wander at
There are doubtless many European friends of Renata KAWEPO
who will regret to learn that the old chief is seriously, if not dangerously,
Constable MADDIGAN - Waipawa, has been suspended pending
an inquiry into a charge of assault preferred against that officer by
Court Annie DOWD, a woman young in years, but old in crime,
sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for stealing 2 pairs of stockings,
value 5 s, the property of Mr. G. KEMSLEY and 2 basins and a salt cellar,
property of Mr.H. COHEN. John Hill CURTIS - Cook of the schooner "Sarah
Pike",absenting himself without leave. 2 weeks imprisonment and forfeit
2 days pay.
Renata KAWEPO, is somewhat better, though not yet out of danger
August NIEDERMAYR - Rate Collector for Clive Road Board
Mr. A. M'LEAN intends to open the Porangahau Smithy early in August
Hirini MATOHUNA was arrested at Mahia by Const. SHAW and
charged with arson & burglary. He was brought up yesterday before
H. DUFF J.P. and remanded as the RM will not be in Wairoa until August
Frederick.W. COLLINS - Manufacturing Jeweller & Diamond
Setter - Emerson st, Napier
Marriages NICHOLS - JIEFCOTE : At Napier, on July 23, by Rev. D. SIDEY,Henry NICHOLS, late of Sydney to Hannah JIEFCOTE
MUDGWAY - LOZELL : At the residence of the brides father, Kaikora, on 24 July, by Rev J.U. SPENCE, Alfred James MUDGWAY to Mary Grace LOZELL, both of Kaikora
Wairoa Court before Hector DUFF J.P. HIRINI - Arson &
Burglary - Remanded
Wed 30 July 1879
Bankruptcy Harald Sundre HANSEN, Napier, Gardener
Thurs 31 Jul 1879
Renata KAWEPO is progressing favorably and his attendant considers him out of danger.
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