Otago Witness December 28 1899 page 48 & 49
Obituaries unless otherwise stated
January 04 Duke of Northumberland 06 Mr H Aiken, old identity and Mayor of Oamaru 13 William Smith, Stirling; arrived Otago by Larkins, 1849; aged 85 14 Miller's Flat bridge over Molyneux completed 20 Miller's Flat bridge opened for traffic 15 Nubar Pasha 17 Father Chiniquy 30 Earl of Lindsay; aged 64 31 Sir Francis Ford, many years un British diplomatic service February 01 Br Berry, Congregational Minister at Wolverhampton 03 Rev. W.J. Habens, Secretary of Education; aged 60 04 George Bell, late proprietor Evening Star; aged 90 06 Count Caprivi, ex-German Chancellor 07 Prince Alfred of Coburg 10 Rev. W. Colenso, first printer in New Zealand, arrived 1835 16 Mr Justice Chitty; aged 71 17 M Faure, President of France 22 Sir G.F. Brown, ex-Governor of N.Z. 25 Baron Reuter; aged 83 March 02 Lord Herschell 11 By railway collision at Rakaia four persons killed, several injured 12 Mrs Keeley, actress 13 Julius Vogel 28 Birket Foster, artist April 01 Hon. W.H. Reynolds 04 Dr Cunninghame, Port Chalmers 06 James Wylie ("Herd Laddie") ex-draughts champion 09 Richard Fry; arrived by John Wickliffe 1848; many years resident in Waikouaiti 11 W.P. Street, formerly mayor of Dunedin 13 Archdeacon Stretch of Melbourne 24 John Mowbray "father" of House of Commons 26 Captain H Anderson, marine superintendent Shaw-Savill CompanyMay 02 James Brown, arrived by Bernicia, 1848 15 Professor McCoy, Melbourne 18 M. Sarcey, dramatic critic Mr R. Vincent, many years chairman of Vincent County Council 23 William Watson, old Dunedin resident, killed by railway accident 25 Senor Castelar, Spanish statesman; aged 67 25 Lord Esher, ex-master of Rolls; aged 84 27 Rosa Bonheur, painter, aged 77 June 4 Johann Strauss, musical composer 10 Mrs A.D. Silk 24 A.C. Purdie, botanist, old resident of Dunedin, arrived 1860 26 A. Scoullar, formerly mayor of Dunedin 28 Arthur Tennyson, younger brother of the late poet laureate July 07 Dr Reimer; arrived Dunedin 1862 15 David Curle (OW July 20 page 25 col 9) and David Campbell (OW July 20 page 26 col a), early settlers 11 Prince George, Czarewitch 20 Hon John McKenzie undergoes operation in London 20 Fulton Lieut-General page 40 Funeral July 20 page 25 27 Mr J Logan; arrived 1853 August 01 A.R. Livingston; arrived Otago 1856 09 Thomas Murray; arrived by Ajax 1849 11 Terrific hurricane in Caribbean Sea; immense loss of life and property 17 Professor Bunsen, famous chemist; aged 88 19 Robert Wilson, merchant; arrived Otago 1861; aged 67 20 Andrew Gemmell Watson; arrived Otago 1863 aged 66 September 7 Peter Dunlop, arrived Dunedin 1858 8 John Salmond, old resident of Milton arrived by Larkins, 1849; aged 71 16 Baron Watson, Lord of Appeal; aged 71 16 Boers repudiate British sovereignty 28 N.Z. House of representatives off contingent of 250 men, fully equipped, for service in Transvaal. 29 James Walker Bain, old resident of Invercargill; aged 58 October 10 Otago volunteers for NZ African contingent leave Dunedin for Wellington 11 War between Britain and Transvaal commences 13 Lord Farrer; aged 80 15 T.M. Wilkinson, chemist; arrived Dunedin 1862; aged 75 20 Signor Foli, famous singer 21 NZ contingent for Transvaal leave Wellington in Waiwera 27 Death of General Symons, wounded at Glencoe 28 Florence Marryatt, novelist 28 NSW and Victorian contingents leave for South AfricaNovember 01 Captain Lorraine, aeronaut, killed through balloon accident at Christchurch 04 Robert Watson, mayor of Roslyn and old resident of district 08 Lieutenant-colonel McDonnell, veteran of Maori war 21 Lady Salisbury 21 NZ contingent arrive at Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony 24 NZ contingent arrive at Capetown 28 NZ contingent go to front December 01 John Joyce, a candidate for Lyttelton seat in Parliament of NZ 09 H A. Field, newly-elected member of Otaki 11 Lord Penzance, Dean of Arches and Chancellor of York 18 Trooper Bradford (NZ contingent) wounded and taken prisoner by the Boers 22 Mrs Purdie, arrived on the Mooltan, 1849; aged 88 28 Duke of Westminster (Otago Witness 28 Dec. page 47) 28 D.L. Moody, evangelist (Otago Witness 28 Dec. page 47) 28 A.P. Lingard assistant curate of St Mary's Mornington (Otago Witness 28 Dec. page 47) 28 David Leighton, clerk gas dept. (Otago Witness 28 Dec. page 47) 28 William Garthwaite d. Invercargill (Otago Witness 28 Dec. page 47) 28 John Cole Cahapple of Ophir (Otago Witness 28 Dec. page 48) 28 Mr and Mrs Chisholm, Golden Wedding Anniversary at Waiwera South (Otago Witness 28 Dec. page 48) 28 Death of Jane Haugh, Crookston (Otago Witness 28 Dec. page 48)
January 03 Steamers Voerwartz and Augers wrecked 11 people drowned 14 Oceanic, largest steamer built, launched at Belfast 15 By foundering of ship Andelana 19 lives lost February 14 White Star steamer Germanic sinks at moorings, New York, owning to weight of ice on decks. March 08 Carmoney, barque, puts into Port Chalmers disabled 10 Serious losses through hurricane to Queensland pearling fleet; 400 lives lost 12 H.M. battleship Impacable launched at Davenport 13 H.M. Battleship Glory launched at Birkenhead 16 Antarctica exploring steamer arrives at Port Chalmers; press excluded from vessel 30 S.S. Stella wrecked on the Casquets, English Channel; 80 persons drowned April 16 German warship Kormoran ashore on Winward ReefMay 6 06 Much anxiety for safety of s.s. Perthshire (Sydney, April 26), Morayshire returns from unsuccessful search Barque John Gambies ashore at Timaru; refloated immediately 09 News arrives of wreck of Loch Sloy on April 24 at Cape Borda, S.A. 13 Heavy gales in Cook Strait; Ohau lost with all hands' seaman washed off Takapuna 16 Tekapo wrecked at Marouba Bay, N.S.W.; no lives lost 20 H.M.S. Pylades, ashore on Thursday Island, floated off 22 Paris, s.s. ashore on the Manacle Rocks, off Cornwall 28 Wreckage of Ohau washed ashore near East CapeJune 02nd Accident to boat's crew of Hinemoa at East Cape; four drowned 05 Box containing 5000 sovs stolen from the Alameda on voyage Sydney to 'Frisco 12 Mamari, s.s. disabled off Monter Video 19 Talune arrives at Sydney with s.s. Perthshire in tow 27 Sir T Lipton's yacht Shamrock launched 30 Ohau Disaster Commission repost that vessel was in every way seaworthy July 13 Barques Carlisle Castle and the ship City of New York wrecked on the coast of West Australia, much loss of life 26 H.M. battleship Vengeance launched at Barrow-in-Furness
Otago Witness 20 July 1899 page 13
A Captain's Mistake. Totally wrecked at Rockingham during the night. The wreck of the Carlise Castle, from Liverpool to Fremantle, lives on Coventry Reef, four miles from shore, at Fremantle. Crew 20 or 24 hands.
Captain Lindsay, master
Houston, first mate
A. Guyien, sailmaker
Oscar Anderson, Welsley, Thomas Mclean, Robert Wilson, Robert Jenkins, E.F. Stokes, Thomas McMahon, seaman, John Codd, apprentice
Captain Lindsay's wife was on board the vessel
The City of New York, from San Francisco to Fremantle, had a crew of 26, of whom the following are missing:
Walter Jones, master
D.T. Baxter, second mate
T. Pennington, steward
J. Conway, J. Wallis, W.P. Lanten, H. Borner, J. Blackman, A.B.:
W. Stockwell, ordinary seaman
A. Purdy and C. Hancock, apprentices
The captain mistook the Rottnest lighthouse for a light at Fremantle, and steered his course direct for the light.
August 18 Yacht Shamrock arrives in America waters to contest America Cup. September 13 s.s. Thermopylse wrecked near Capetown 21 Battleship London launched at PortsmouthOctober 08 s.s. Waikato, which broke her tail shaft on June 2, towed into Fremantle by s.s. Asloun 06 Second race for America Cup fails owing to calms 08 Third attempt to sail America Cup race fails 17 Columbia wins second race for America Cup' Shamrock disabled 20 Columbia wins third race for America Cup by a mile 31 Barque Pleiades ashore at AkitioNovember 3 H.M. battleship Venerable launchedThe 1899 Daily Times and Witness Christmas Annual included The Wrecks of the Colony from Its Earliest Days to the Present Year
(Otago Witness July 20 page 25 col 9)
Captain David Curle was born at Troon, Scotland. He emigrated to Melbourne in 1852. He spent sometime on the diggings, and on returning to Melbourne began operations as a shipbuilder. He was engaged in the ferrying business on the Yarra and was generally connected with the shipping and carrying trade. In 1857 he decided to come to Otago, and he did so in his own galliot, a schooner of 100 tons. He brought with him on the deck the iron hull of a 25 ton screw steamer, the Victoria. The Provincial Council had offered 500 for the first steamer to ply between Port Chalmers and Dunedin. Captain Curle engaged in the timber trade between Dunedin and Waikawa with the schooner Port Arthur and other vessels. He also owned the first steam lighter, the Ruby, which he purchased from the Hon. M. Holmes. He disposed of his craft in 1865, and settled at Arden Bay, St. Leonards. Here he built the schooner Elizabeth Curle (named after his daughter), a well known trader between Dunedin and the West Coast. He is survived by Mrs Curle, and one son and one daughter (Mrs Cowie, wife of a well-known official in the Dunedin Post Office). The Victoria is at present plying on Lake Wakatipu.
Otago Witness Feb. 6 1901 pg 10.
Mr John Allan, of Bellfield, East Taieri. Born in Kilmarnock, in Ayrshire, in 1831 and came out with his parents to Nelson in 1842. Six years later the family moved to Otago and in 1850 took up land in East Taieri. Two of the original band still survive - Mrs Anderson, of Kelvin Grove, Waiwera and Mrs Oliver, of Mosgiel. Mr Allan went to Gabriel's Gully in the end of 1861, and carried on a store at Waiahuna. Later he opened a store at Riccarton and a farming operation at Kaihiku, and lately in Strath-Taieri. He leaves a family of three sons (the eldest serving with the fourth contingent in South Africa and five daughters.
You can't compress water, you can only displace water.
So it's got to go somewhere and it's usually straight up and down.