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NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS AND TRAGEDIES
MISCELLANEOUS DROWNINGS

The following are New Zealand drownings that have been sent to me either by relatives or from cemetery etc records. If you have any names you would like to add please let me know. (The dates are extendable either way). Please also see the Miscellaneous Drowning Inquests page as there are many on there also.

The * denotes the date the body was found. Please note that there are many rivers in New Zealand with the same name (Wai means water in Maori). Province's are no longer used in New Zealand so access to a good gazetteer is recommended or the book "Wises NZ Index to Every Place in New Zealand" be consulted.

For the Canterbury drowings also see transcriptions from the Press and Star - Daily Newspapers - Christchurch - New Zealand - for random months from 1870 - 1930

1877Jun09 - "Austrian Jack" 24 Wellington Harbour Wellington
1909Sep15* - A Maori known as "Smiler" Waikohu River Poverty Bay
1866Jun08 - Anthony # - Late servant to Father Moreau. Drowned at Rattray St Jetty, Dunedin Otago
1887Sep09 - Unknown Male - Body found drowned at Penny's Bay Thames
1866Jan27* - Unknown Male # - Parker's Creek, Waitaki Canterbury
1889Dec14 ABBOT Robenia T. (Rubina) 9 Waioeka River, Opunake H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1913May10 ABBOTT Spencer 18 Pipiriki, Wanganui River Wanganui
1909Sep07 ABRAM John 50 Lost at Sea SS Duco H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1882Mar19 ACKER Herbert Arnold 8 New River (Oreti) near Otarata Southland
1910Jun16 ACKER (nee STUART) Jane 66 Oreti River, near Otatara Southland
1877Jun08 ACKER Lewis 28 Wellington Harbour Wellington
1882Mar19 ACKER Mabel Jane 14 New River (Oreti) near Otarata Southland
1869Jun07 ADAMS (nee PANNETT) Lucy 25 Drowned in well, Greendale, Canterbury (M/I Barbadoes St Cemetery, Christchurch) Dictionary of NZ Biography
1867Jan14 ADAMS Samuel - Te Papa, Tauranga Southern Cross 28 Jan 1867
1867Feb26 ADES William 27 Auckland Southern Cross 1 Mar 1867
1887May27 AH MOKE - - Waipori Goldfields. Also on boat of Chinese Coffins which sunk off the coast of NZ Otago
1890Dec08 AINSWORTH George William 36 RMS "Tainui". Buried at sea H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1883Feb17 ALBRECHT Harry 41 Ohinemuri, Thames Thames
1886Dec26 ALFORD Marian Emma 14 Waikato River, Cambridge Waikato Times 5 Jan 1886
1863Oct24 ALLEN Henry 22 Waikato River, Cambridge New Zealander 29 Oct 1863
1887Mar00 ALLEN William Edward 45 Tairua Bay of Plenty Times 24 Mar 1887
1889Jan00 ANDERSON Amelia Mary Laura 23 Waikato River, Taupo Bay of Plenty Times 28 Jan 1889
1897Sep12 ANDERSON Andrew Joseph Thomas (Captain) 32 Pipiriki, Wanganui River Wanganui Herald 13 Sep 1897p3
1958Aug16 ANDERSON Andrew (Andy/Anaru) (Captain) 63 Pipiriki, Wanganui River Dictionary of NZ Biography
1926Mar11 ANDERSON Annie Doreen 6 1/2 Oponae (Opotiki) H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1910Apr10 ANDERSON Ernest 3 Wanganui River Wanganui
1910Apr10 ANDERSON Euphemia 47 Wanganui River Wanganui
1892Jul23 ANDERSON Frank - Katikati Heads - Boating accident Bay of Plenty Times 25 Jul 1892
1910Apr10 ANDERSON Maud 18 Wanganui River Wanganui
1872Sep23 ARROLL Thomas James 44 Dunedin Harbour Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1868Feb03 BAKER - 3 Foundering of Star of Tasmania, Oamaru Harbour North Otago
1868Feb03 BAKER - 5 Foundering of Star of Tasmania, Oamaru Harbour North Otago
1883Feb06 BAKER Charles (Captain) 44 Opotiki Bar, Opotiki Bay of Plenty
1869Dec18 BALFOUR # James - Roadstead of Timaru Canterbury
1944Apr17 BAMBRY George Dixon 17 Matamate H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1919Jan14 BARKER Thomas 14 Raparapahoe Stream, Te Puke Bay of Plenty
1892Oct23 BARNARD Charles Thomas 46 Avon River, Christchurch Canterbury
1887Nov00 BARNARD# John - Clutha River Otago
1887Jul14 BATES Nathaniel - Aparima River Southland
1871Nov11 BATY John 34 Drowned while attempting to rescue Joseph QUIN Thames
1872Dec30 BEAN Silas - Waimakariri River, Kaiapoi Canterbury
1882Dec10 BECK Ebenezer - Napier Hawkes Bay
1918Feb17 BEDFORD Harry Dodgshun (Proff) 40 Mair Pool, Whangarei Dictionary of NZ Biography
1844Aug08 BELL Charles 45 HMS Hazard Bay of Islands
1878Aug29 BENNY James 37 Drowned (Boating Accident - Boat: Colombo) Thames
1937Jan23 BEST George - Capsizing of yacht - off Mount Maunganui, Tauranga Bay of Plenty
1893Apr00 BIRCH Horace J - Sumner, Christchurch Canterbury
1961Oct04 BIRD William James 31 Tauranga Harbour Bay of Plenty
1903Jan28 BOLTON Ellen - Drowned at Waipori Otago
1875Mar30 BOOKER William 24 Drowned at Ohinemuri. Coroner's Warrant. (Buried without Certificate) Thames
1934Feb25 BOON Edna Helen 28 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1960Feb16 BOOTH Carolyn Ann 18m Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1891Mar16 BRAY# James - Helensville Auckland
1896Feb11 BRIDGES William James 13 Tongaporutu River Taranaki
1896Nov29 BRIGGS Robert Ephraim - Off Ohawe Beach, Hawera South Taranaki
1868Feb03 BROOKS William 32 Foundering of Star of Tasmania, Oamaru Harbour North Otago
1873May02 BROWN Rebecca 36 Drowned by falling into a well Thames
1873May02 BROWN Sarah 14m Drowned by falling into a well Thames
1891Mar08 BROWN# Charles Henry 12 Waimakiriri River Canterbury
1872Sep21 BROWN Thomas Cairns 21 Dunedin Harbour Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1918Jan01 BROWN Walter 15 Oamaru Beach Ashburton Guardian 2 Jan 1918
1891Mar08 BROWN# William Edward 37 Waimakiriri River Canterbury
1950Jan02 BRUNGAR Norman Geoffrey (Ted) 20 Patea H/Stone Patea Cemetery
1902Jan12 BUCHANAN Duncan 33 Castlecliff, Wanganui (with OVERTON) Wanganui
1912Nov26 BURCH William - Rumahunga River H/Stone Greytown Cemetery
1899Jun27 BURNS Robert - Near Dannevirke Feilding Star 27 Jun 1899 p2
1904Apr CADWALLADER Henry Richard 29 Rumahunga River Wairarapa
1869Aug30 CADY John - Tauranga H/S Tauranga Mission Cemetery
1886Dec23* CALLAGHAN Jeremiah - Waipori River Otago
1891Feb17 (Inquest) CAMERON Donald - Dunedin Harbour Otago
1907Mar08 CAMPBELL Kate Lucy 25 Wanganui River (with GIESEN) Wanganui
1915Mar16 CANN Alfred V - Parua Bay, Whangarei Northland
1889May16 CANNON Henry Waipiri, Gisborne Poverty Bay
1918Nov21 ? CARLSON Carl August 53 Auckland Harbour near Central Wharf Auckland
1882Nov16 CARLYON Arthur Lawrance 37 Wanganui River Wanganui
1863Dec19 CARTER James MacKenzie (or James MacKenzie, Carter) - Molyneaux River, Otago Otago Witness (Newspaper) 19 Dec 1863 p5
1903Sep03 CARTWRIGHT Ernest Boyer 21 Kaiti Beach, Gisborne (Theological student of England) Poverty Bay
1918Apr01 CHAPMAN Harold Gordon 19 Papamoa, Tauranga Bay of Plenty
1861Oct04 CHAPMAN John 6 Ure River Marlborough
1868Feb03 CHAPMAN John 35 Whare Creek, West Taieri Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1915Jan11 CHAPMAN Phyllis 12 Hokio Beach, Levin Horowhenua
1904Dec04 CLINTON Francis Richard 23 Wanganui River Wanganui
1886Jun COLE Richard 35 Raumahana River at Tewhiti Wairarapa
1910Feb COLES A M - Waikareao Estuary, Tauranga Inquest BOP Times 23 Feb 1910
1907Oct16 CONNOR Matthew Charles 43 Wanganui Wanganui
1904Jan11 CONROY John Charles - Found drowned in Dredge Pond, Lower Enfield, Waipori Otago
1894Apr15 COOK Jesey (sic) 6 Mautaura River Otago
1940Dec18 CORBETT Maria Kuia (Bubbles) 7 Maketu, Te Puke H/S Maketu Cemetery
1886Jun19 CRANE Charles - Otago Heads Otago
1937May08 CROMPTON Donald 12 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1896Nov29 CROWHURST Clara - Off Ohawe Beach, Hawera South Taranaki
1863Dec09 CUMMING Henry - Wakaia River, Otago Otago Witness (Newspaper) 19 Dec 1863 p5
1872Feb10 DALE John 6 Greymouth Floods Family member
1872Feb10 DALE George 9 Greymouth Floods Family member
1895Dec09 DALGITTY James 21 Tauera River, at Te Whiti Wairarapa
1908July-- DALLIN John - Drowned in Westport Coal Co's dam at Denniston West Coast
1915Mar26 DALTON David 78 Pukekohe Franklin
1871Jun07 DANIELS Jonathan 44 Drowned. Thames
1891Feb11 DAVIS# David 32 Seaman, off Railway Wharf, Wellington Wellington
1872Aug01 DAVIS Isaac 45 Lagoon at Oamaru Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1887Nov00 DAVIS# Stephen - Roaring Meg, near Cromwell (Body found at Miller's Flat, Molyneux River) Otago
1889Mar09 DAWSON Thomas 38 Wanganui Wanganui
1891Mar26 DE SOUZA Frank Mokihinui River, Westport West Coast
1878Aug18 DE THIERRY (THIERRY) George 45 Drowned (Boating Accident - Boat: Colombo) Thames
1888Nov03 DEAN James Infant Leathem's Creek, Pokeno Auckland
1886Jun16 DODD E C - Shortland Embankment, Thames Thames
1904Nov27 DODD Theodore Henry 23 Meremere, Hawera Hawera Star 28Nov1904 p2
1868Feb03 DRAPER Edwin 32 Tokomairiro Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1862Sep18 DUNCAN Christina - Waipori River Otago
1892Jun06 DUNCAN John Hugh 22 Wanganui Wanganui
1902Sep19 EASTON Unnamed son William EASTON 3 Lagoon at Richmonds, Oamaru Otago
1914Nov23 EDMONSTON Moses 39 Lake Rotorua Bay of Plenty
1909Nov11 EDWARDS Andrew 40 Kaiwarra, Wellington Harbour Hawera & Normanby Star 27 Nov 1909 p5
1958Nov14 ELLISON Stewart 7 Lake Rotoehu Bay of Plenty
1893Sep12 ENGLISH William Morwood 52 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1910Sep07 EVANS Emrys 26 Ohiwa Harbour H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1899Jan30 EVANS Frederick Walter 11 Wanganui River Wanganui
1891Feb02 EVANS James - A dam at Mardon's flaxmill,  Upper Riccarton Canterbury
1928May20 FAHEY John M - Tuapeka River Mouth (when their Chevrolet lurched off the punt into the river) Otago
1928May20 FAHEY Mary Mrs - Tuapeka River Mouth (when their Chevrolet lurched off the punt into the river) Otago
1872Aug03 FAIR (or McCULLOCH) Bridget 40 A lagoon near Kakanui, Oamaru Otago
1880Dec25 FARNIE Andrew 25 Wanganui Wanganui Herald 4 January 1881 Page 2
1873 FEIST Mary Mrs - Waingawa River Wairarapa
1856 FENDALL Charles Whitelocke 21 Rangitata River, Canterbury Dictionary of NZ Biography
1885Sep06 FERGUSON Alexander Child Port Chalmers (with JACKSON) Otago
1885Sep06 FERGUSON James Child Port Chalmers (with JACKSON) Otago
1885Sep06 FERGUSON John Child Port Chalmers (with JACKSON) Otago
1885Sep06 FERGUSON Mary Child Port Chalmers (with JACKSON) Otago
1884Feb27 FILMER John Edmund 5 Wanganui Wanganui
1885 FINLAY Clement 2 Uawa River, Poverty Bay (with HARVEY) Poverty Bay
1905Dec03 FISHER Thomas - Drowned in a water hole, Waipori River Otago
1915Nov22 FRANKLIN Alice Mrs & 2yr old child - Whakatane River Heads, Whakatane Bay of Plenty
1891Mar11? FULTON# John - Kauapakapa Auckland
1866Dec23 GALLAGHER Jermia (Jeremiah?) - Drowned at Waipori Otago
1907Jul21 GALLIENE John Phillip (Captain) - Drowned with the loss of the Scow Surprise Ohui Beach, Bay of Plenty
1884Mar22 GARDINER Catherine 21 Patea River (Late Stewardess of SS Waverley) Wanganui
1891Jan01 GEANEY Timothy Buggy capsize in the Tengawai, Timaru Canterbury
1939Mar03 GEE Walter Henry 61 Swimming in the sea off Northcote, Auckland Harbour Auckland
1878Mar01 GELLIBRAND Selina Hannah - Drowned off Oponui H/S Tauranga Mission Cemetery
1876Mar08 GEMMILL William 7y7m River, German Terrace, Westport West Coast
1892Mar15 GENT David 13 Lake Waihola Otago
1907Mar08 GIESEN Sarah Jane 37 Wanganui River (with CAMPBELL) Wanganui
1873May27 GILFILLAN John Gordon - Lake Rotorua H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1911Jan11 GLANFIELD Edwin James 23 Wanganui Wanganui
1878Aug25 GLEESON John - Dunedin Jetty Otago
1881Dec05 GODSO James - Otago Harbour Otago
1868Nov02 GOLDING Charles Mrs - of Deep Stream, near Oamaru. Wife of the innkeeper Oamaru Times & Waitaki Reporter 6 Nov 1868
1911Aug17 GOODIN (nee FRANCIS) Fanny 66 Buried Clareville, near Carterton Wairarapa
1967Aug19 GRANGER Harry - Buried at sea (Headstone Te Puke cemetery) Bay of Plenty
1871May31 GREEN George 37 Drowned. Thames
1893Oct04 GREEN W S - Waiapu River, Awanui East Cape
1876May24 GRIBBLE John 24 Drowned whilst proceeding to Coromandel with R POLKINGHORNE and M WILLIAMSON Thames
1886Feb13 GRIFFITHS James Saynor 7 Wellington Harbour H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1906Feb04 GRIFFITHS Peter - Wellington Harbour Evening Post Inquest 5 Feb 1906 p6
1887Jul20 GULLICK William 21 Avon River, Christchurch Canterbury
1887Jul20 GULLICK Frederick 14 Avon River, Christchurch Canterbury
1915Apr05 HAIR John - Tamaki River, Auckland Auckland
1891Feb20* HALE Gordon - Wairoa South ?
1958Jan04 HALL Susan Jennifer 8 Waiotahi Beach, Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1876Feb23 HAMILTON David - Campbelltown (now Bluff) Southland
1875Aug - btwn 18-20 HAMILTON Henry John (Captain) - Ketch Emily - foundered between Collingwood and Nelson with loss of her crew of two. Nelson
1884Jun24 HARPER James - Wanganui River Wanganui
1891Feb21 HARPING Maude - Motutapu Island, Auckland Auckland
1916Jul02 HARRIS John Samuel 19 Havelock North H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1860 HARRISON Francis - Rangitata Otago
1885 HARVEY Maggie - Uawa River, Poverty Bay (with FINLAY) Poverty Bay
1885 HARVEY Sarah - Uawa River, Poverty Bay (with FINLAY) Poverty Bay
1895Oct06 HASLETT William John 15 Rakaia River Canterbury
1877Dec16 HASTIE Matthew James 11 Waioeka River, Opunake Bay of Plenty
HASTIE Robert 5 Waioeka River, Opunake Bay of Plenty
1899Jun26 HEARD Thomas - Mangahao River Feilding Star 27 Jun 1899 p2
1883Aug31 HIBBARD # Lucy Martha - at Oakleigh, Timaru Canterbury
1891 HINGSTON James - Collecting pipis at Little Waihi, Maketu Bay of Plenty
1899Dec15 HODGE James Heron - Wanganui River Wanganui
1915Jan15 HODGE Mr & Son - Te Horo Beach, Levin Horowhenua
1940Dec18 HOKO William (Billy) 6 Maketu, Te Puke H/S Maketu Cemetery
1918Mar08 HOOD John 60 Wanganui Wanganui
1890Dec07 HOULIHAN Thomas Patrick 18m Drowned at Waipori Otago
1891Aug15 HUDSON Frank Heath - Opotiki Bar, Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1886Sep25 HUGHAN David 23 Taieri Beach Otago
1886Sep25 HUGHAN Samuel Gordon 24 Taieri Beach Otago
1905Apr07 HUGHES Edward Stuart 4y6m Wanganui Wanganui
1894Apr23 HUMFFRIES Percy Child Wairau River, Blenheim Marlborough (Marlborough Express 24 Apr)
1894Apr23 HUMFFRIES Sarah Mrs - Wairau River, Blenheim Marlborough (Marlborough Express 24 Apr)
1909Mar09 HUNT Eli Francis - Wanganui Wanganui
1872Jul07 HUTTON Thomas 42 Kawarau River, Bannockburn Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1873Dec30 HYAM George 14 Drowned Kauaeranga River while crossing on horseback Thames
1872Jul25 HYAMS Alice 3m Drowned while coming from Tapu Thames
1872Jul25 HYAMS Elizabeth 30 Drowned while coming from Tapu Thames
1872Jul25 HYAMS Thomas 3 Drowned while coming from Tapu Thames
1892Jul23 IRWIN Robert - Katikati Heads - Boating accident Bay of Plenty Times 25 Jul 1892
1869May26 JACKSON Allan - Seaman from the Defiance. Drowned at Kakanui Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1885Sep06 JACKSON Christina Child Port Chalmers (with FERGUSON) Otago
1885May09 JAMES John 44 Firth of Thames Inquest held
1887Oct12 JENKINS Charles Frederick 7 Asburton River Canterbury
1887Oct12 JENKINS Emily Mabel 1 Asburton River Canterbury
1887Oct12 JENKINS Thomas Charles 5 Asburton River Canterbury
1887Oct12 JENKINS William Robert 3 Asburton River Canterbury
1875Jan17 JOHANNESSEN (JOHNSON) Peder (Pender) Waitemata (Death reg at Helensville) Auckland
1907Jul21 JOHANSEN E 19 Drowned with the loss of the Scow Surprise Ohui Beach, Bay of Plenty
1870Sep10 JOHNSON Margaret 20m Drowned at Waipori Otago
1915Jul29 JOHNSTONE Lindsay - Mangakowhai Stream, Whatawhata Waikato
1912Dec11 JOUNNAX Reginald William 15y11m Te Aro Baths, Wellington Wellington
1871Nov JUDD James 21 Wellington Harbour Wellington
1871Nov JUDD William Eden 25 Wellington Harbour Wellington
1902Jan28 KELLY John 44 Ohiwa, Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1888Nov09 KENDALL Martha 43 Wanganui Wanganui
1888Nov09 KENDALL Richard 6 1/2 Wanganui Wanganui
1915Nov05 KENNEDY Alexander 2 Paora Flax Mill, Kaituna River, near Te Puke Bay of Plenty
1871Mar02 KENT Henry 17 Drowned. Thames
1907Jul21 KELLY W 17 Drowned with the loss of the Scow Surprise Ohui Beach, Bay of Plenty
1903Aug14 KIDD Thomas 30 Mangawhero Stream South Taranaki
1891Jan ?? KIRBY Young Girl - Molyneaux River. Daughter of Kirby, a rabbiter Otago
1910Feb25 LANG Hubert - Methven Domain Pond, Ashburton Canterbury
1920Feb06 LASKER Zona May 7 Waipaoa River, Kaitaratahi Poverty Bay Herald 7 Feb 1920
1920Feb06 LASKER Charles William 8 Waipaoa River, Kaitaratahi Poverty Bay Herald 7 Feb 1920
1908July-- LAURENSON Robert 35 Drowned off a launch in Pelorous Sound Marlborough
1882Dec24 LAVER Minnie - In a boat from the Weslyan service at Raglan, when the craft capsized. Waikato
1891Mar21 LE BRUN (Male) - Upper Harbour, Dunedin Otago
1890 LEVERT Arthur F. - Lost at sea H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1975Jan03 LEWIS Eric David 64 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1876June LINKLATER John (Capt.) 49 Brig "Britains Pride" H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1881Mar LOFQUIST James Gustav - Presumed drowned fording the Haast River West Coast Times 3 Jun 1881
1891Jan10 LORD John - Pool of water near the Cross Wharf, Oamaru Otago
1910Apr10 LUDLAM Claude Henry 11 Wanganui River Wanganui
1910Apr10 LUDLAM Gladys Muriel 6 Wanganui River Wanganui
1910Apr10 LUDLAM James Alexander 18 Wanganui River Wanganui
1910Apr10 LUDLAM Martha 48 Wanganui River Wanganui
1910Apr10 LUDLAM Walter John 19 Wanganui River Wanganui
1891Mar00 LYONS Thomas - Fell overboard from a yacht in Wairoa River ?
1877Apr16 MACKAY Thomas - Drowned at Waipori Otago
1925Aug07 MACKAY (MACKIE) (McKAY) Joseph W - Waimakariri River, Kimberley (Body found 5 Apr 1926) Canterbury
1883Feb11 MAHAN # William Ludlow - Saltwater Creek Canterbury
1901Mar24 MANSON (nee HARWOOD) Elizabeth Austen - Dry River, Motupipi, Golden Bay Nelson
1891Feb02 MARDON Samuel - A dam at Mardon's flaxmill,  Upper Riccarton Canterbury
1879Aug16 MARKS Hannibal (Captain) 62 Tauranga Harbour Bay of Plenty
1879Aug16 MARKS Hannibal (Junior) 34 Tauranga Harbour Bay of Plenty
1961Jan03 MARTINOVICH James Kendrick 10 Waiarohia Stream, Cafler Park, Whangarei, Northland Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
186?Sep29 MASTERTON William (Royal Engineers) - Wanganui River H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1865Jul27 McANARY James (Private - 68th Durham Light Infantry) 30 Judea, Tauranga H/S Tauranga Mission Cemetery
1901Dec30 McARTHUR Frank 21 Lucas Creek, Auckland Auckland Star 2 January 1902 Page 4
1865Aug04 McAULEY William (Private) 28 Tauranga H/S Tauranga Mission Cemetery
1940Dec18 McDONALD Bessie Florence (Betty) 7 Maketu, Te Puke H/S Maketu Cemetery
1929Feb15 McGOWAN John McNab 8 Mt Maunganui Wharf Bay of Plenty
1887Jul20 McGRATH James Joseph 19 Avon River, Christchurch Canterbury
1886Jun McGREGOR John - Open boat sailing for Moutere from Nelson Nelson
1906Jul16 McGUINNESS James 52 Moss Creek, Gumtown, Whitianga (Buried Symonds St Cemetery, Auckland) Coromandel
1923Feb27 McHARDIE Clarence Vivian 26 A water-drain near Ashburton Canterbury
1938Jan04 McILWRAITH Robert Quinton (Bobby) 8 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1882Dec20 McIVOY John - "In a water closet at the back of the South Star Hotel, Blenheim" Marlborough
1891Mar30 McKAY James 2y4m Tub of water, St Asaph St, Christchurch Canterbury
1882Feb04 McKAY Thomas - Drowned. Shepherd for COTTON Otago
1909Sep06 McKENZIE Dudley - Waihuka River Poverty Bay
1918Nov 21? McLANDRESS John Middle aged Auckland Harbour off Kings Drive Auckland
1902Sep13 ? McLAY Donald - From cutter Variance. Lost of Ruggedy Point, Stewart Island Stewart Island
1883Feb26 McLEOD Alexander P 4y10m Drowned Bay of Islands
1936Jan31/Feb1 McLEOD W F - Drowned off Launch "Mokau" New Plymouth
1936Jan31/Feb1 McLEOD Angus - Drowned off Launch "Mokau" New Plymouth
1902 McLUSKY James Joseph (Jim) - Drowned at Waipori Otago
1867Dec27 McMENY Francis - Waipori River Otago
1862Jan31 McNAMARA John - Waipori River Otago
1915Nov15 MELDRUM Andrew 40 Town wharf, Whangarei Northland
1940Jan14 MELLOWS Leslie M 38 Yacht dashed to pieces near Matakana Island, Tauranga Harbour Bay of Plenty
1861Feb02 METCALF Joseph - Passenger in a bullock dray that overturned crossing the Rakaia River during a fresh Canterbury
1936Jan31/Feb1 MIKOZ Alexander 58 Drowned during the storm of 31 Jan/1Feb at Mangatangi of Belwood Ave, Mt Eden, Auckland
1892Mar04 MOFFAT (male) - Waipa River, Ngaruawahia Waikato
1866Apr00 MONTEITH # - - Waitaki Canterbury
1936Jan31/Feb1 MONTGOMERY J - Drowned during the storm of 31 Jan/1Feb Piako River. Baker of Ngatea
1886Aug24 MOUNTAIN Florence Leah 12 Drowned off Te Puna, Bay of Islands Bay of Islands
1862Jan01 MOUTRIE (MUNTRIE) Robert - Drowned at Waipori Otago
1934 MUNDT Carl Franz (Frank) - Slipped on a wooden plank and drowned in a stream on his farm at Kaimiro, Inglewood Taranaki
1846Jan18 NATHAN Charles William 19m Wanganui Wanganui
1892Mar16 NAYSMITH James - Reefton West Coast
1940Jan14 NEILSON Phillip H 33 Yacht dashed to pieces near Matakana Island, Tauranga Harbour Bay of Plenty
1886May28 NEW William - Stanton River, Waiau Canterbury
1915Apr05 NICHOLLS William George - Tamaki River, Auckland Auckland
1881 NOBLE Willie (Postman) - Wainuioru River Wairarapa
1958Nov14 NORRIS Barry John 8 Lake Rotoehu Bay of Plenty
1876Feb06 NORTON James 41 Drowned off the end of Grahamstown wharf while coming off Enterprise? Thames
1871Feb24 NORTON John 20m Drowned in well near Oddfellows Hall? Willoughby St Thames
1891Mar10or11 NORTON# John 28 Buller River West Coast
1937Jan23 O'CONNELL Maurice - Capsizing of yacht - off Mount Maunganui, Tauranga Bay of Plenty
1893Mar23 O'CONNOR John Patrick 19 Wairarapa. Son of John O'CONNOR and Margaret nee FRAWLEY. Wairarapa
1892Nov27 O'CONNOR Patrick - Otakeho River South Taranaki
1902Jan12 OVERTON James 19 Castlecliff, Wanganui (with BUCHANAN) Wanganui
1875Dec25 PALETHORPE Thomas - Otara River, Opotiki Bay of Plenty Times 8Jan1876 p3ColA
1953Dec06 PALMER Kathleen Ann 18m Lake Rotoiti Bay of Plenty
1960Dec10 PARKINSON Damien Leo 48 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1931Jan18 PARKINSON Eric P. 31 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1891Dec29 PARKINSON John 21 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1895Jan10 PARTINGTON Arthur Victor 14 Wanganui River Wanganui
1869Dec16 PATTERON Thomas 38 Civil Engineer. Capsizing of J Chaplin & Co's coach in the Kakanui River Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1917Feb25 PATTON William - Waihi Beach, Waihi Poverty Bay Herald 28 Feb 1917
1892Mar18 PERKINS Joe 18 Rumahunga River Greytown, Wairarapa
1891Feb08 PETRIE Daniel - 2 miles above Dobbin's Ford, Rakaia River Canterbury
1868Feb03 PETRIE David 21 Foundering of Star of Tasmania, Oamaru Harbour North Otago
1914Apr22 PHILLIPS Alice - Wanganui Wanganui
1892Feb03 POLGLASE Henry H 13 Pahiatua Pahiatua
1876June24* POLKINHGORNE Robert 20 Drowned whilst proceeding to Coromandel (See GRIBBLE)(Coroner's Warrant) Thames
1912Nov12 POPE Charles (Master Mariner) 68 Wanganui River Wanganui
1892Feb27 POTHAN George - Waiau River - Waggoner in employ of George Kemp Canterbury
1909Sep20 PRESTON Clarence John 18m Kiore Taranaki
1871Nov10 QUIN Joseph 12 Drowned while bathing Kauaeranga River Thames
1891Jan13 QUINLAN Infant Infant Drowned in a bucket of water at Dannevirke Hawkes Bay
1889Aug22 RAINBOW W - Ngaruroro River (Whilst trying to save George COTTERILL aged 9) Hawkes Bay
1887Sep27 RALPH John 36 River Acheron (Hanmer Springs Cemetery) North Canterbury
1882Dec12 RAMSEY David 10y3m Kaiapoi Canterbury
1893Dec26 RANUM Anton Marcus Brith - Shanks Creek, Makarau, Kaukapakapa Auckland
1885May09 REA William 43 Firth of Thames Inquest held
1859Feb22 READING George Frederick - Accidental drowning Rangitikei River. Rangitikei
1878Feb26 REDDISH Alfred 19 Fell overboard Naval Boat (Coroner's Warrant) Thames
1929Mar26 REEVE Gladys Winifred 37 Karori Reservoir, Wellington (Suicide) NZ Truth 18 April 1929
1864Dec08 RENDALL George - Waipori River Otago
1913Dec27 RENNIE Alex (Ch Officer of SS Inga) 35 Accidentily drowned H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1908Dec20 RHODES Lewis (Louis) 25 Waitara River Taranaki
1864 RICE William 40 Drowned Upper Crossing, Waipori River Otago
1876May RICHARDS Charles - Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Otago
1882Dec12 RIDYARD George - Upper Hutt River, Hutt Valley Wellington
1882Dec12 RIDYARD William - Upper Hutt River, Hutt Valley Wellington
1961Jun04 RITCHIE Douglas 50 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1972May07 ROBERTSON Dean Graeme 2 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1866Jan00 ROBERTSON # Gordon - Waimakariri Canterbury
1879Jun08 ROBERTSON Ronald Robert S 20 Taueru, Masterton Wairarapa
1892Mar08 ROBINSON Gerald - Raglan Waikato
1902Sep13 ? RODERIQUE Henry - From cutter Variance. Lost of Ruggedy Point, Stewart Island Stewart Island
1976Feb08 ROSS James Edward 63 Opotiki H/S Opotiki Cemetery
1869Dec16 ROSS Elizabeth Miss 21 Schoolteacher. Capsizing of a coach in the Kakanui River Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1880Jun19 ROWLAND Male - Upsetting of surf boat at Waikerikikeri (now Hickory Bay) Banks Peninsula Canterbury
1909Sep11 ROWLEY James E 38 Off Limestone Island Auckland
1872Jul28 RUSSELL Thomas 15 Lake Wakatipu Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1869Jan09 RYAN Margaret 20m Drowned at Waipori Otago
1915Mar16 RYAN Thomas - Parua Bay, Whangarei Northland
1868Feb03 SALTER # Emma Beatrice Bernice - Flood of the Opihi Canterbury
1868Feb03 SALTER # Robert Jutsum Amoor - Flood of the Opihi Canterbury
1882Dec19 SAUNDERS Joseph 78 Wellington Harbour Wellington
1867Feb11 SCANLON James 22 Te Papa, Tauranga H/S Tauranga Mission Cemetery
1886Jun SEGRUE/SUGRUE Dennis - Hae Hae, Te Moana, Geraldine Canterbury
1880Jan02 SHANGHANESSY Patrick - Moturoa Lagoon, New Plymouth Taranaki
1883Nov01 SHELLEY Joseph 47 Wanganui River Wanganui
1870Nov02 SIGNAL Henry 8y2m Wanganui Wanganui
1981 SIMMONDS Desmond Ashford born 1923 Hanmer Springs Cemetery North Canterbury
1873Jun01 SIMMONS Bridget 37 Found drowned off Shortland Wharf Thames
1917Jan16 SIMPSON Leslie 13 Drowned Lake Rotorua Bay of Plenty
1912Jan08 or 1913? SINCLAIR William M 9 Lake, Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton Wairarapa
1932Feb27 SINGLETON Clarence 19 Buried Maketu, Te Puke (Accidentally drowned) Bay of Plenty
1954Oct13 SIXTUS Augustus Friedrich Hugo 86 Waimea River Estuary Nelson
1951Mar11 SMITH Isadore Lillian Emily 38 Buried Te Puke Cemetery (Accidentally drowned) Bay of Plenty
1882Mar22 SMITH (see ACKER) William 24 New River (Oreti) near Otarata Southland
1936Jan31/Feb1 SMITH William George - Drowned during the storm of 31 Jan/1Feb at Mangatangi of 5 Harding St, Auckland
1891Mar-- SMITH# Harry - Hokitikia River West Coast
1882Dec24 SNEATH Thomas D - "While bathing in a waterhole in the Pareora River" Otago
1921 SPENCER Thomas Stockdale (Dale) 38 Yachting fatality, off Matiatia Point, Waiheke Auckland
1921 SPENCER Thomas S 8 Yachting fatality, off Matiatia Point, Waiheke Auckland
1919Sept29 SQUIRE Charles Florington - Raetihi, Waimarino Bur Raetihi Cemetery (Born 8 March 1888 Timaru)
1896Jan3 SQUIRE Henry - Pareora River, Rapseys Crossing, Beaconsfield near Timaru "Born 1853 Launcells, Cornwall. Bur Timaru CemeteryPapers Past, Report, Timaru Herald, Volume L1X, issue 1970, 4th January 1896, Page3 Papers Past, Inquest, Timaru Herald, Volume L1X, issue 1971, 6th January 1896, Page4 "
1925Aug25 STAFF Thomas - Manawatu River, Foxton Manawatu
1925Aug25 STAFF Walter 17 Manawatu River, Foxton Manawatu
1925Aug25 STAFF Alfred 15 Manawatu River, Foxton Manawatu
1925Aug25 STAFF Dulcie 19 Manawatu River, Foxton Manawatu
1925Aug25 STAFF Margaret 14 Manawatu River, Foxton Manawatu
1857Feb09 ST GEORGE G D F 11 Buried St Mary's Church, New Plymouth (Drowned) Taranaki
1959May14 STEEVENS James John (Jack) 49 Buried Te Puke Cemetery (Accidentally drowned) Bay of Plenty
1919Jan09 STEPHENS John 10 Off Railway Wharf, Wellington Harbour Grey River Argus 11 Jan 1919
1907Jul21 STEWART A 19 Drowned with the loss of the Scow Surprise Ohui Beach, Bay of Plenty
1892Jul23 STEWART George Vesey (Jnr) - Katikati Heads - Boating accident Bay of Plenty Times 25 Jul 1892
1920Mar05 STOCKLEY Henry/Harry 24 Paeroa (Collision with Puke Bridge) Ohinemuri Gazette 26 Mar 1920
- STOKES William 73 Winding Creek, Waikaia Southland
1915Aug22 STRECHMANN Female child 18m In a stream near Matata (Railway Camp) Bay of Plenty
1885Sep04 SUMMERELL Walter - Dunedin Otago
1887Jul05 ? SWITZER Samuel - Auckland Harbour Auckland
1940Dec18 TAPSELL Donald 9 Maketu, Te Puke H/S Maketu Cemetery
1873Nov13 TAVERNER George 35 A Packer found drowned in the Kauaeranga (river) (Coroner's Warrant) Thames
1865Mar00 TAYLOR - - Rangitata Canterbury
1873Feb15 TAYLOR George Cotton 19 Drowned at Waipori Otago
1882Dec18 TAYLOR William - Sumner, Christchurch Canterbury
c1822 TE PUKERE - - of Te Atiawa-Ngati Raukawa tribes. Drowned in an unamed river during a 'heke" when his tribes migrated south from the Wanganui area.
1904Nov28 TERRY Charles 26 Rumahunga River Wairarapa
1892Mar12 THOMPSON Alexander 14 Hutt River, Petone Wellington
1891Feb15 THOMPSON Margaret - Avon River, Christchurch Canterbury
1891Mar16 THOMPSON# Frank W - Sea at Gisborne Gisborne
- THOMSON George M - Quicksand at Lake Pukaki Canterbury
1887Jan06 THOMSON William 19 Kaikorai River, Green Island, Otago Otago Witness (Newspaper) 14 Jan 1887
1878Sep15 THRUPP Thomas Edmund 33 Drowned (Boating Accident - Boat: Colombo) Thames
1865Dec-- TOMBLESON Sarah Wilson Drowned in well Dau Robert TOMBLESON - Report "Southern Cross" Newspaper 12 Dec 1865 p5
1940Jan14 TONKIN Roy - Yacht dashed to pieces near Matakana Island, Tauranga Harbour Bay of Plenty
1886Apr16 TREVETHICK Edgar Charles c5 Hutt River Wellington
1904Apr07 UDY Owen Llewellyn 17 Rumahunga River Wairarapa
1920Mar05 WALKER E (William Charles ?) 25 Paeroa (Collision with Puke Bridge) Ohinemuri Gazette 26 Mar 1920
1931Jan05 WALKER Leonard Cecil 17 Henderson Stream, Tui Glen Auckland
1869Mar29 WALKER Leslie (Lesley) 11 Born Collingwood, Melbourne 1858. Accidental drowning on inquest Auckland
1901Dec31 WALKER Leslie 4 Cox's Creek, Auckland Auckland Star 2 January 1902 Page 4
1880Dec25 WALKER Samuel Dr - Huka Falls, Waikato River Auckland
1880Jun19 WALLER Edward Corrigill 23 Upsetting of surf boat at Waikerikikeri (now Hickory Bay) Banks Peninsula Canterbury
1882Dec24 WALLIS Edith - In a boat from the Weslyan service at Raglan, when the craft capsized. Waikato
1866Jul13 WALLIS Noel 18m In a duck pond, Motueka Nelson
1946May27 WATERREUS (WATERIS) Edward John - Maketu, Te Puke Bay of Plenty
1862 WATTS J W A - Waiau River (Hanmer Springs Cemetery) North Canterbury
1872Oct23 WEATHERBY or EVENS David - ?Unknown found drowned Thames
1914Nov24 WEBB Herbert 40 Lake Rotorua Bay of Plenty
1914Nov25 WEBB Mrs 35 Lake Rotorua Bay of Plenty
1914Nov26 WEBB Phyllis 13 Lake Rotorua Bay of Plenty
1955Jan18 WEIR Stuart 17 Wanganui River, Taumaranui King Country
1885Sep04 WELDERNOTT Frank - Dunedin Otago
1891Mar11 WESTRUPP# Cockram - Nelson Harbour Nelson
1915Jan01 WHITEFORD Gwen 13 Wanganui River H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1872Oct22 WHITTING Frederick 8 Drowned by their mother Caroline Whitting, Waikiwi River, Southland. Committed Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1872Oct22 WHITTING Charles 5 Drowned by their mother Caroline Whitting, Waikiwi River, Southland. Committed Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1872Oct22 WHITTING John 10m Drowned by their mother Caroline Whitting, Waikiwi River, Southland. Committed Otago Police Gazette Inquest
1842Nov27 WILKIE Isaac Earl Featherston 2 Hutt River Wellington
1940Jan14 WILLCOCK John Herbert 19 Yacht dashed to pieces near Matakana Island, Tauranga Harbour Bay of Plenty
1950Dec28 WILLIS Richard John 30 Buried Te Puke Cemetery (Accidentally drowned) Bay of Plenty
1891Jan06 WILLMOTT George In the harbour at Lyttelton Canterbury
1894 WILLS W - Waipori River Otago
- WILSON Andrew - Drowned (Waipori River) after 1908 Otago
1907Jan27 WIXCEY Charles Mark 20 Castlecliff, Wanganui H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1896Jan26 WOOTTON Ed or E D 24 Turakina River, Wanganui H/Stone Wanganui Old Cemetery
1896Nov29 WORDSWORTH Charles F - Off Ohawe Beach, Hawera South Taranaki
1894Apr23 WRATT Sarah Jane 24 Wairau River, Blenheim Marlborough (Marlborough Express 24 Apr)
1880Mar16 WRIGHT Mabel 2y8m In a well, Selwyn Street, Addington, Christchurch Canterbury
1886May29 WRIGLEY John Dale - Lost at Sea (Headstone Te Puke cemetery) Bay of Plenty


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