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NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS AND TRAGEDIES
RIVER DROWNINGS
01 July 1881 - 30 June 1887

The following are taken from the "Return of Names of Persons Drowned in New Zealand" from the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (commonly known as the AJHRs).

As I have been sent many other New Zealand drownings I have set them up as Miscellaneous New Zealand Drownings. If you have any names you would like to add or can put names to these initials I would love to hear from you.

Thanks to Jeni Palmer of Hamilton for her help with this.

DATESURNAMEFORENAMERIVERCOUNTY
1881Nov13 - Unknown child Avon Christchurch
1883Jun19 - Unknown female Ashley Ashley
1882Jul10 - Unknown male Waikato Waipa
1883Oct26 - Unknown male Rangitata Geraldine
1883Oct29 - Unknown male Waitara Geraldine
1884Apr06 - Unknown male Waiau Amuri
1886Sep19 - Unknown male Waihou Thames
1887Feb21 - Unknown male Mataura Southland
1881Jul15 - Unknown male Ashburton Ashburton
1881Aug05 - Unknown male Rangitopuni Creek Waitemata
1882Feb07 - Unknown male Opawa Marlborough
1882Apr25 - Unknown male Shag Waikouaiti
1886Nov30 ADAMSON T L B Waihopai Southland
1885Jun09 AH HOY - Chinaman's Creek Grey
1883Feb17 ALBRECHT H Ohinemuri Thames
1882Oct31 ALEXANDER J B Avon Christchurch
1887Mar21 ALLEN W E Tairua Coromandel
1885Apr19 ANGUS A Blackwater Creek Grey
1886Aug13 ANNAN J Waikouaiti River Waikouaiti
1884Nov04 ANSLEY J Wanganui Wanganui
1885Nov23 ASH W Waiau Amuri
1884Oct28 ATKINSON D Pahi Rodney
1884Oct27 AUSTIN T Motueka Waimea
1883Jun14 BAGNALL C L Thames Thames
1884Jan28 BALDICK G Opawa Marlborough
1882Jan03 BARCLAY D Stream at North Taieri Taieri
1885Dec12 BASSINDALE T Ruamahunga Wairarapa
1883Mar10 BATTY W F Coal Creek Grey
1882Dec10 BECK E Ngaruroro Hawke's Bay
1885Jan28 BECKER C Sawyer's Creek Grey
1884Feb03 BENGE T Hutt Hutt
1884Oct28 BERGER A Awanui Mongonui
1886Mar28 BERNARD W Totara Westland
1884May22 BERRY G Tukituki Waipawa
1883Dec16 BLACK J Tairua Creek Thames
1883Aug07 BLACK W Wairoa Hobson
1881Sep10 BLAKESLEY A Waingawa Wairarapa West
1883Jan01 BOAG W Shag River Waikouaiti
1885Dec05 BORRIS T Wilberforce Selwyn
1883May13 BRAYBROOK W Porangahau Waipawa
1884Jun16 BROGAN C Piawata Creek Clutha
1885Jan18 BROOKS F J Hutt Hutt
1881Jul04 BROOKS Owen Wairau Marlborough
1882May19 BROWN A Wairoa Hobson
1881Aug29 BROWN E New River Southland
1885Jul07 BROWN R Mangatoetoe Creek Cook
1883Jul26 BUCHOLZ M Takaka Collingwood
1885Jan31 BUCKET J Wairoa Hobson
1886Apr18 CALVEY J Waipara Cook
1881Dec11 CAMPBELL J R Heathcote Selwyn
1882Nov25 CARLYON A Wanganui Wanganui
1887Apr20 CARN R Grey Grey
1887Jan16 CARSON J Waiareka River Waitaki
1882Jan01 CHILE F Waikouaiti River Waikouaiti
1881Jul28 CLARKE E S Waikato Waikato
1882Nov15 CLAXTON C Tauherinikau Wairarapa West
1882Dec04 CLOKER T Waitangi Westland
1883May13 CLOUGH M Manganui Taranaki
1885Nov27 COCHRAN J Oparia Creek Thames
1886Jun01 COLE Richard Ruamahunga Wairarapa
1882May14 COLLINS P Ohinemuri Thames
1882Jul03 COMERFORD W Jacobs River Wallace
1882Jun05 COMPTON G (George) Ashburton Ashburton
1887May01 CONNOR J J Temuka Waimate
1884Jan15 CORBETT P Inangahua Inangahua
1885Feb03 CORSSEY J Inangahua Inangahua
1885Aug08 COX J Onetea Creek Waikato
1884Mar31 CROWLEY P Taieri Taieri
1883Oct21 CRUICKSHANK D Matakana Creek Rodney
1882Jan24 CUNNINGHAM P J Waiaua Taranaki
1883Jan18 DALE J Mataura Southland
1887Jun09 DALZIELL A Awatere Marlborough
1884Feb14 DANSEY R Utuhina Creek Tauranga
1882Jan27 DAVIS A H Waihi Geraldine
1885Sep26 DESMOND D Wairoa Wairoa
1885Jul14 DOLAN P (Philip) Rakaia Ashburton
1883Feb14 DONOVAN D Wanganui Wanganui
1883Oct01 DOUGLAS T Creek at Temuka Geraldine
1881Jul03 DOUGLAS W Manawatu Manawatu
1883Apr23 DOWNEY J Ohinemuri Thames
1884Dec19 EDDIE W L Wanganui Wanganui
1883Feb06 EKIN W Heathcote Selwyn
1883Sep12 ELLIS W H Silver Stream Geraldine
1883Feb02 EPPS J J B Waiau Amuri
1881Oct01 EVANS O P Te Henui Taranaki
1886Feb05 EVANS W Grey Grey
1885Jul05 EXLEY M Avondale Creek Eden
1883Dec05 FANTHAM J Waimakariri Ashley
1881Aug18 FELAYS J Whangarei Whangarei
1887Feb28 FELLOWES A Ruataniwha Collingwood
1883Apr27 FERGUSON H E C Buller Westport
1882Nov09 FERGUSON R Kaipara Waitemata
1883Jul23 FERGUSON T Molyneux Clutha
1881Sep29 FERRELL C Wairoa Hobson
1886Oct07 FINLAYSON J Taruheru Cook
1886Feb18 FISH P G Wanganui Wanganui
1885Jan01 FISHER P Awakino Creek Hobson
1884Oct18 FITZSIMONS H Manawatu Oroua
1887Feb19 FLANAGAN W Opaheke Creek Manukau
1886Jan21 FLEET A B Hutt Hutt
1887Feb25 FLEET Harry Manawatu Manawatu
1881Jul02 FLEMING C Waihopai Marlborough
1883Sep16 FLETCHER C Mangatawhiri Manukau
1887Feb19 FLETCHER F Waikato Waikato
1886Jun12 FONG WEE - Ahaura Grey
1881Sep28 FOULDS J S Manawatu Manawatu
1883Feb10 FULTON D J Waikato Manukau
1883Feb02 FURZE A W Creek near Broadside Selwyn
1883Dec15 GAINSFORD A H Avon Christchurch
1884Feb11 GEDDIS A Creek near Rangiora Ashley
1881Jul04 GOODWIN T Shotover Lake
1886Oct27 GORDON G Aparima Wallace
1883Jun22 GRAHAM J Waitara Taranaki
1884Sep16 GRAHAM J Wanganui Wanganui
1883Oct09 GRAHAM T Wairoa Hobson
1883Apr04 GRANT W J Tomotaraka Creek Southland
1882Jun24 GREEKS A Taratahi Creek Wairarapa West
1884Apr19 GRIEVE T Waireka Whakatane
1884Oct16 HALL C Waikoura Creek Mongonui
1883Feb09 HAMILTON H Inangahua Inangahua
1883Nov11 HANSEN M Awaroa Creek Hobson
1884Mar08 HARE G Koromiko Stream Marlborough
1881Dec06 HARE M J Kaeo Mongonui
1882Apr23 HARRE K Patea Patea
1882Apr23 HARRE S Patea Patea
1882Sep13 HARRISON R Heathcote Selwyn
1885Feb15 HARVEY J Fleetwood's Creek Wanganui
1883Dec21 HATTON J Ohinemuri Thames
1883Dec23 HAW Shea Lim Waitoha Westland
1881Jul11 HAWKER A E Creek at Koromiko Marlborough
1884Sep27 HAWKES H Waiohine Wairarapa
1887Jan08 HAYNES F Manawatu Manawatu
1883Sep14 HEDGLAND J Whareama Wairarapa North
1881Nov03 HEWSON G N Turakina Rangitikei
1883Jan15 HIBBS G P Heathcote Selwyn
1884Mar03 HILL G Ohio Creek Thames
1883Jul07 HITCHCOCK G Waimatuku Wallace
1881Aug21 HITCHCOCK E L Creek near Selwyn Selwyn
1882Mar21 HODDER R T Manawatu Manawatu
1883Jul28 HOSSACK J Avon Christchurch
1885Nov08 HUMPHRIES H Ngaruroro Hawke's Bay
1882Dec31 ILLINGWORTH T B Ngaruroro Hawke's Bay
1882Nov11 IRWIN J Mataura Southland
1882Jun23 JACK A Avon Christchurch
1883Apr04 JAMIESON W Clutha Tuapeka
1882Oct10 JENKINS L Heathcote Selwyn
1882Nov28 JOHNSON A Tauhoa Creek Manukau
1883Feb16 JOHNSON F P Creek near Masterton Wairarapa
1882Mar24 JOHNSON O C Kakahu Geraldine
1885Apr19 JONES D Waipawa Cook
1886Feb07 KEANN C Stoney Creek Waimate
1886Jul31 KEARNS J Otaki Manawatu
1883Dec30 KEENAN C Kawarau Lake
1884Jul14 KEITH H J Maungatawhiri Creek Manukau
1882Jan02 KEMP W J Mahurangi Rodney
1881Dec11 KERR T Heathcote Selwyn
1886Jan16 KIDD H Makariwa Southland
1883Jan01 KINGDON S Waikato Waipa
1882May03 KOHL Otto Waitangi Creek Manukau
1881Oct17 KYNGDON A F B Waitara Taranaki
1881Nov12 LANAWAY J S Catlin's River Clutha
1882Mar11 LAWSON P Molyneux Clutha
1881Dec17 LE GRACE W Wanganui Wanganui
1887Mar23 LEWIS Thomas Avon Selwyn
1882Nov16 LINGWOOD R Avon Christchurch
1885Mar18 LINTON F Otamaka Rodney
1883Oct21 LOUGHRAN P Wairoa Hobson
1881Aug29 LUHRS C Waikato Waikato
1885May02 LYONS J T Waitemata Waitemata
1883Jan07 LYONS T Lora Stream Southland
1882Oct05 MacINTYRE A Washdyke Creek Geraldine
1882Mar18 MACKY M R Thames Thames
1881Jul13 MAGILL J Grey Grey
1883Feb11 MAHON W Saltwater Creek Geraldine
1881Dec08 MAHONEY S Waiotahi Thames
1883Aug31 MANAGH C Creek near Halcombe Manawatu
1882Dec02 MANNING W J Rangitikei Rangitikei
1881Aug31 MARSH J New River Southland
1886Dec17 MASEFIELD A J Pakaraka Creek Waitemata
1886Dec17 MASEFIELD M M Pakaraka Creek Waitemata
1885Feb01 MASTERTON J Te Kapo Mackenzie
1883Aug16 MAWSON J Selwyn Selwyn
1886Apr09 MAY F M J Creek at Little Akaloa Akaroa
1887Jan16 McALLISTER A Manawatu Oroua
1885Sep28 McALLISTER R Nelson Creek Grey
1881Aug10 McCARTHY L P Kyeburn Maniototo
1882Jul02 McDERMOTT H Jacobs River Wallace
1887May19 McDONALD J Avon Selwyn
1887Feb17 McDONNELL R Uretara Tauranga
1886Feb01 McDOUGALL J Grey Grey
1882May20 McGONAGH P Tutaenui Rangitikei
1884Oct18 McKENZIE C Manawatu Oroua
1884Sep03 McKENZIE C J Manawatu Oroua
1882Jan30 McLENNAN K Basin Creek Geraldine
1881Jul28 McNAUGHTON J Jacobs River Wallace
1883Jan24 MERRIT F C Kaukapakapa Waitemata
1883Sep10 MILL G Waimea Southland
1883Feb25 MILLS J Kaipara Waitemata
1882Apr05 MOFFATT J Tuakau Stream Manukau
1883Nov13 MORGAN J Wairoa Hobson
1881Dec27 MORRISON A Waikakahu Marlborough
1881Oct06 MURCHIE D Wairoa Hobson
1883Apr04 MURRAY P Clutha Tuapeka
1884Oct18 NEVELL W H Turanganui Cook
1887Mar44 NORTON H G Creek at View Hill Ashley
1886Nov13 NYGVIST A Wairoa Hobson
1886Oct27 O'BRIEN Ann Orari Geraldine
1883Dec30 O'DONNELL J Sawyer's Creek Grey
1881Nov27 ODY A Waitara Taranaki
1881Nov27 ODY W Waitara Taranaki
1882Feb22 OLD J Wanganui Wanganui
1883Oct30 OLIVER B F Avon Christchurch
1884Apr11 ONYON W Waihou Thames
1884Sep27 ORGAN E Oamaru Creek Waitaki
1887Jan11 ORGAN W H Omaka Marlborough
1881Nov25 O'SHEA C Waiwawa, Mercury Bay Coromandel
1881Dec28 O'SULLIVAN C Nile Buller
1884Nov18 PAIN W Kaukapakapa Hobson
1883Jun18 PALMER C Elm Creek Southland
1883Oct08 PALMER H Creek at Aorangi Manawatu
1882Nov04 PARKER R B Kowai Ashley
1885Apr21 PATERSON J Clutha Clutha
1887Jan24 PAVITT T L Heathcote Selwyn
1882Nov05 PEARSON A B Whaingaroa Raglan
1884Mar09 PEAT A Waiheki Creek Thames
1884Sep02 PETERSON J Arrow Lake
1886Aug03 PORTER W Jackson's River Westland
1883Aug22 POWER D Waitemata Waitemata
1884Sep02 POWER E Arrow Lake
1887Mar04 PRIOR Edmund Avon Selwyn
1882Dec08 PRISK W Wairoa Wairoa
1885Jan02 PYM D J Molyneux Clutha
1885Aug01 QUIRKE M Mataikitaki Inangahua
1882Dec12 RAMSAY D Waimakariri Ashley
1881Aug18 RAMSAY D Whangarei Whangarei
1882May20 RAPANA - Ruamahunga Wairarapa West
1881Aug23 RAPATA te HAAKAKAU - Creek at Tokakeno Waipawa
1885Sep08 REAVY A Murray Creek Inangahua
1884Mar11 RHIND W Whangape Waikato
1883Dec01 RHODES J Cam Ashley
1886Jan17 RICHARDSON A Oreti Southland
1882Jan08 RICHARDSON J Karana Cook
1882Oct11 RIDDER G W Creek at Halswell Selwyn
1887May02 RING T Manawatu Manawatu
1882Sep26 ROBINSON J Saltwater Creek Geraldine
1881Oct04 ROBINSON J Taipo Westland
1887Mar23 RODGERS J T Avon Selwyn
1886Sep16 ROPATA Rangataua Hamamatua Creek Cook
1881Nov19 ROSS A Rangitikei Rangitikei
1886Apr23 ROWLEY T Rees Lake
1886Sep25 RUSSELL J Taieri Taieri
1881Jul23 RUSSELL W Wairoa Wairoa
1881Oct14 RUSSELL W B New River Grey
1885Feb13 RUTHERFORD G Creek at Leslie Hills Amuri
1882Mar14 RYAN Dennis Oreti Southland
1882Mar14 RYAN Patrick Oreti Southland
1882Nov20 SAVAGE G Puniu Waipa
1883Jun25 SCOTT J H Whangarei Whangarei
1883Apr04 SCRIMGEOUR J Waiwakaiho Taranaki
1884Sep03 SEARY G T Manawatu Oroua
1884Jan31 SHARP A Pokaiwhenua Stream Waipa
1886May16 SHEATH M E Otaki Manawatu
1883Nov08 SHELLY J Wanganui Wanganui
1887Mar22 SIMPSON J Waikato Waikato
1884Dec04 SINCLAIR J Waimata Cook
1886Nov27 SINCLAIR W Taieri Taieri
1885Dec26 SKELTON M E Waikato Waikato
1883Feb18 SPENCER L B Waipawamate Creek Waipawa
1883Oct18 SPICER W G Waikato Waikato
1885May11 STANLEY J Oreti Southland
1884Feb12 STARK A Opawa Marlborough
1887Mar11 STEMING W Avon Selwyn
1885May01 STEWART J Waianakarua Creek Waitaki
1882Jan11 STEWART T Wairoa Hobson
1885Jan06 STUBBS J L Taruheru Cook
1882Dec15 TANNER F Waikato Manukau
1882Nov16 TARDLEY H Aromoho Wanganui
1886Sep01 TAYLOR M Orangapuke Creek Grey
1883Jan17 TE RATU - Hokianga Hokianga
1886Feb14 THOMAS E Wanganui Wanganui
1882Sep28 THOMAS J S Inangahua Inangahua
1883Jan18 THOMAS M Wairoa Wairoa
1881Nov28 THOMAS W Avon Christchurch
1885Jan18 THOMPSON A Grey Grey
1886Apr05 THORMAHLEN T Te Awaite Wairarapa
1882Nov05 THORN W C Waihou Thames
1883Jan10 THORNLEY J H Maunganui Hobson
1883Jun08 TIERNEY P J Waikato Waikato
1884Aug18 TOBIN J Kaitangata Bruce
1886Mar13 TOBIN Mary Arrow Lake
1884Jan08 TORR C H Wairoa Wairoa
1882Sep26 TORR O J Esk Hawke's Bay
1881Nov17 TOZER A Omaha Rodney
1885Feb20 TUMENE TE WAIHAKU - Waioeka Whakatane
1886Jan31 TURNBULL J Jnr Waikato Waikato
1886Nov26 TURNER J F Waimakariri Ashley
1883Jan07 VAUGHAN A Lora Stream Southland
1885Mar01 VICKERS C Te Popo Taranaki
1885Mar01 VICKERS W Te Popo Taranaki
1886Dec17 WALKER H Buller Buller
1887Feb07 WALKER W Aorere Collingwood
1885May09 WALSH S Nelson Creek Grey
1882Jan16 WATERS S D Manawatu Manawatu
1885Sep08 WATERS W J Rangitikei Rangitikei
1882Jan20 WATNOUGH J G Mataura Southland
1881Sep25 WEBB F Kauaeranga Thames
1882Mar17 WEBB F Rangitikei Rangitikei
1886May02 WESTOBY G Tukituki Waipawa
1882Apr17 WETSTEAD W Avon Christchurch
1886Nov19 WHALE E A A Buller Inangahua
1881Sep14 WHITE H F Creek at Holmes Bay Akaroa
1882Dec27 WILKIN T Wangaehu Wanganui
1882Mar17 WILLIAMS E Manawatu Manawatu
1883Jan27 WILLIAMS K J Ngaruroro Hawke's Bay
1886Mar09 WILLIAMSON J Aparima Wallace
1887Feb02 WILSON C Mataikitaki Waimea
1883Sep11 WILSON C W Waihou Thames
1887Feb03 WILSON H Little Grey Grey
1882Sep10 WILSON W Avon Christchurch
1883Jul31 WILSON W Waimakariri Ashley
1883Jan08 WITLING A Opawa Marlborough
1882Oct07 WOODFORD H Opotiki Whakatane
1886Oct27 WOODMAN W Kiwitea Stream Oroua
1882Jan16 WOOLLEY J E (James Eaton) Wakanui Creek Ashburton
1884Oct28 WRIGHT G Ruamahunga Wairarapa West
1883Jul29 WYLLIE S Kaihu Hobson
1885Mar08 YOUNG W M Pelorus Marlborough

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