Hawke's Bay Herald
DECEMBER 1879

Mon 01 Dec 1879
Nov 29 - Sir Donald from Blackhead

Nov 30 - Mary Ogilivie from Greymouth

Nov 28 - Manaia for Wairoa

Nov 29 - Clyde for Wairoa. Port Ahuriri Cricketers ( 12). Messrs H.C. WILSON, SIDEY & several others

Birth
RICHARDSON : On 25 Oct, at Pryland, George St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Mrs S. Alfred RICHARDSON ( nee Miss B. WALKER ) of a son

A female servant , Elizabeth BRODIE, in the employ of Mr CLIST, Pacific Hotel, Havelock was arrested on a charge of having stolen articles valued at 10 pounds from her employer.

Court
- William BROWN - Drunkenness
- John LEGEYT, John ADAMS & ?THOMAS - committed a breach of the peace on Marine Parade. They all had a "rough and tumble' fight in the surf and had used bad language to each other after their fishing nets had become tangled. All fined 5 shillings.
- Alleged Arson
Against Edward Anderson LAURVIG with respect to the fire at the Working Men's Club at Norsewood on 9 Nov last.
Evidence by:
Lina Christine THOMASEN
Antoni THOMASEN - husband of previous witness
Gunda CHRISTOFFERSON
Ole CHRISTOFFERSON - father of last witness
John William THOMPSON
Adolf OLEIG - President of the clubB Elizabeth IRVINE - worker at the club
William YOUNGMAN - Builder
John HINDMARSH - Clerk, MURRAY, ROBERTS & Co, Napier
Frances T.H. BULLEN - Sgt in Armed Constabulary
LAURVIG was committed for trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court in Napier

Tues 02 Dec 1879
30 Nov - Manaia from Wairoa. Detective GRACE & 2 others.

01 - Hawea left Auckland for Sth. For Napier:Mdmes BEALE, SCOTT, PRESTON & PARKER. Messrs POLE, FRASER & J.S. MACFARLANE

01 - Wanaka left Wellington for Auckland. For Napier; Mrs DONNELLY. Capt GUDGEON. Messrs LAIRD, MAGEE, HILL, RATTRAY, KENNEDY & TAREHA

Birth
JONES : At Puketpu, Mon Nov 24, wife of W. JONES of a son

Marriage
WEBBER - WILLIAMS : On Sun Nov 30, at St. John's, Napier, by Rev. De Berdt HOVELL, Arhur Charles, eldest son of the late Simon WEBER to Mary RICHARDS, fourth daughter of Mr Jno. WILLIAMS, both of Napier. [names as written]

Court
- Thomas LONG - Drunkenness & obscene language
- Thomas TRAVIS - Drunkenness

Education Board
- Abigail MURRAY - Pupil teacher - Port Ahuriri
- Mr BRUFORD - Teacher - Norsewood
- Patutahi School:
Was inspected by the Inspector. There were 11 children on the roll. Two of whom were infants, under school age. One of the pupils had to be called in from his work in the fields. The inspector doubted whether he ever attended school. There was no scholar in the school beyond the second standard, although one of them was 15 and a half and the other 14 and a half. The children were from three families . CARRIN - 6, BILHAM - 4 & GEDGE - 1. The teacher is Mrs BILHAM and she is teaching school in her own kitchen. The board decided that under the circumstances the school could not be recognised any longer as a public school.

Wed 03 Dec 1879
02 - Wanaka from the Sth. Mdmes DONNELLY & LEE. Miss EVANS. Messrs CLELAND, PEPPERCORNE, HERON, OILENCH, DUNN, ALEXANDER, MILLMAN, FISH, MOORE, HOPKINS, VILLERS, BENJAMIN, DONNELLY, MAYNE, HILL, GUDGEON, HABENS, CARR, BROWN, SMITH, WILLIAMS, 2 natives & 10 steerage

02 - Wanaka for Nth. Mr & Mrs MEINERTZHAGEN. Messrs M'KENZIE, VILLERS, CLARK, WATNEY, WOOSTER, CRAIGMAILL, BROWN, MURRAY, P. POWER & 4 steerage

Birth
SLUCE : At West Clive, on Nov 21, wife of George Edgar SLUCE of a son

Death
WHITE : At Porangahau, on Nov 29, Arthur Edward, infant son of John & Fanny WHITE. Aged 10 weeks

The body of Ellen MACKERSAY was found in the Tuki Tuki River yesterday. The inquest will be held at Patangata this afternoon and the funeral will take place immediately after.

Court
- John Hill CURTIS & Thomas TROVIS - Drunkenness

Thurs 04 Dec 1879
02 - Clyde from Wairoa. Messrs TABUTEAU, KENNEDY, MANEY, SIDEY, FRAZER, ORMOND, TYLEE, BANNER & Port Ahuriri Cricket Team (12)

03 - Mohaka from Porangahau

Birth
LEE : On 14 Nov, at Napier, wife of G. Edmund LEE, solicitor, of a daughter

A fatal accident occured between Waipawa and Hampden. Michael MARTIN was thrown from his horse, alighting on his head. He was removed to Mr PETIT's Hotel where Dr REID & Dr TODD examined him. His skull was found to be fractured and he gradually sank, expiring yesterday morning. An inquiry was held yesterday, but we have not heard the result.

Licensing Court for Ngaruroro
New Konini Hotel - Mr SMITH - granted
The new hotel at Waikonini received a license

Waipawa Licensing
Beaconsfield Hotel - Kopua - Transfer from E. COLTMAN to F.H. STEVENS
Te Aute Hotel - J. MASSEY to Henry WILLIAMS

Court
- Thomas TROVIS - Drunkeness. Removed for medical treatment
- Charles LEACH & Richard ANDERSON - ill treating a horse at Paki Paki. Dismissed
- Ellen BRODIE - Larceny. Committed for trial at the Supreme Court
- Anderson v FRAME

Fri 05 Dec 1879
04 - Hawea from Nth. Mdmes SCOTT, BEALE, JURY, PRESTON & M'ALPINE. Miss ALLOWAY. Dr. JACKSON. Messrs POLE, FRASER, LEAVER, RICHARDSON, PARKER, BROOKING, HOPKINS, PEGLEY, CHAMBERS, O'HALLORAN, JURY, CHRISTIE, SHERMAN, PARNELL (2), BOYLAN, SMITH & ROME. Constables SMITH& VILLERS. 14 natives

04 - Result from Wairoa

03 - Result for Wairoa

04 - Hawea for Sth. Misses M'GLASHAN, HARDING & EVANS. Dr FISH. Messrs RHODES, KELLY, BUCHANAN, TUXFORD, WATSON, FISHER, GLADHILL, AYRTOWN, KELLY, ADAMS, POULSEN, MARTIN & 2 natives

04 - May Queen for Bluff

Napier Licensing Court
Following transfers were granted:
Masonic - W. T. DENNETT to T.A. SHIRLEY
Foresters Arms - W. ADAIR to C.H. SMITH
Albion - J. GREY to W.T. DENNETT
Ferry - YOUNG to W.B. BARNHAM

Court
- John BROWN - Drunkenness
- John FREDERICK alias Dalton DEAR - passing valueless cheques

Sat 06 Dec 1879
05 - Southern Cross from Auckland & Gisborne. Mr & Mrs GLENDINNING & family, Mr NEAL

04 - Helen Denny for London

04 - Fairy for Mangakuri

04 - Mahia for Wairoa . 6 passengers

05 - Southern cross for Wellington & Lyttleton

05 - Surprise for Kaipara

Court
- John ROSS - Lunacy - dismissed
- George Thomas CROSS - charged with selling a quantity of hock wine , under 20 gallons to William MAYO. Dismissed
- TOHI - assaulting William CROW & Constable LIVINGSTONE
- John GLOVER - unlawfully breaking a window, the property of Richard BARROWS, proprietor of Caledonian Hotel. He pushed another man's head through the window

Mon 08 Dec 1879
05 - Orpheus from Mercury Bay

06 - Mohaka from Mohaka. Messrs STEVENS, SUTHERLAND, NEWTON & several others

07 - Clyde from Wairoa

07 - Manaia from Wairoa

07 - Tararua from Melbourne, Hobart & South

05 - Mohaka for Moeangiangi, Waikeri & Mohaka

07 - Tararua for Sydney via the Nth

06 - Hurunui arr Lyttleton from London

06 - Opawa arr Wellington via Nelson from London

06 - Arethusa has been sighted off the Wellington Heads. 96 days from London with immigrants

Births
M'LEAN : On Dec 6, at Paki Paki, wife of Peter M'LEAN, of a daughter
ROULSTON : On Dec 6, at Railway Terminus Hotel, wife of James ROULSTON, of a son

Court
- Robert MARTIN, Thomas M'DERMOTT & Frederick TAYLOR - Drunkenness
- Thomas TROVIS - On remand for drunkenness & obscene language. Case adjourned

Tues 09 Dec 1879
06 - Fairy from Coast

08 - Venus from Mercury Bay

06 - Result for Wairoa & Whakahi

06 - Mohaka for Mohaka & Waikiri

The following arrived and departed per Tararua on Sunday last.
Inwards : Mr & Mrs SUMMERSGILL & family (5). Mr & Mrs TANCRED, Mrs DAVIS, Misses SULLIVAN & WILLIAMS. Judge RICHMOND. Dr HECTOR. Messrs PETCCHER, PARRON, CONNOR, FITZGERALD, REES, COMMON & 5 natives
Outwards : Miss BIPER. Messrs CALDER, CRAMER, HUNTER, BARKER, BUNCH, BAKER, CARR & CROCE

08 - Wanaka left Auckland for Sth. For Napier: Miss JILLIPP

08 - Lady Jocelyn arr Lyttleton from London. 43 saloon & 404 immigrants

Death
LEVY : At her father's residence, Roxburgh St, Wellington, Edith Mary, sixth daughter of Soloman LEVY. Aged 11 years

Mr Henry SMALL of Patangata was cutting grass with a horse mowing machine, when his little boy who had unseen got in front of the knives. The boy whose knee was completely shattered was seen by Dr. TODD & Dr. REID, who amputated the limb. The poor little fellow is still alive.

Supreme Court
- Before Justice RICHMOND
- Grand Jury:
J.G. KINROSS(Foreman)
T.W. BALFOUR
R.A. BRAITHWAITE
Archibald BRYSON
Samuel CARNELL
Philip DOLBEL
W.A. DUGELBYB
A.M. FOSTER
F.W. GARNER
J. GARRY
R.G. GIBBONS
M. GROOM
G. HESLOP
R. HOLT
J.S. LARGE
M.R. MILLER
H. MONTEITH
J.W. NEIL
G.A. OLIVER
J. ORR
G.E.G. RICHARDSON
W. SMITH
G.H. SWAN
- Horse Stealing
David NELSON - pleaded guilty - sentence deferred
- Maori Morality
META, a maori was indicted for rape upon a girl under the age of 10 years. His worship said judging from the depositions the girl, Hene MATAKENO, had been a willing partner. Meta was remanded
- Assault
Renata KEREAMA, Hori HEME, HAPI, Wiremu WHITURANGI & Wiremu TE O WAI, assaulting James RICHARDSON
Renata KEREAMA pleaded guilty, the others pleading not guilty
Deposed:
John Motely SMITH
Henry HOPKINS
Dr. William JACKSON
Jury returned a verdict of guilty against HAPI, acquitting the other three.
HAPI & Renata KEREAMA will be sentenced today
- Forgery
George Henry STUART - Pleaded guilty. Sentencing today
- Larceny
Thomas DUCKETT, larceny of three coats, pair of trousers & other garments, property of George William FLINT, Storekeeper, Wairoa. He pleaded not guilty.
Deposed:
George MAYO
Peter JOHNSON - Tailor - Clyde
Prisoner was found guilty. 6 months gaol with hard labor

Wed 10 Dec 1879
09 - Mohaka from Mohaka

09 - Mary Ogilvey for Waitara

09 - Penguin left Wellington for Auckland. For Napier: Mdmes HARE & REID, Rev. Mr TABLER, Mr & Mrs BATELAY. Messrs EVALI, BORE, SMITH, HAMLIN, KING & RUSH

The examination of the sewing work of the competitors for Captain RUSSELL's prizes were concluded last week;
- Seating a pair of old trousers:
Minnie SPRIGGS - Napier - 100 marks
Sarah STEWART - Napier - 98
A. HAMLIN - Napier - 98
Hettie POOLE - Waipukurau - 98
Lucie WINLOVE - Waipukurau - 96
Hettie BRUMSKILL - Havelock - 90
Emma FAULKNOR - Napier - 84
Annie SCANLON - Havelock - 82
- Making a Nightshirt:
Lizzie GRUCH - Napier - 90
Berths GALLIEN - Hastings - 85
H. CHRISTINA - Puketapu - 85
Annie SCANLAN - Havelock - 82
Martha GRUBB - Napier - 82
M. M'CORMICK - 80
Grace THOMAS - 80
Alice COLLINGE - Hastings - 80
Jane FAIRHEAD - Havelock - 80

Birth
REDWARD : At Te Whiti, Norsewood, Dec 8, wife of F.W. REDWARD of a son

Supreme Court
- Horse Stealing
David NELSON, who yesterday pleaded guilty. Sentenced to six months with hard labor
- Assault
Renata KEREAMA & HAPI were sentenced for the assault upon James RICHARDSON. 6 months with hard labor
- Forgery & Uttering
George Henry STUART - Sentenced . Imprisonment in the common gaol at Napier, for one year
- Forgery
Taraia TE RAIHI - charged with feloniously forging a certain deed with intent to defraud and Taite Te Hoko MOKE for aiding and abetting . Pleaded not guilty
Evidence by:
John BROOKINg - Clerk- Native Land Purchase - Gisborne
Kerehona TE WHAKA - Native clergyman
Pair were found guilty.
Te RAIHI received 3 months gaol & MOKE 6 months, both with hard labor
- Criminal Offence
META - indicted for a criminal offence with a maori girl under the age of 12 years. Found guilty. Will be sentenced today
- Larceny
Ellen BRODIE - charged with srealing from her employer - Richard Henry CLIST, Pacific Hotel, Hastings
Deposed
Martha CLIST- wife of Richard
Andrea CLIST - Laundress
Mary KELLY
Const. RAYMOND
Found guilty. Six months gaol with hard labor

Thurs 11 Dec 1879
10 - Southern Cross from Wellington. Mr & Mrs NOBLE & family. Misses FAIRCHILD & LEDDER. Messrs WALKER & WILDMAN

10 - Penguin from South. Dr & Mrs GRAHAM & family. Messrs RUSH, MURRAY, BIRCH & BROWN

09 - Fairy for Mahia

10 - Southern Cross for Poverty Bay & Auckland, Mrs GEORGE & family. Mr WILDMAN

10 - Penguin for north. Mr & Mrs CHAMBERS. Mdmes CARR & MURRAY. Misses O'KELLY & THOMAS. Dr JACKSON. Messrs PARKER, HERBERT, ROACH, PEGLEY, O'BRIEN, HOPKINS, BROOKING & BARRY. Constables VILLERS & SMITH

10 - Clyde for Wairoa. Messrs MAYO & FLINT & several others

10 - Orpheus for Mercury Bay

Birth
SEALE : At Rissington, on Dec 9, wife of G.T. SEALE, of a daughter

Deaths
ROULSTON : At Napier, on Dec 9, infant daughter of James ROULSTON, Terminus Hotel
WIGGINS : At Napier Hospital, on Dec 10, Robert WIGGINS. Aged 84 years. The funeral will leave the hospital at 10.30 this day

Supreme Court
- Criminal Assault
META, who on the previous day was found guilty of attempting to criminally know a girl under the age of 12 years was sentenced to 1 years imprisonment at the common gaol at Napier.
- Larceny
Thomas CALLAGHAN & John THOMPSON were charged for stealing a portmanteau at Waipawa, property of Charles Alfred EWEN. They pleaded not guilty
Deposed were:
Michael MORONEY - Carrier - Waipawa
George PEBBLES - Carpenter - Waipawa
R. Thomas BRIGHOUSE
Charles EYRES - Barman - Empire Hotel, Waipawa
Constable BROSNAHAN
Thomas TROVIS (witness on behalf of THOMPSON). He was brought down from the gaol to give his evidence.
They were both found guilty and will be sentenced today.
- Forgery
John Wood JERVIS - charged with feloniously forging a certain order for money - Acquitted

Fri 12 Dec 1879
10 - Result from Whakahi

11 - Wanaka from North, Mdmes WILLIAMS, GARDINER, PHILLIPS, QUIGLEY & HAMLIN. Messrs GUNN, RENATA, MACFARLANE, STEWART, BAKER,COOPER, BUCHANAN, CROLL, CARR, CRAIG & DAVIES

11 - Fairy from Mahia

11 - Clyde from Wairoa

11 - Wanaka for Sth, Mrs MOORE. Mrs STRINGER & 2 children. Messrs ALLEN, HILL, SHAND, CORCORAN, HOWSON & GREYHURST

11 - Mohaka for Mohaka. Mr.B. STEVENS & sons

Death
HASTIE : At Sydney on 9 Dec, Elizabeth Jane, only daughter of William & Mary HASTIE, Milbourne Station, Kaikora. Aged 1 year 9 months

Supreme Court
- Sentences Thomas CALLAGHAN & James THOMPSON. Both received 12 months in Napier gaol with hard labor
- Alleged Arson
Edward Anderson LAURVIG - charged with setting fire to the Working Man's Club in Norsewood. He pleaded not guilty.
Harald MICHELSON was sworn in as interpreter
Deposed were:
Benjamin Bayly JOHNSON - Sub agent - Nth British Insurance Co
Adolf OBERG - President of the Club
Elizabeth or Alice (both these names were used)IRVINE - Worker at the club. LAURVIG had asked her to marry him and she had refused as he had too many children. She stated that he had told her he was going to burn the place down
Lena Christiana THOMSEN - Norsewood
Karl SORENSEN
Andrea DUNN
Josephine ANDERSON
Matilda THORENSEN
The jury retired and were still not in at 10pm , so his Worship ordered the jury to be locked up for the night and the court was adjourned

Sat 13 Dec 1879
11 - Sir Donald from the coast

12 - Mary Wadley from Greymouth

12 - Mohaka from Mohaka

12 - Venus for Mercury Bay

12 - Rotorua left Auckland for Sth. For Napier. Mrs WATTS & Mr CLOSE Snr

12 - Arawata left Wellington for Auckland. For Napier. Mdmes CLARKE & NAIRN. Messrs SCRUBY, BEALE, FELTON, STENHOUSE, CLARKE, HAMLIN, GILMORE & MARKS

R.M. Court - Waipawa
- John RAE - assault of Wm. MEREDITH at Woodville
- Edward STANLEY - obscene language and indecency at Woodville

Supreme Court
- LAURVIG Case
The foreman of the jury reported that the jury had not agreed to a verdict nor was there any likelihood of an agreement as to a verdict being arrived at by the jury.
His Honor relieved the jury and said that he had come to the conclusion that it was not a case for him to order a fresh trial. LAURVIG was discharged
- Shooting with Intent
William BARTLETT indicted for shooting with intent to murder Donald GILANDER. Second indictment - charging the shooting to be with intent to inflict bodily injury.
John STEPHENS - Foreman of the jury
Deposed were:
Donald GILANDERS - in the employment of Mr FLEMING, Mahia and on Aug 5 was killing pigs for Mr FLEMING
John ROBINSON, Hirini PEKI & Felix MORRELL were all hunting pigs with GILANDERS.
Verdict of Jury : Not guilty

Mon 15 Dec 1879
[Missing Issue]

Tues 16 Dec 1879
[Missing Issue]

Wed 17 Dec 1879
16 - Hawea from Sth. Misses PARMENTER & TIFFEN. Mdmes WOODWARD & CREAMER. Messrs H. CAMPBELL, SHAW, WELLS, John BROWN, FINDLAY, CORKE, TIFFEN, FLETCHER, M'HARDY (2), KETTLE, Thos. LONG

16 - Manaia from Wairoa. Messrs BALFOUR, SIME, SUTTON, FLINT & others

16 - Hawea for Nth. Miss. E. NICHOLLS, HIGGINSON & WILLIAMS (2). Mdmes PALMER & JARVIS. Mr & Mrs ELLISON. Judge KENNY, Rev S. WILLIAMS. Messrs CULLEN, BACON, WALKER, G. ELLIS, GUNN, HAMLIN, COOPER, 7 school girls, 3 school boys & 3 natives

16 - Clyde for Wairoa

16 - Mohaka for Mohaka

16 - Sir Donald for Coast

Births
WATTS : At Kaikora, on Dec 11, wife Edward WATTS Esq of a son.
PARSONS : At Puketapu, on Dec 16, wife T. PARSONS of a daughter

Marriage
GRAY - CARR : At the Manse, Havelock on Dec 16 by Rev. Alexander SHEPHERD M.A., David GRAY, Napier to Joan Mary CARR

Mr John SWEENEY's house at Mr M'HARDY's run at Blackhead was totally destroyed by fire

Samuel BOYLE has been drowned at Blackhead

Supreme Court
- Alleged Wife Murder
Roderick Hugh M'LENNAN - charged with wife murder. Alleged that he murdered his wife over a period of time with arsenic.
Deposed were:
James SMITH - father of Ellen Anne SMITH. He was merely brought forward to prove the death of his daughter an important witness for the prosecution
Dr William Isaac SPENCER - described at great lengths the autopsy
Martha CLIST
George Prior DONNELLY
Edward SAUNDERS - Was the "Boots" at the Masonic Hotel
James WILKINSON - Undertaker - in the employment of LARGE & TOWNLY
Margaret M'DONALD - Hastings
Adjourned

Thurs 18 Dec 1879
17 - Kiwi from Wellington

17 - Isabella Pratt from Oamaru

16 - Fairy for Pourerere. Mrs NAIRN , 3 children, 2 servants. Messrs NAIRN (2)

17 - Waimea for London. Mr TYLEE & son

No traces have yet been found of Frank BOYLE who is supposed to have drowned at Porangahau

Rev. G.M. D'Arcy IRVINE has resigned the Head Mastership of Napier Grammar, due to the delicate state of Mrs D'Arcy IRVINE's health

Supreme Court
- Charge of Wife Murder
M'LENNAN Case
Deposed were:
John STENTIFORD WELSMAN - Chemist
Edward Dale SMITH - One of WELSMAN's assistants
George Edward ELSON - Ditto
William MORLING - waiter - Masonic Hotel
Michael John MAHON - Sgt of Police & District Police Clerk for Hawkes Bay
James O'MALLEY - Sgt. of Police
Lucy KERNICK - worker at Masonic
Thomas George PUTMAN - Warder, Waipukurau Hospital but in March last he lived in Napier and was the dustman.
Catherine FRASER - she laid out the deceased
Caroline BEALES - was visiting her daughter Mrs SCOTT at the hotel at the time of the death
Tom WATERWORTH - Monumental Mason
Constable SCULLY
Dr. James HECTOR - In charge of Government Lab in Wellington
Dr. Frederic Irving De LISLE
Adjourned

Friday 19 Oct 1879
17 - Sir Donald ( put back from the coast)

18 - Penguin from Nth. Mr & Mrs MEINERTZHAGEN, Mr & Mrs MASON Mrs COOPER.Misses MORRIS, LARGE & HERT. Messrs SKELLY, G. ELLIS, HARDING & COLEMAN

18 - Clyde from Wairoa

18 - Columbia from Wairoa

18 - Penguin for Sth. Dr. HECTOR. Messrs RAFFERTY, M'IVOR, BROWN, MASTERS & ROCHFORT (2)

18 - Arawata left Auckland. For Napier. Messrs TANLIER, D. LORD, F. WEBSTER & Mrs & Miss LUCAS

Birth
SHIELD : At Napier, on 16 dec, Mrs Arthur SHIELD of a son

Body of Frank BOYLE was found yesterday in a creek at Porangahau. Inquest to be held tomorrow

Dr. CARO is to leave Napier in February for Waipawa.

Supreme Court
- Alleged Wife Murder
Summing up - Mr COTTERILL for the defendant, spoke for an hour and forty minutes
Mr LASCELLES for the Crown - 2 hours & 25 minutes
his Honor concluded at 8.30 pm, his summing up occupying 2 and three quarter hours.
The jury at 9.25 pm, having been 55 minutes deliberating, returned "not guilty" verdict
Prisoner was discharged.

Roderick Hugh M'LELLAN, after being discharged for wife murder was again arrested for having forged a cheque at the BNZ at Christchurch for 25 pounds.

St. Josephs Parish School - Prizegiving
- 1st Class
Good Conduct - M. CUNNINGHAM
Religious Instruction - C. BROPHY
General Knowledge - M.A. SMITH
Fancy & Plain Needlework - E. HAWKER
Arithmetic - Elizabeth BARRY
Music & Fancy work - Emma DOUGLAS
Reading - Mary M'DONALD
Housework - M.A. SMITH
Singing & Writing - E. HAWKER
- 2nd Class
Good Conduct - Lina BROPHY
Religious Instruction - Catherine O'ROURKE
Regular Attendance - L. DRYBERG
General Improvement - Fanny CROSS
Writing - Elizabeth WELSH
Application - Sarah O'DONNELL
Arithmetic - Mary M'GRATH
Geography - Maria WILLIAMS
- 3rd Class
Good Conduct - Nelly DOWLING
Regular Attendance - Maggie M'CARTHY
Cleanliness - Lina DRIBERG
Politeness - Maggie SWEENEY
Reading - Mary PURCELL
Arithmetic - Ellen PIERCE
Writing - Alice CLAREBUT
- Other Prizes
Ellen COCKLAN
Mary O'DONNELL
Martha CLEARY
Catherine M'GRATH
Flora CLAREBURT
Maggie SELLORS
Catherine MURROW
Alice CONNOR
Flora WEBB

St. Josephs Providence - Prizegiving
Good Conduct - Margaret ALLEN. Honorably mentioned, Emma HIPIRINE, Julia BORELL, Katey PAORA, Hareta HOERE & Jane SILLION
- 1st Prizes
Housekeeping - Margaret ALLEN
Application & Plain sewing - Gertrude GILMAN
General Knowledge - Mary TEKIHI
Writing & Order - Cecily WIMATA
Grammar - Julia BORRELL
History & Plain Sewing - Emma HIPIRINE
Regularity & Plain Sewing - Paungo PATIHA
Politeness & Regularity - Katey PAORA
Fancywork & Writing - Reuben PAORA
Arithmetic - Agnes MIHI
Music - Cecily WINIATA
- 2nd Prizes
Music - Elizabeth SILLION
Application & Reading - Emily CHASE
Arithmetic - Emily WALKER
Reading & Writing - Rose SILLION
Reading & Writing - MAKAIA
Writing & Spelling - Jane SILLION
Reading - WENERATA
Regularity - Mary Alice LIVINGSTON
Religious Instruction - Julia BORELL & Margaret ALLEN - 1st, Mary TEKEHI & Alice HALE - 2nd
- 2nd Division
General Knowledge - Aratia PIPI
Arithmetic - Puna PINIPI
Order & Reading - APIA
Writing - Magdalen TEKIHI

Ladies School - Prizegiving
Good Conduct - WILLIS 1st, BOWERMAN 2nd
Politeness - FANNIN 1st, ELLIS 2nd
- 1st Class
TAYLOR 1st, COLGAN 2nd , MANEY 3rd
Grammar - JARMAN
Arithmetic - HAYDEN
- 2nd Class
WILLAN 1st, A. MOONEY 2nd, BURTON 3rd
Grammar - KEILEY
Sewing - M. NESBITT
- 3rd Class
NEAGLE 1st, BRITTON 2nd, BARRY 3rd
Grammar - GLENN
Regular Attendance - DENNETT, BRYSON, SMITH
General Improvement - MAHON, PEARCEY & BRIGGS
- 4th Class
Good Conduct - K. TAZMAN
Application - DEWES
Reading - T. BOYLAN
Writing - SHANLEY
Music - N. BOYLAN 1st, MANEY 2nd
French - COLGAN
Drawing - TAYLOR
Needlework - TAYLOR 1st, WILLAN 2nd, BRITTON 3rd

Sat 20 Dec 1879
19 - Southern Cross from Poverty Bay & Auckland

19 - Mary Wadly for Newcastle. Masters VAUTIER (3) & CATO

Birth
WILLIAMS : At Milton Rd, Napier, on 12 Dec, wife N. WILLIAMS of a daughter

R.M. Court
- Roderick M'LENNAN for forgery - Remanded to Christchurch

Supreme Court
- PRICE v Renata KAWEPO - Claim for 2,000 pound damages for malicious prosecution

Napier District School - Prizegiving
- Std V
General Proficiency:
Boys - Charles H. LAWES 1st, Andrew GUY 2nd, Walter HARDING & Harold LARGE 3rd
Girls - Louisa BURDEN 1st
Composiotion - C.H. LAWES & Louisa BURDEN
Drawing - Alice HAMLIN 1st, Andrew GUY 2nd
Singinng at sight - Edith REID & Harold LARGE
Mental Arithmetic - Elias CHEGWIDDEN
- Std IV
General Proficiency:
Boys _ A. WILLIAMSON 1st, T. LINDSAY 2nd, John WILLIAMSON 3rd.
Girls - Catherine DUNN 1st, Martha GRUBB 2nd
Physiology - Walter HARDING
Mapping - Alice HAMLIN
Composition - Minnie SPRIGGS
- Std III - Upper Division
General Proficiency
Boys - G.S. CUMMING 1st, T. MORRISON 2nd, John LANGLEY 3rd
Girls - Nellie M'DONALD 1st, Rachael LE QUESNE 2nd
Writing - A. CANTLE & Lizzie GRUCHY
Good Conduct - Johua LE QUESNE & Sarah MOGRIDGE
- Std III - Lower Division
General Proficiency
Boys - William JOHNSTON 1st, Charles LAMB 2nd
Girls - M.A. WATTS 1st, Eva PEACOCK 2nd
- Std II - Upper Division
General Proficiency
Boys - John CONNELL 1st, Edward GRUBB 2nd, John PREBBLE 3rd
Girls - Jane PEACOCK 1st, Sarah SNELLING 2nd, Polly DEAN 3rd
- Std II - Lower Division
General Proficiency
Boys - T. WATERWORTH 1st, W. REID 2nd, George BISSON 3rd
Girls - Catherine MILLAR 1st, Maude SHAW 2nd, Annie ODLEM 3rd
- Std I - Upper Division
General Proficiency
Boys - Arthur HEWALD & John M'DOUGALL
Girls - Hilda MILLER, May HAMBLIN, Maggie MURRAY, Mabel SMITH, NELLIE COTTERILL, Florence FUZZARD, Annie COWELL & Alice RIDGEWAY
Std I - Lower Division
General Proficiency
Percival BEAR, Thomas BEAR, Harvey RYMER, Victor KELSALL
Sewing - Minnie SPRIGGS 1st, Elizabeth GRUCHY 2nd, Mary M'CORMICK 3rd, Martha GRUBB 4th, Grace THOMAS 5th, Mary GRUBB 6th, Lily MOGRIDGE 7th

Port Ahuriri School - Prizegiving
- Std IV
Composition - W. WILKIE
Writing - Kenneth CAMERON
Reading - Emily KRAEFT
Grammar & Geography - Louisa BERRY
Dictation - Alec ANTHONY
Arithmetic - W. WILKIE
Drawing - James NORTH
Sewing - Emily KRAEFT
- Std III
Dictation & Politeness - Annie MOONEY
Politeness - Arthur GIBSON
Reading & Writing - Willie BERRY
Arithmetic - Susan BERRY & Jessie CAMERON
Spelling - Lizzie FRANKLIN
Drawing- Albert HURFITT
Exemplary Diligence - Herbert LE BAS & Etty TRASK
- Preparing for Std II
Arithmetic - Henry MITCHELL, Alec RIDDLE & John NORTH
Writing - Albert YOUNG, Alice HELANDER, Dotty FRANKLIN, Ada STUART
Geography - James WATSON
Dictation - Charles LARKIN
Reading - Mary MOONEY & Mary BOOT
Exemplary Diligence - William BURTON, Henry FOX, Ouida THOMPSON & Thomas ARNOLD
Singing - Minnie BERRY
- Std I
Reading & Writing - Catherine ANDERSON
Singing - Alfred LIGHT, Annie & Sarah WELSH
Good Conduct - Edith REDWARD & Jane FULTON

Mon 22 Dec 1879
[Missing issue]

Tues 23 Dec 1879
21 - Manaia from Waiiroa

21 - Clyde from Wairoa

21 - Sir Donald from Waiahua

21 - Sir Donald for Waiahua. Mr & Mrs HASSELL

22 - Acadia for Mercury Bay

22 - Columbia for Russell

22 - Opotiki for Poverty Bay

21 - Ringarooma for Nth & Sydney. Mdmes OLIVER, PRESTON & St. CLAIR. Misses M'LEAN, BROWN, REES, OLIVER, LYNCH & LORY (2). Messrs WYLIE, DAY, CORNFORD, BRIERLY, M'DONALD, HOLT, MASTERS, PETERS (2). 4 steerage

22 - Hawea left Auckland. For Napier. Misses ZOLLOO, FOX, M'LEAN, GEDDES ( Troudadours). Messrs BARTLETT, HAYMAN, BRITTEN & BOOKER

22 - Wanaka left Wellington for East Coast. Mdmes CROCOMBE, HETTY, MONTROSE & BENT & servant. Messrs CRAWLY, HOLMS & JACKSON. Messrs KAHN, Williams, BENBOW, EDWIN, MONTROSE, GILL, DYE, HORSTER, CHAPLIN & BROWN

22 - Taranaki for Invercargill. 81 days from London. 230 passengers

Birth
BURKE : At Milton Grange, on 21 st inst. Mrs W.U. BURKE, of a daughter

Inquest
Was held yesterday at the Foresters Arms Hotel, before Dr HITCHINGS, Coroner on the body of William Andrew BULLED, aged 45 years, who was killed last Saturday near the Shamrock Hotel.
He was on a horse and cart traveling at a furious rate, leaning forward on the shaft, apparently to catch the reins. He fell on the near side in front of the cart wheel, which passed over him. BULLED attempted to raise himself but fell down.
Deposed :
Mrs BALFOUR
Mr SMITH - Landlord of Shamrock Hotel
John Pearce SMITH
William Elias BULLED - Aged 13 years, son of the deceased.
Verdict : Accidental death

Supreme Court
- Will of the late Karaitiana TAKAMOANA
Probate on his will - Will be tried in Wellington in April next.

R.M. Court
- James MORIARTY & John HARVEY - Drunkenness
- Henry CAMPBELL using threatening language to William Henry GOLLOP, Licensee of the Commercial Hotel at the Spit. Case dismissed

Wed 24 Dec 1879
23 - Wanaka from Sth. Miss CRAIG, Sister of Mercy. Mdmes CROWLY, BBIRCH & HOLMES. Messrs BIRCH, CROWLY, DYE, BOWER, PROBART, BUCHANAN, DAVIS (2), WILKIN, WITHOW, FOWLAS, DALDEY, COTTERILL & Catholic Clergymen

23 - Wanaka for Nth. Misses MORRIS (3). Masters LEECH & PRIESTLY (3). Rev. J. BERRY. Messrs STEWART, F.W. WILLIAMS, F.J. MOSS

23 - Mohaka for Mohaka

23 - Tararua arr Auckland from Sydney. Messrs DIXON & GALLESTON

23 - Auckland arrived Port Chalmers. 88 days from Glasgow. 455 immigrants & 13 saloon passengers. Forty cases of measles occured during the voyage. Seven deaths, six being infants and 1 adult. There were five births. The passengers will be placed on Quarantine Island and the ship thoroughly fumigated before receiving pratique.

Marriage
BRIGHTWELL - PEARCE : On Nov 29, by Rev OLIVER, at the residence of Mr COURETT, Napier, Thomas BRIGHTWELL, Contractor, Palmerston North, to Miss Anne Bennett PEARCE, Napier.

Hugh CONNOR of Napier has received the medal of the Royal Humane Society. he has saved nine if not ten lives at different times. Andrew MARTIN was one, a child he saved in Napier in 1870

St. Mary's - Prizegiving
- Fourth Class - 1st Division
Good Conduct - Richard JARMAN 1st, T. DOBSON 2nd
Spelling - W. SHANLY, J. DOWLING & H. REARDON 1st equal. Arthur MALCOM 2nd
Reading - F. SCULLY 1st, A. MALCOM 2nd
Writing - F. DENNAN 1st, J.BOWES 2nd
Arithmetic - J. DOWLING 1st, R. JARMAN 2nd
Menstiration - J. DOWLING 1st, O. COWEN 2nd
Algebra - O. COWEN 1st, J. DOWLING 2ndB Geometry - O. COWEN 1st, R. JARMAN 2nd
Grammar - O. COWEN 1st, H. REARDON 2nd
Geography - W.H. CONNOR 1st, O. COWEN 2nd
History - W.H. CONNOR 1st, O. COWEN 2nd
Map Reading - H. REARDON
- Fourth Class - 2nd Division
Arithmetic - W. SHANLY 1st. Athur JARMAN & H.A. BOWERMAN 2 equal
Homer exercises - R. JARMAN
- 3rd Class - 1st Division
Good Conduct - John T. BARRY 1st, G. CLAREBURT 2nd
Catechism - E. BROPHY 1st, M. O'ROURKE
Reading - J.J. SMITH & D. DOBSON 1st equal, M. AMBROSE & J. PAGE 2nd equal
Spelling - David DOBSON 1st, J.J. SMITH 2nd
Writing - David DOBSON 1st, J.J. SMITH 2nd
Grammar - John T. BARRY 1st, M. PEARCY 2nd
Geography : James M'CARTHY 1st, John T. BARRY & James CUNNINGHAM 2nd equal
- 3rd Class - 2nd Division
Arithmetic - M' MAHONEY & John T. BARRY 1st equal. M. PEARCY 2nd
Geography : M. O'ROURKE & M. PEARCY 1stvequal, James COGHLAN & John MAHONY 2nd equal
- Junior - 1st Division
J. HENN
T. HAYDEN
M. HAYDEN
C. RICE
J. HAYDEN
J. GRACE
A. CAVANAGH
M. CUNNINGHAM
S. MAHONEY
T. CONNEL
H. CONNEL
P. MADDEN
J. MADDEN
J. M'GRATH
M. M'GRATH
P. M'CARTHY
- Junior - 2nd Division
Edward O'MALLEY
P. O'ROURKE
J. O'KALAN
J. PEACY
W. UPHAM
T. CLARKE
M. CLARKE
J. CLARKE
R. CLAREBURT
- Junior - 3rd Division
G. WILLIAMS
J. BISHOP
W. CROSS
J. CROSS
F. CROSS
J. COE
T. COGLAN
P. COGLAN
D. CLEARY
J. EGAN
T. GRACE
- Junior - 4th Division
G. HUNTER
H. LANGAN
Royal LEE
J. LE BAS
P. MALCOM
S. MONTECINO
W. SELLARS
S. SELLARS
E. RICE
E. TANION
E. SHANAGAN

Thurs 25 Dec 1879
23 - Sir Donald from Moeangiangi, Arapananui & Coast

24 - Anthons from Greymouth

24 - Telegraph from Sydney

24 - Mohaka from Mohaka

23 - Sir Donald for Moeangiangi

24 - Clyde for Wairoa

24 - Isabella Pratt for Oamaru

Court
- Eliza GOLLOP - using obscene language in a public place
- John MABBETT, Harry HUMPHUS & Robert WOOLMAN - Drunkenness
- James GRIGSBY - Furious riding

John RYAN, a station hand employed on MR STUDHOLME's station at Papakura was drowned while crossing the river at Papaorangi. He was in the company of Mr BUCKNELL when the rapid current carried him off his horse. The body has not been recovered. RYAN was a married man and leaves a widow and 4 children

Walter ADAIR, late of Foresters Arms Hotel has become the proprietor of the Kaikora Hotel, having purchased Mr HICKEY's interest.

Fri 26 Dec 1879
[Missing Issue]

Sat 27 Dec 1879
25 - Hawea from Nth. Misses JOHNSON & CALDWELL. Mr & Mrs CRIBB & 4 children. Judge KENNY, Troubadour Troup. Messrs BUTT, WHITE, HAYMAN, BAYLEY, HELPS, CLARKE, M'LEOD (2), WILLIAMS (2), BOOKER & PIERCE, Constable HOPKINS & prisoner

25 - Clyde from Wairoa. Mrs GLENNY. Messrs G. WALKER, J. GEORGE & J. S. FLEMING

25 - Fairy from Mahia & Nuhaka

23 - Fairy for Mahia. Mr BENDALL

25 - Hawea for Sth. Misses KENNEDY, MANN & GRAHAM, Mr & Mrs SMITH, Mr OLIVER & son, Capt. SCOTLAND. Messrs REESE, BROWN, TABUTEAU, CURRIE, CLANCY, BRETEL, SMITH, IRVINE, TREVOR, KING, DAVIS & REBBECK

26 - Lutterworth arr in Wrllington from London with 95 and a half statue adults

26 - Inglewood & Adamant arrived Auckland from London. Former brings 32 passengers and latter 153

Gisborne Court
- Louis DIXEY - assaulting a baliff
- Henry EVANS - Larceny. Acquitted

Mon 29 Dec 1879
27 - Tararua from Sydney via Nth. Mr & Mrs GUNN. Messrs DIXON, GILBERTSON, CROSSLAND, POOLEY, HOLT, WILLIAMS, SHARP & ADAMS

28 - Rotomahana from Melbourne, Hobart & Sth

27 - Tararua for Melbourne & Sth. Miss LAURENSON. Messrs PATTERSON, TABUTEAU & BOWER

28 - Rotomahana for Nth

27 - Bebbington arr Wellington from London and was immediately taken to the quarantine ground. She has 130 passengers. Scarlet Fever broke out 10 days after leaving London and the ship has not been clear of it since. One child died. There are two cases of fever on board now.

Court
- Henry MITCHELL - Stealing a watch from John WHITING
- John WHITING - Drunkenness

Tues 30 Dec 1879
[Missing Issue]

Wed 31 Dec 1879
[Missing Issue]

CREDIT:
Transcribed March 2003 by Lynette Towler