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Timaru papers please copy.

"Timaru papers please copy" has been appended to the death notices in various newspapers or "Home papers please copy"  this means that part of the family still live in this city, or have returned to the UK and live there. If one paper was advising another to copy there must be no flow on charges and therefore the notices appeared free of charge in both or all newspapers.


In a family bible without a name of a newspaper or date, a snipped death notices published in New Zealand newspapers made the family aware of a death in the Old Country, even though the deceased has never been to New Zealand.

Wellington Independent, 31 July 1872, Page 2
DIED. Sim— At the Hutt, by drowning, on the 27th July, David Sim, eldest son of Mr James Sim, of Johnsonville, aged 35 years. Canterbury and Timaru papers please copy.

Evening Post, 25 November 1876, Page 2 Birth
Fulton.— On 24th November, at Rosa Cottage, Cuba-street, the wife of J. Fulton, of  a daughter. [Christchurch and Timaru papers please copy.]

Liverpool Journal 1877
Nimmo Jan 11th 2 Horne St. West Derby Rd, Mary Ann, aged 46, wife of James Nimmo. Christchurch and Timaru papers please copy.

Otago Witness 31 March 1883, Page 17 Death
On the 21st March, at the residence of his father in-law (Mr Robert H. Clarke) Ca__ersham Rise, Mr Robert Ponton, late of Timaru; aged 25 years. Timaru papers please copy.

Nelson Evening Mail, 4 September 1885, Page 2 Marriage.
Webb — Bond. — September 3rd, at the residence of Mr James J. Garrett, Alton street, by the Rev. W. H. Beck, Alfred Webb to Esther Smith Bond, both of Nelson. (Timaru papers please copy.)

Otago Witness, 24 October 1885, Page 17
Adam.— On the 8th October, at Glenrowan, Timaru the wife of J. D. Adam, of a daughter.
Johnson.— On the 13th October, at Pine Hill, the wife of W. P. Johnson, of a son. Both doing well. Timaru papers please copy.

Star 2 December 1887, Page 2 Death.
Harkiss.— Dec. 1, at Lyttelton. William Joseph, the infant son of Thomas and Sybella Harkiss, aged 6 months, Timaru papers please copy.

Hawke's Bay Herald, 5 October 1888, Page 2 Birth
Rule — On October 4th. the wife of of Alexander Rule, of a son, Timaru papers please copy.

Evening Post, 13 July 1889, Page 2
Bath— McGuire.-On 8th July 1889, at the Cathedral, by the Rev. Father Keghen, Charles Long Bath, of Bath, England, to Annie Josephine, eldest daughter of the late J. J. M'Guire, Esq., of Dublin, and grand-daughter of John Parnell Gillen, Esq , of County Fermanagh, Ireland. Timaru papers please copy.

Evening Post, 31 August 1889, Page 2 Birth
Taylor — On the 28th August, 1889. at Mr Charles Smith's, Small Farms, Pahantanni, the wife of G. W. Taylor, Esq. Rosebank, Otaki, of a son. Napier and Timaru papers please copy

Evening Post, 24 May 1890, Page 2
Woodhams — Nelson — On 13th May at Wellington, by the Rev Thompson. Charles Woodhams, to Lucinda Nelson, both of Timaru. Christchurch and Timaru papers please copy.

Wanganui Chronicle, 3 June 1890, Page 2 Death.
Holmes—On the 1st inst., at her residence, Aramoho, Frances, the beloved wife of Henry Holmes; aged 35 years. Formerly of Berkswell, Warwickshire. [Timaru papers please copy.]

Hawke's Bay Herald, 14 August 1890, Page 2 Marriage
RIDGWAY— COLE.-On the 13th August, at St. John's Cathedral, Napier, by the Dean of Waiapu, Henry Ridgway to Margaret Smith, second daughter of Robert Cole, Napier, late of Timaru. — Timaru papers please copy.
Robson -COLE.-On the 13th August, at St. John's Cathedral, Napier by the Dean of Waiapu, Walter Robson, Waihi, Wairoa, late of Balclutha, Otngo, to Catherine Isabella, eldest daughter of Robert Cole, Napier, late of Timaru.— Timaru papers please copy.

Star, 3 December 1890, Page 2 Birth.
Mills.— Nov. 17, at Kent Villa, Ferry road, the wife of Alex. Chas. Mills of a son. Sydney, Melbourne and Timaru papers please copy.

Wanganui Chronicle, 19 March 1890, Page 2 Marriage.
Williamson — Tayler— On the 17th inst. at the residence of the bride's brother, Eltham by the Rev. J. McIntosh, Alex. Henry, eldest son of the late Henry Williamson, to Lilly M., second daughter of George Taylor, Esq., Geraldine. (Timaru papers please copy).

Star 22 April 1890, Page 2 Marriage
Davie — Thomas. — April 19, at St Luke's Church, Manchester street, by the Rev. Archdeacon Lingard, James William Davie to Ada Priscilla, Thomas. Waimate papers please copy.

Star 29 April 1890, Page 2 Marriage
Milne — Burnside. — April 2, Thomas, fourth son of William Milne, to Mary (Minnie), eldest daughter of Hugh Burnside, Customs' Agent. Waimate papers please copy.

Manawatu Herald, 9 April 1891, Page 2 Marriage.
Stewart — Kear. — On March 31st, at the residence of William Jones, Esq., Feilding, the uncle of the bride, by the Rev. H. M. Murray, John Stephen, son of John T. Stewart, Esq. C.E., of Wanganui, to Maud, only daughter of the late Richard Kear, of Bristol, England. [Wanganui, Wellington, Palmerston and Timaru papers please copy.]

Evening Post, 6 November 1891, Page 2 Death
Gosney.— On the 4th November, at the Hospital, of typhoid fever, the beloved husband of N. E. Gosney, third son of George Gosney, Timaru, aged 27 years. Timaru papers please copy.
Not gone from memory,
Not gone from love,
But gone to his Father's home above.

The New York Times November 4 1892, Wednesday
Bryars - On Tuesday, Nov. 1 at New York Hospital, William BRYARS of Belfast, Ireland, and Timaru New Zealand. Funeral services at Noble Street Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, E.D., on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 o'clock A.M.. Interment at Greenwood. New Zealand papers please copy.

The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Thursday, November 3, 1892;
BYARS - November 1, at New York, William Bryars, B.A. head master Temuka High School, New Zealand, and formerly of Belfast, Ireland. Colonial papers please copy.

Feilding Star, 8 September 1892, Page 2 Marriage.
Thompson — Towler.— On the 7th September, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. T. Lyon, Thomas John Thompson, eldest son of Charles Edmund Thompson, late of Timaru, to Rosanna Towler, second daughter of Frederick Towler, of Feilding. Timaru papers please copy.]

Star 12 October 1893, Page 2 Death.
Nicholas.— Oct. 11, Emily Nicholls, the second and beloved daughter of Henry and Maria Nicholls, after a long and painful illness ; aged thirty-four. Her end was peace. Timaru papers please copy.

Feilding Star, 23 April 1892, Page 2 Death.
Howie. — At the residence of his parents, Manchester street, Feilding, on the 23rd April, Frederick Hubert Edward, youngest son of William and Elizabeth Howie ; aged one year and seven months. [Christchurch and Timaru papers please copy. ]

Star, 19 February 1894, Page 2 Marriage.
Campbell- Johnson.— Feb. 17, at Aleester Lodge, Durham Street, by the Rev. Gordon Webster, Harry Campbell, fourth son of Richard and Mary Campbell, Timaru, to Mary Bertha Johnson, eldest daughter of William and Helena Johnson, Christchurch. Timaru papers please copy.

Hawke's Bay Herald, 27 February 1894, Page 2 Death
M'HARDY.- At the Napier Hospital, on 21st February, Ellen Long, the beloved wife of John M'Hardy, Clive. Deeply regretted. R.I.P.— Timaru papers please copy.

Otago Witness, 2 August 1894, Page 29 Death
Pearce.— On the 27th July, at her parents' residence, Parkside, Caversham, Isabella, the dearly beloved and only daughter of Thomas and Isabella Pearce (after a long and painful illness) ; aged 24 years and four months, "Not dead, but gone before." — Timaru papers please copy.

Evening Post, 3 May 1897, Page 6
Petersen— Bishop.— On 15th April, 1897, at the Congregational Church, Contenay-place, by the Rev. B. T. Hallowes, George P. Petersen, Wellington, to Agnes, second daughter of Mr. Arthur Bishop, Salisbury, Timaru. Timaru papers please copy.

Evening Post, 2 June 1897, Page 6 Marriage
Anstice — Trivillian — On 2nd June, 1897, at the Kent-terrace Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. J. K. Elliott, B.A., Henry, second son of J. S. Anstice, of Nelson, to Agnes Trivillian, of Wellington. Nelson and Timaru papers please copy.

Star 9 April 1898, Page 4 Marriage
Carpenter - Marsh March 30, at the residence of the bride's parents, Timaru, by the Rev. C.E. Beecroft, Frederick William, only son of the late F.E. Carpenter, of Prebbleton, to Mary Ann (Cissy), of Mr G.D. Marsh, Clarmont, Timaru. Timaru papers please copy.

Otago Witness, 18 August 1898, Page 29
Marriages - STEPHENS— PLANTE — On the 14th July, at the residence of the bride's father, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Francis Beaumont, to Isabella Steele, eldest daughter of T. C. Plante, Esq. Timaru papers please copy.

Star 29 May 1899, Page 3 Marriage
HAYES— COOKSON.— May 16, at St Mary's Church, Halswell, by the vicar, the Rev, Henry Williams, Edward, fourth son of the late William Hayes, to Alice, fifth daughter of- Henry Cobkson, both of Halswell. Timaru papers please copy.

St. Mary's, Halswell, Canterbury, N.Z. Photo taken March 2015 by Bev. E.

Star 13 June 1899, Page 3
WENDELKEN.— At Christchurch Hospital. Lucy Harriet Wendelken ; aged twenty years. So loved, so mourned. Timaru and Temuka papers please copy.

Star 14 October 1899, Page 5 Death
TITHERIDGE.— Oct. 12, at Andover Street, St Albans, Rosetta, relict of the late William Titheridge, and daughter of John and Ellen Howe, of Geraldine; aged twenty-five years. Geraldine papers please copy.

Otago Witness 3 April 1901, Page 41
LANHAN.—On the Ist April, at Dunedin, Nellie Lanhan; aged 34 years. Timaru papers please copy.

Evening Post, 19 November 1901, Page 6 Death
Coy. — On the 19th November, at 81, Cuba-street, James Lewis Coy, aged 60 years. Timaru papers please copy.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 27 September 1902, Page 2 Death
PARKER.— At Hawera, on Friday, September 26th, 1902, Frank Stanley, son of the late Dr Parker, after a long and painful illness ; aged 44 years. (Tapanui and Waimate papers please copy.) FUNERAL NOTICE. Interred in the Hawera Cemetery on SATURDAY, September 27th, 1902, at 3 p.m. H. A. ARTHUR, Undertaker.

Press, 11 May 1904, Page 1
HOCKEN-HUDSON-April 7th 1904. St. John's Church, Rangiora, by the Rev. F.P. Kendall, Harry Ernest, fifth son of William Hocken, Trenarlett street, Tudy, Cornwall, to Alice Maud Mary, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Hudson, Timaru. Timaru papers please copy.

Manawatu Standard, 22 December 1904, Page 4
Karton—Archer.—On Dec. 22, at the residence of Mrs R. Adams, by the Rev. S. Baker, Gilbert, second son of the late Thomas Karton, of Timaru, to Eleanor Gertrude, eldest daughter of Mr William Archer, of Rotorua. Timaru and Hunterville papers please COPY.

Star 28 February 1905, Page 3 Marriage.
McNicholl - Pither.— January 4, 1905, at Christchurch, by Adjutant M'Clare (S.A.), assisted by Captain Simpson, James, third son of the late J. M'Nicholl, to Grace, youngest daughter of J. Pither, both of Christchurch. Timaru papers please copy.

Star 7 April 1905, Page 3 Death.
HARPER — April 1, at her residence, North Road, Kaiapoi, Mary Ann Harper, aged fifty-eight years ; mother of Mrs A. M. Brierly. Waimate papers please copy.
Star 12 May 1906, Page 5
HARPER.— May 11, North Road, Kaiapoi, Sizland Harper, age 69 years; suddenly. Waimate papers please copy.

Evening Post, 10 July 1905, Page 1
LAMONT.- On the 8th July, at Newtown, the infant son of George and Mary Lamont, aged 9 weeks; deeply regretted. Timaru papers please copy

Star, 4 June 1906, Page 3 Deaths.
EVANS.— June 1. 1906, at Rintoul Street, Wellington. the beloved wife of William Evans.
HAYES.— June 4. at Christchurch Hospital, Vera Gladys (dear little Veve), eldest and dearly loved daughter of Edward and Alice Hayes, of Hellewell Street, aged six and a half years. Beloved by all who knew her. Timaru papers please copy.
PALMER.— June 1. at Brittan Street, Linwood, William Palmer; aged seventy-six (suddenly).

Star 22 August 1907, Page 2 Death
Agnew. — At the residence of his son-in-law, F. W. Drummond, No. 70, Canon Street, St Albans, James Agnew, late of "Burnsade," St Andrews, South Canterbury, dearly beloved father of Mrs R Drummond and Mrs H. E. Mansfield; in his seventy-ninth year. By request no flowers. Timaru papers please copy.

Star, 11 November 1907, Page 3
NELLlNG.— November 10, at his residence, No. 37, Dover Street, St Albans, Joseph Hoses, the beloved husband of Ann Snelling in his thirty-third year. After a long and painful illness. Deeply regretted. His end was peace. Timaru papers please copy.

Feilding Star, 24 April 1908, Page 2 Marriage.
GARRETT— DEPREE. — On Easter Monday, at the Church of Holy Sepulchre, Kyher Pass, Auckland, George, oldest son of Mr J. H. Garrett, Chairman of the Eden Terrace Road Board, to Esther, second daughter of Mr Henry Depree, of Timaru. Auckland and Timaru papers please copy.

Evening Post, 7 November 1908 Marriage
DUNLOP — STEWART.— On the 4th November, at the residence of the bride's parents, 106, Ingestre-street, by the Rev. J. Comrie, Joseph, eldest son of M. Dunlop, of Timaru, to Maggie, eldest daughter of W. F. Stewart, of Wellington. Timaru papers please copy.

Press, 17 December 1908, Page 1
CLARKE—On December 16th, at Russley, Yaldhurst, Agnes, dearly beloved wife of R. J. Clarke, late of Belfast; aged 72 years. A patient sufferer gone to rest. Timaru and Oamaru papers please copy.

Otago Witness 13 January 1909, Page 51 IN MEMORIAM.
BLISSETT.— In loving memory of my dear father "William Blissett, who died at Oamaru, January 9, 1908. "So loved, so mourned." — Inserted by his loving daughter, Louie. — Timaru papers please copy.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 23 January 1909, Page 4 Death
THOUMINE.— At Kaponga, on Saturday, January 23rd, 1909, Louisa Thoumine; aged 44 years. Deeply regretted. Timaru and Temuka papers please copy.

Otago Witness 27 January 1909, Page 51
LUCAS.— On January 21. at Dunedin Hospital, Sarah Barbara, the dearly beloved wife of William John Lucas, butcher ; aged 62 years. Timaru papers please copy.

Evening Post, 17 July 1909, Page 1 Death
HUNT.—On the 16th July, 1909, at Bridgestreet Lower Hutt, Elizabeth Ellen Hunt, aged 26 years. Private interment. Christchurch and Timaru papers please copy.

Press, 26 November 1912, Page 1 Marriage
WATKINS—BURRELL—On October 16th, at St Barnabas Church, Woodend, by the Rev. C. A. Freer, John Henry, eldest son of Mrs W. Watkins, of Christchurch, to Jane Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr T. H. Burrell, of Maunsell street, Woolston. Timaru, and English papers please copy.

Evening Post, 30 December 1912, Page 1 Death.
CURRY — On the 29th December, William, dearly beloved youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Curry, 87, Hawkestone-street, aged 10 years: deeply regretted. Timaru papers please copy.

Press, 17 January 1914, Page 1 Marriage
KEMSLEY — GEDYE — On January 1st, 1914 at the residence of J.W. Roberts, 31 Stevens street, Sydenham, by the Rev. I. Sarginson, Eihot Bewley Kemsley, of Waihi, N.L. to Charlotte Ann (Dolly), youngest daughter of the late D. Gedye, Timaru. Wellington and Timaru papers please copy.

Temuka Papers Please Copy
New Zealand Herald, 10 June 1924, Page 1
HIGGINS.— June 6, suddenly, at his late residence, Wellington Street. Papakura, Jedediah Willie, beloved husband of Margaret Higgins, late of Temuka and Ohakune in his 79th year. Funeral will leave his late residence for Papakura Cemetery, at 2.30 p.m. to-day (Tuesday). Temuka paper please copy.

South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project

The newspapers were full of quotes from each other all the time - you will see headings such as "The English Mail" "San Francisco Mail" etc, which were drawn out of the newspapers from those sources, rather than directly from a dedicated  news gatherer. The Wellington Independent in the 1860s did not charge, but due to practical jokers submitting spurious notices it later required evidence to be produced before publication. The copying of notices was a service to their readers and went on into the 1900's.

Timaru Herald, 29 June 1874, Page 1
What sort of confusion of ideas must those people have, who put the words "please copy "after announcements of births, deaths, or marriages, or other private announcements in the newspapers. It is quite a common thing to see the particulars of a digger's union to a barmaid, or other fashionable alliance among the "the elite" of a goldfields town, followed by some such cool request as "Ballarat and Cork papers please copy." Indeed we have noticed several of these domestic paragraphs concluding with the very general petition. English and continental papers please copy." Only a few days ago we received, as all other journals in this colony did also very likely, a newspaper from some remote district in Victoria, which on examination was found to contain a marked advertisement, headed Missing Friend," and concluding with the words New Zealand papers please copy." Why on earth should New Zealand papers please do for nothing what a Victorian paper is very properly paid for doing? Singularly enough, however, we observe that to some extent the advertiser has gained his object, and obtained publicity for his enquiry in several New Zealand papers gratis. He is a Scotchman, or at all events had Scotch godfathers and godmothers, and the course he takes to secure a cheap advertisement of his needs, is quite in keeping with the canniness ascribed to the national character. The imputation of canniness, as far as it means stinginess, is, we believe, a libel on Scotchmen, for in true liberality the readiness, that is, to pay what is just no people go beyond them, and in this case the motive is much more likely to be ignorance of the conditions under which newspapers exist, than any intention of frugality. We sympathise with the anxious highlander'a pious quest, but our sympathy does not extend to the point of making it a pleasure to copy his advertisement out of pure love and affection. It should never be forgotten that the advertising columns of a newspaper are essentially mercenary, and that any endeavor to compass the advantages they offer, without payment, is equal at least in moral enormity, to trying to bilk a cabman out of his fare. Neither description of fraud is so easy of achievement as it appears at first sight. Talking about advertisements, there are often very amusing attempts made to trade off dummies," such as "Holloway's pills," Worcestershire sauce," and so forth, on journals supposed to be in possession of more space than funds. Advertising agents, of course, have no conscience, and the sums they offer sometimes for the publication of these puffs, are so infinitesimal as to make one wonder that they ever find any newspapers in the world poor enough to accept their terms. A month or two ago, we received a circular from a jeweller in London, proposing that we should advertise his business, to the extent of about 1 half a column, for a sum of money scarcely "visible to the naked eye," and, as if to add insult to injury, asking us to "take out" even that in brumma: gem gew-gaws! Who was expected to wear them was not stated, the profuse tradesman leaving it uncertain whether the editor should disguise himself in a gorgeous brass albert, or the devil of the establishment create a sensation by appearing in public bedizened with copper pins and real glass diamond rings. Artemus Ward describes how, while lecturing at Utah, the Mormons, who deal by barter mostly, paid for admittance in kind, and offered amongst other funny "kinds," a German-silver coffinplate, and a dog of a singular breed, being a cross between a Scotch terrier and a Welsh rabbit. Artemus adds, in a tone of virtuous indignation, that his agent sternly rejected them both.