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Return of Patients who died in the Colonial Hospital, Auckland, during the Year 1848.

Journal by AliciaG

Name. Tribe or Employment. Sex. Age in Years. Admitted. Died.Disease. Remarks.
Mary Ann WITHERS. Pensioner's wife . Female 32 Jan. 12th April 12th Diseased ovaries. This was an incurable disease of the ovaries.
Jane MCMANAS. Pensioner's child. Female 4 Jan. 25th Jan. 29th Diarrhoea. This child came from the ship "Ann" in a dying state.
Elizabeth SMITH. Pensioner's wife. Female 35 Jan. 26th Jan. 31st Typhus fever. This woman came from the ship "Anne" in dying state.
Thos. SMITH. Seaman. Male 43 Feb. 11th Feb. 27th Cancer of stomach. An incurable disease.
Thos. O'BRIEN. Labourer. Male 42 Mar. 7th Mar.10th Dropsy. An incurable disease affecting the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.
Mary Ann MURRAY. Ngapuhi. Female. 27 April 27th April 30th Fever. Married to a white man, admitted in a dying state.
John TIERNEY. Labourer Male 26 May 4th May 24th Dropsy. Diseased liver, causing dropsy, jaundice, &c., long ill before admission.
TIMONA . Ngatirangi. Male 24 May 8th May 14th Fever.This man had been two weeks ill before admission; recovery was impossible.
HIRINI. Ngatiapakura. Male 25 June 1st June 30th Consumption. In the last stage of disease when admitted.
John DAY. Pensioner's son Male 14 June 12th June 14th Fever. Died of inflammation of the brain in two days after admission.
TE AITA. Ngatipo. Male 17 June 25th July 2nd Dysentery. This case was brought into the hospital too late, and resisted every means.
JOHAR. Lascar. Male 28 June 8th Nov. 13th Consumption. Died of tubercular disease of the lungs of long standing.
Andw. MCQUARRIE, Tailor Male 24 July 10th Dec. 18th Disease of the brain. There was a large tumour in the brain, with general softening, and diseased lungs.
John WEAKLY. Carter. Male 36 Aug. 9th Sept. 12th Aneurism. Died suddenly of suffocation, from rupture of the aneurism.
REHENA. Ngatimaniopoto . Male 24 Aug. 22nd Aug. 22nd Consumption. This native died from the rupture of a blood-vessel in the lungs three hours after admission.
PENITRAMINI. Ngatimokowto. Male 26 Sept. 21st Sept. 28th Consumption. A very bad case of tubercular consumption.
REWERA. Native policeman Male 23 Sept. 21st Oct. 2nd Strangulated rupture This man would not submit to an operation, the only means of saving his life.
John WHITE. Seaman. Male 40 Sept. 22nd Oct. 27th Abscess of the liver . This man came from the Fegees, labouring under abscess of the liver.
ETARAKA. Ngatitikakawa. Male 25 Oct. 7th Oct. 21st Dysentery. This native was a long time ill before admitted.
Wm. ADLINGTON. Pensioner. Male 42 Oct. 18th Dec. 7th Disease of kidneys and liver. A chronic case of long standing, pronounced incurable when admitted.
Jane SQUIRE. Cook. Female 52 Oct. 28th Nov. 16th Abscess of liver. This woman had jaundice, and disease of the liver and pancreas.
Emanuel BROWN. Seaman. Male 39 Nov. 20th Dec. 7th Disease of heart and kidneys. A Portuguese: he had disease of the valves of the heart, also disease of the kidneys.

From
British Parlimentary Papers relating to New Zealand

1136.01.11. Copy of a Despatch from Governor Grey to Earl Grey. Government House, Auckland

Note that when people are refered to as pensioners it means a member of the Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps.

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by janilye on 2012-03-16 09:40:02

This is interesting adlington. I enjoyed William Davies letter. Poor fellow, he was quite restrained in his letter, but you can read in it his frustration with it all. It must have been terrible trying to cope with so many sick. Leaking roof, no bath and a walk to the toilet.

by janilye on 2012-03-16 09:43:35

Sorry AliciaG, I called you addlington. It's 1.am I should be in bed. Thanks for this journal.

by AliciaG on 2012-03-16 20:05:08

Thanks janilye
Until I found William Adlington in the list above I was struggling to find my family in early NZ and the information it gave me it lead me to much more. So I thought it might do the same for someone else.
And draw attention to the site in general as I'm sure other people can make break through's with information it contains.
Plus of course the interesting insight it can give into colonial New Zealand.

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