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Murder/Suicide during Honeymoon, PALMERSTON NORTH - 1899

Martha BOUTS (1845-1910) married in 1874 to
Police Sergeant John PRICE (1834-1891)
* John was from Wales and a non-commissioned officer who served through the Indian Mutiny. He came to NZ about 1860 and was in the NZ Police force for many years serving in Canterbury & Auckland.
JOHN died in Cole St., Masterton 10 June 1891 aged 57 from acute bronchitis & is buried Old Ground at Archer Street
John's Obituary
MARTHA died in Masterton 17 Oct 1910 aged 65 & is buried Archer Street

JOHN & MARTHA had 4 known children:
*1875 - 1876 Florence Llewellyn Price
- Florence died 4 Feb 1876 aged 5 months and is buried in Bolton St cemetery, Wellington

*1876 - 1962 Harvey 'Harry' Llewelyn Price
-- Harry married Lillian SIDDERS in 1911
- Lillian was from Kent, England. She was in a de facto relationship with Horace Edwin FERNEE who was still married to Emma Rhoda Palmer (1859-1936). They had a son Horace George Fernee (1896-1963). Lillian emigrated to NZ with 12 year old Horace in 1908. De facto Horace stayed in England and remarried in 1916 after a divorce from Emma.
* Harry & Lillian lived next door to his mother, Martha Price, at 28 Sussex Street, Masterton when Horace served as Private 23818 in WWI
- Harry died 5 July 1962 aged 81 and is buried Archer Street cemetery, Masterton

*1878 - MARTHA 'Minnie' PRICE
-- Minnie married William Daniel McKAIN, 4 Jan 1899 at 30 Sussex St (against her mother's wishes who thought she could do better than a brushmaker). William was 1 of 15 children of Daniel McKain & Amelia O'Hara, confectioners in Lower Hutt ... see STORY BELOW

*1880 - 1932 Edward Thomas Price
-- Edward married Helen May EXELL (1880-1963) in 1907
- Edward died 11 Dec 1932 aged 52 and is buried Archer Street cemetery, Masterton

The MURDER/SUICIDE of Minnie Price & William McKain
Minnie Price married William Daniel McKain, 4 Jan 1899
After a month long honeymoon in Dunedin, Christchurch & Auckland, William and Minnie returned to Wellington where William pawned his violin in Johnsonville to buy a ticket to Palmerston North.
They arrived there on Valentine's Day and were staying at the Royal Hotel. Three nights later, on Friday 17 Feb, William was heard in his room dictating a letter for Minnie to write (this later showed premeditation, the contents in link below)
At 4:20 next morning William shot Minnie with a revolver whilst she was in bed. Twenty minutes later he shot her again. An hour and 20 minutes later he turned the gun on himself
-- Minnie was 20 & William was 22 --
more on the Palmerston North tragedy

What is amazing to me and obviously many at the time, is why, when the other hotel guests heard the first and subsequent shots, was something not done at 4:20am?? Instead, later that morning when the housekeeper was unable to get in their room she called the police

Against his wishes in the letter, William is buried at Taita & Minnie is buried at Masterton.
... The Murder/Suicide Letter
... Another telling of the story

30 Sussex Street, MASTERTON - c1895

Martha Price aged 50 & daughter 'Minnie' Price aged 17
more photos, info & comments

LAMONT buried DUNEDIN 1863-2011

Burials in Andersons Bay, Northern, Southern & East Taieri cemeteries
* to August 2015
* still born not included
Also see Lamont Marriages for a lot more info on many of these people

ALFRED Lamont aged 2 days
died 4 Jan 1920
buried Andersons Bay with his parents Duncan & Georgina Lamont and brother Donald Sinclair Lamont

ALICE LILLIAN Lamont aged 81
married of 8 Spylaw St., Dunedin
died 4 Oct 1971

ANDREW PEDEN Lamont aged 66
born in NZ, not on BDM
died 13 Dec 1975
buried Andersons Bay with Elizabeth Mary Lamont, arrived from Scotland about 1953

ANNIE Lamont aged 41
nee Don(n), Annie married Hugh Lamont in Knox Church, Masterton in 1892
died 23 June 1895
buried Northern cemetery with Hugh

ANNIE SINCLAIR Lamont aged 68
nee Copland, married James Lamont
died 2 Sep 1986 a widow
buried Andersons Bay with her parents David & Jeanie Sinclair Copland & her brother David Kellas Copland

CATHERINE Lamont aged 86
nee Shaw, born in Scotland, married Donald Lamont in 1923
died 23 June 1969 in Christchurch
buried Northern cemetery with the PAGE & SHAW families of ...
Jessie Wilhelmina Page, John Elliot Page, Marjorie Wilhelmina Page and Alexander, Elizabeth Margaret, Hugh Finlay & Wilhelmina Caroline Shaw

CUTHBERT Lamont aged 74
he was a dentist in Otautau, Southland
married Lillias Stuart Mollison (1877-1935) in 1902
died 14 July 1953 Cornwall Geriatric Hospital, Auckland
ashes were scattered

DONALD Lamont aged 81
born in Scotland, arrived in NZ about 1877/78
married Jane McDonald in 1878
died 1 July 1923
buried Andersons Bay with Donald John McDonald (1828-1923)

DONALD SINCLAIR Lamont aged 91
died 11 April 2000
buried Andersons Bay with parents Duncan & Georgina Lamont & brother Alfred

nee O'Connor, married Leonard Lamont in 1927
died 11 Feb 1986 in Hastings
buried Andersons Bay with Leonard

DUNCAN Lamont aged 71
from Ireland, arrived NZ about 1893
married Georgina Sinclair in 1907
died 15 Aug 1943
buried Andersons Bay with wife Georgina and sons Alfred & Donald Sinclair Lamont

ELIZABETH MARY Lamont aged 89
died 26 March 1998
buried Andersons Bay with Andrew Peden Lamont
arrived from Scotland about 1953

ELLINOR ANNIE Lamont aged 56
nee Mason, married David Lamont in 1904
see link above for children
died 26 June 1935
buried Andersons Bay with daughter Jean Agnes Lamont

ETHEL PHILLIPPA Lamont aged 21
daughter of Davidson Stoupe Millar & Elizabeth Lamont
married Carl William McAllan 'Allan' Lamont (1894-1916) in 1912
lived Franklin St., Dalmore, Dunedin
died 17 Aug 1914
buried Andersons Bay

GEORGINA Lamont aged 76
nee Sinclair, married Duncan Lamont in 1893
died 25 Jan 1957
buried Andersons Bay with husband Duncan Lamont & sons Donald Sinclair & Alfred Lamont

HUGH Lamont aged 81
born in Scotland, Hugh was a butcher
married Annie Don(n) in Knox Church, Masterton 1892
died 11 March 1921
buried Northern cemetery with Annie

INEZ GIBSON Lamont aged 92
born Manly, Sydney
died 20 Oct 2008 in Ross Home Dunedin
buried Andersons Bay with husband John William Lamont in soldiers interment
online tribute 2008 LAMONT, Inez Gibson. On October 20, 2008 at Ross Home; aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John William Lamont, loved mother of the late Lesley and loved mother-in-law of Steve Dunne (Whakatane). Loved Nan of Michael (Wellington) and John and Jo-Anne (Toowoomba) and great-grandmother of Jamie and Sarah Lesley.
A service for Inez will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel corner Andersons Bay Road and Oxford Street at 2pm on Friday October 24 followed by private cremation.
Messages may be sent to 18A Hinemoa St, Whakatane

JAMES GEORGE Lamont aged 68
see link above for parents & siblings
James was a school teacher
died 29 March 1986
buried Andersons Bay

JEAN AGNES Lamont aged 83
daughter of David Lamont & Ellinor Annie Mason
never married, see link above for siblings
died 30 Nov 1989 in Dunedin Hospital
buried Andersons Bay with Ellinor Annie Lamont, soldiers interment

JOHN Lamont aged 29
from Scotland
died 12 Nov 1882
buried Northern cemetery
Otago Witness 18 Nov 1882 - DEATH On the 12th November, at his residence, North-East Valley, John Lamont, M.A., assistant teacher High School and late of Alyth, Forfarshire, Scotland; aged 29

JOHN Lamont aged 26
from Scotland
died 27 Dec 1908
buried Northern cemetery
Evening Star 28 Dec 1908 - DEATH LAMONT - On the 27th December, at Dunedin, John Lamont, son of the late Coll Lamont, Port Bannatyne, Bute; aged 26 years. Private interment

JOHN BLAIN Lamont aged 22
died 10 June 1926
buried Andersons Bay and is included on the large headstone in Sydenham, Christchurch which reads ...
Catherine Lamont - CH CH, 19-4-1916 (nee Mossie)
William Lamont - CH CH, 14-5-1921 and their children
John Blain Lamont - Dunedin, 10-6-1926
William Lamont - Auckland, 29-7-1960
Mary Hall Flavell - Nelson, 7-7-1961
George Lamont - CH CH, 22-2-1971
Euphemia Zanders - CH CH, 24-4-1981
Agnes Baken - died 12th Aug 1985 aged 81
Alfred Lamont - CH CH, 2-1-1987
Catherine Lamont - Sydney, 29-3-1994
Elizabeth Melville Robertson - Nelson 10-9-1996
Ellen Last - CH CH, 28-5-1996
Margaret Watson Liston - Sydney, 3-11-2002

JOHN WALLACE Lamont aged 94
was a Quarry Foreman
died 15 April 1985
buried Andersons Bay with Thomas McLellan Lamont, Emma Lewis & Margaret Fanny Morrison

JOHN WILLIAM Lamont aged 77
died 27 Oct 1988 in Wakari Hospital
buried Andersons Bay with Inez Gibson Lamont

LEONARD Lamont aged 76
was a Taxi Driver in Dunedin
died 18 Oct 1973
buried Andersons Bay with Dorothy Gertrude Jean Lamont

MURRAY STEWART Lamont aged 88
Murray was an upholsterer
died 19 April 2011 in Redroofs Rest Home
his ashes were scattered

THOMAS McLELLAN Lamont aged 84
Thomas was a farmer
died 16 June 1949
buried Andersons Bay with John Wallace Lamont, Emma Lewis & Margaret Fanny Morrison

VIOLET Lamont aged 60
born Aberdeen, Scotland
died 26 Jan 1962, a widow
buried East Taieri

WILLIAM Lamont aged 16 months
born in Victoria, Australia
died 28 March 1863
buried Southern cemetery

Viola Henrietta BERRY (1870-1951) Western Australia

the LIST of SURNAMES connected to this family including:

Viola Henrietta ? was base born, possibly in Busselton, to 'Avis' Henrietta Allen (1852-1945) when Avis was 18
* Avis married Edward BALDOCK (1838-1910) in Busselton in 1871 when she was 19 and had 2 children. Edward arrived into Fremantle on the convict ship 'Corona' 22 Dec 1866. He died of double pneumonia in the Government Hospital 1 March 1910 after having been lost in the bush. The papers record he had no friends or relatives in the locality. He was buried in Narrogin.
* Avis next married? Charles Albert BERRY (1852-) c1876 when she was 24 and had 6 children. Viola Henrietta then became a Berry. Avis & Charles had 6 children
The death of Charles Albert Berry not yet found.
* Avis had a son, Ernest Charles James 'Ernie' Berry in Boranup, near Karridale, in 1891 when she was 39. His father's recorded name was "unknown".
Ernie became a Berry & married Ella Lilian DONOVAN in 1924
* Avis died 18 Jan 1945 when she was 92 and was buried at Karrakatta

* Viola Henrietta Berry had a base born son, Henry Hugh 'Harry' Berry in Berridale, NSW, when she was 17
* Viola had a daughter, May Gopp, in Albany in 1889 to William GOPP (1864-?) when she was 19
* Viola married William Adolphus Trankenbergh CLOWES (1864-1899) in Albany in 1890 when she was 20 and had 4 children. Harry Berry & May Gopp then became Clowes.
William was a son of Josiah Clowes & Louisa Nickson/Nichson of Great Bolton
Viola & William owned the Donnybrook Hotel. William shot himself on 15 May 1899 in their Donnybrook Hotel when he was 34
* Viola next married George Robert PITTMAN (1873-1939) 9 July 1902 in Fremantle when she was 32 and had a daughter.
Viola & George owned the Donnybrook Hotel

the CHILDREN of Viola Henrietta Berry
... 1
1887 - 1927 Henry Hugh 'Harry' Berry/Clowes

* born in Berridale, N.S.W.
- Henry married Ellen Euphemia Mary 'Ellie' MURPHY (1887-1959) in 1911
Ellie was a daughter of Jeremiah Duff MURPHY & Jessie Dalrymple BALLANTINE
HENRY & ELLIE had 3 known children:
* 1912 - 1998 Viola Jessie 'Jean' Clowes
- Jean married Raymond Wyrill 'Jack' WALKER in Perth 1936
* 1913 - 1999 William Adolphus 'Dolph' Clowes
- Dolph married Dorothy Edith 'Dot' STONE in Perth 1940
* 1919 - 1982 Keith Henry Clowes
- Keith married Gabriel Merle 'Gay' PERRET (1923-2013) in Claremont 1949

... 2
1889 - ? May Gopp/Clowes

* born in Albany, W.A.
- MAY married Alexander Bowen 'Alex' BATHGATE (1874-1950) in Donnybrook 1912
Alex was a son of Simon BATHGATE & Hannah Ann McBRIDE
MAY & ALEX had 3 known children:
* 1914 - 2010 Viola Bathgate
- Viola married Alfred Andrew 'Alf' WARK in Perth 1942 & moved to South Australia
* 1916 - 1917 William Bowen Bathgate
* 1920 - 1997 Raymond Alexander Bathgate

... 3
1891 - 1965 Phoebe Louisa Clowes

* born in Albany, W.A.
- Phoebe married William Frederick ARTIS in Donnybrook in 1917
William was born in Bulli, N.S.W., served as Sapper 21680 in WWI. Phoebe & William had the Railway Wine Saloon in Wellington St., Perth, The Grosvenor Hotel in Hay Street and the Balmoral Hotel in Victoria Park

... 4
1893 - 1956 Mabel Charlotte Clowes

* born in Katanning, W.A.
- Mabel never married. She died 20 June 1956 in Royal Perth Hospital aged 63

... 5
1895 - 1897 Avis Clowes

* born in Bunbury, W.A.
- Avis died aged 1 in Bunbury, W.A.

... 6
1898 - 1974 William Adolphus Newcombe Clowes

* born in Bunbury, W.A.
- William married Alice Isobel May TRIGWELL in Perth in 1929
Alice was the 13th child of John TRIGWELL & Ellen Emma ECCLESTONE
WILLIAM & ALICE had 2 children:
* 1930 - 2006 Alexander William 'Bill Clowes
- Bill died in Mandurah
* 1934 - Betty Clowes (living)
- Betty married Ronald Howard OLIVER

... 7
1904 - 1987 Evelyn 'Pearl' Clowes

* born in Donnybrook, W.A.
- Pearl married Samuel Leslie 'Les' JORDAN in West Perth in 1940
Samuel was a son of William Davie JORDAN & Henrietta Janet JOHNSON
PEARL & SAMUEL had 1 son (living). They had the Grosvenor Hotel in Hay Street, Perth and the Brighton Hotel at Cottesloe

the LIST of SURNAMES connected to this family

, corner Howick & Hill Streets, Perth, W.A.
Originally built in 1886 as a two story private dwelling, designed by Francis Bird, it was granted a hotel licence later that same year to Robert Stroud. The Grosvenor has been in service as an operating pub ever since, and this makes her one of the oldest pubs still operating in Perth today.

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* the Upokongaro birth, death, marriages
* the Upokongaro School
* the Upokongaro Hotel
... NOTES ...
* There is a lot of Council debate in this journal about the problems with the wire rope etc used on the ferry. If you go to the photo at bottom of page and use the zoom option it can be seen how the ferry was operated
* Due to the size of this journal some postings may have been edited to just contain items of real interest, eg names. Take it as a given that tenders were called every year (later 2) for leasing the ferry. They are posted when names are given or circumstances of the leasing changed. Some links are provided to save space and make good reading

ALSO SEE The Legend of the Whanganui River
A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED watch of a 1952, 15 minute, documentary-film from archivesNZ which tells the story of the Whanganui River. It recounts a Māori myth believing the river is the path carved by a god (Pukeonaki aka Mt Taranaki) in its journey from the volcanic plateau to the west coast. There is beautifully shot footage of Māori paddling a waka under tui-laden matai and tourists cruising on steamers. In 1950 the NFU had become part of the Department of Tourism and Publicity (after accusations of political bias) and this film reflects the change, with a triumphant narrative of progress underpinning an often-bloody river history.

Wanganui Chronicle, 31 March 1877
The usual fortnightly meeting of the above body was held at the Albany Chambers on Thursday afternoon. Present - The Chairman, Crs Heslop, Higgie, Moore, Handley, Sommerville, Walker and Baker.
A committee consisting of Messrs Higgie, Sommerville and Heslop be appointed to inquire into and report upon the Upokongaro Ferry

Wanganui Herald, 17 May 1877
Sealed Tenders for the Leasing of the Upokongaro Ferry for the term one year, will be received till 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the 23rd inst., at their office, Albany Chambers, Ridgway-street, where the conditions of lease may be seen. £15 to be deposited with tender. By order, A. J. KETLEY, Clerk to Council

Wanganui Chronicle, 29 Aug 1877

... The present area of the County is somewhere about 1,814,000 acres, of which the approx area of the Wangaehu Highway District is 1,179,000 acres. This is the district which it is proposed to erect into a separate County, being only about 300,000 acres less than the County of Rangitikei and considerably larger than the County of Manawatu (more at above link) ... The Upokongaro Ferry brings in £21 per annum, which, equally divided, will give to our side of the river £10 10s

Wanganui Herald, 8 Nov 1877
The County Council received a letter from Mr Joseph Hughes, calling attention to the bad condition of the ferry boat and punt gear, at the Upokongaro ferry and stating that he, as ferryman, was suffering from loss of trade in consequence. The Foreman of Works was instructed to report on the matter at the next meeting

Wanganui Chronicle, 29 Nov 1877
While the County Council and the lessee of the Upokongaro ferry are discussing the point as to who is liable for repairs, a suffering public are compelled to cross the river at the risk of their lives.

Wanganui Herald, 29 Nov 1877
With reference to the condition of the ferry boat and fear at Upokongaro, the Chairman read a clause in the lease which provided that the boat and gear should be kept in good order by the lessee. To supply therefore the material which was required in a letter read at last meeting from the person at present employed at the Ferry would be substantially to cancel the lease; it was therefore resolved that a copy of the letter received from the person in charge of the Upokongaro Ferry be forwarded to the lessee and that he be requested to put the wire and the punt in repair, in accordance with the conditions of the lease.

Wanganui Herald, 30 Nov 1877
The loss which might be sustained by the lessee of the Upokongaro Ferry in consequence of the unguarded remarks made by our contemporary in yesterday's issue, render it only just that the real condition of the ferry boat and fear should be made public, in order that the intending passenger may not be frightened by what in reality partakes of the nature of a misrepresentation. The County Council having been communicated with by the person at present in charge of the ferry with regard to certain repairs that were required, instructed the Foreman of Works to visit Upokongaro and report on the condition of the boat and gear. This he did and reported at the last meeting of the Council that certain repairs would be found necessary, but that the punt, aas at present, is perfectly safe for some months to come. The lease of the present lessee will shortly expire and before re-letting it the Council will have the whole affair seen to. In the meantime the assurance of the Foreman of Works should prove a sufficient guarantee of safety in crossing the river at Upokongaro.

Wanganui Herald, 30 April 1878
Sealed Tenders for the leasing of the Upokongaro Ferry for the term of one year, commencing on the 1st day of June 1878 and expiring on the 31st day of May 1879, will be received until 1p.m. on Thursday the 9th of May next at the office, Albany Chambers, Ridgway-street, where the conditions of lease may be seen. A. J. KETLEY, Clerk of Council

Wanganui Chronicle, 10 May 1878
The only tender received by the Council for the lease of the Upokongaro Ferry was that of Mr J. Hughes, who was in attendance. The amount tendered by him was £15 or £20 if a residence was supplied (2015 equivalent $2,212 or $2,950), but Mr Hughes stipulated for certain purchases and repairs which were not considered necessary by the Council, or at any rate, not to be furnished at the price offered. After some discussion it was resolved on the motion of Cr Higgie, that fresh tenders for the Upokongaro Ferry be called, for consideration on the 30th May and that the Foreman of Works in the meantime be instructed to prepare plans for building a new punt and procuring other plant, viz., iron winch, wire and repairs to boat, The committee to open tenders to be Crs Heslop, Higgie and the chairman

Wanganui Herald, 31 May 1878
A special meeting of the County Council was held at the Albany Chambers last afternoon, at which the whole Council, with the exception of Mr Gabb, were present. The Chairman explained that the meeting had been convened to consider the matter of the appointment of a person to take charge of the Upokongaro Ferry and the reception of the annual balance sheet. After some discussion relative to the first matter it was resolved on the motion of Councillor Higgie "That Mr Joseph Hughes be appointed ferryman at Upokongaro at a salary of £3 10s (2015 equivalent of $442) and that he be instructed to charge the full fees."
... note Assuming Joseph turned it down, see 21 June (G. H. Blair)

Wanganui Chronicle, 4 June 1878
The incoming receipts for the half-year ended March 31st 1878 for the Upokongaro ferry was £18 15s

Wanganui Herald, 21 June 1878
A special meeting of the County Council was held in the Albany Chambers. Three tenders for the leasing of the Upokongaro Ferry were received and considered, that of Mr G. H. Blair (Gavin Hamilton Blair 1830-1900) for £30 being accepted. In connection with the same matter it was resolved on the motion of Cr Higgie that tenders be called for the building of a new punt according to specifications to be seen at the County Council office.
NOTE Gavin was born in Ardrossan, Scotland in 1830. In 1851 he was living with his parents in Inverkip, Gourock, Renfrewshire. Gavin was a Mariner. He married Agnes Houston (1831-1866) in 1856 in Scotland & had 2 daughters. They went to Australia in the early 1860's. Agnes died in Greenock, SA in 1866. In 1870 he married Mary Maria Davidson (1826-1876 nee Watson, a widow, born in India, arrived from Adelaide in 1854 as Mrs John Davidson), in St Johns, Willis St, Wellington. Owned the Steam packet Hotel in Wanganui and with his brother Robert operated the ferry across the Wanganui River. In 1870 Gavin applied for a transfer & renewal of the license of the Steam Packet Hotel, nearly opposite the bridge, Taupo Quay (later named Fosters Hotel. His wife Mary died in the Steam Packet Hotel in 1876. In 1877 he bought the 'Robina Dunlop' wreck. His lease of the Upokongaro Ferry was accepted in 1878. Sometime after this he returned to Australia and again worked with his brother Robert (1828-1900) as ferry operators across the Manning River in Taree, NSW, in which he drowned in 1900.

Wanganui Chronicle, 5 July 1878
Three tenders for the building of a punt for Upokongaro were opened and after consideration that of Mr Robt. Law, for £91 10s (2015 $13,423) was accepted on the motion of Cr Handley, seconded by Cr Higgie

Wanganui Chronicle, 2 Aug 1878
The Chairman said that he had, with Cr Heslop, interviewed the Council's solicitor as to the advisability of legalising the Upokongaro Ferry and that gentleman had expressed it as his opinion that there was no necessity for doing so

Wanganui Chronicle, 24 Sep 1878
The new punt for the Upokongaro Ferry was launched yesterday by Mr Robert Law, the builder, who has put the work through in his well-known workmanlike manner. The ironwork was entrusted to Mr D. Murray, which is a sufficient guarantee of its quality. The punt was much needed, as the one in present use at the above ferry has done it work and is no longer serviceable.

Wanganui Herald, 6 Nov 1878
Mr A. Simpson referred at some length to the Kaiwhangaroa Ferry, urging the necessity for granting free passages to the children attending school. It was resolved that the Secretary write to Mr C. R. S. McDonnell asking him to work the Ferry for three months, the Upokongaro Ferry scale to be adopted and children to pass over to the school free of charge.

Wanganui Herald, 28 Nov 1878
A Committee, consisting of Crs Robertson (George Sinclair Robertson, see 2 Nov 1880), Smith and Kennedy, was appointed to meet the Foreman of Works at Upokongaro on Monday, to confer with him relative to the best steps to be taken to repair the step at the approach at the Upokongaro Ferry

Wanganui Herald, 20 March 1879
The necessity of taking some precautions to prevent accidents in future was discussed and it was proposed by Cr Smith, seconded by Cr Robertson - that the steamers and other craft requiring a lowering of the ferry wire should no pass by after dark until a red light is exhibited in some conspicuous place and that the appearance of such light shall be sufficient evidence that the wire has been lowered and that this be advertised. Carried.

Wanganui Herald, 6 June 1879
Tenders will be received at the Office of the Council until June 14th at 12 noon, for the leasing of the Upokongaro Ferry for a period of 12 months, commencing the 1st day of July next. Conditions of lease may be seen at the County Office, Rutland Chambers. ED. N. LIFFITON (Edward Nolloth Liffiton 1844-1923), Clerk Wanganui County

Wanganui Herald, 19 June 1879
Some conversation then took place concerning the safety of the wire rope at the Upokongaro ferry and road maintenance. Notice is hereby given that,on and after the 20th inst., a Red Light will be exhibited at the Upokongaro Ferry, between Sunset and Sunrise, to indicate when the Wire Rope is lowered and navigation clear. Steamers intending passing must sound the whistle a mile on either side of the wire and any person in charge of any steamer or craft attempting to pass when the Red Light is not exhibited, will do so at their own risk.

Wanganui Herald, 31 July 1879
Mr Denby put forward again his claim of £7 10s 7d for loss sustained through damage to his steamer by the Upokongaro ferry wire. He complained that recently, at the Upokongaro ferry, when there was a fresh in the river, the wire rope was not lowered sufficiently and that it caught the steamer's bottom as she was coming down stream with three loaded punts after her. Cr Lowes moved that Mr Denby be informed that the Council cannot admit his claim re steamer. This was seconded by the Chairman and carried.
A letter from the Harbour Board was read, requesting the Council to raise the wire at the Upokongaro Ferry, as the arrangement which had been advertised did not suit the requirements of the case. Cr Robertson said that he had been down to the Ferry in a boat and he found the light brilliant enough, though it was perhaps badly placed, being in a line with a light in Mr Kennedy's house.
Cr Sommerville said that the harbour Board seemed to think that they were master of the situation. They would find that this was a mistake. The County Council had not originated the ferry wire, but took it over from the Provincial Government and he read a clause of the Act giving the Council power to do as they pleased with regard to the wire.
A conversation then ensued, of which the chief points were that the ferry was absolutely necessary to the district and the rope was not dangerous if proper care was used. The Chairman then moved - That as the raising of the wire at the Upokongaro Ferry would prevent the working of the punt across the river, this Council cannot see their way to stranding the wire and further, that at the meeting of delegates appointed to consider the matter, the decision arrived at was that the wire should remain as it now is and that a light be put up, which arrangement has been carried out by the Council. This was seconded by Cr Smith and carried.
... An opinion was read from Mr Fitzherbert respecting the control of the ferry wire. He thought that by the wording of the Act the Board had full control, but suggested that the limits of the port should be better defined.

Wanganui Herald, 31 Dec 1879
Thomas Christopher was charged with demanding and receiving from Thomas Wallace, a member of the Armed Constabulary while on actual duty, the sum of 4d, as toll for crossing the Upokongaro Ferry. Fined 1s and cost 13s.

Wanganui Herald, 12 Feb 1880
Letter from R. Shearer asking for reduction of rent of the Ferry on account of the Doctor's Bridge being closed. Moved by Cr Lowes that Mr Shearer be recommended to refer the matter of compensation for stoppage of traffic to the Wanganui-Waitotara Highway Board.

Wanganui Chronicle, 11 June 1880
Tenders of the leasing of the Upokongaro Ferry, for a period of 12 months commencing the 1st day of July next, will be received at the Office of the County, Rutland Chambers, until 4p.m. on the 15th instant. Each tender must contain a sum equal of 10 per cent of the offer as a guarantee of good faith. (This receiving date was later extended to 24th June)

Wanganui Herald, 2 Nov 1880

An inquiry into the death of Jane Campbell Robertson, daughter of Mr G. S. Robertson, of Waireka, was held on Monday afternoon before Dr Tripe, J.P., Coroner and a jury composed of the following:- Messrs James Maxwell (foreman), J. Fleetwood, P. G. Smith, E. Smith, C. Smith, H. Montgomery, W. Montgomery, A. Montgomery, H. A. Owen, J. Piercy, J. Kennedy, J. Nelson, S. W. Peel and A. Filmer. The following is a digest of the evidence:-
Thomas Christopher, the ferryman working the punt at the time of the accident, deposed that when the punt was about 45 yards from the right bank he heard Mrs Robertson scream out something about the child. He did not see the girl fall off the punt nor see her in the water. There is not any life buoy or grappling irons kept on the punt. No effort was made from the punt to save the child as neither himself not Mr Keith, who was the only other male on board, could swim.
William Hardie Keith said that he was on the Upokongaro punt on Sunday. Mrs Robertson and four children were also on the punt. When about 40 yards from the right bank he heard Mr Robinson cry out that Jenny had fallen into the river. He ran to the end of the punt and saw the child's clothes rise to the surface once about ten yards from the punt. He asked the ferryman if he could swim and received an answer in the negative. He could not swim himself, He could not see any chance of saving the child, as the current took her away from the punt. Mrs Robertson and the children were standing at the opposite end of the punt to himself and Christopher.
By the Foreman: There was a slight jerk of the punt just at the time the child fell off. The ferryman was working the guy at the time in order to bring the punt close up to the hauling line. The deceased and the other children were standing on the apron of the punt. Mrs Robertson was standing close to the little boys and watching them. The deceased was on the other side of her.
Gilbert Robertson, brother of the deceased, said that he was eleven years of age. He was on the Upokongaro punt on Sunday, in company with his mother and brother and sisters. Just as the punt was approaching the hauling line and the ferryman put out his hand to catch it, his (witnesses') sister fell off. A ripple seemed to catch the punt just as the ferryman reached out and a jerk was given to the punt. His sister was standing on one foot with the other crossed over and leaning her arm on the end of the rail. He noticed his sister rise to the surface once, but it was some yards away from the punt ... more at link above. The Coroner in summing up dwelt very forcibly on the necessity for life-buoys and grappling irons being kept in the punt ...
to see who this was & her family see Upokongaro BDM 1880

Wanganui Chronicle, 15 March 1881
Tenders to be called for earthwork, scrubbing and metalling the approaches to the Upokongaro Ferry on both sides of the river and that an estimate be obtained for the construction of a convenient boat-landing on both side. Moved by Cr Robertson and seconded by Cr Smith - carried.

Wanganui Herald, 14 June 1881
At a special meeting of the Wanganui County Council held yesterday, it was resolved to withdraw the announcement as to the Upokongaro Ferry lease. It is the intention of the Council to let the ferry for a longer period (to be decided upon at a future meeting) by virtue of the powers contained in the Counties Act Amendment Act 1880

Wanganui Chronicle, 13 July 1881
Tenders will be received at the office of the Council, Rutland Chambers Wanganui for the lease of the Upokongaro Ferry for a term of Three Years, commencing on the 1st day of October, 1881. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted

Wanganui Herald, 5 Sep 1881
It was determined to call for tenders for 200 chains (4km) of metalling on the River Bank from the Aramoho bridge to Upokongaro Ferry, with a view chiefly of ascertaining the cost so as to see whether it could be met by a special rate within No 5 Ward - Mr Robertson gave notice of motion in favor of raising a special rate of 1s in the £

Wanganui Herald, 8 Feb 1882
The Chairman said that the lease of this ferry, although in existence several months, had not been signed, owing to delay on the part of Mr Betts, the Council's solicitor, upon whom the Clerk had called, besides writing letters, several times. The Chairman was instructed to write to Mr Betts on the subject and point out the unsatisfactory state of the matter
* A report was received from the Sub-Committee, consisting of Crs Dymock and Thatcher, stating that they found the bulk of the timber obtained for landing stage, &c., at the Upokongaro ferry had been washed away by the recent flood, between L3 and L4 worth only remaining. They understood that three of the piles could be recovered and recommend that Cr Kennedy be instructed to use his exertions and knowledge in doing so. They find that the Council will have to put the punt landing in order and suggest a breakwater about 10ft long would be the most economical and permanent way to repair the damage.

Wanganui Herald, 14 Sep 1882
Cr Abbott said Mr Robertson had complained of the state of the ferry - Cr Kennedy applied for a return, for next meeting, of the income and expenditure of ferry since it have been taken over by the Council. Cr Abbott moved that £4 10s be expended on steps on Cr Kennedy's side of the river and £30, if necessary, to make a landing of Mr Robertson's side of the river. Cr Craig seconded. Cr Sommerville moved, as an amendment, the £5 be voted for a boat landing on the side of the river - Cr Parsons seconded - The amendment was lost. Cr Polson moved, as a further amendment, the £5 be expended towards making landing steps at the ferry as a final expenditure and that it be left to the Chairman and Cr Kennedy to expend - seconded Cr Dymock. The amendment was again lost. Cr Sommerville moved as a further amendment that, as the expenditure on the ferry has already been very great, nothing further be expended. Cr Kennedy said steps were absolutely necessary on the other side and someone would be drowned ere long - Cr Polson seconded the amendment. Cr Sommerville thought the settlers themselves should do something in the matter - Cr Kennedy said they already paid for what they had done by the Council. On the suggestion of Cr Abbott it was decided that Cr Craig's offer to see the work done be accepted, the motion having been carried.
REMUNERATION - Mr H. J. Reid's application for remuneration for drawing plans and supervision of the Upokongaro breakwater was granted and it was decided to pay him the sum of £2 10s - Cr Abbot said he was the paid servant of another body and payment ought to be made to the Board

Wanganui Herald, 4 Oct 1882
The returns concerning the Upokongaro Ferry were laid on the table - Cr Polson said he had all along said the expenditure exceeded the income and he was glad in a way to see his remarks borne out. The returns showed the expenditure to be £280 as against an income of £227 for the time since the Council had taken it over - Cr Kennedy thought the income was not stated as they should be

Wanganui Herald, 7 March 1883
From what transpired at the County Council meeting yesterday it appears that conditions were to have been drawn up in the lease of the Upokongaro Ferry by which the lessee was to be held responsible to make good any damage. Now it appears these conditions have never been prepared, although the solicitor has been repeatedly referred to in the matter and it is now stated that supposing the conditions were prepared the contract has so far expired that the lessee will not sign them. The clerk said the Council had been made a laughing stock of by their laxity in this matter and the Chairman was asked to interview the Council's Solicitor and have an explanation as to the cause of delay

Wanganui Herald, 28 May 1883
Tenders will be received at the office of the County Council until Tuesday June 5 1883 at 10a.m., for the Leasing of the Upokongaro Ferry for a term of one year. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Wanganui Herald, 6 Aug 1883
The usual monthly meeting was held in the Secretary's office. There were present - Messrs Dymock (in the chair), Moore, Robertson and Peake
... the most disgraceful road in the ward and district was on the river bank. There are 129 chains to complete it to the Upokongaro Ferry and there is plenty of good metal convenient.

Wanganui Herald, 3 June 1884
A letter from the Waitotara County Council was read, offering to take over the Upokongaro Ferry - Resolved that a reply be forwarded, stating that the Council were not disposed to dispose of the ferry at present. Resolved that tenders be called for 11th of June for the lease of the ferry for on year and that a sub-committee, consisting of Crs Kennedy, Noake, Lees, Sommerville and Fleetwood, be appointed to open tenders.
-- it was also decided at this meeting that there being no poundkeeper at Kennedy's Michael Cocoran was appointed

Wanganui Herald, 11 June 1884
At a special meeting of the Wanganui County Council held this morning, tenders for the lease of the Upokongaro Ferry were opened. Two tenders were received each being for £42. W. Brooks was chosen by the Council and he takes charge from today

Wanganui Herald, 8 July 1884
In dealing with the question of the transfer of the Upokongaro Ferry, Mr Moore, at the Waitotara County Council, said that there had appeared an article in the Chronicle which certainly was calculated to damage the value of the ferry. In his opinion the article was clearly libelous. Whatever could have prompted the editor to write such an article, he did not know. He had gone out of his way altogether and had taken into account something about a toll. Anything that he had heard outside in that way should not have been used in an article. It had, fortunately, not prejudiced the letting of the ferry, as the article appeared the morning the tenders closed, but had it been in earlier the tenders would have been lower.

Wanganui Chronicle, 8 Oct 1884
A letter was read from ratepayers requesting that the approaches to the Upokongaro ferry be improved and metaled - Resolved that the work be done, the cost not to exceed £7

Wanganui Herald, 20 May 1885
Tenders are invited for the lease of the Upokongaro Ferry for one year. Tenders have to be sent in to Mr Filmer before the 27th

Wanganui Herald, 27 May 1885
Tenders for the Upokongaro Ferry were opened, that of J, Taylor £45 was accepted. The other tenderers were - J. Christopher £42 4s and Brooks £40

Wanganui Herald, 3 Aug 1885
Cr Ritchie moved that in consideration of the expense incurred on the River Bank Road through the traffic coming from the Wanganui County over the Upokongaro Ferry, that the Wanganui County be asked to contribute a sum of £50 to assist in keeping the said road in repair. Seconded by Cr Perry and carried.

Wanganui Herald, 30 June 1886
The Upokongaro Ferry has been re-let by the Wanganui County Council to Mr J. Taylor at the same figure as last year.

Wanganui Chronicle, 4 May 1887
The ordinary monthly meeting of the Wanganui County Council was held yesterday. Present - Messrs Polson (chairman). Blyth, McDonald, Porteous and Parker. The matter of the Upokongaro ferry boat was left to the foreman to inquire as to the cost at which a boat can be built and to report at next meeting.

Wanganui Herald, 7 June 1887
Alternate tenders are invited for the Lease of the Upokongaro Ferry for one or three years, from the 1st July next. Specifications can be seen at the County Office. Tenders will be opened at noon on Saturday the 25th June next. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. By order. ARTHUR FILMER, Clerk
* the tender of Mr Taylor at £40 a year was accepted. The only other tender was Mr Christopher.

Wanganui Chronicle, 8 Nov 1887
The Chairman drew the attention of the council to the fact that the Wanganui County Council had not repaired their bridge on the River Bank Road and consequently all the traffic was thrown on to the Waitotara County's road, without other bodies contributing anything at all towards the keeping of the road in repair. The council received nothing from the ferry and it would be only right that other bodies should contribute towards the road. He moved that in view of the large amount of traffic thrown on the River Bank Road by the inability of the Wanganui County Council and several Road Boards to repair their bridges and keep their River Bank Road open, this Council instruct the secretary to take the necessary steps to empower this council to put a toll gate on the River Bank Road, at the Upokongaro Ferry - Seconded by Cr Ritchie and carried.
AN OUTRAGEOUS PROPOSAL - The motion carried at the meeting of the Waitotara County Council yesterday, which was moved by Cr Robertson and seconded by Cr Ritchie, to place a toll gate on the River Bank Road near the Upokongaro Ferry, is a startling and outrageous attempt to levy a crushing tax on a few settlers, who are obliged to come that way into town, pending the repairs of the bridges on the other side of the river. There is no necessity for such an extreme course being adopted and we do not think the ratepayers of the Waitotara County Council district will countenance such harsh and uncalled for measures against their unfortunate fellow-settlers on the other side of the river, who are incommoded quite enough as it is and should not be treated in the cavalier fashion advocated by the members of the council. The action of the Wanganui County Council is not attending at once to the damaged bridges on the left bank of the river road, is most reprehensible, but it does not warrant the Waitotara County Council in putting up a toll gate near the ferry, which would injuriously affect the whole of the settlers living above Upokongaro and in the Makirikiri district. For a moribund Council to pass such a resolution was most improper, as the matter is one on which the decision of the whole of the ratepayers should be taken in the elections now approaching, during the progress of which candidates will, no doubt, be asked by the electors to give a pledge to rescind the obnoxious and mischievous resolution. Country settlers are taxed quite heavily enough as it is. The days of toll gate have, or out to have, passed away, as they are great bars to progress and have been abolished nearly everywhere in the civilised world

Wanganui Chronicle, 9 Nov 1877
Present - The Chairman, Councillors Higgie, Polson, Gabb, Handley and Kennedy
Letter read from James Hughes, lessee of the Upokongaro ferry, calling the attention of the Council to the fact that the punt is unsafe and requires immediate repairs and that the wire is bad and not safe; also stating that he has already spent 12 on it himself. He complains that he is losing money in consequence of person objecting to cross the river through the dangerous state of the punt. Resolved - That the Foreman of Works inspect the punt and report on it at the next meeting

Wanganui Herald, 5 June 1890
Tenders are invited for the Lease of the Upokongaro Ferry for two years from the 21st July 1890.

Wanganui Chronicle, 20 Feb 1891
The Upokongaro ferry, which has been blocked since the flood, is so far repaired as to permit of horse traffic from to-day and it is hoped that vehicles will be able to cross on Monday next.

Wanganui Herald, 5 Oct 1892
It was resolved that tenders be called for renting the Upokongaro ferry for two years from November 1st, 1892

Wanganui Chronicle, 6 Dec 1892
The Clerk of the Wanganui County Council wrote that a resolution had been passed to the effect that all steamers going up and down the river should whistle as they approach the Upokongaro Ferry and remaining steady until the wire was lowered. Mr Hatrick pointed out that it was impossible for a steamer to remain steady when going with the stream with two or three punts behind her. However, it was pointed out that if the speed were slacked off slightly the idea in view when the resolution was passed by the County Council would be met.

Wanganui Herald 1 August, 1893
The ferryman of the Upokongaro ferry waited on the Council, asking who was to replace the wire carried away by the punts towed by the Wairere, when the semaphores had the danger signal up. Cr Ross was appointed to attend to getting the wire raised at once.

Wanganui Chronicle, 7 April 1894
It was resolved that the necessary oil and paint be sent to the ferryman for the painting of the Upokongaro ferry house.

Wanganui Herald, 9 Oct 1894
Tenders will be received for the lease of the Upokongaro Ferry and house for a term of two years.

Wanganui Herald, 5 Jan 1895
It was resolved that the clerk write the Mangawhero Road Board that if the Council be willing to hand over the Upokongaro ferry punt and ferry house to the Board, will the Board be prepared to take over the ferry.

Wanganui Herald, 2 March 1895
The Mangawhero Road Board wrote signifying their willingness to take over the Upokongaro Ferry and the main roads in its district in compliance with the Council's letter.

Wanganui Herald, 18 Oct 1895
(10s reward) - Between the Swimming Baths(?) and Upokongaro Ferry, dark green Hand-bag, containing card case, chegue, etc. Anyone finding same will oblige by returning it to the Freezing Company's office.

Wanganui Herald, 31 Oct 1896
Will be received to Wednesday 4th November for the lease of the Upokongaro Ferry for two years from 1st December
* the tender of John Taylor was accepted at £36 per annum

Wanganui Chronicle, 5 Nov 1898
It was moved by Cr Ross and seconded by Cr Georgetti, that tenders be called for the lease for two years of the Upokongaro Ferry and House from 1st December 1898

Wanganui Chronicle, 3 Dec 1898
Mr Allcock notifies that the Upokongaro Ferry will be opened on and after today and that in future the Kennedy's coach will run the Aramoho side of the river

Wanganui Chronicle, 7 Jan 1899
Crs Ross and Georgetti were deputed to arrange about the approaches to the Upokongaro Ferry being repaired

Wanganui Herald, 9 Dec 1899

It was decided, on the motion of Mr Mason, to get Mr Law to repair the Upokongaro punt

Wanganui Chronicle, 11 Jan 1900
Notice is hereby given that the Upokongaro Ferry will be closed during repairs as from the evening of Sunday 14th till further notice. ERNEST BARNS, Clerk Wanganui County Council. (It was reopened on the 24th)

Wanganui Herald, 23 Oct 1900
Are invited for the Lease of the Upokongaro Ferry and Ferry house for a term of two years

Wanganui Herald, 15 Dec 1900
Cr Mason was authorised to have the life-buoy at Upokongaro Ferry repaired

Wanganui Herald, 9 April 1902

The heavy rains of yesterday and last evening caused a considerable freshet in the river and the Upokongaro punt, at Kennedy's, a few miles up the Wanganui river, has been washed away, consequently traffic by the ferry has been temporarily suspended

Wanganui Herald, 9 May 1902

The Committee, appointed to attend to the Upokongaro Ferry, have decided to have the punt thoroughly overhauled and Mr Law, who has done the work considers the punt good for another nine or ten years. They decided to call for fresh tenders.

Wanganui Chronicle, 1 Aug 1902
At the magistrate's Court on Monday, before Mr C. S. Kettle, S.M., a case Wanganui County Council (Mr Watt) v A. Hatrick (Mr Barnicoat) was heard. The plaintiffs claimed to recoer from the defendant the sum of £7000, being amount of damage to the ferry wire rope at Upokongaro by the defendant's steamer Ohura in December last when crossing the ferry on its passage from Pipiriki to Wanganui. The plaintiffs claimed that the breaking of the wire rope was caused by the negligence of the captain of the Ohura when crossing it ... more at above link

Wanganui Herald, 12 Dec 1902
In answer to questions, the chairman estimated that the cost of erecting the overhead wire at Upokongaro Ferry was about £150. On the motion of Cr Fletcher, the clerk was instructed to prepare a table showing the cost of the wire

Wanganui Herald, 11 June 1903
Mrs Allcock, the lessee of the Upokongaro Ferry, waited on the Council and stated that the underwater wire had been of no use to her in working the ferry during the late freshes and that she had been unable to work the ferry from May 27 to June 7. It was resolved that Mrs Allcock be allowed £3 from her next quarter's rent
- The Chairman's action in having the approaches to the ferry metalled was confirmed.
- It was resolved that the opinion of the County solicitor be taken upon the question as to whether the Council has power to carry on a ferry at Upokongaro in view of the fact that the traffic on the Wanganui River may be temporarily obstructed thereby and the solicitor be asked to confer with Mr H. D. Bell, solicitor of Wellington thereon

Wanganui Chronicle, 16 June 1903
The Secretary for Education in reply to a letter re fees charged school children on the Upokongaro Ferry, pointed out that under the Public Works Act children attending school were exempt from such charges

Wanganui Chronicle, 14 Oct 1903
It was resolved that a committee consisting of Crs Mason, Speed and the chairman be authorised to call a meeting of ratepayers in the Mangawhero Riding to consider the question of closing the Upokongaro ferry and to report to the Council at its meeting
* the committee of Neilson, Mason, J. E. Wilson, F. Furth & H. M. Speed called a meeting of the ratepayer who asked the Council to give the ferry another trial with the recommendation to the Council to give Messrs Hodder, Missen, Heyda and Brooks permission to work the wire providing the lessee agreed

Wanganui Herald, 10 May 1904
The Council's solicitor (Mr J. Watt) wrote giving his opinion, as requested, as to whether the Council could legally maintain the Upokongaro Ferry as at present constructed, that is with an overhead rope, as a legal ferry? Mr Watt, in the course of his letter, pointed out that general cases which bear upon the question all tend to show that the wire-rope across the river such as that in use at this ferry must be admitted to be an obstruction to navigation and as such is illegal. A ferry worked by an overhead wire-rope is a primitive idea and no cases bearing directly thereon are recorded. Mr Watt face it as his opinion that if a ferry is to be maintained it will have to be a different class to the present. Probably a steam ferry is the only form of ferry that could be usefully established. Mr Watt went on to point out that he was of opinion that no legal ferry had ever been established at Upokongaro, that the Wanganui County Council have no power to establish one on the same principle as the present one and moreover, that it is very questionable if the County Council would not be liable for any damage caused by the present wire rope

Wanganui Chronicle, 26 May 1904
Shortly after dark the Upokongaro Ferry was carried away and almost immediately afterwards the punt broke adrift and darted off in the darkness. At about a quarter past six the punt was seen passing the Town Wharf and it doubtless went out to sea. The latest information from Upokongaro was to the effect that rain was still falling and the river rising

Wanganui Herald, 27 Dec 1904
The Upokongaro ferry, which has been closed during the recent flood was opened to-day. Visitors to Wanganui can now do the round trip

Wanganui Herald, 11 March 1905
A letter from the Board's solicitor was read with reference to the Upokongaro ferry and advising the passing of a bye-law for the regulation of steamer traffic. He suggested that all steamers approaching the ferry be ordered to blow their whistles and that they do not attempt to cross the wire when the punt is crossing the river

Wanganui Herald, 10 July 1905
occurred at the Upokongaro ferry last week, when the mail coach and horses were precipitated into the river and two passengers had an experience they will not be anxious to repeat. The horses jibbed when drawing the coach on to the punt, two wheels of the vehicle being on the ferry and two on the shore approach. The ferryman proceeded to push on the hind wheels with the object of forcing the horses forward and in doing so pushed the punt away from the bank. The consequence was the coach and horses were pulled off and fell into the river. There were two passengers, a young lady and a Maori woman, sitting on the box seat of the coach at the time of the accident and realising the danger they promptly jumped into shallow water, the coach and horses being forced out into the stream. The heads of the animals were held up by the ferryman until assistance arrived and a block and tackle were obtained to haul the horses and coach to terra firma. In the meantime the passengers were taken over to the hotel, where a change of clothing was provided and their boxes and portmanteau were subsequently found floating down stream

Wanganui Chronicle, 13 Sep 1905
The question of the charge which should be made for the carriage of bicycles across the Upokongaro Ferry was mentioned at the Wanganui County Council meeting yesterday. It was pointed out that at the present time there was no regulation charge and in consequence all kinds of charges were made. Some ferrymen had made the fee so high that many cyclists had been prevented from making the round trip from Wanganui and back. Notice was given that the charge be fixed at 2d per bicycle

Wanganui Herald, 27 Nov 1905
We hear that Mr Alf Gray had a rather narrow escape from drowning on Sunday evening. He was rowing to town when his boat collided with the Upokongaro ferry wire. The result was that the boat was capsized in midstream. Mr Gray was fully clad and was wearing a pair of Wellington boots, but he was able to swim to the upturned boat, on which he drifted about a mile down the river until picked up by a native named Simon, who had witnessed the accident and put off in a canoe. Mr Gray lost a new rifle, some ammunition, etc. and a fine collection of paua shells which he was bringing down for presentation to the Museum

Wanganui Chronicle, 4 Dec 1905
Tenders are invited up to 4p.m. on Monday the 4th December, for clearing noxious weeds along the Wanganui River Bank between Aramoho and the Upokongaro Ferry. ARTHUR K. BLUNDELL, Inspector in Charge

Wanganui Herald, 13 Dec 1905
It was decided that Mr G. Watson be appointed to work the Upokongaro ferry service and put the approaches in repair, to the satisfaction of Cr Caines, at a salary of 35s per week and the use of the Council's cottage

Wanganui Herald, 6 Jan 1906
Mr Neilson stated that another accident had occurred at the Upokongaro Ferry and moved that the matter of drawing up regulations to control traffic be left in the hands of the chairman to report upon - Mr Hatrick said it was not the traffic that wanted regulation but the ferry itself

Wanganui Chronicle, 15 Feb 1906
Mr J. T. Hodder, the late lessee of the Upokongaro ferry, wrote stating that as he had opened up the ferry after the big flood and had been put in consideration expense in repairing the approaches, he desired compensation of £50. This matter, as also a request for free carriage of the mail coach across the ferry, was referred to the chairman and Cr Wray to report at next meeting

Wanganui Herald, 5 Sep 1906
The Chairman reported that Mr R. law had offered to build a boat for the Upokongaro Ferry at the rate of 1 per foot - It was decided that Mr Law be instructed to build a 16ft boat to be ready by the 1st November

Wanganui Herald, 3 Jan 1908
Some discussion took place on the much-vexed question of the Upokongaro ferry. Eventually Cr Fletcher moved that the question be referred again to the Chairman and Cr Caines to make satisfactory arrangements, if possible, with the ferryman for the continuance of the service, Failing that they be empowered to call for tenders which are to be opened at next meeting and if not satisfactory the ferry to be closed

Wanganui Herald, 19 Feb 1908
The residents on both sides of the river near Upokongaro have very naturally been greatly concerned at the recent decision of the Wanganui County Council to close the ferry there. The ferry has been in use for over 30 years and has been so much used during that period that it has grown to be something more than a mere public convenience. It has become, in fact, a public necessity and will become more so than ever as population increases. To townspeople, also, the closing of the ferry would be a matter of some concern, inasmuch as the drive or ride to Upokongaro, thence across the ferry and back to town by the other side, is one of our most pleasant and favorite outings. The County Council has had a difficulty in arranging for the carrying on of the ferry in future, following upon the present lessee's throwing up of his lease and not caring about taking it on itself, decided, as stated, to close it. It would be a great pity if this were done and if it came to the worst, it would be a wise proceeding on the part of the Council to pay a small subsidy to a lessee to insure him against loss, which subsidy it might be possible to have supplemented by other local bodies whose ratepayers are affected. We are glad to hear, however, that there is a reasonable prospect of the ferry being carried on as heretofore. We are informed that negotiations are in progress for the continuance of traffic and that it is probable that matters will be definitely fixed up in two or three days. We sincerely hope the result will justify the expectation, for the ferry takes the place of a bridge at that point and to close it would be practically the same as closing an important bridge which acted as an essential link between two different districts

Wanganui Herald, 14 March 1908
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Upokongaro Ferry is Closed for Traffic. D. BELL, County Clerk

Wanganui Chronicle, 31 March 1908
A meeting of all those interested in the keeping open of the ferry across the Wanganui River, at Upokongaro, will be held at Upokongaro on Wednesday, April 1st at 7p.m.

Wanganui Herald, 3 April 1908
When the Upokongaro ferry was under discussion at the County Council meeting to-day, the Councillors were unanimous in expressing their regrets that it had been found necessary to close the service and intimated that they would be only too glad if some satisfactory arrangement could be made for the working of the ferry in the future. It was pointed out by the chairman that the statement that the service had proved a profitable one in the past was unfortunately incorrect. There had been at one time, he understood, a profit of £200 on the service, but during the last 20 years this sum, together with £80 additional, had been eaten up. In the discussion on the subject, it was made clear that the Council would be quite willing to make up any small deficiency should one be incurred by the Mangawhero Road Board if that body took over the service

Wanganui Herald, 14 April 1908
Many will note with pleasure that something definite has at last been done in connection with the Upokongaro Ferry, in that the Mangawhero Road Board has taken it over form the Wanganui County Council ... more at above link

Wanganui Herald, 22 May 1908
The Upokongaro ferry is now in charge of a Maori whose working of same is giving every satisfaction, while he himself appears well satisfied with his job

Wanganui Herald, 28 May 1908
of the Upokongaro Ferry will be received up to 10.30a.m. on Saturday, 6th June 1908 at the Office of the Mangawhero Road Board, Ridgway Street, Wanganui. J. FAIRBURN, Clerk
* only one tender was received, that of Rupuha Himona and it was resolved to accept it
* On 11 May 1909 it was resolved to call for fresh tenders for lease of the ferry. One tender was received from Reuben at £10 per annum and it was resolved to accept it provided the back rent was paid

Wanganui Herald, 2 March 1910
After the Mexican Laurent attempted to blow up the Hotel the finding of his coat and vest on the Ferry containing correspondence it appeared to point to his suicide ... read above link at this date

Wanganui Herald, 6 Feb 1911

Mr H. M. Speed waited on the Council, as a deputation from the Wanganui County Council and mentioned the matter of the disrepair of the Upokongaro punt and suggested that the Council contribute towards the maintenance of same. The Council decided to contribute £10 per year, but declined to pay anything towards a new punt
* however it was decided to build a new punt and tenders were invited in April 1911. Applications were also invited for the position of Ferryman, wages of 8s per day including Sundays and the cottage rent free

Wanganui Herald, 6 June 1911
The settlers on both sides of the Wanganui River who use the Upokongaro Ferry have a real grievance in respect to the frequent interruptions which take place in the service. At present, owing to the neglect of the Wanganui County Council to keep the punt in repair, the communication across the river is by the ferry boat and settlers, especially those who have to take mike or cream to the creamery ... we doubt whether the settlers in any other part of the Dominion would have put up with such a medieval service for so long ...

Wanganui Chronicle, 12 June 1911
Wanted to sell, Upokongaro Ferry Punt. Good timber in it, no reasonable offer refused. Apply County Council, Wanganui
IN WITH THE NEW ... Up-river settlers will be pleased to hear that the new punt for the Upokongaro ferry work was towed up to its new position yesterday

Wanganui Herald, 11 Jan 1912
The matter of the control of the Upokongaro Ferry has been engaging the attention of the local bodies interested in its management, the Wanganui and Waitotara County Councils and the Mangawhero Road Board, for some time, but at last there appears some possibility of finality being reached. At the meeting of the later body yesterday the following resolution was passed: "That a letter se sent to the Wanganui County Council informing them that this board is willing to take over control of the ferry, but declines to accept any responsibility for accidents happening to either passengers or plant and the Messrs Glenn and Speed be appointed a deputation to wait on the Waitotara County Council, together with two representatives from the Wanganui County Council, with a view to obtaining a subsidy towards the upkeep of the ferry

Wanganui Chronicle, 15 April 1912
The following scale of Tolls will be collected at the Upokongaro Ferry:
between 7am and 8pm - 2d
at other times - 4d
* 2 wheels & 1 horse - 1s
* 4 wheels & 1 horse - 1s 6d
* each additional horse - 6d
* each passenger over 2 with a vehicle - 2d
* horses per head, including rider - 6d
* cattle per head - 3d
* sheep per head - ½d
* motor cars, including passengers 2s 6d
* motor bicycles, including rider - 6d
* bicycles, including rider - 3d
* engines, N.O.E. - 5s
A. E. MANNINGTON, County clerk

Wanganui Herald, 23 Dec 1912
Steady, reliable man as Ferryman for Upokongaro Ferry. Permanent job. £2 10s per week and cottage

Wanganui Herald, 2 May 1913
It was decided to install a hand winch on the punt of the Upokongaro Ferry to mitigate the present practice of hand haulage by the ferrymen

Wanganui Chronicle, 8 Oct 1913
The Wanganui County's decision to close the ferry is likely to be further postponed ... Mr Allen pointed out the urgent necessity of keeping the ferry open ... that 13 children passed over the ferry every morning to attend the Upokongaro school. The nearest other school was at Aramoho, four miles away ...

Wanganui Herald, 21 Nov 1913
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on and after the 5th day of December 1913, the ferry now under the Control of the Wanganui County Council at Upokongaro will be closed

Wanganui Chronicle, 6 Dec 1913
It was resolved to adhere to the Council's previous resolution and declare the ferry closed as from December 5th. It was further resolved to inform the Waitotara County Council that the Council was not prepared to give away its plant but would entertain any reasonable offer for it

Wanganui Herald, 12 Jan 1914
On Cr Ross' suggestion the Waitotara County Council decided this morning to obtain their solicitor's opinion on the legality of the Wanganui County's action closing the Upokongaro Ferry. Cr Ross contended that the ferry was a "highway" and as such, could not be closed to public use

Wanganui Herald, 6 March 1914
The Wanganui Education Board wrote urging on the county the necessity for re-opening the Upokongaro ferry as its closure was a great inconvenience to a number of children. If the ferry is opened the Board will pay to the County controlling the ferry 6d for each child over the age of five years of age (return fare) on condition that the children are conveyed by the punt and no by the ferry boat ... more at link

Dominion. 8 April 1914
After being closed for several months and causing great inconvenience to settlers, the Upokongaro ferry, about seven miles above Wanganui, is to be reopened almost immediately. After a good deal of negotiation between the Wanganui and Waitotara County Councils, the former put forward a proposal that the ferry should be managed by a joint committee of three members from each councils. Both bodies will share profits and losses. Whether the ferry will be run for long is now a matter of speculation

Wanganui Herald, 3 July 1914
Cr Fletcher reported that the Upokongaro ferry had been let to a man named A. Cooper at wages of 25s a week and all taking at the ferry. These takings do not include the Education Boards subsidy. Cr Fletcher said that he still thought that it was a great mistake to have ever re-opened the ferry. The council recommended the Ferry Committee to go into the matter of taking out an accident risk over the working of the Ferry

Wanganui Herald, 6 Feb 1915
Two or three snags in the river near the Upokongaro ferry have been the cause of a lot of trouble to the ferryman who has frequently been delayed owing to the wire getting entangled in the trees. The matter was brought under the notice of the Wanganui County Council yesterday and the ferry committee will take action to remove the obstructions

Wanganui Herald, 23 July 1915
... as the river continued to rise, owners of motor launches and other river craft began to express some anxiety for the safety of their boats. A launch moored near the town bridge was pulled over bu it moorings and sank. Another launch was washed out to sea. A n oil store near the town bridge was washed away. The Upokongaro ferry boat got adrift this morning, but was taken in tow and secured about half way between the Aramoho and Dublin Street bridges ...

Wanganui Herald, 1 July 1916
for a Lease of the Upokongaro Ferry for a period of two years
* the tender of B. Palmer was accepted as ferry-keeper and he was to receive £2 10s per week plus takings

Wanganui Chronicle, 8 June 1918
The concreting of the approach on the left bank of the Upokongaro Ferry has been completed and the opposite side will be similarly treated when the flood waters have subsided. The floods have left large deposits of silt on both approaches to the Upokongaro ferry and men have been employed to assist the ferryman to remove the same

Wanganui Chronicle, 18 July 1919
NOTICE is hereby given that the above Ferry will be Closed to traffic on Saturday Next, the 29th inst., Peace Day. GEO. DARBYSHIRE, Clerk, Wanganui County Council

Evening Post, 25 Feb 1936
Mr A. Ross and Mrs J. Wickham asked the Minister for the restoration of the Upokongaro ferry service, saying it was difficult for a Minister to interfere with local politics between the Wanganui and Waitotara Counties. Mr Semple offered to confer with the chairmen of the respective counties and endeavour to act as a conciliation officer

the FERRY/PUNT at Upokongaro


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Old Wellington Region - Community Page

OLD WELLINGTON REGION is a community site that features many thousands of wonderful old photos of the Wellington Region. The region covers all of Wellington and the Hutt Valley, all Wairarapa up to Mount Bruce and includes the east coast, Castlepoint, Riversdale etc. Also all the Kapiti Coast from Otaki down to Wellington

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I will be submitting some of my journals there to get further coverage
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WENVOE Tea Rooms & Restaurant, Masterton, NZ

About the WENVOE Tea Rooms & later Wenvoe Restaurant
Queen St., Masterton
This TIMELINE is of 3 owners of the Wenvoe in Masterton from 1903
Records stop about 1932, the shop continued for at least another 50 years
there must be more to tell - please leave comments below if you can help

WENVOE owned by the Misses THOMAS
Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 March 1903
Quarter commences 1st April at the Foresters Hall
Adults - Wednesday evenings, 8 till 10; Beginners, 7.30
Juveniles - Saturday afternoons, 3 till 5
Intending members are asked to communicate with the Misses THOMAS as soon as possible. WENVOE TEA ROOMS, Queen-street, Masterton

Wairarapa Daily Times, 27 August 1903
A little excitement was created in Queen-street, this afternoon. A couple of horses, with harness hanging loosely, cantered through the passage between the Central Hotel and Wenvoe Tea Rooms into Queen-street. The animals went on to the footpath by the Prince of Wales Hotel, and careered along as far as Mr Eton's shop. Here Mr D. Logan made an attempt to stop one of the horses but was knocked down by the other and the frightened steeds continued on and were stopped near the Waipoua bridge

Wairarapa Daily Times, 26 May 1904
Last Night's Banquet a successful function
Fully one hundred persons were present at the complimentary banquet at the Drill Hall last evening, tenedered by the local branch of the New Zealand Farmers' Union to visiting delegates. Mr W. Perry (President of the Masterton branch of the Union) presided.
A very excellent spread was provided by the Misses Thomas, of Wenvoe Tea Rooms, to which full justice was done

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 August 1904
The MISSES THOMAS (Wenvoe Tea Rooms) wish to contradict the rumours stating that they do not undertake catering orders

Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 February 1905
Miss W. Talbott, teacher of pianoforte and theory, notifies that she will resume teaching on Monday, February 13th, at the rooms above Wenvoe tea rooms, Queen-street. Miss Talbot will receive parents and guardians at the rooms on Saturday, February 11th, 2 to 5pm

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 June 1905
Miss Kate Stewart, principal of the Wellington school for the Langer system of dressmaking and dresscutting will give a free demonstration of the system in the building at the rear of the Foresters' Hall on Thursday next at 3p.m. Miss Gillespie, the local agent, intends to hold classes in rooms above the Wenvoe Tea rooms and particularly wishes ladies to attend the free demonstration and see for themselves what the system is

Wairarapa Daily Times, 4 October 1906
Between fifty and sixty couples were present at the fancy dress ball given by the Weekly Dance Committee last Friday night. It proved a beautifully fine night and in consequence, there were visitors from all parts of the district. The Hall was very nicely decorated with native evergreens and flax, and this proved a very pleasing background for the gay colours of the fancy costumes that were worn. The tables in the supper rooms looked extremely inviting, being very tastefully arranged with spring flowers and laden with dainties, all of which came from Miss Thomas' Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Age, 5 October 1906
HOCKEY MATCH A match was played at Landsdowne yesterday afernoon between the Kia Kaha A team and the Glengarry (ladies) team. The ladies played a fine game and defeated the men (who played with one hand only) by four goals to three. After the match the ladies entertained the men at aftermoon tea at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 21 January 1907
The Wenvoe Tea Rooms, Queen-street, will be closed for alterations from Thursday 24th till Friday 1st February

Wairarapa Daily Times, 2 February 1907
Owing to delay in completing alterations the Wenvoe Tea Rooms will not be re-opened till Tuesday next. The Misses Thomas regret the postponement

Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 February 1907
WENVOE TEA ROOMS are now open. Luncheon daily from 12 till 2pm. Tea Rooms will now be open every Thursday Afternoon

Wairarapa Age, 1 March 1907
A meeting of the members of the Young Men's Bible Class in connection with Knox Church was held in the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, last evening, when there were twenty-two members present

Wairarapa Daily Times, 25 October 1907
The Misses THOMAS wish to notify the public that on and after Monday, 28th, the charge for Luncheons will be 1/6 cash. Special rates for regulars - payable in advance

Wairarapa Daily Times, 19 December 1907
Miss TALBOT wishes to inform the residents of Masterton that Miss EVANS, L.A.B., has taken over her musical connection and will resume teaching on 27th January, above the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 18 February 1908
Mr E. Rawson, S.M., was the recipient of another very handsome presentation at the hands of the Masterton Justices of the Peace yesterday. The ceremony took place in the Courthouse, Mr H. Caselberg making the presentation... A presentation was made to Mrs Rawson on Saturday afternoon by her singing pupils and a number of friends at the Wenvoe tea Rooms. Several of the ladies present made eulogistic speeches in which they emphasised the prominent part Mrs Rawson had always taken in social matters in the town. The possessor of a beautiful voice, she had been ever willing to assist at all gatherings, whether charitable or not, that had for their object the welfare of the community, and it was on this account, apart from her personal qualities, that she would be greatly missed in Masterton

Wairarapa Age, 11 April 1908
On Thursday, the Huia Hockey Club entertained the Rev and Mrs Johnson at a farewell afternoon tea in the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 January 1909
Miss Evans, L.A.B., of R.A.M. and R.C.M., will resume her music teaching at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms on Monday, 1st February

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 August 1909
Will the person who took an Umbrella by mistake from the Ladies' Dressing Room in the Foresters' Hall on Tuesday evening last kindly return same to Miss Thomas' Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 31 December 1910
Miss Thomas, of the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, will provide luncheon and afternoon tea at the Caledonian Society's sports in Masterton on Monday

Wairarapa Daily Times, 31 December 1910
To be held on Monday, 2nd January, 1911, PUBLIC PARK, Masterton. Ideal Picnic Grounds, Hot Water Provided Free. Bring your Picnic Hamper and have a Day's Enjoyment. Masterton Municipal Brass Band engaged. Country Visitors can depend upon a First-class.
LUNCHEON PROVIDED Miss Thomas, of the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, will have charge of the Luncheon and Tea arrangement, and, for the convenience of country visitors wishing to attend the Concert in the Evening will supply Evening Teas in the park Tea Kiosk. GRAND SCOTCH CONCERT in the evening

Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 April 1911
Miss Thomas resumes teaching third week in April. At Home Wednesday and Saturday next, after 4p.m. in room above Wenvoe tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 13 June 1912
At Knox Church yesterday afternoon, Mr Alex. McLay, head shepherd at Brancepeth, was married to Miss Margaret Bennington, second daughter of Mr C. Bennington, an old resident of Masterton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev A. T. Thompson, B.A., in the presence of a large number of friends. The bride, who was attired in a beautiful cream dress, was given away by her father. Miss Ruby Winteringham, who was daintily attired in a blue costume, was bridesmaid. Mr P. McLay (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a large number of guests were entertained at a wedding breakfast at the Wenvoe tea Rooms. A number of very handsome and costly presents were received. Mr and Mrs McLay left by the afternoon train for Wellington, en route for the South, where the honeymoon will be spent

Wairarapa Daily Times, 29 August 1912
At Knox Church this afternoon, Mr George D. Ayson, of Lower Hutt, son of Mr L. S. Ayson, Chief Inspector of Fisheries for New Zealand, was married to Miss Olive Graham Mackay, daughter of Mr J. G. Mackay, of Kuripuni. The marriage service was performed by the Rev A. T. Thompson, R.A., B.D. A reception was held subsequently at Wenvoe tea rooms, at which a large number of guests were present

Wairarapa Age, 30 December 1912
WANTED - Waitresses for luncheon and afternoon tea, at Caledonian Sports on New Year's Day. Apply Miss Thomas, Wenvoe Tea Rooms, or Gillespie and Ao., Academy Buildings, Masterton

Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 June 1913
The proprietors of Wenvoe Tea Rooms give notice that owing to family bereavement, the Tea Rooms will be closed until Friday, 20th inst.
Wairarapa Daily Times, 14 June 1913 The Wenvoe Tea Rooms will not re-open until Saturday, 21st inst.

Wairarapa Age, 16 April 1914
Mr J. J. Hale, youngest son of Mr H. W. Hale, of Christchurch, was married in St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday, to Miss T. Clark, daughter of Mrs H. Brown of Masterton. The Rev H. Watson was the officiating clergyman and Mr R. H. Taylor, of Christchurch was best man. Miss E. Hill, of Christchurch, attended the bride, who wore a dress of white satin, trimmed with Oriental lace, and carried a beautiful bouquet of white carnations and chrysanthemums and maidenhair fern. The wedding breakfast took place at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms. Both bride and bridegroom are members of the Rechabite Order, to which the wedding will be of interest. Mr and Mrs Hall will reside in Christchurch

Wairarapa Daily Times, 27 April 1914
Smart kitchen maid for Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 3 August 1914
A capable girl is advertised for the Wenvoe tea rooms. Apply Miss Thomas

Wairarapa Age, 7 November 1914
Owing to ill-health, Miss Thomas is relinquishing the Wenvoe tea rooms. The rooms are advertised for sale and no reasonable offer will be refused

Wairarapa Age, 27 November 1914
WANTED KNOWN - that the Misses Thomas have disposed of their interest in the Wenvoe Tea Rooms to the Misses Clarke, and in thanking the public for past support, solicit a continuance of patronage to their successors.
WANTED KNOWN - The Misses Clark have taken over the Wenvoe Tea and Luncheon Rooms and from Saturday, November 28th, the Rooms will be open every day, including Thursday afternoons and Saturday nights

WENVOE owned by the Misses CLARK
Wairarapa Age, 28 November 1914
WENVOE TEA ROOMS Misses Clark ... Proprietresses
Morning Teas, Afternoon Teas, Dainty Luncheon
[Private Rooms for Parties]

Wairarapa Age, 23 December 1914
The Misses Clark, of the Wenvoe tea rooms notify that their rooms will be open on Xmas Eve, where tea, raspberries and cream and ice cream, may be had. The new dish "Sundae" which is new to Masterton, will also be available

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 December 1914
The best of Ice Creams can be obtained on Christmas Eve at the Wenvoe tea Rooms. Sundaes a Specialty

Wairarapa Age, 16 March 1915
The Misses Clark, proprietresses of the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, notify that owing to alterations being made, their rooms will be closed on Thursday and Friday next, but will be open on Saturday as usual

Wairarapa Age, 1 April 1915
The Misses Clark, proprietresses of the Wenvoe tea and luncheon rooms, Masterton, have just had some important renovations effected to their establishment. The interior has been greatly improved and presents a most attractive appearance. The management announce that in future every Saturday evening grills and hot tea will be available from 5.30 to 6.30 o'clock

Wairarapa Daily Times, 23 December 1915
At St. Matthew's Church, Masterton, this morning, Miss Mabel Smith was married to Mr H. Urquhart, of Wellington. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, was charmingly attired in white charmeuse and wore the orthodox wreath and veil. She also carried a pretty bouquet. The bridegroom's brother acted as best man, and the wedding ceremony was conducted by the Rev J. Walker. A reception was held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms and the happy couple left by motor for Wellington on their honeymoon trip. Mr and Mrs Urquhart will reside at New Plymouth

Wairarapa Age, 23 May 1916
Soldiers visiting Masterton on Wednesday and Friday evenings may obtain hot dinners at the Wenvoe tea rooms. Price 1s 6d

Wairarapa Age, 21 June 1916
A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday, when Mr W. Adams, son of Mrs C. McCullough, was married to Miss Ethel May Vaughan, second daughter of Mr and Mrs H. Vaughan, of West Bush road. The Rev John Walker officiated. A reception was afterwards held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, where the customary toasts were honoured. Mr and Mrs Adams left later en route for Napier on their honeymoon

Wairarapa Age, 29 August 1916
At St Patrick's Church, Masterton, yesterday, Ernest Henry Taplin, son of Mr J. H. Taplin, was married to Miss Annie E. Curley, of St Galway, Ireland. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father Guinane in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. There were four bridesmaids and Mr Valentine C. Taplin acted as best man. A reception was afterwards held at the Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 13 October 1916
At St Matthew's Church, Masterton yesterday, Miss Mary Elizabeth Grant was married to Mr Harry Bertram, of Hamilton. The bride, who was given away by Mr Dowell, was attired in a becoming white crepe-de-chine gown, and was attended by Miss Agnes Robbins as bridesmaid, who was dressed in a pretty pale pink silk robe. Mr Chas. Asphead acted as best man. Afer the ceremony, which was performed by the Rec John Walker, a reception was held at the Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Age, 16 October 1916
Young girl to assist in kitchen is required for the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 17 April 1917
A young girl to assist at the Wenvoe tea rooms. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms, Queen Street

Wairarapa Age, 18 April 1917
At St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday, Miss Louisa Jervis Cresswell, daughter of Mt and Mrs R. E. Cresswell, of Lansdowne, was married to Mr Thomas Beadel, of Christchurch. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by her two sisters as bridesmaids. Mr Harold Beadel, brother of the bridegroom, was best man and the Rev Charles Addenbrooke, of New Plymouth (assisted by the Rev Godfrey) was the officiating clergyman. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Wenvoe tea rooms. The happy couple left for Rotorua on their honeymoon trip

Wairarapa Daily Times, 8 October 1917
WANTED - A strong girl for kitchen work. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 15 February 1918
WANTED - A capable Kitchen Girl. Apply Wenvoe tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 February 1918
A young girl to assist in the kitchen is required for the Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 3 April 1918
A capable young girl for kitchen work is required for the Wenvoe Tea ooms

Wairarapa Daily Times, 20 April 1918
WANTED - Woman to assist with cooking. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 15 November 1918
A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday, when Miss Myrtle Devonport, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Devonport, Columba road, was married to Mr H. Williams, youngest son of Mr and Mrs E. G. Williams, of River road. The bride was attended by Miss Robbins, of Napier, while Mr Devonport, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Rev Walker was the officiating clergyman, After the wedding breakfast, which was held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, the happy couple left for the south, where the honeymoon will be spent

Wairarapa Age, 19 November 1918
The Wenvoe Tea Rooms will be closed until Monday, November 25th

Wairarapa Daily Times, 1 May 1919 McGILVARY - FINLAYSON
A pretty wedding was celebrated in Knox Church this morning when Miss B. Finlayson, second daughter of Mr K. Finlayson, Fifeshire, Scotland, was married to Mr J. McGilvary of Easter, Elister, Argyllshire, Scotland. The ceremony was performed by the Rev R. Ingliss, M.A. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, wore a becoming gown of gabardine and veil, fastened with orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums and autumn leaves. The two bridesmaids were her sisters, Misses Maggie and Davinia Finlayson, who wore dainty dresses of white voile, with black hats. Both bridesmaids carried pretty bouquets. Mr J. Rarbet acted as best man and Mr J. More as groomsman. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the Wenvoe tea rooms. The happy couple left for Wanganui on their honeymoon trip, the bride's travelling dress being a frey costume with saxe blue velour hat

Wairarapa Age, 5 June 1919
The WENVOE tea rooms will be closed all day to-day (Thursday)

Wairarapa Daily Times, 24 June 1919
A wedding of much local interest was celebrated at Knox Church this afternoon, when Miss Elma May Stewart, fourth daughter of Mrs A. Stewart, Essex street, was married to Mr Clive Matthews, of Hamilton. The Rev G. T. Brown officiated. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr Norman Stewart, looked very charming in a gown of palest blue georgette over crepe de chene. She also wore a handsome veil and the customary orange blossoms and bouquet. She was attended by her youngest sister, Miss Alexa Stewart, who wore a pretty bridesmaid's frock of emerald green georgette with green and black hat and carried a bouquet. Mr George Fookes, of New Plymouth (cousin of the bridegroom) acted as best man. After the ceremony Mrs Stewart entertained a number of guests at the Wenvoe tea rooms, and the happy couple left by the afternoon train, the bride wearing a smart blue and tan costume and a becoming hat to match. After the honeymoon Mr and Mrs Clive Matthews will take up their residence in Hamilton

Wairarapa Age, 31 July 1919
WANTED known - The Wenvoe Tea Rooms will not be open to-day

Wairarapa Age, 16 October 1919
WANTED - Young girl to assist Tea Rooms. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms

Wairarapa Age, 5 November 1919
Wenvoe Tea Roomswill be closed on Thursday, November 6th and Friday, November 7th next for renovations. Re-opens as usual on Saturday

Wairarapa Age, 28 January 1920
Waitress required for Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Age, 30 January 1920
WANTED - Waitress, and woman or girl for kitchen work; no cooking, wages 27/6 per week. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms
NOTE this is the equivalent in Jan 2014 of $190 per week

Wairarapa Age, 26 March 1920 WEDDING
A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at Knox Church, Masterton, yesterday, the contracting parties being Mr Victor George Davis, eldest son of Mrs W. J. Leach, of Masterton and Miss Elsie Evelyn Smith, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Smith, also of Masterton.
The Rev G. T. Brown, M.A., officiated
The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very pretty in a cream costume with hat to match, and carried a shower bouquet of white dahlias and roses. The bridegroom's sister, Miss Winfred Davis, acted as bridesmaid, and wore a heliotrope dress and black hat, trimmed with heliotrope, with touches of pink. She also carried a bouquet of heliotrope sweet peas, pink roses, and maidenhair fern.
The duties of best man were carried out by Mr S, Smith, brother of the bride. The bridegroom's presents to the bride and bridesmaid were gold brooches.
A reception was afterwards held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, where the customary toasts were honoured. The happy couple left later in the day for New Plymouth, the bride's travelling costume being of navy blue serge, with pan velvet hat. Mr and Mrs Davis's future residence will be in Masterton

Wairarapa Age, 14 July 1920 WEDDING
A pretty wedding was celebrated at Knox Church, Masterton, yesterday, when Miss Florence Vistoria Creelman, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Creelman, of Masterton, was married to Mr Ferdinand Hartmann. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a stylish grey tailormade costume and carried a pretty bouquet of jonquils and maidenhair ferns. Miss Matty Spackman and Miss Violet Creelman (niece of the bride) were bridesmaids and both carried dainty bouquets. Mr P. Hartmann (brother of the bridegroom) was best man and Mr E. Pinkney groomsman. The bridegroom, best man and groomsman are all returned soldiers. The Rev J. T. Macky was the officiating clergyman. The large number of presents received bore testimony to the popularity of the young couple. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms. The happy couple left by the afternoon train for Christchurch, on their honeymoon trip

Wairarapa Age, 27 March 1920
A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Knox Church yesterday, the contracting parties being Mr Thomas Watson Knight, son of the late Mr R. G. Knight and Mrs Knight, of Wellington, and Miss Elsie Coomber, of Pahiatua. The officiating clergyman was the Rev G. T. Brown, M.A. The bride was given away by her brother, and her sister, Miss Ruby Coomber, attended as bridesmaid. Mr S. Knight acted as best man. After the ceremony morning tea was served at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, the happy couple later leaving for the north. Their future home will be at Marton

Wairarapa Age, 15 July 1920
WENVOE Tea Rooms will be closed to-day (Thursday) and open as usual to-morrow (Friday)

Wairarapa Age, 3 August 1920
A most enjoyable little supper was given last evening by the staff of the New Zealand Loan and Mecantile Agency Company in the Wenvoe tea rooms, in honour of Mr E. Bradley (the firm's accountant), who is retiring on superannuation, after many years of long and faithful service. The manager, Mr A. T. Spain, in a neat speech, referred to Mr Bradley's long term of service, his never failing courtesy and his popularity among the staff. He then presented the guest of the evening with a Gladstone bag and rug. Mr Bradley feelingly responded. Messrs Griffith, Iggylden, Irons, Sexton, J. B. McKenzie and Frater also spoke, testifying to Mr Bradley's good qualities. The evening terminated with the singing of "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow." Mr Bradley's future home will be in Auckland

Wairarapa Age, 6 August 1920
A very pretty wedding was celebrated in St Matthew's Church, Masterton, on Wednesday afternoon, when Miss Mary Johnson, daughter of the late Mrs G. Madsen, of Chapel street, Masterton, was married to Mr Victor Jones, son of Mr R. E. Jones, of Masterton. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr Alex. Johnson, was attired in a navy blue tailored costume, with a pretty hat to match. Miss Pearl Madsen was bridesmaid and Mr James Johnson best man. The Rev John Walker was the officiating clergyman. After the ceremony a reception was held in the Wenvoe tea rooms

Wairarapa Age, 3 September 1920
A quiet but extremely pretty wedding was solemnised at St Matthew's Church, Masterton, yesterday afternoon, when Mr Eric Clifton Fowler, of the staff of Dalgety and Co., Ltd., and only son of Mr and Mrs Hilton Fowler, of Palmerston North, was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Miss Irene Taylor, only daughter of Mr Thomas Taylor, of "Beaumaris" Whareama
The bride, who wore a beautiful gown of white charmeuse satin, with an overdress of georgette, trimmed with silver and pearls, entered the church on the arm of her father. She also wore an exquisite hand-embroidered veil with the customary orange blossoms and carried a beautiful shower bouquet. The bride was attended by Miss Folwer, of Palmerston North, sister of the bridegroom and her niece, Miss Toogood (East Coast). The bridesmaids wore dainty frocks of heliotrope and pink georgette, black picture hats and carried beautiful shower bouquets.
Mr W. G. Clapham of Kiwitea, acted as best man and Mr C. Taylor, brother of the bride, as groomsman. The ceremony was performed by the Rev B. D. Ashcroft, vicar of Tinui.
After the ceremony the guests were received at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms by Mrs Toogood, sister of the bride, where the reception was held, only relatives and intimate friends being present.
The happy couple left later by car for the North, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride travelling in a brown costume, with a fawn velour hat, and furs en suite. Mr and Mrs Fowler will reside in Masterton

Wairarapa Age, 12 October 1920
WANTED -A good plain cook. Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms
WANTED - A waitress; wages 32/6 Apply Wenvoe Tea Rooms
NOTE this is equivalent in October 2014 to $225.55 a week

28 December 1920
A pretty wedding was celebrated at Knox Church this morning, when Miss Catherine Budd, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Budd of Cockburn Street Masterton, was married to Mr Jess Burling of South Road Masterton. The bride was charmingly attired in white satin with lace overdress and wore the orthodox wreath and veil. The bridesmaid, Miss M Budd, sister of the bride, wore a dainty dress of lemon crepe de chine, while a cousin of the bride, Miss Myrtle Lenz, who acted as flower girl, was daintily attired in white georgette. Mr A. E. Levick was best man. Rev G. T. Brown M.A., was the officiating clergyman. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Wenvoe Tea Rooms. The young couple later left for the north on their honeymoon trip

WENVOE owned by 'Mate' & Jean KURTICH/KURTA
Evening Post, 5 December 1931 NEW COMPANIES
Registration is reported by the "Mercantile Gazette" of private companies as under:-
CAPITAL: 200 into 200 shares of £1 each
New Plymouth - Paul Stachurski - 49 (1879-1967) from Warsaw, died New Plymouth
Wellington - M. A. Kurta - 150
Masterton - *Veronica Lena Kurta - 1 (nee Stachurski, daughter of Paul)
Objects: Business of restaurant proprietros and general incidental
*Veronica was a sister-in-law of Mate. She married Mate's brother, Ivan Juraj Kurta (1900-1988)

Evening Post, 16 February 1932 NEW OWNERS
This popular tea and luncheon rooms, situated on Queen street, has been acquired by Mr J. G. Kurta, whose many years experience in the catering trade in large centres speaks well for the future of "Wenvoe" The business will be conducted on the most up-to-date lines and patrons can feel assured that nothing will be wanting on the new proprietor's part to make the rooms a favourite spot for all visitors to Masterton. The premises open at 8 a.m., and continue in active service to the public until 11 p.m. Morning and afternoon teas, with home-made cakes, scones, and meat pies, and grills at any hour, will be featured by the new proprietor. Mr Kurta will give his personal attention to every department and specially invites the ladies of Masterton to sample his block cake. Home-made cakes are also a specialty, and wedding and birthday cakes can be supplied on the shortest notice.
"Wenvoe" has always been a popular resort and under the management of the new proprietor there will be the best of fare and service to all patrons. Catering can be undertaken on any scale and satisfaction guaranteed

The upstairs rooms which had once been used as a Dancing & music studio now became the home of Mate, Jean and Fred. At some stage the Wenvoe stopped selling cakes and became the Wenvoe Restaurant with dine-in meals, including home-cooked specials, take away Fish & Chips and fresh fish displayed in the window. If you know when this occurred we would love to hear from you. Please leave comments below

Mate & Jean Kurta were:
Mathew 'Mate' Marijan Kurtich/Kurta (1908-1980) born Podgora, Croatia
Jean Elizabeth nee Bishop (1920-1992) born Carterton to Sydney Clifford Bishop, cheesemaker & pastry cook of Carterton & Daisy Elizabeth CAPON
- Mate & Jean are buried together in Archer St cemetery, Masterton
(their daughter Sonja (1944-2008) is buried between them)
the partner of Mate & Jean (for over 40 years) was:
Miroslav Miro 'Fred' Mlikota (1913-1986) born Podgora, Splitsko-dalmatinska, Hrvatska. Fred came to New Zealand in 1928 when he was 14. He worked in the gumfields in Northland and was later an army cook. He never married. He was a partner with Mate & Jean in the Wenvoe for over 40 years.
Fred died in 1986 in his home town, Podgora aged 73

Shows two women and a teenage boy outside the Wenvoe Tea Rooms, Queen Street, Masterton. They appear to be workers at the tearoom. Jean Ross stands in the middle. A display of cakes is in the shop window
From the collection of Jenny Borman

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UPOKONGARO birth, death, marriages

* the Upokongaro Hotel
* the Upokongaro School
* the Upokongaro Ferry
* the UPOKONGARO Birth, Death, Marriages

this is just a few of the birth, death & marriages in Upokongaro ~ space has dictated the length of the journal ~ more pages may be added at a later date

TIMELINE for UPOKONGARO birth, death, marriages
Wanganui Herald, 11 April 1872
ROWLAND - On the 10th inst., at the residence of his father, Victoria Avenue, Percy William, youngest son of Mr Philip Rowland, aged 10 months. The funeral of the above will leave Mr Rowland's house, on Saturday, at 3p.m. W. AIKEN, Undertaker
parents: Philip Rowland & Emma Beaumont
also see his father's death July 1878

Wanganui Herald, 5 May 1874
CAINES - On the 5th instant, at his late residence, Upokongaro, Wanganui, Mr Alfred Caines, aged 39 years. Eldest son of Mr William Caines, of Pikopiko, Wanganui and formerly of Yeovil, Somersetshire. Home papers please copy. Lyttelton papers please copy.
Friends are informed that the Funeral of the late Mr Alfred Caines will leave the Masonic Hotel, River Bank, on Thursday, the 7th instant, at 3 o'clock o.m. JOHN ANDERSON, Undertaker, Victoria Avenue
born: 14 March 1845 in Yeovile, Somerset, England
parents: William Caines (1815-1894) & his 2nd wife, Mary Blake (1815-1882). William had 1st married Poite Te Ngarue
also see father at Dec 1894 & son at Sep 1888

Wanganui Herald, 3 Aug 1874
BROWN - On the 1st August, by drowning at the Ferry, Upokongaro, John Brown, native of Pittenweem, Fifeshire, Scotland, aged 43 years. The funeral will leave Mr Kennedy's Upokongaro Hotel, to-morrow (Tuesday), at 12 o'clock and the Steam Packet Hotel, Taupo Quay, at 2.30 p.m. JOHN ANDERSON, Undertaker, Victoria Avenue

Wanganui Chronicle, 16 April 1878
FILMER - On April 8, at Upokongaro, the wife of Mr Arthur Filmer, of a son
this was: 1878-1931 Thomas Hunter Filmer
parents: Arthur Filmer & Henrietta Green
Thomas died: in California, USA (as did the rest of the family)

Wanganui Chronicle, 4 June 1878
DUCKWORTH - On the 3rd June (killed by a fall of earth at Upokongaro), William Duckworth, aged 21 years
this was: William Henry Duckworth
parents: William Henry 'Long Bill' Duckworth (1828-1871, died Nelson) & Sarah Matilda Barrett (1831-1907 from NSW)
Administration Bond - filed 24 March 1879
IN THE MATTER OF William Henry DUCKWORTH - late of Upokongaro, near Wanganui, Provinical District of Wellington, labourer - deceased: Frederick DUCKWORTH of Urenui, near New Plymouth, Provincial District of Taranaki and John NORTHCOTT, of Hurangi(sic), Taranaki, seeking grant of Letters of Administration in the estate of William Henry Duckworth.
Statement of Frederick Duckworth, farmer, of Urenui, near New Plymouth:- That I am the only brother of the said William Henry Duckworth. That said deceased died on the 3rd day of June 1878 at Upokongaro, near Wanganui, intestate and unmarried. The father and mother of the said deceased did marry years ago. That I am the next-of-kin of William Henry Duckworth and to the best of my knowledge, the estate effects and credits are under the value of L100-0-0 (One hundred pounds).
of note William's brother, Frederick Duckworth (1852-1936) married Zenobia Northcott (1861-1945) in 1877. His sister Caroline Duckworth (1856-1877) married George Swann in 1876. George next married Christina Tisch (1860-1881) in 1879 & he next married her twin sister Elizabeth Tisch (1860-1946) in 1884

Wanganui Chronicle, 4 July 1878
ROWLAND - A sad and fatal accident occurred at Upokongaro near Wanganui on Monday last. A shoemaker named Philip Rowland, while crossing the yard at the back of Kennedy's Hotel, passed a horse, left standing and tied to the fence; and in passing, patted the horse's flank. The animal in kicking out struck him in the lower abdomen, inflicting terrible injuries and such suffering as could only have been relieved by instant death, The agonised groans of the unfortunate man brought assistance and the poor fellow was placed upon a couch. A messenger dispatched with all speed to town soon returned with Dr Earle, who strove ineffectually to afford even a temporary relief. Nothing could be done to save the injured man, who, in the most terrible pain, lingered for some hours and expired in paroxysms of agony.
The funeral of Philip Rowland will leave his late residence, Upokongaro, THIS DAY at 12 o'clock; and will leave the Market Square at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this invitation. THOS. BUSH, Undertaker, Maria Place
this was: Philip Rowland the Boot & Shoe Maker
born: 7 May 1824, St Mary's, Marylebone, London
married: Emma Beaumont (1829-1917 from Essex) in 1857 at St Leonards, Shoreditch, London and they arrived into Wellington on the Berar from London 10 May 1865

Wanganui Herald, 17 March 1879
BROOKS-THORBURN - On the 10th instant, at Christ Church, Wanganui, by the Rev T. L. Tudor, William Brooks of Upokongaro, to Frances, eldest daughter of G. Thorburn, Esqr., of Waimea Hope, Nelson (Nelson papers please copy)
this was
* William Wiremu Pere Brooks (1856-1914), son of William Brooks (1818-1865) & Ruhi Ngatara (1835-1867)
* Frances Burns Thorburn (1851-1926), daughter of George Morley Thorburn & Catherine Ann Price
also see Thorburn, 24 Dec 1896

Wanganui Herald, 31 Aug 1880
PELLEW - On the 30th August, at Upokongaro, Arthur John, infant son of John Henry and Bella Pellew, aged 13 months
this was: Arthur John Pellew, the 2nd child of 10 (8 sons)
parents: John Henry Pellew (1848-1926) & Isabella 'Bella' Brooke (1859-1946) both died New Plymouth

Evening Post, 2 Nov 1880

A little girl, nine years of age, daughter of Mr G. S. Robertson, was drowned at Wanganui, by falling from a punt, on Sunday afternoon. The family were crossing the river on their return from church at the time. Mr Smith jumped from the bank and pluckily swam to the rescue, but his efforts were unavailing and when the body was recovered life was extinct
this was Jane Campbell 'Jenny' Robertson aged 9
parents were George Sinclair Robertson (1841-1914), died Aramoho & Frances Matilda Twiname (1846-1922), died Papaiti. George was a Councillor for Brunswick, a JP and for 20 years a member of the Waitotara County Council. He was Director of the Wanganui Meat Freezing Company and the first associated with the frozen meat industry in the district. In 1904 he was Captain Robertson of Castlecliffe when sitting his exam of Military Instruction. His brother, Douglas H. Robertson was a leading merchant in Calcutta and later at the BNZ in Adelaide. George died in Oct 1914 from a long illness and his estate was valued at £14,628 (equivalent in Oct 2015 of $2,155,515)
George & Frances married in Wales 1868 & had 7 children, the last 2 in Wanganui
* 1870 - 1870 Ducan McGregor Robertson, Liscard England
* 1870 - 1958 Gilbert McDonald Robertson
* 1871 - 1880 Jane Campbell 'Jeannie' Robertson
* 1873 - 1959 Patrick Hamilton Sinclair Robertson
* 1875 - 1928 Eleanor Grieson Robertson
* 1876 - they arrived in NZ and bought the Waireke farm property on the Wanganui river, opposite Upokongaro
* 1878 - 1963 Noel Douglas Robertson, born Wanganui
* 1881 - 1970 Archibald Campbell Robertson
see the THE INQUEST for the story

Wanganui Herald, 26 Aug 1881
GREENWAY - On the 25th inst., at Upokongaro, George Thomas, only son of Robert and Elizabeth Greenway, aged 13 years. Friends are informed that the funeral will leave Upokongaro to-morrow (Saturday) at 1.30p.m., crossing the Avenue at 3p.m. - JAS. T. ANDERSON, Undertaker, Taupo Quay
parents: Robert Greenway (1840-1918) & Elizabeth Pellew (1846-1921). There were 2 more siblings born after George's death

Wanganui Herald, 30 March 1886
KENNEDY-EWING - We have to congratulate one of our oldest and most respected settlers on the auspicious occasion of his marriage. We allude to Mr John Kennedy, the kindly and genial proprietor of the Upokongaro Hotel and store, who was married this morning to Miss Ewing. The happy couple left by this afternoon's train for Palmerston North on their honeymoon trip. We wish them every happiness and a long life of connubial felicity.
John married Evie Ewing (1862-1943) who, with her mother, formerly kept the Criterion and City Hotels in Wanganui
also see his death July 1898

Wanganui Herald, 2 Feb 1888
BROOKS - On February 1st at Upokongaro, Harold Leslie Brooks, eldest and beloved son of William and Frances Brooks; aged 7 years and 6 months
this was: Harold Thorburn Leslie Brooks
parents: son of William Wiremu Pere Brooks (1856-1914) & Frances Burns Thorburn (1851-1926)
also see his parents marriage March 1879

Star, 7 March 1888
COLLINS A young woman named Julia Collins employed at the Upokongaro Hotel, was drowned this afternoon while bathing in the river
Taranaki Herald, 8 March 1888
Between 3 and 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon a young woman named Julia Collins, aged 19 from Turakina, cook at Rowe's Hotel, in company with her sister (Mrs Middlemas (sic, Middlemiss)) and Miss Nettie Rowlands, went to bathe in the Upokongaro creek, near the mouth of the Mangawhere Stream. It is only lately that she learnt to swim, but evidently feeling confidence in her own powers, Miss Collins swam into the Wanganui River. The current is pretty strong about there and appearing to find herself out of her depth, when a short distance out, she suddenly threw up her arms and sank. Henry McKay, barman of the hotel, who was at the time at the back, heard a woman's cry and went out, but then could see nothing. By Mr Rowe's direction, be at once rode off and gave information to the police. When he left, a number of men were doing all they could by diving to recover the body and it was eventually found about an hour and a half afterwards. Miss Collins had bathed in the same place several times before. The deceased acted as cook at Kennedy's Hotel, where her sister, Mrs Middlemas, was also housekeeper. An inquest is to be held at Upokongaro this afternoon.
* At the inquest a witness testified that the depth of the water was nearly 26 feet and he state that he dived with the intention of recovering the body but found that the water was so disturbed and discoloured that he had to desist. The verdict was accidental drowning
* BDM has her as 21
Julia's sister was Catherine Collins who married John Middlemiss in 1878. John (1855-) was born in Victoria, Australia, the 3rd of 10 children, the rest born in Nelson. He was a Chemist. They had a daughter in Turakina (1880-1965) Sister Liguori Lily Middlemiss

Hawera & Normanby Star, 17 March 1888
BOTLON - The body of a man named Bolton was found near Upokongaro Hotel this morning. He had been about the hotel yesterday but left about tea time to get his clothes from the washerwoman. It is supposed that in returning he was struck by lightning
this was: Albert Richard Bolton aged 42
of note: an Albert Bolton was up in front of a Judge in Wanganui courts on a regular basis for drunkenness & inebriation

Wanganui Chronicle, 29 Sep 1888
CAINES - At Upokongaro, on Friday, 28th September, George Albert Caines, eldest son of Mrs D. Allcott. Friends are informed that the Funeral will pass over the Wanganui Bridge on Sunday, at 2.30p.m. - J. TOWNSEND, Undertaker
FATAL ACCIDENT AT UPOKONGARO A young man named George Albert Caines met with an accident at Upokongaro last night, from the effects of which he died to-day after lingering some eleven hours. It appears that the unfortunate man was going home with a companion named Reid, with whose father he was employed, from a lime light exhibition, which was given at Kennedy's last night, when he met with the accident. Proceeding to strike a match to light his pipe, the flare, or the noise caused by igniting the the match, caused the animal he was riding to bolt. Reid followed him as quickly as possible and after going about 300 yards found Caines lying on the road in an unconscious condition. All efforts towards bringing him round proved of no avail, the unfortunate man dying this morning from concussion of the brain
George was 21
parents: Albert Caines (1839-1874) & Alice Atkinson (1849-). His mother remarried in Wanganui on 24 Feb 1877 to David Allcott

Wanganui Herald, 3 Dec 1890
FITZMAURICE - On December 2nd, at "The Poplars" Upokongaro, the wife of Llewellyn Fitzmaurice, of a son
this was: Frederick Maurice Fitzmaurice (1890-1902)
* his father was Llewellyn Abraham Fitzmaurice (1867-1953 an officer of the Australian Imperial Forces, the son of Commander Hon. Frederick O'Bryen FitzMaurice & grandson of Thomas John Hamilton FitzMaurice, 5th Earl of Orkney & Hon. Charlotte Isabella Irby, daughter of George Irby, 3rd Baron Boston & Rachel Ives Drake & back to Sir Francis Drake)
* his mother was Alice Ada Gay (-1947) from Northumberland
Frederick died: aged 11
Hawke's Bay Herald, 7 Feb 1902 A drowning accident occurred this afternoon, a lad named Maurcie Fitzmaurice, aged 11, being the victim. He went for a bathe with some other lads and got out of depth. The body was recovered. His father is in England and the deceased, with his mother and brother, were to have left in a few days to join him. At the inquest a rider was added, commending a lad named Herbert Purnell for his endeavours to rescue the deceased.
Frederick's brother: Llewellyn O'Bryen Fitzmaurice (1892-1972) served in WWI as Lance Corporal 11/586 (gained the rank of Captain) with the Wellington Mounted Rifles, later with the 43rd Reinforcements, Specialist Company, NZEF. At that time he was a shepherd for Robert Earle of Aramoho and his father's address was then c/o Lordlands, Newton Abbott, Devon, England

Wanganui Herald, 21 Feb 1891
ROWE - At Upokongaro, Feb 14th, the wife of Mr Thomas Rowe, of a son
this was: Thomas Northcott Rowe (1891-1957)
parents: Thomas Rowe & Celia Barr
Thomas married: Winifred Ellen Cunningham Wilson in 1936

Wanganui Herald, 29 June 1892
ROWE - Upokongaro, on June the 23rd, the wife of Thomas Rowe, of a daughter
this was: 1892-1957 Mary Somerville Rowe
parents: Thomas Rowe & Celia Barr
Mary married: William Charles Curtis 1921

Wanganui Chronicle, 23 July 1892
COWIE-COWPER - On the 21st instant, at St Mary's, Upokongaro, by the Rev T. L. Tudor, Talbot Henry Cowie, of Huikumu, Pipiriki, to Annie, Eldest daughter of Charles William Cowper, of Kukuta, Upokongaro
From NZETC 1897 ~ Cowie, Henry Talbot, Farmer, “Huikunui,” Pipiriki. Of Mr Cowie's estate of 1200 acres, situated fifty-six miles from Wanganui, about 900 are cleared; 1600 sheep, 140 head of cattle, and twenty horses, amongst them some good hacks, are supported on the property. A two-storied, seven-roomed house, with all necessary out-buildings, has been erected on the farm. Mr. Cowie was born in 1856 at Highgate, London and was educated at Chomley College, Highgate and the College, Torquay. After some experience with Messrs. Stewart and McDonald, of Glasgow, he came to New Zealand in 1880 by the ship “Bibbington,” landing at Wellington. Locating in Wanganui, he was employed by Messrs. Peel and Yates for twelve mouths, afterwards engaging in droving and cattle-dealing. Subequently he became manager of a station near Mt. Tongariro. He takes an interest in sporting and is a steward of the Karioi Racing Club. In 1891 Mr. Cowie was married to a daughter of Mr. Charles William Cowper, of Wanganui and has a son and a daughter.
this was:
* Annie Cowper (1859-1920), born Adelaide, SA to Charles William Cowper & Annie Eliza Kelly, died in Nelson
* Talbot Henry 'Harry' Cowie (1855-1923)

Wanganui Chronicle, 17 April 1893
GEORGETTI-SMITH - On the 13th instant, at St Mary's Upokongaro, by the Rev. R. Hermon, Antonio Marco, eldest son of Augustine Georgetti, of Papaiti, Upokongaro, to Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Joseph Smith, of Opiu, Upokongaro
From NZETC 1897 ~ Councillor Antoni Marco Georgetti, who is a member of the Wanganui County Council to which position he was elected in 1896, has been a member of the Mangawhero Road Board for about seven years, for two of which he was chairman. He was born in 1866 near Wanganui and learned sheepfarming in the district. The station at Upokongaro, known as “Whataroa,” contains 2000 acres of improved land and carries 3000 sheep. Besides this Mr. Georgetti leases 2358 acres at Waipakura, where he has 2000 sheep. He is interested generally in the recreations of the people and is a member of the local polo club. In 1893 he married a daughter of Mr. Joseph Smith, of Waitotara, who was for several years chairman of the Wanganui County Council and has one son

Wanganui Chronicle, 9 May 1893
MONTGOMERIE-MASON - On April 27th, at Clifton, Upokongaro, the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev H. Hermon, Roger Arnulph, second son of the late Captain A. Montgomerie, of Eaglesham, Makirikiri, to Annie, second daughter of A. Mason, Esq.
this was
* Roger Arnulph Montgomerie (1866-1936), son of Captain Alexander Montgomerie (1824-1890, from Ayreshire, Scotland, 10th Regiment of Foot) & Elizabeth Wright (1837-1921). Some of Alexander & Elizabeth Montgomerie's children married into the Anderson & Pellew families
* Annie/Ann Mason (1867-1958), daughter of Archilbald Mason & Anne Burnside

Wanganui Chronicle, 10 Aug 1893
SMITH - On the 8th inst., at "Te Korito" Upokongaro, Wanganui, Ada, the beloved wife of William Edgar Smith, aged 30 years
this was: Ada nee Churton
parents: Edward Churton & Emily Ealton Cochrane
Ada married William Edgar Smith in 1885 & had 2 sons

Wanganui Herald, 6 Nov 1893
ROWE - At Upokongaro, on the 27th October, Mrs Thomas Rowe, of a son
this was: John Blair Rowe
parents: Thomas Rowe & Celia Barr

Wanganui Chronicle, 30 July 1894
DICKSON - On the 27th instant, at Upokongaro, Peter Hannay Dickson, aged 33 years, late of Saughton Mains Corstorphine, Edinburgh. Friends are informed that the funeral will leave his late residence, Upokongaro, to-day (Monday), 30th instant, at 11.30a.m., and arrive at the Bridge, Wanganui, at 2.30p.m. - S. GARNER, Victoria Avenue
born 28 September 1861 at Corstorphine
his parents were John Dickson (1809-1872, Esquire of Corstorphine, died Torquay) & his 2nd wife, Mary Hannay (1819-1913). John & Mary married at Twynham 15 March 1859. This Dickson family were the last owners of Corstorphine Estate. They are buried at Corstorphine Old Parish Church. Their headstone is against the church wall
Peter married Jane 'Jeanie' Campbell (1860-), born in Wellington, 1st of 12 children of Capt James Campbell (1825-1903), Master Mariner & Margaret MacDonnell (1836-1899), on 11 June 1884 at her father's home in Wellington. The Administratrix of Peter's Estate was his widow Jane Dickson of Upokongaro. On the motion of Mr Fitzherbert at the Supreme court in Wanganui, 13 Aug 1894, re Peter Hannay Dickson, deceased, the letters of administration were granted to her

Wanganui Herald, 5 Dec 1894
CAINES - On the 4th December, at his residence, Upokongaro, William Caines, aged 80 years. The funeral of the above will leave his late residence for interment in the family's private cemetery, Upokongaro, at 2.30p.m. on Thursday, the 6th December - JOHN JAMES, Undertaker
born: 1815 in Yeovil, Somerset, England to Samuel Caines & Sarah Ann Dixon
William married: Poite Te Ngarue of Wanganui
also see son at May 1874 & grandson at Sep 1888

Wanganui Herald, 15 May 1895
ROWE - At Upokongaro, on May 6th, 1895, the wife of T. Rowe, of a daughter
this was: Elizabeth Grace Rowe
parents: Thomas Rowe & Celia Barr

Wanganui Chronicle, 19 Sep 1895
WALLACE - On the 19th instant, at Wanganui, Edith, beloved wife of John Wallace, of Upokongaro, aged 23 years
this was: Edith Ida Burns
parents: John Burns of Durham, England & Mary Ann Spry from South Australia
Edith married: William 'John' Wallace 27 Jan 1892
OBIT of husband, William 'John' Wallace ~ born 28 Sep 1858, third son of John Wallace & Esther Maise. He lived at Firgrove and went to Matarawa School. He went farming at Upokongaro where he met (and in 1892 married) Edith Ida Burns. Edith and John had 2 daughters. Emily Evelyn Wallace (1892-) and Ethel Wallace (1894-1897) but Edith died in 1895 aged 23 and the daughter died in 1897. Edith and her daughter are buried in Wanganui.
William was recorded in the Electoral Rolls as a Station Manager at Turakina from 1896-1914. In December 1898 John married again, to Rosina Martha Peachey aged 17. They had 10 children, their last son was born in Wanganui in 1920. John died in 1930 and Rosina in 1945.

Wanganui Chronicle, 24 Dec 1896
THORBURN - At Upokongaro, on the 23rd instant, George Thorburn, late of Nelson, aged 65 years. Friends are informed that the funeral will leave the residence of his son-in-law at 11a.m. to-day (Thursday), arriving at the Bridge at 1p.m. - JOHN JAMES, Undertaker
this was: George Morley Thorburn
parents: Jeffrey John Thorburn (1795-) & Frances Morley (1800-) of Dumfries, Scotland
George married: Catherine Ann Price (1834-1879 from Isle of Wight. Catherine died after a long and painful illness at Waimea Hope, Nelson on 5 June 1879 aged 45

Wanganui Chronicle, 9 April 1897
OWEN-McKELVIE - On March 31st, at St Mary's Church, Upokongaro, by Rev. H. Hermon, Charles Owen, only son of Hayward Arthur Owen of Upokongaro, to Caroline Mabel McKelvie, fifth daughter of the late John McKelvie, of Rangitikei
ORANGE BLOSSOMS An interesting and pretty wedding was celebrated at the Upokongaro Church yesterday, when Miss Mabel McKelvie, fifth daughter of the late Mr John McKelvie, of Parawanui, was married by the Rev Mr Herman to Mr Charles Owen, of Upokongaro. Long before the time appointed for the ceremony the building was crowded with interested spectators and friends of the bridegroom. The church had been tastefully decorated,and a pretty floral arch had been erected over the church gates by the residents as a gift to the bride. The bride was conducted to the altar by her brother, Mr Lynn McKelvie, and was attended by her sister Miss M. McKelvie as bridesmaid. The bride, who was given away by her mother, Mrs D'Anvers, was handsomely dressed in a charming costume of white lustre, trimmed with lace with the orthodox veil and orange blossoms. She carried a lovely shower bouquet, and wore a diamond pin, gifts of the bridegroom, who also presented an amethyst brooch to the bridesmaid. The latter was attired in a becoming costume of white serge, trimmed with white ribbons and white straw hat to match. The bride's mother was stylishly dressed in grey Irish poplin, with jet trimmings and jet bonnet to match. Mr Gilbert Robertson acted as best man, and was the recipient of a silver matchbox from the bride.
As the newly-wedded pair walked down the aisle, the air was thick with fragrant rose leaves and the joyful strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March pealed from the organ, which was presided over by Miss Gribben. At the conclusion of the ceremony the wedding party and guests were entertained at Calworth and en route were greeted with three hearty cheers from the workmen assembled on top of Mr Owen's new residence. The usual toast of the health and future happiness of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by the clergyman who officiated at the marriage ceremony. Mr and Mrs Owen left by the mail train after receiving the best wishes of the guests assembled. The numerous and costly presents received by the bride attracted generally admiration.
* Caroline 'Mabel' McKenlvie (1876-1949) was the 6th of 9 children of John McKelvie (1813-1892) & Selina Elizabeth Amon (1845-1905). Selina remarried in 1893 to Roland D'Anvers (1844-1928)
* adding Caroline's siblings here:
(because many names they married into were also in Upokongaro)
* 1863-1919 Edith McKelvie + John Hammond (1857-1886)
- children married Stevens (2) & Calman
* 1866-1943 Esther McKelvie + James Bull (1866-1946)
- children married Kellick, Green & *Elizabeth Grace Rowe
* 1869-1896 Grace Elizabeth McKelvie + Harry Arthur Ewen
* 1871-1935 James Flockhart McKelvie + Jessie Florence Scott
- children married Russell, Gibbons, Cameron & *Donald Rowe (son of Thomas Rowe & Celia Barr)
* 1873-1964 Jeannie Priscilla McKelvie + Thomas Andrew Duncan (1874-1960)
- their children married Hatrick, Amon, Ramson, Leuch
* 1876-1949 Caroline 'Mabel McKelvie + Charles Owen (1868-1933)
- children married Kirrage, Rann

* 1880-1945 Lynn Rutherford McKelvie + Olive Rebecca Burns (1882-1937)
* 1882-1882 Harold McKelvie
* 1884-1960 Margarite May 'Rita' McKelvie + Dudley Innes (1873-1969)
- children married Coyle, Crombie, Hammond, Brown

Wanganui Chronicle, 8 March 1898
OWEN - At Ruapatikeu, Upokongaro, on March 6th, the wife of Charles Owen of a son
this was: 1898 - 1979 William Thomas Owen
parents: Charles Owen & Caroline Mabel McKelvie, also read April 1897
William married: Edith Catherine Kirrage 5 Nov 1932 in St Peter's Church of England, Eastern Hill, Melbourne & had 1 child. Charles & Caroline Owen were then living in Normanby Rd., Kew, Melbourne

Wanganui Herald, 7 May 1898
CALDWELL - On the 6th instant, at the Wanganui Hospital, James Caldwell, of Lanaroa, Upokongaro, aged 43 years. A settler names James Caldwell, of Makirikiri, near Wanganui, was run over by a dray yesterday. He was taken to the Hospital and died last night. He was 43 years old and leaves a wife and family
born: Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland
married: Janet Clement Gemmell (1860-1927) in 1880 & had 8 children (5 sons)

Wanganui Chronicle, 11 June 1898
ANDERSON-HURSTHOUSE A wedding which created much interest in social circles in New Plymouth was solemnised at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday afternoon last, the contracting parties being Mr Anderson, of Wanganui, and Miss Helen Hursthouse, of New Plymouth. The Rev. F. G. Evans performed the ceremony. The bride, who was handsomely attired in a pretty cream brocaded mervelcuse dress, and white felt hat trimmed with ostrich feathers, was given away by her mother, who was dressed in black bengaline. The Misses Hursthouse (2), sisters of the bride, acted as bridesmaids. They were dressed in white crepe trimmed with white satin, and black hats with variegated roses. Each carried a pretty bouquet of yellow flowers, and wore a handsome sapphire brooch, the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr W. Gordon Glassford acted as best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony the party proceeded to the residence of Mrs Hursthouse, where a number of friends sat down to breakfast, and the health and happiness of the happy couple were warmly toasted. Included in the large number of costly presents was a pretty cut glass and silver butter dish, presented to Miss Hursthouse by the boys of St. Mary's choir.
this was:
* Alexander Geekie Anderson (1867-1927) from Blairgowrie, Perth, Scotland
* Helen Maria Hursthouse (1872-1932) a daughter of Charles Wilson Hursthouse & Ellen Humphries.
* Alexander & Helen had 5 children around Upokongaro

Wanganui Chronicle, 21 July 1898
KENNEDY - On 18th July, at Picton, Marlborough, John Kennedy, late of Wanganui, beloved husband of Evie Kennedy; aged 73 years. Interment private
FUNERAL: THE LATE Mr J. KENNEDY, formerly of Upokongaro, was buried in the Karori Cemetery this afternoon. Several old Wanganui residents followed in the funeral procession
OBITUARY: John Kennedy took over the Upokongaro Hotel from William Caines in 1866. It was known as Kennedy's Hotel or Kennedy's Upokongaro Hotel. The town of Upokongaro was originally known as Kennedy
also see his marriage March 1886

Wanganui Chronicle, 4 March 1899
OWEN - On March 2nd at Ruahatekai, Upokongaro, the wife of Charles Owen of a daughter
this was: 1899-1983 Kate 'Elizabeth' Owen
parents: Charles Owen (born 1868 NZ, died 1933 Melbourne) & Caroline Mabel McKelvie (1876-1949). The Owen family left NZ for England in 1907 then emigrated to Australia in 1927, obviously some returned. Kate's parents married in the Upokongaro Church 1897. Roland was the 5th son of Frederick Samuel D'Anvers, who was connected with the East India company. Roland was born in 1844 in Middlesex, England and was educated at Canterbury before coming to NZ in 1864. Initially he farmed in the Hawkes Bay area before settling in Rangitikei, where he met Selina. She died in "Culworth" Makirikiri

Wanganui Chronicle, 12 April 1899
ANDERSON - At Knollmere, Upokongaro, on Monday 10th, the wife of A. G. Anderson of a son
this was: 1899-1986 Laurence Chapman Anderson
parents: Alexander Geekie Anderson (born 1867 Blairgowrie, Perth, Scotland - died 1927 Wanganui) & Helen Maria Hursthouse (born 1872 New Plymouth - died 1932 Wanganui)
Laurence married: Ella Campbell Hughes in 1929, farmed at Parihauhau

Wanganui Herald, 28 March 1900
ROWE - On March 26th, at Upokongaro, the wife of Mr Thomas Rowe, of a son
this was: Donald Rowe (1900-1982)
parents: Thomas Rowe & Celia Barr

Wanganui Herald, 23 May 1901
: The many friends of Mr Thomas Rowe, of Upokongaro, will learn with regret of his rather sudden demise at an early hour this morning from hear disease. The deceased, who had not been in good health for some time past, was taken suddenly ill at 11 o'clock last night and never rallied, passing away at 1 o'clock this morning. For many years the late Mr Rowe represented Sargood and Co. on this coast and was widely known and respected by a large circle of friends. On retiring from the road he purchased the Upokongaro Hotel and store from the late Mr John Kennedy and has resided there ever since, making many friends by his sterling qualities and genial dispositions. Some years since Mr Rowe married a daughter of the late Mr john Barr, one of Wanganui's oldest and most respected residents, who is left with her young family to mourn the loss of her husband. In business Mr Rowe was a man of probity and energy and greatly respected by everyone having business transactions with him. He will be much missed at Upokongaro and by his many friends in Wanganui. To his mourning widow and relatives the deepest sympathy will be felt in their sad bereavement, in which we sincerely join. Friends are informed that the funeral will leave St Mary's, Upokongaro, on Saturday, at 11.30a.m., for the Wanganui Cemetery, to reach the Bridge at 2.00 o'clock - William Calman, Undertaker
Thomas married: Celia Barr (1856-1936) 10 Sep 1889 & had 7 children (4 sons)

Wanganui Chronicle, 15 July 1904
WATTS - On the 14th inst., at her sister's residence, Ingestre Street, Frances (Fannie) Henrietta Watts, fourth daughter of the late Francis Henry Watts, of Upokongaro
this was: Frances Henrietta Watts aged 38
parents: Jessie Reid Small (1834-1891) & Francis Henry Watts (1830-1867). Francis arrived into New Plymouth on the `William Hyde' in March 1852 as a 22 year old Cabin & Paying Steerage passenger. He kept a diary of the passage which is held by the National Library of NZ.

Star, 2 May 1905
IZARD-MONTGOMERIE - April 25, at Upokongaro, near Wanganui, William Arthur Izard, eldest son of William Izard, of Christchurch, Barrister at law, to Sybil Susannah Montgomerie, youngest daughter of the late Captain Montgomerie, of Eaglesham, near Wanganui.

Wanganui Herald, 16 Oct 1905
ANDERSON - At Knollmere, Upokongaro, on 13th inst., the wife of A. G. Anderson of a son
this was: Wilson Hursthouse Anderson (1905-1940)
parents: Alexander Geekie Anderson & Helen Maria Hursthouse (more info on them elsewhere in this journal)

Waihi Daily Telegraph, 16 Dec 1908
FORD - While patrolling the Upokongaro side of the Wanganui river, on the occasion of the sculling race on Tuesday, Constable Fitzpatrick was informed that a man had been found lying on the side of the road about one mile above the Upokongaro Hotel. On making investigation the Constable found that the man was dead and as the result of inquiry, ascertained that deceased, whose name was James Ford, had been employed as a labourer by Mr H. M. Speed, farmer, of Makirikiri. It appears that deceased went up the river to view the boat race from the starting point on horseback, accompanied by Mr Thomas Kennedy, farmer of Waverley. After the start of the race, Mr Kennedy missed him and at the conclusion of the race deceased was found on the side of the road near the winning post by Messrs G. Shepherd and E. Ferry. He was still living and the riderless horse was found further down the road. The ground where deceased was found is very rough, large lumps of rushes growing there and apparently the horse stumbled and deceased was thrown. Mr Kennedy state that Ford was perfectly sober at the time of his death and his employer, Mr Speed, state that deceased was a total abstainer. Deceased is said to have a brother residing in Auckland and another up the Main Trunk line, but their addresses are not known
this was: Thomas Ford aged 40
parents: possibly John Ford & Eliza Dowen

Hawera & Normanby Star, 4 March 1910
LAURENT - The body of George Laurent, a Mexican half-caste, who is alleged to have attempted to blow up the Upokongaro Hotel with dynamite, was found in the river on Saturday
read March 1910 on Upokongaro Hotel

Wanganui Chronicle, 13 Aug 1910
FARLEY - At Upokongaro, on 7th inst., to Mr and Mrs James Farley, a son. Both doing well
this was: 1910-1979 James Edmund Farley
parents: James Francis Farley (1875-1945 from Australia?) & Kathleen Gertrude Morgan (1886-1962 of New Plymouth)
James married: Myrtle Good & had 7 children

Hawera & Normanby Star, 16 Feb 1914
The body of a man named BERT JONES, drowned in the river at Kaiwhaike on Tuesday, was found at Upokongaro this morning
this was: Bert Jones aged 27
Wanganui Chronicle, 17 Feb 1914
An inquest touching the circumstances surrounding the death of a roadman named Bert Jones, who was drowned in the river at Kaiwaiki Pah on Tuesday, Feb 10th, was held before the District Coroner, Mr W. Kerr, yesterday afternoon.
Evidence was tendered by Timothy Hogan to the effect that deceased was employed by Mr McCullam, road contractor. At 9 a.m. of the 10th inst., witness and the deceased walked to the Upokongaro Hotel. There they stayed till noon and had four or five long beers. When they left they took three bottles of beer and a bottle of whisky. They had some of this on the way to their camp. They reached a point opposite to their camp at about 4.45 p.m. and deceased called across the river to a boy named Stanley McCullam and asked him to bring a canoe to convey witness and deceased across. When the boy and the canoe arrived, witness said he would not fo across in it for he thought it was unsafe. When deceased got in he commenced rocking the canoe and the boy told him to stop. Witness then went away to get some Maori to pull him across.
The boy referred to, Stanley McCullum, gave evidence corroborating that of the previous witness up to the point when Hogan said he went away. Then, the boy said, Jones commenced to rock the canoe and it sank. The canoe came up upside down and Jones held on to it. Witness swam ashore and ran for help. When he came back in a Maori canoe with some natives, the deceased had sunk.
The camp cook, Joseph Smith, said he was standing on the camp side of the river and witnessed the whole incident. In addition to the previous given, he said that deceased hung on to the canoe till it had floated for two chains down the river.
Constable Barry gave evidence as to finding the body about a mile above the Aramoho bridge on Sunday. He said he had made inquiries at the Upokongaro Hotel and he was quite satisfied that the men left there sober. A half-filled bottle of whisky was found on the body when it was picked up. The Coroner returned the following verdict "Accidentally drowned, through his own recklessness while under the influence of drink"

St Mary's Anglican Church, Upokongaro
Looking over the Wanganui River towards the settlement

burials at DROMANA, Mornington .. M-Z

DROMANA is a suburb south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Mornington Peninsula, between Mornington & St Andrews Beach, west of Merricks Beach and French Island

the burials (as at April 2012), and the year of death, at DROMANA CEMETERY
visit that site for a lot more info & hundreds of headstone photos


... M ...
* MacPHERSON, Marion Annie - 1988
* MacPHERSON, Norman Henry - 2000
* MacAULEY, Evelyn Melva - 1978
* MacAULEY, William Ernest - 1990
* MACAW, Patricia Elsie - 1977
* MacKENZIE, Winifred - 1989
* MacKENZIE, Donald Alastair - 1994
* MADDAFORD, Arthur Thomas - 1991
* MADDAFORD, Helen Frances - 1995
* MADDAFORD, Kate Paula - 1987
* MADDICKS, Edward Francis - 1992
* MAHER, Brian Edward - 1996
* MAHER, Monica Wenzil - 1988
* MAHER, Ronald Phillips - 1988
* MAIN, John Bryson - 1995
* MAIN, Valda Edith - 1990
* MAIN, Robert John - 1982
* MAINE, Kenneth L. - 1992
* MAINE, Fleur Marle - 1988
* MAIR, William - 1985
* MALLEY, M. F. O. - 1949
* MANN, Kevin John - 1997
* MANN, Margaret - 2001
* MARCHMENT, Albert Edwin 'Bert' - 1999
* MARCHMENT, Iris Eileen Maisie - 2005
* MARCHWICKI, Henryk - 1989
* MARSH, James - 1988
* MARSH, Freda - 1983
* MARSH, Robert W. - 1999
* MARSHALL, Anne Shirley - 1989
* MARSHALL, Erin Sondra - 1992
* MARSHALL, E. H. 'Ted' - 2000
* MARRIAGE, Norman - 1964
* MARRIAGE, Dorothy - 1983
* MARTIN, George Wilson - 1943
* MARTIN, Alice M. - 1966
* MARTIN, Olivette Jane - 1996
* MASON, Allan Charles - 2004
* MATCOTT, Kathleen Mary Julia - 1982
* MATHIESON, Angus - 1995
* MATHIESON, Dorothy - 1996
* MATHESON, Kenneth John - 1985
* MAUDE, Violet Winifred - 1976
* MAURER, Harold - 1987
* MAUGER, Kenneth George - 1993
* MAWSON, Joseph 'Joe' -1983
* MAWSON, Rachael - 1916
* MAXWELL, Ivan - 1964
* MAXWELL, Liliss - 1972
* MAY, Ernest Arthur - 1972
* MAY, Kenneth William - 1986
* MAY, Ronald Arthur - 1982
* MAY, Edith Blanche - 1981
* McBARN, Dorothy May -1991
* McBARN, Francis Thomas - 1998
* McBURNE, Ellen - 1995
* McCall, Janet Anne 1908 1993
* McCALL, Sylvia Amelia - 1983
* McCall, Arthur Thomas - 1996
* McCALLUM, D. M. - 1985
* McCAMMON, George Kenneth - 1996
* McCARTHY, Patrick - 1988
* McCOMB, Melissa - ?
* McConnell, Ada S. - 1964
* McCONNELL, John L. - 1967
* McCOWAN, Patrick James - 1989
* McCoy, Jon - 1982
* McCREADY, Justin Maurice - 1997
* McCREADY, Mary - 2000
* McCURDY, Anthony - 1985
* McDONALD, Kathleen Rose - 1999
* McDONALD, Thomas Alexander - 1999
* McDONALD, John Joseph - 1996
* McDONALD, A. - 1972
* McDONALD, Jessie - 1958
* McDONALD, Evelyn - 1979
* McDONALD, William John - 1984
* McDONALD, Gordon Douglas - 1987
* McDONALD, Winifred Violet- 1999
* McDONALD, Shannon James - 1992
* McFADYEN, Donald W. - 1992
* McFADZEAN, Edward Alan - 1997
* McFARLANE, Janet 'Jean' - 1982
* McFARLANE, William 'Bill' - 2000
* McGARVEY, Doris Mary - 1998
* McGARVEY, James - 2000
* McGEORGE, Joy - 2000
* McGEORGE, Colin - 1988
* McGRATH, Josephine M. - 1991
* McGRATH, Vincent G. - 2003
* McGREGOR, Cecelia May - 1992
* McINTOSH, Bruce - 1996
* McINTYRE, Norman Ewan - 1998
* McINTYRE, John Patrick - 2000
* McINTYRE, Marion - 2003
* McINTYRE, J. J. - 1991
* McILROY, Laurence Joseph - 1976
* McILROY, Dorothy May - 2000
* McILROY, Thomas - 1926
* McILROY, Elizabeth - 1921
* McILROY, Dorothy - 1985
* McKAY, Duncan - 1999
* McKECHNIE, Shane Nathaniel - 2001
* McKENZIE, Keith Kenneth - 1974
* McKENZIE, Clady - 1987
* McKENZIE, Peter David - 1973
* McKENZIE, Keith Pearson - 1996
* McKENZIE, Margaret - 1992
* McKENZIE, Betty Miriam -1985
* McKENZIE, Alan Harold - 1991
* McKENZIE, Honorah - 2002
* McKENZIE, Raymond Charles - 2004
* McKEOWN, Ethel May - 1964
* McKEOWN, Annie Maria - 1950
* McKEOWN, Eva Catherine - 1953
* McKEOWN, James - 1920
* McKEOWN, Catherine Townsend - 1928
* McKEOWN, James H. - 1930
* McKEOWN, Isabella H. - 1932
* McKISSACK, James - 1991
* McLEAN, Ken - 1979
* McLEAR, John - 1918
* McLEAR, Janet - 1913
* McLEAR, George - 1918
* McLEAR, Emmeline - 1950
* McLEAR, Emmeline - 1914
* McLEAR, Mary Ann - 1884
* McLEAR, William John 1876
* McLEAR, G. - 1950
* McLEAR, Ruth - 1965
* McLEAR, Henry - 1981
* McLEAR, K. - 2003
* McLEAR, Maude C. - 1999
* McLEAR, George B. - 1977
* McMAHON, Robert James - 1990
* McMAHON, John - 1974
* McMASTER, Jean L. - 2005
* McMURTRIE, Margaret Thomson - 1996
* McNAIR, Annie 'Ann' - 1997
* McNAIR, Gilbert 'Bert' - 1992
* McNEILL-Young, David Timms - 1982
* McNEILL-Young, Violet Irene - 1984
* McNICOL, Jean D. A. - 1986
* McNICOL, Robert P. - 1995
* McNICOL, Jean - 1985
* McPHEE, W. H. - 1964
* McPHERSON, Muriel Hamilton - 1990
* McTAVISH, Ronald Harkes - 1996
* McWilliams, Donald Gardiner - 1994
* McWILLIAMS, H. G. Roy - 1963
* McWilliams, Janet E. - 1973
MEANEY, Raymond - 2001
* MECKEL, Betty Lois - 1996
* MENCE, Eva Mary - 2001
* MELCHER, Johann Hendrik - 1990
* MENTIPLAY, Raymond Douglas - 1962
* MENTIPLAY, Ellen Mary - 1999
* MERRY, Robert L. W. - 1959
* MERRY, Nicole - 1987
* MICALLEF, Angela - 1995
* MICALLEF, Cristino - 2003
* MICHAUT, Gilbert Marcel - 2001
* MILLER, David - 1988
* MILES, Chelston Patrick - 1994
* MILES, Dawn - 1987
* MILES, Charles Raymond - 1992
* MILLS, Joan Eunice -1978
* MILLS, Reginald Richard - 1995
* MILLS, Clarrie - 2000
* MILLSOM, Eric Mervyn - 1986
* MILNE, Mary Evelyn - 1994
* MILNE, James Ormandy - 1996
* MILNE, Jean - 2000
* MILNE, Christina Sutherland - 2002
* MILNER, James Henry - 1967
* MILNER, Eveline Victoria - 1995
* MILROY, Olive Minnie - 2000
MILROY, John James - 2002
* MINSTER, W. A. - 1986
* MINSTER, M. C. - 1985
* MITCHELL, Helen May - 1968
* MITCHELL, Maxwell John - 1994
* MITCHELL, Vera Lillian - 1999
* MITCHELL, Helen - 1888
* MITCHELL, Vera Lillian - 1999
* MOAT, William - 1885
* MOAT, William - 1898
* MOAT, John - 1904
* MOAT, Esther - 1908
* MOCK, Colin Andrew - 1991
* MOLLICA, Thomas Joseph - 1997
* MOODY, R. M. - 1987
* MOON, Eileen Mary - 1997
* MOON, E. J. 'Ted' - 1994
* MOORE, Betty Irene - 1999
* MOORE, Eileen C. - 1987
* MOORE, Mary 'Nell' - 1988
* MOORE, George Stanley - 1957
* MORLET, John S. - 1890
* MORLEY, Leslie Ian - 1995
* MORRIS, Marian W. - 1985
* MORRIS, A. Stanley - 1970
* MORRISON, Annie - 1957
* MORRISON, Edwin - 1987
* MORRISON, Sally D. - 1989
* MOSER, Doris Jean -1992
* MOSER, Mary Ann -1962
* MOSER, Oscar - 1940
* MOSER, Sydney Alan Murray - 1962
* MOSER, Sydney Murray - 1953
* MOSS, Rachel May - 1967
* MOULE, Alan Edward - 1995
* MOZZONE, Andreina - 1988
* MULHERON, James Leo - 1992
* MULLINEUX, Amelia - 1989
* MULLINEUX, Albert E. - 1991
* MUNDAY, Ernest Howard - 1965
* MURDOCH, Audrey - 1972
* MURDOCH, William Andrew - 1985
* MURPHY, Laurence - 1911
* MURPHY, Annie - 1899
* MUTTON, Winifred - 1987
* MYLES, Maurice Henry - 1993

... N ...
* NAGLE, Ada Grace - 1991
* NAGLE, George Patrick - 1993
* NASH, Elizabeth - 1908?
* NASH, Frederick - 1910
* NASH, Clifford Harris - 1958
* NASH, Louisa Mary Maud - 1978
* NASH, Laurence Langley - 1965
* NASH, Edith Helen - 1977
* NASH, Gwendolyn Ruth - 2000
* NAYLOR, George Harold - 1993
* NEESHAM, Matthew Thomas Ashley - 1992
* NEALE, Pearl - 1982
* NEALE, Selwyn Dorrington - 1969
* NEWTON, Daisy Coral - 1980
* NEWTON, A. E. - 1959
* NICOL, Walter - 1953
* NICHOLLS, Alice Minnie - 1985
* NICHOLS, Rose Ann - 1944
* NICHOLS, Elsie Edith - 1972
* NICHOLS, Edward Henry - 1975
* NICHOLS, Keith - 1983
* NICHOLS, Ruby - 1983
* NIEMANN, Ernest Harding - 1989
* NISBET, John - 1957
* NISBET, May - 1958
* NISKI, Nancy - 1989
* NORTH, Joseph B. - 1972
* NOTTINGHAM, Alfred Ernest - ?

... O ...
* OAKES, William H. - 1989
* OAKES, John A. - 1982
* OBRIEN, James A. - 1989
* OCONNER, Harold - 1995
* OCONNER, Gwenythe May - 2004
* OCONNELL, Robert John - 1993
* OOCONNOR, Vera Lilian - 2004
* OMALLEY, Myles Frederick - 1978
* ONEILL, Owen 'Roe' - 1995
* ONEILL, Patrick - 1997
* ONEILL, Elsa A. - 1991
* OLNEY, Roy Montague - 1971
* OLNEY, Irene May - 1985
* OLLQUIST, Jean Agnes - 1994
* OLLQUIST, Eric Victor - 1989
* OLSEN, Kenneth J. - 1990
* OMOND, Bert E. L. 'Nobby' - 2002
* OMOND, Jean Carol - 2002
* OPREY, F. K. - 1993
* OPREY, S. - 1989
* ORD, Ron - 1986
* ORCHARD, Gloria June - 1985
* ORCHARD, Alva - 1991
* ORCHARD, Johanna Margaret - 1982
* ORCHARD, Daniel J. - 1975
* OSBORNE, Jean Valerie - 1992
* OSBORNE, James 'George' - ?
* OSBORNE, Lily - ?
* OTTEWILL, W. J. - 1990
* OUTRATA, Laec Ladislav - 1992
* OWEN, Lindsay H. - 1987

... P ...
* PAGE, Winifred J. - 1900
* PAGE, Michael - ?
* PANKHURST, G. W. - 1991
* PARASKAVAS, Adam Christopher - 2000
* PARK, William Ronald - 1985
* PARKES, Fanny - 1943
* PARKER, Matthew - 1944
* PARKER, Florence - 1955
* PARR, Alice - 1956
* PARR, James - 1962
* PARR, T. A. - 1999
* PARR, Allan Frankland - 1990
* PARR, Alie 'Betty' - 1986
* PATON, James - 1981
* PATTERSON, James 'Alex' - 1981
* PATTERSON, James - 1949
* PATTERSON, Christine Anne - 1983
* PARSONS, George Robinson - 2000
* PARSONS, Eunice M. - 1991
* PARSONS, Edward J. - 1990
* PARSON, L. Geoffrey - 1997
* PASK, Ann Elizabeth - 1994
* PASS, Derek Goodwin - 1998
* PAUL, Deva Denis - 2000
* PAYNE, Andrew John - 1991
* PEACHY, David John Lewis - 1985
* PEARSON, Margaret Ann - 1993
* PEARSON, Veronica Mary Elizabeth - 1971
* PEARSON, Horace Raymond - 1972
* PEARSON, Christina - 1997
* PEARSON, Ernest Geroge - 2002
* PEATY, Mary Maria - 1880
* PEATY, George - 1904
* PEATY, Susan - 1914
* PEDLEY, Ron W. - 1992
* PEDLEY, Vera - 1969
* PEDLEY, William - 1963
* PEERMAN, E. - 1986
* PEERS, Lance - 1987
* PEERS, Norma Jean - 2000
* PENBERTHY, Lorna Veronica - 2000
* PENBERTHY, James - 1990
* PENDLEBURY, Lesley Vera - 1994
* PENDLEBURY, Harold - 1992
* PENDLEBURY, Winifred - 1987
* PETERS, James A. - 1958
* PETERS, Pamela Noelle - 2002
* PETERSEN, Elaine N. - 1996
* PETROVIC, Irmgard - 1993
* PETROVIC, Bozidar - 1996
* PERCIVAL, Peter - 1940
* PERCIVAL, Amelie Augusta - 1943
* PERCIVAL, Amelia - 1972
* PERCIVAL, Robert John - 1983
* PERCIVAL, John B. - 1975
* PERCIVAL, May - 1987
* PEREIRA, Gladys M. - 199?
* PEREIRA, Clifford Stanley - 1991
* PERKINS, Freda - 2001
* PERRY, William John 'Will' - 1993
* PERRY, Martin Eric - 1991
* PETTIGREW, James - 1987
* PETTIGREW, Kathleen - 1994
* PHILP, James Stuart - 1993
* PHILLIPS, Gladys - 1973
* PHILLIPS, David V. - 1988
* PHILLIPS, Thelma M. - 2004
* PICKEN, Dion Jae - 1979
* PIET, William - 1995
* PINDER, Henry -1996
* PITTOCK, E. W. - 1998
* PITTOCK, Ian Rae - 1987
* PINER, Dennis - 1995
* PLUNKET, G. T. - 1983
* POOLE, Michael Damien - 1967
* POOLE, M. D. - ?
* POPHAM, Colin Peter John - 1967
* POPHAM, Catherine Ann - 1998
* POPHAM, Terence John - 2002
* POPOVIC, Boja - 1993
* POPPLE, Frederick - 1947
* POPPLE, Flora Villiers - 1971
* POPPLE, Edward Ernest - 1996
* PORTER, Lindsay - 1973
* PORTER, Joan - 1991
* POSKITT, John Charles - 2012
* POSKITT, Eileen - 1989 -
* POTTON, Warwick A. -1990
* POTTLE, George E. - 1989
* POWELL, Jon William - 1997
* POWELL, Bob - 1984
* POWELL, Frederick G. - 1980
* POWELL, Doris J. - 1990
* POWELL, Hilda - 1988
* PRESTON, Dennis Russell - 1988
* PRICE, William - 1931
* PRICE, Joseph Clement - 1998
* PRICE, Georgina Mary - 1997
* PRIESTLY, Gweneth Elvia - 1997
* PRIESTLY, William Pinkney - 1985
* PRITCHARD, Lloyd Arthur - 1995
* PRITCHARD, Valerie Josephine - 1993
* PROSSOR, Cecil Norman - 1993
* PROSSOR, Percy Norman - 1949
* PROSSOR, Myrtle May - 1989
* PROSSOR, Phyllis Marion - 2003
* PRUITI, Wynette - 1996
* PRYOR, W. Charles - 1986
* PUMMEROY, Bert L. - 1996
* PURVES, Ernest - 1886
* PURVES, Emily Caroline - 1910
* PURVES, Agnes - 1969
* PURVES, Agnes H. - 1983
* PURVES, John - 1991
* PURVES, G. H. - 1988

... Q ...
* QUILLIAM, Lindsay Jervis - 1988
* QUILLIAM, Marjorie Wallace - 2003
* QUONOEY, W. J. - 2004

... R ...
* RANDALL, Kevin - 1993
* RANDOE, Michael - 1967
* RANKINE, Wallace Mitchell - 1979
* RANKINE, Jessie Ford - 1985
* RATCLIFFE, Harry - 1959
* RATCLIFFE, Minnie - 1982
* RATTEN, Kenneth John - 1999
* RYAN, Lillian - 1991
* READ, Reginald Edwin - 1995
* READ, Rose Evelyn - 1992
* READ, Christopher Gerrard - 1998
* RECHTER, Clifford Maurice - 1979
* REED, Geoffrey Brendan - 1967
* REED, John Leo - ?
* REDDICK, Dora May - 1989
* REDMAN, Micheal A. - 1986
* REGAN, Frances Bridget - 1996
* REHFISCH, Monika - 1994
* REID, Trefler - 1995
* RENZELLA, Vincenzo - 1995
* REYNOLDS, Ethel Louisa - 1965
* REYNOLDS, Arthur - 1967
* REYNOLDS, Philip Peter - 1993
* RHIMES, Vera - 1967
* RHIMES, Ernest Herbert - 1975
* RIDLEY, Frank - 1963
* RICE, Jessie - 1933
* RICE, Ernest James - 1937
* RICHARDS, Leonard Ernest -1965
* RICHARDS, Ethel Meadows - 1990
* RICHARDS, Irene V. - 1981
* RICHARDS, John W. - 1967
* RICHARDSON, Kealing Alfred - 1976
* RICHARDSON, Priscilla Olive - 1982
* RICHARDSON, Dorothy - 1996
* RICHARDSON, Reginald - 1995
* RICKARD, David Edward Henry - 1992
* RICKETTS, Madge - 1997
* RICKETTS, Charles E. - 1982
* RICKERTON, Doug C. - 1978
* RIETWYK, Charles William 'Bill' - 2000
* RIETWYK, Elizabeth - 2001
* RIGBY, Lindsay James - 1977
* RILEY, Ethel Ivy - 1958
* RILEY, William George - 1959
* ROBERTS, William George Clarke - 1939
* ROBERTS, Emile John Stuart - 1947
* ROBERTS, Bernice Elsie - 1996
* ROBERTS, T. G. D. - 1989
* ROBERTSON, Dorothy J. S. - 1990
* ROBERTSON, Stafford Ernest - 1974
* ROBERTSON, Annetta Blanch - 1975
* ROBERTSON, Alice Catherine - 1974
* ROBERTSON, Lilian - 1975
* ROBERTSON, Joseph Rex - 1978
* ROBERTSON, Richard F. - 1979
* ROBERTSON, Ruby H. - 1988
* ROBERTSON, Max E. - 1995
* ROBINSON, Kathleen Janet - 1997
* ROBINSON, Geoffrey - 1985
* ROBINSON, Sylvial - 1992
* ROBINSON, John Ware - 1966
* ROBINSON, Jean Hawthorne - 1990
* RODMAN, James - 1985
* ROGAN, James -1991
* ROGERS, Bartholomew Patrick - 1982
* ROGERS, Douglas Albert C. - 2000
* ROGERS, Iris Edna - 1989
* ROGERS, Mona Elizabeth Ellen - 2001
* RONDINELLA, Frank - 1983
* RONDINELLA, Jean Nancy - 1984
* ROPENGA, Maria - 1990
* ROSE, Keith Frederick - 1962
* ROSE, Norman - 1985
* ROSE, Jean V. - 1985
* ROSER, Edward Graham - 1995
* ROSS, Alexander John - 1915
* ROSS, Nellie - 1945
* ROSS, Mary Ann - 1994
* ROSS, James - 1967
* ROSS, Brett Anthony - 1996
* ROSS, Robert W. 'Bob' - 1991
* ROSSBOROUGH, Rita May - 2001
* ROWAN, Eliza - 1970
* ROWE, Nesta Bernice - 1994
* ROWE, Archibald Harold -1998
* ROWELL, Gertrude 'Chris' - 1992
* ROWELL, Leslie W. - ?
* ROWELL, Sydney Charles - 1986
* ROYLE, Leisle - 1997
* ROYLE, Doris - 1994
* ROYSTON, Beatrice 'Gyp' -1989
* ROYSTON, Lindsay Edgar - 1940
* ROZET, Gertrude Elsie - 1998
* RUDDUCK, Joseph John - 1918
* RUDDUCK, Jane S. - 1930
* RUDDUCK, Nelson - 1935
* RUDDUCK, Lillian - 1961
* RUDDUCK, Henry N. - 1962
* RUDDUCK, Theresa - 1958
* RUDDUCK, Jack - ?
* RUDDUCK, Helen - 1956
* RUDDUCK, Ernest - 1972
* RULE, Brian Knowlton - 1996
* RUMBLE, Margaret Brown - 1990
* RUNYARD, Marie Victoria - 1964
* RUNYARD, Robert George - 1965
* RUTTER, Elizabeth 'Betty' - 1996
* RUTTER, E. J. 'Ted' - 1982

... S ...
* SAGEMAN, S. J. - 1964
* SAGEMAN, Pearl Elaine - 1982
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Dr William Anderson - Scotland, Dunedin, Blenheim, Christchurch, London, Queensland

on 6 Nov 2014 mjc88 asked:
Seeking descendants of Dr Anderson who practiced in Blenheim 1900 - 1910

this was William Anderson (1870-1913)
eldest son of Hercules Anderson (1843-1899), born Kincardineshire, died Blenheim & Jane Smith (1846-1883 nee unknown), died Kincardineshire, Scotland

known siblings
* William had a brother, Hercules Anderson (1874-1949), D.D.S., Trinity University, Toronto. Dental Surgeon, High Street, Picton who served in WWI as
Corporal 80324 with the NZEF, 42nd Reinforcements C Company. He embarked from Wellington 1 Aug 1918 listing his next of kin as his sister Miss J. D. Anderson, 13 Maxwell Road, Blenheim (William had his practice in Maxwell Rd., next to E. Powell & Sons Dentist & opposite H. R. Bagge, Dentist)
* William had a sister, Jean Duthie Anderson (1875-1959) who didn't marry
* William had a brother, R. H. Anderson who served in the Boer War with the 2nd Brabant's Horse (more research needed)
* William had a brother, J. Anderson, who studied at Devonia navigation School, Lyttelton (more research needed)

Timaru Herald, 23 December 1897 MARRIAGE of WILLIAM ANDERSON
ANDERSON-CRAMOND - On Dec 15th, at St Peter's Church, Wellington, by Rev. W. Waters, M.A., William Anderson, M.B.C.M., Edin. Univ., eldest son of Capt. Hercules Anderson, of Christchurch, to Jessie, second daughter of the late John Cramond, Timaru
This was Jessie Lindsay Cramond (1868-1947), daughter of John CRAMOND (1838-1879) and his second wife Ann/Anne Lindsay THOMSON (1846-1932) both from Edinburgh, Scotland, married 26 July 1876 in East Taieri, Dunedin, died Auckland

the known children of WILLIAM & JESSIE:
* 1899 - 1979 Hercules Lindsay Anderson
Hercules married Olive Ruth TURNER in 1928. Daughter of John George Turner & Leila Mary Langford. He next married Phyllis Stella Elizabeth Ann Howse in 1931. Daughter of Edwin Howse & Stella Adelaide Ponting Hepburn
* 1903 - 1982 Margot Nancy Anderson
nothing known of Margot at this time

Otago Witness, 26 April 1879 BIRTH of a BROTHER
On the 11th February, at Johnshaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland, Mrs Hercules Anderson of a son

Star, 25 July 1883 BIRTH of a BROTHER
At Rosefield, St Cyrus, Kincardineshire, Scotland, on the 8th May, the wife of Hercules Anderson, shipmaster, of a son

Otago Daily Times, 26 July 1883 DEATH of WILLIAM'S MOTHER
On the 26th May, at Rosefield street, St Cyrus, Kincardineshire, Scotland, Jane Smith, wife of Hercules Anderson, shipmaster; aged 37 years (18 days after birth of her son)

Hawke's Bay Herald, 5 March 1897 WILLIAM in Dunedin
Dr Anderson (son of Captain Hercules Anderson, the marine superintendent of the Shaw-Savill Company) has been appointed junior house surgeon of the Dunedin hospital, and entered on his duties on Monday

Marlborough Express, 10 December 1897 WILLIAM as HOUSE SURGEON
Dr Anderson, an Edinburgh graduate, and one of the house surgeons of the Dunedin Hospital, has entered into partnership with a local medico

Marlborough Express, 10 January 1898 WILLIAM applying for PICTON
PICTON HOSPITAL BOARD - A letter from Dr Anderson of Blenheim was read offering to come and reside in Picton if Dr Scott was appointed surgeon to the Hospital, till Dr Scott had secured the services of an assistant

Marlborough Express, 21 March 1898 William Baker Girling (1831-1898)
It is our painful duty to record the death of Mr William Baker Girling, the well known merchant, which occurred early on Sunday morning at his residence in High Street. The sad news came as a great shock to the community, for Mr Girling's death was sudden and unexpected. He had been indisposed for some days, but he was in his business premises as late as one o'clock on Saturday afternoon. There he complained of feeling unwell, and left the shop for his house. During the night his condition became so alarming that medical assistance was summoned, and Dr Anderson attended him. he administered a sedative, and remained with the sufferer, who gradually sank and passed away at about six o'clock. Deceased, who was 66 years of age, has been a resident of Blenheim for over 20 years

Evening Post, 26 April 1899 DEATH of WILLIAM'S FATHER
We regret to announce the death of Captain Hercules Anderson, father of Dr Anderson, of this town, which occurred this morning at an early hour at his residence in Walter Street. Captain Anderson, who has been marine superintendent of the Shaw, Savill and Albion Shipping Company for the last fifteen years, was well-known in Dunedin and Christchurch, his home being situated at the latter place, He had been in ill-health for some time past and only arrived in Blenheim at the beginning of this month, having been ordered by his medical adviser to make his home here for a time in the hope that the change would be for the benefit of his health. Up to within a few months ago Captain Anderson enjoyed the very best of health, and he had rarely experienced a day's illness. Recently, however, a form of liver complaint had made serious inroads on his constitution, and it was to seek medical advice from his son, Dr Anderson, who is in partnership with Dr Cleghorn in Blenheim, that he was visiting that place. The family will have much sympathy in their bereavement.

Captain Hercules Anderson, Marine Superintendent to the Shaw, Saville and Albion Company, died early this morning at the age of 55. Deceased arrived in Blenheim at the beginning of the month intending to reside here for some time for the benefit of his health.
The news of the death of Captain H. Anderson this morning came as a shock to his many friends in shipping and commercial circles. Up to within a few months ago Captain Anderson enjoyed the very best health, and he had rarely experienced a day's illness. Recently, however, a form of liver complaint had made serious inroads on his constitution, and it was to seek medical advice from his son, Dr Anderson, who is in partnership with Dr. Cleghorn in Blenheim, that he was visiting that place. A few days ago he was reported to have much improved in health after a serious operation. The deceased was a native of Forfarshire, and had served his apprenticeship to the sea on the coast of Scotland. He was employed in the Albion Shipping Co's service until it merged into the present Shaw, Savill and Albion line, and in the latter's employ had command of a number of vessels. Later, his employers recognising his business and other abilities, appointed him to succeed the late Captain Anderson was a good seaman, thoroughly well liked and trusted by his employers and those serving below him, and respected by the public with whom he daily came in contact.
His wife pre-deceased him many years ago. He leaves three sons and two daughters. Captain Anderson and his family made a trip to the Old Country during the Queen's Jubilee year, and he returned then apparently in good health. The flags of the Harbour Board, the vessels in harbour and at the Port and Shipping Offices, and at the principal business houses in Lyttelton, were at half-mast today
- Hercules was buried Plot 5, Block 13 at Omaka cemetery
Marlborough Express, 28 April 1899 The funeral of the late Captain Anderson, which took place yesterday, was numerously attended. The Rev W. O. Robb officiated at the grave.
NOTE Hercules had a brother, Captain David Anderson who was a marine superintendent of the City Line, Glasgow for 54 years, retiring in 1908

Marlborough Express, 5 May 1899 PROBATE of Captain Anderson
The will of the late Captain Hercules Anderson was to-day proved in the Supreme Court before Mr J. Allen, Registrar, acting for and in the absence of a Judge, and probate granted to Dr William Anderson and Jean Duthie Anderson, the executors named in the will

Marlborough Express, 26 January 1900 SCARLET FEVER in the Schools
We understand that owing to the prevalence of whooping cough and scarlet fever among children, Dr Anderson has recommended that the Borough Schools be closed for a time. It is also said that the Committee decline to follow the doctor's instructions. Parents should take heed.

Marlborough Express, 9 January 1900 Dr CLEGHORNE resigns
The following letter from D. Cleghorn was received:- As I am about to leave the district, I beg to tender you my resignation as medical officer to the Hospital, an appointment I have had the privilege of holding for more than twenty years ...
I have also to thank Dr Anderson for the valuable assistance he has rendered me during the last two years ...
I should esteem it a favor, gentlemen, if you would relieve me of my office at the end of the year. Dr Anderson is willing to take over my duties until you fill the vacancy caused by my resignation ...
The average of the number of patients at the Hospital had considerably decreased; formerly, it was about 30, now it was 15 to 18 ...

Marlborough Express, 15 February 1900 A.O. FORESTERS in Blenheim
A meeting of Court, Blenheim, A.O. Foresters was held last night, Bro. W. E. Elliott, C.R., presiding, and a large number of members of the Court being present, A candidate was initiated into the rites of Forestry. Dr Anderson was unanimously appointed Court Surgeon, Vice Dr Cleghorn resigned.

Marlborough Express, 6 March 1900 SALE of PROPERTY
The following sales of properties in the Borough were notified:- Dr Cleghorn to Dr Anderson

Marlborough Express, 13 March 1900 WILLIAM appointed MEDICAL OFFICER
Mr Parker moved that Dr Anderson be appointed Medical Officer for the Hospital (in succession to Dr Cleghorn) for a period of twelve months from march 31st, at a salary of L150 a year (the equivalent of $10,527 in wages in Nov 2014). He understood that it was not necessary to call for applications. It was stated that the new arrangement would mean a saving to the Board of about L60 a year. Dr Anderson would continue in the office of doctor for the poor of the district at the additional salary of L22 a year

Marlborough Express, 19 December 1900 WILLIAM's brother
Corporal R. H. Anderson, a brother of Dr Anderson, who joined the first Marlborough contingent, and who has been attached to Brabant's Light Horse, and has seen very active service in the Transvaal, is expected to arrive in Blehneim on Thursday. In all probability the Mayor will arrange proceedings so that the returned officer will receive a reception befitting the occasion.

Marlborough Express, 12 April 1902 The BURLEIGH ASSAULT
At the Police Court this morning, James Dalziel was charged on remand that at Burleigh on 1st inst., he did unlawfully beat and assault on Raynor Ching, and cause him bodily harm...
William Anderson, M.D., said Ching was admitted to the hospital on the 1st inst ...

Nelson Evening Mail, 11 July 1902 WILLIAM in BLENHEIM
Dr Anderson of Blenhein and Dr Morrison of Greymouth will act as Health Officers in their districts under the superintendence of Dr Frengely

Nelson Evening Mail, 27 May 1903 WILLIAM as Acting District Health Officer
Dr Frengley (District Health Officer for Nelson-Westland-Marlborough Districts) who is at present in Wellington, is of the opinion that the consumption of oysters in this locality, has added largely to the cause of so many cases of enteric fever in Nelson. He therefore instructed Dr Anderson (Acting District Health Officer for Marlborough) to investigate the storage-beds of oysters which are on the Boulder Bank within the Nelson Harbour. Dr Anderson comes to the conclusion that the amount of contamination, which was found amongst these oyster localities, is quite enough to convince him that the oysters themselves have been receiving foul matter

Nelson Evening Mail, 8 December 1904 WILLIAM resigns from BLENHEIM
BLENHEIM, Yesterday - The Hospital Board to-day accepted the resignations of Dr Anderson, it's medical officer and Dr Nairn, consultant and anesthetist. The former gave as his reason that the Board denied him the necessary authority for the satisfactory execution of his duty. It was resolved to call for applications for the two positions

New Zealand Herald, 6 June 1905 WILLIAM in LONDON
Very shortly after his arrival in London, Dr W. Anderson (Blenheim) left for Edinburgh in order to work at the hospitals in the Scottish capital

Marlborough Express, 18 December 1905 WILLIAM in Christchurch
A two-storeyed house of eleven rooms in Gloucester Street West, owned by Mr William A. Day, grain merchant and occupied by Dr William Anderson, late of Blenheim, who has been in Christchurch only a few months, was destroyed by fire this morning. The outbreak occurred in the wash-house attached to the main building. A servant girl lit the copper fire there about six o'clock and three-quarters of an hour later, hearing a crackling sound, she ran out of the kitchen to find the washhouse in flames. The flames were rapidly spread by a south-west wind, the building being ruined.

Marlborough Express, 8 May 1906 WILLIAM's MEDICAL OPINION
MUNICIPAL LAVATORIES - With reference to your letter asking me to say a few words as to the special need for municipal lavatories in Christchurch. From the health point of view, of course, the reasons for establishing these are obvious and I know of no city in Great Britain or Australia of this size which has not recognised their necessity...

Marlborough Express, 19 June 1906 WILLIAM visiting Blenheim
Dr W. Anderson, now of Christchurch, is in Blenheim for a few days

Press, 9 July 1907 another BROTHER
Mr J. Anderson, son of the late Captain Hercules Anderson, who has been studying at Devonia navigation School (Lyttelton) passed his examination last week for a certificate of competency as master in the foreign trade

Marlborough Express, 15 December 1913 DEATH of WILLIAM ANDERSON
ANDERSON - On December 13, 1913, suddenly from apoplexy at Thursday Island, where he held the appointment of medical superintendent; Dr William Anderson M.D., late of Blenheim and Tonga, son of the late Captain Hercules Anderson; aged 43 years

ASHBURTON cemetery - burials in unknown plots

ASHBURTON (Maori: Hakatere) is now a large town in the Canterbury Region, 88km south of Christchurch & 80km north of Timaru. It extends from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps and from the Rangitata River to the Rakaia River, including the towns of Methven, Mount Somers, and Rakaia.
Ashburton was named by the surveyor Captain Joseph Thomas of the New Zealand Land Association, after Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton, who was a member of the Canterbury Association.

All the burials recorded in unknown plots in the Area:
Church of England, Free Ground, at Ashburton cemetery

The celebrants for many of the burials were:
* Rev E. A. Scott (1850-1931)
born in London, was formerly the Archdeacon of Christchurch

* Rev R. A. Woodthorpe
vicar of St. John's and chaplain to the Bishop of Christchuroh, appointed warden of the Selwyn College in Dunedin in 1905

* Rev John Robert Burgin (1869-1920)
arrived in Ashburton from Auckland, in Aug 1912 (photo)

The original list of names can be viewed here
* the 58 still born children, also in unknown plots, are not listed here
* some birth dates may be approximate, use as a guide only
* dates could be of death OR burial
* If you can help with more bios please leave a comment below

* William Henry ADAMS
12 Oct 1900 aged 69

* James ALLEN
? aged ? (child) - 1895??

* Benjamin AMNES (no such name)
15 Aug 1912 aged 80

17 May 1915 aged ? (child)

31 Aug 1917 aged 87

* John William BAILEY
14 July 1909 aged ? (child)

* Walter BAKER
23 April 1892 aged 63

* Charles BAKER
1 Feb 1887 aged 28

* William BARRYWOOD (no such name)
23 Oct 1915 aged 72
William was a sailor

* George BATHURST (database has Bathwiot)
13 Aug 1904 aged 65
Press, 15 August 1904 BATHURST - On August 13th, at Tuarangi Old Men's Home, Ashburton, George bathurst (late of Okain's Bay), aged 65 years

* Frederick BAY
24 Dec 1932 aged 96
On the Marawiti Ballot in 1897 when he successfully rented 30 acres at 8s 6d per acre
In Aug 1910 he was in Rakaia when he secured Sections 626 & 627 for 10 years lease

* Frederick BELSEY
5 Jan 1893 aged 67

* Neils Bernhardt BENTSEN
27 Oct 1913 aged 63

* Philip Carteret BERTRAND (1824-1902)
13 June 1902 aged 78 (database has 73)

* William Edgar BILLENS
5 July 1906 aged 82 (database has 16th)
in 1873 William was a Carpenter at Burke's Pass
Press, 6 July 1906 BILLENS - On July 5th, at Tuarangi, Ashburton, William Edgar Billens, aged 82 years

* Alfred BILTON
25 May 1904 aged 63
Star, 26 May 1904 BILTON - May 25, at "Tuarangi" Old Men's Home, Ashburton, Alfred Bilton; aged sixty-three years

* John BIRD
? aged 75
In Rangitata in 1906

* William BISHOP
? aged 57 (BDM has aged about 64)
died in Ashburton hospital from the effects of an accident Oct 1891

* Charles Franz Oscae BJORK
26 April 1906 aged 71

* Ethel Maud BLACKBURN
9 May 1887 aged 3 months
6th of 6 children (4 daughters) of Thomas BLACKBURN & Lucy Ellen MARTIN

* William BOOTH
22 May 1895 aged 76

* James BORMAN (database has Bornan)
9 Dec 1886 aged 55

* Daniel BOUCHER
24 Dec 1907 aged 72

* James BRADY
30 March 1910 aged 67

* Vernon Cleveland BRADY (database has Vernon Kerdaud Brady)
29 Aug 1908 aged 14 days
son of James Cleveland BRADY & Ellen LEWIS

* Samuel Henry BREALEY
2 March 1914 aged 87
Ashburton Guardian, 12 May 1894 ASHBURTON - On the certificates of Drs Leahy and Hunter, Samuel Brealey of Tinwald, was committed to Sunnyside as being a lunatic under insufficient control

* Edward BROWN (1847-1917)
18 Aug 1917 aged 70

* Edward BROWN (1848-1909)
27 Sep 1909 aged 61

* Edward BROWN (1865-1930)
9 April 1930 aged 65

* Frederick BROWN (1845-1911)
19 Dec 1911 aged 66

* Peter BROWN (1823-1903)
30 June 1903 aged 80

* Richard BROWN (1834-1881)
31 Dec 1881 aged 47

? aged 84
possibly same entry as below

* William Thomas BUCKINGHAM
? aged 84
possibly same entry as above

* Margaret BULMER
30 Dec 1888 aged 19 months
(base born 31 May 1887, daughter of Emma Margaret Bulmer & granddaughter of Benjamin Bulmer (1838-1913) & Rose Ann Elizabeth Smith (1836-1909) from Womersley, Yorkshire, died Waikuku)

* Hans Peter BUNDESEN (database has Bundersen)
17 July 1917 aged 80
born 23 April 1836 in Lundtoft, Kliplev Parish, Lundtoft District, Aabenraa County, Denmark, 6th of 9 children of Peter Petersen BUNDESEN & Botilla Marie JESSEN. He emigrated from Hamburg on the 'Friedeberg' 18 May 1872 with his brother Peter & Peter's wife Christina. He married Mary MULLIN (1840-1909) in 1880. They were living in Timaru in 1882. Mary is buried in Linwood, Christchurch. He had been a patient in Christchurch hospital in Oct 1894. In 1911 he was an inmate of the Jubilee Home in Woolston. Hans died in the Tuarangi Old Men's Home in Ashburton

* Eveline Roberts BUNTING
19 April 1889 aged 7 months
daughter of Thomas BUNTING & Mary SMITH

* James BURGESS (1826-1898)
6 April 1898 aged 72

* James BURKE
6 Feb 1908 aged 72

* William BURTON (1826-1893)
28 March 1893 aged 57

* Richard BUTLER
23 March 1907 aged 66

* Alexander CAMPBELL (1822-1883)
10 Jan 1883 aged 60

* John CANNOP (1818-1891)
20 Feb 1891 aged 72
Press, 25 February 1891 An old man, named John Cannop, died suddenly in the Old Men's Home at Ashburton on the 20th inst. Cannop, who was seventy-two years of age, and had been an inmate of the Home for a considerable period, was sitting quietly having his tea, when he suddenly threw back his head and expired. The immediate cause of death was heart disease. He had no relatives in the Colony

* Thomas CARLIN (1827-1893)
13 June 1893 aged 66

* William Forbes CARPENTER (1832-1910)
15 Sep 1910 aged 78

* William CARR
10 July 1905 aged 79
Ashburton Guardian, 10 July 1905 The INQUEST was held at the Old Men's Home this morning before Mr Robert Alcorn, J.P., coroner, touching the death of William Carr, aged 79, an inmate of the Home, who died suddenly on Saturday afternoon... deceased was unmarried and has a brother at Greenpark...

? aged 60

* Annie CARTER
10 March 1913 aged aged 76

* Alexander CAULDWELL
29 April 1916 aged 71

8 April 1908 aged 72

* Edward Jonathan CHILDS (1838-1909)
17 Nov 1909 aged 71

* John CHISNELL (database has Chiznell)
3 May 1910 aged 75

* Charles CLARK
14 Dec 1909 aged 71

* Samuel CLARK
24 July 1917 aged 72

* James George COLLINS
21 Nov 1918 aged 30
during the Flu Pandemic

* Estelle Olive COMPTON
28 June 1883 aged 3
daughter of George COMPTON (1843-1882) & Annie PREBBLE (1850-1920), both died Christchurch

* George Slade COOK (1839-1913)
10 Nov 1913 aged 74

* Thomas COOPER (1837-1882)
15 Aug 1882 aged 45

* James COPE (1841-1908)
24 June 1908 aged 67

* William COTTRELL (database has Cotterell)
11 March 1888 aged 72

* Sarah Annie COWLING (nee Jones 1849-1883)
29 Aug 1883 aged 34
married William Cowling in Dunedin 13 June 1873 & had 3 children:
1876 - 1950 William Cowling
1877 - 1882 Alice Louisa Cowling (aged 4)
1883 - 1884 George Cowling (born 24 Aug 1883, died aged 6 months)

* John McDonald CRAIG
4 Oct 1940 aged 1 hour (database has 1 month)

* Henry CRASTER (1840-1916)
7 Dec 1916 aged 76

* Clarence CRAWFORD
2 Sep 1924 aged 1 hour (database has 5 months)

29 July 1925 aged 6 hours (database has 1 month)

11 Aug 1928 aged 6 hours (database has 1 month)

* James Wilson CRISPIN (1823-1898)
19 May 1898 aged 74

* William Charles CROSBY (1830-1883)
10 Feb 1883 aged 52

* Henry CULLEN
? aged 22

* John CURD (1873-1885)
18 Dec 1885 aged 12

* Winifred Lucy CURREY
28 May 1909 aged 3 days
daughter of Charles Edward CURREY (1880-1945) & Eva May BOOTH (1881-1958). Charles & Eva were from Bathurst, New South Wales, they married there in 1905 & died in Ashburton
Winifred's NZ siblings:
1905 - 1975 Elvie May Lismore Currey
1906 - 1996 Harold Booth Currey
1908 - 1987 Jack Morson Currey
1909 - 1909 Winifred Lucy Currey
1910 - 1982 Charles Bathurst Currey

* Henry CUTTS
8 April 1914 aged 70

* William DAVIS
9 Feb 1915 aged 63

* John Balsdon DAVIS
22 Dec 1905 aged 72

* Robert Francis DAW
1 Sep 1899 aged 69

* George DEANE
24 Sep 1915 aged 72

* William DEARE
1 April 1908 aged 75

8 July 1903 aged 44
Ashburton Guardian, 6 July 1903 A swagsman named Frederic Desfountain died at the County Hospital last evening. Deceased had been an inmate of the institution for about three weeks, and was 40 years of age

* John Sewell DONOVAN
27 April 1914 aged 63

* George DOUGLAS
16 June 1887 aged 68

20 Sep 1917 aged 72

16 April 1891 aged 54

* Thomas DUMFORD
16 March 1888 aged 75

* William Henry DUNNE
14 Dec 1914 aged 85

7 July 1900 aged 85

* Edward ELLERM
? aged 79

* Henry ELMS
18 Aug 1916 aged 79

* Richard EVANS
25 Dec 1912 aged 63

5 Dec 1913 aged 83

* Paul EWEN
9 Oct 1928 aged ? (child)

* William FALCON
? aged 62

* Matthew FAULKNOR
3 May 1904 aged 74

* Gwendoline Albina May FENTON
11 Feb 1886 aged 7 months
daughter of Charles FENTON (1844-1898) & Mary Ann YEOMAN (1861-1947)
* Mary Ann Yeoman was 1 of at least 11 children of Benjamin YEOMAN (1835-1908) & Anne Bethia SHIVAS (1843-1932) from Scotland.
Benjamin died in Otago, Anne died in Ashburton.
* Mary Ann Yeoman married Francis Manson (1841-1884) in 1878 (no children found)
* Mary Ann (as Yeoman) married Charles Fenton (1844-1898) in 1882
- they had 4 children from 1883-1886
* Mary Ann (as Manson) married Jonas Oberg (1861-1923) in 1892
- had 7 children from 1892-1905
* Mary Ann Oberg died in Christchurch 12 July 1947

* Benjamin FIELDER
14 Jan 1895 aged 74

* Christian Nicholas Frederick FLERON (1842-1932)
23 March 1932 aged 89

* Gustavus FOX (1849-1903)
21 July 1903 aged 74
Star, 23 July 1903 FOX - July 21, at the Old Men's Home, Ashburton, Gustavus Fox; aged seventy-four years

* Alexander FRASER
2 Dec 1907 aged 67

* George FULLER
25 July 1904 aged 65

* Henry FURNEAUX (1843-1914)
28 March 1914 aged 70

20 June 1887 aged 43

* Albert GALE
16 Sep 1908 aged 6 days
base born son of Mary Gale (1888-1969) who married Albert Densfield Slade (1886-1959) in 1909 and had 4 children in Blenheim. Mary & Albert are buried at Omaka cemetery

* Samuel GERRARD (1830-1900)
25 Sep 1900 aged 70
Ashburton Guardian, 24 September 1900 A man named Samuel Gerrard, aged 70, was found dead in his bed in the Old Men's Home this morning. He had come from St Alban's three months ago. He leaves two daughters married and one son single. He was in his usual health yesterday, and did not complain of being unwell. He went to bed at his usual hour and his room mate did not hear him make any noise during the night, although two inmates say they heard him cough once or twice. There was no sign of any struggle

19 April 1898 aged 44

* Frederick GOOCH (database has Groch)
4 Nov 1892 aged 41

* William GOODHAND (1847-1912)
24 Nov 1912 aged 65

* Arthur GOUGH (1815-1883)
12 Jan 1883 aged 67

* John GOVER (1825-1889)
10 April 1889 aged 64

* Charles GRANT
12 July 1903 aged 57
Star, 14 July 1903 GRANT - On July 12th, at Tuarangi Old Men's Home, Ashburton, Charles Grant, aged fifty-seven years

* Henry Edward GREEN
5 Sep 1902 aged 70

* Edward GREEN
31 July 1912 aged 53

* Richardson GREEN (policeman)
6 Aug 1917 aged 70

* Thomas GREENLESS (1829-1895)
14 Sep 1895 aged 64
Had 1900 acres in Oamaru in 1868

* William GREGORY
20 June 1914 aged 91

* Robert GRESSON
28 May 1905 aged 67

* John GRICE
2 Oct 1911 aged 65

* Emmanuel GUSTAFSON (1844-1918) (database has Emanuel Gostafson
24 Aug 1918 aged 74
At 4.26 yesterday afternoon, a fire occurred in a five-roomed brick cottage, 20 Westwood terrace, off Salisbury street, occupied by four old age pensioners named Robert Kingan (aged 84), James Renshaw (78), Frank Smith (65) and Emmanuel Gustafson (74). The outbreak was due to the upsetting of a kerosene stove, on which the evening meal was being cooked, and in a few moments the building, an old one, was a mass of flames. Kingan was rather severely singed about the face in making his escape, but Renshaw was more unfortunate, his retreat being cut off, and only the timely arrival of the Fire Brigade averted a tragedy

* Michael HAINES (1824-1883)
28 Dec 1883 aged 59

14 April 1915 aged 63

* Thomas William HARELL
10 Sep 1908 aged 80

* Robert John HARPER (1832-1904)
15 April 1904 aged 71
Press, 18 April 1904 There died at the Tuarangi Home, Ashburton, on April 15th, Sergeant-Major Robert Harper, of the Royal Artillery, and one of the few remaining Crimean heroes. He was a native of Oxford, England, and joined the Welsh Fusiliers in November 1851, but the following year was transferred to the Royal Artillery and saw much active service during the Crimean war. Some little time ago he was chosen for one of the inmates of the Veterans' Home but declined to go owing to his failing health. He died a peaceful death at the age of 71 years and the commanders of the two Ashburton Infantry Corps arranged to give him a military funeral yesterday
POSSIBLY related to, or even 1 of the 15 children of, Bishop Henry John Chitty Harper (1804-1893). A son, Charles John Harper, (1838-1829 possible brother of Robert) was Chairman of the Ashburton County Council & unsuccessfully stood for election to the House of Representatives in the Ashburton electorate in 1899. A daughter, Emily Weddell Harper, married the politician John Acland. Two of his other daughters married Charles Blakiston, son of Sir Matthew Blakiston, 1st Baronet and Charles George Tripp. A son, Leonard Harper, became a member of parliament, and Arthur Paul Harper was his grandson.

* Alexander HARRISON (1822-1903)
29 Jan 1903 aged 80

* John HARRISON (1821-1907)
1 June 1907 aged 86

20 Nov 1918 aged 86

* William HERRING
1 Oct 1892 aged 60
Star, 3 October 1892 A man named William Herring, a cripple, who was arrested on Friday on a charge of drunkenness, died in his cell on Saturday morning

* Thomas HILL
10 Sep 1917 aged 82

* William HILL
13 Nov 1907 aged 70

* James HODGKINS (seaman)
20 July 1917 aged 80

25 Feb 1899 aged 75

? aged 75

* Arthur HOPWOOD (died in Tinwald)
2 July 1883 aged 23 days (database has aged 23 years)
only New Zealand born child (10 siblings born in England) of Joseph HOPWOOD (1832-1893 from Broseley, Shropshire) & Sarah Ann MEREDITH (1839-1888 from Wolverhampton). Joseph & Sarah are buried Plot 10 & 11 Ashburton

* Samuel HORE
16 Oct 1907 aged 55

* Annie HUGHES
28 Aug 1883 aged 8 months
1 of 5 daughters of Thomas & Alice HUGHES

7 Sep 1898 aged 43

* Daniel HUNT
14 Dec 1918 aged 4 weeks

* Thomas HUNT
9 Sep 1883 aged 73

* James HUNTER
10 June 1908 aged 64

* Samuel HURLEY
11 Dec 1914 aged 58

* James HUSTON
? aged 29

* John HYATT
31 Aug 1883 aged 55 (database has 35)

* Thomas JACKSON
? aged 68 (possibly 1892)

* Charles JOHNS
27 Jan 1917 aged 82

* John JOHNS
24 Dec 1884 aged 65

* Richard JOHNS
3 Feb 1885 aged 61

20 April 1907 aged 76

7 April 1914 aged 65

23 March 1910 aged 72

* David JONES
20 Sep 1907 aged 79

* Ellis JONES
11 Oct 1910 aged 75

* George Canning JONES
3 Feb 1902 aged 73

* Thomas JONES
19 July 1906 aged 77

* Thomas JOYCE
12 March 1912 aged 70

* James KEDGE
13 Jan 1906 aged 57

* William James KEELEY
4 Aug 1914 aged 37

*John KEEN
19 May 1890 aged 44

* William Henry Smith KEMBLE (database has Kimble)
25 July 1895 aged 19
parents were William John KEMBLE (1850-1905) & Martha SECORD (nee Dunford 1841-1883) who married in 1874 & had 4 children.
Martha first married in Christchurch in 1859 to Guy Stephen Secord (1833-1868 from Ontario) & had 6 children
paternal grandparents were William Henry KEMBLE & Mary SMITH of Middlesex
maternal grandparents were William DUNFORD & Elizabeth SMITH of Wiltshire

* Alexander KILLETT
10 May 1915 aged 73

* Joseph KING
13 Feb 1901 aged 61

* Marjorie KING
22 Dec 1921 aged 1 hour (database has 1 month)

* Kathleen KIRK
10 May 1940 aged 6 hours (database has 1 month)

26 Jan 1906 aged 62

* Sarah Ann KITE
13 May 1882 aged 27

* James LAHEE
13 July 1909 aged 57 (BDM has 51)
in Leeston in 1873, in the Tuarangi Home, Ashburton 1909

* Thomas LAMBERT
20 Sep 1910 aged 91

* Benjamin LANCASTER
27 Dec 1902 aged 50

* George LANE
13 Sep 1916 aged 87

25 Sep 1916 aged 81

* Edward LAVILLE
14 Aug 1913 aged 76

* Le CRUR (no such spelling)
5 June 1907 aged ? (child)

* Richardson Le PELLEY
14 March 1899 aged 74

* John Henry LEAK
17 May 1906 aged 90

* William LEES
25 Aug 1910 aged 78

* James LEWIS
16 Feb 1894 aged 75

* Joseph LLOYD
4 Aug 1885 aged 76

* Henry LONG
26 Nov 1905 aged 83

* Henry LOWE
27 April 1884 aged 54

* Thomas LUEEN (no such name)
30 April 1904 aged 65

* Jane LUNT
? aged 52

* William LUTTON
14 Aug 1901 aged 58

* Maria MAGNE
? aged 73

15 Aug 1913 aged 77

* William John McDONALD
21 Jan 1918 aged 34

* James McLEOD
17 Oct 1905 aged ?

* Charles McMULLAN
4 June 1904 aged 68

* Robert George McQUAIDE
3 May 1915 aged 63

* William Shaw MEACHAM
9 Dec 1901 aged 63

* Ann Elizabeth MILES
1 May 1934 aged 5 hours

* Edward MILLAN
29 Sep 1909 aged 87

* Henry MILLER
3 Feb 1894 aged 67

13 May 1911 aged 3 hours

15 Aug 1895 aged 77

* Edith MOORE (1853-1900)
16 Oct 1900 aged 47
(database has this entry twice, once as Edith Moore & the other as Judith Moore. BDM also has Edith but her inquest records her as Ada)
Ashburton Guardian, 16 October 1900 AN INQUEST was held yesterday afternoon before R. Alcorn, Esq., coroner, as to the cause of death of Ada Moore, aged 47, who died in the Ashburton Hospital on Sunday afternoon...
of interest Ada died of a diseased liver, called a 'gin liver' and the heart was 'weak & flabby'. It was recorded that alcohol was the only thing she cared for. The nurse at the hospital stated that when brought in Ada was in a very dirty state, in a semi-conscious condition and clawing at her throat a good deal. She put her to bed and gave her some whisky and soda! She did not recover but died ten minutes later!!!
The Mayor steps in
NOTE Ada was married to William Bury Moore
their known children were:
1877 - 1951 Augusta Ann Chandler Moore (+ John Davidson 1903)
1881 - 1957 Ada Emily Moore (+ James Maher 1904)
*1882 - 1882 Edward Lampriere Moore (aged 9 weeks)
*1882 - 1883 Charles Francis Moore (aged 10 weeks)
*1882 - 1882 William Bury Moore (aged 60 days)
1885 - Nellie Evelyn Moore
1889 - Ella 'Maggie' Moore
*Edward, Charles & William are buried Plot 36, Area 28 at Ashburton

* James George MOORE
4 Nov 1921 aged 66

* Jeremiah MOORHOUSE (database has Jerimiah Moorehouse)
26 Nov 1918 aged 82

* Joseph MORRELL (database has Moreell)
21 Sep 1903 aged 71
Ashburton Guardian, 22 September 1903 An old man named Joseph Morrell, aged 71, died at the Tuarangi Home last evening. Deceased has been an inmate of the Home for the past two years, and came from Christchurch. The cause of death was jaundice.

* Charles MORGAN (1841-1904)
6 Dec 1904 aged 63

* Francis MOULE (1840-1922)
22 May 1922 aged 81

* Thomas Graham MULCASTER (database has Muleaster)
4 March 1902 aged 64

* James MULLEN
31 Oct 1893 aged 80

10 May 1883 aged 46
Star, 14 May 1883 An INQUEST was held on Saturday at the Ashburton Hospital on the body of Joseph Mulligan, a man who was found dead in his bed at the Chertsey Hotel on Thursday morning last...
NOTE seems everyone was drunk for a few days including the doctor who was in a 'beastly state of intoxication' and shouldn't have given the death certificate & the barman was described as a 'habitual drunkard who had been sent to gaol for medical treatment and was generally a worthless character'!)

* James MUMMERY (in Christchurch at least 1862)
? aged 67

* Donald MUNDAY (1836-1910)
12 March 1910 aged 74
Star, 24 January 1908 Hannah Farrell and Ellen Riley were charged with having stolen L2 6s in money and a flask of whisky, the property of Donald Munday, at Sumner, on January 22. It appeared that Munday, who is an inmate of the Ashburton Old Men's Home, was having a holiday at Sumner, and was sleeping off the effects of drink on the Lyttelton Road. The accused saw him and as he was an old decrepit man, they relieved him of his possessions. Both pleaded "Not guilty" but Constable Hampton gave evidence that he found Munday on the road, and heard his story, and that Munday afterwards identified accused.

15 Jan 1895 aged 72

* Assan NEUDIN
1 Sep 1917 aged 75

* Henry NEVELS
15 Feb 1901 aged 77

* James NEWILL
23 Feb 1900 aged 34

* George NORTHCOTE (1877-1900)
18 Aug 1900 aged 23

* John NORTON (1804-1891)
27 June 1891 aged 87

* Michael O'CONNER (database has Michale)
18 Dec 1888 aged 54

* Ernest O'CONNOR
14 June 1923 aged 39 hours

* Robert Markall OLDMAN (database has Rover)
14 July 1884 aged 65
arrived March 1858 on the 'Marchioness' with wife Agnes Ruffin & 2 children (born in Geelong)

* Frederick OLDMAN
21 May 1891 aged 36 (database has 26)

* Robert OWENS (1833-1913)
2 Oct 1913 aged 80

* Thomas PALFREY (1837-1915)
2 March 1915 aged 77
emigrated into Lyttelton 7 May 1865 on the Greyhound. He was from Salop (aka Shropshire)

* Benjamin PARKIN
24 Dec 1904 aged 85

* Elsie PAROELL (no such name)
27 Feb 1922 aged ? (child)

* Edward PAULHILL (1824-1910)
26 July 1910 aged 86
(from Tovil, Maidstone, arrived Wellington with wife (Sarah Brooks 1823-1894) & daughter Lucy on "Waipa" 2 April 1876. Sarah buried Karori. Edward was in Tuarangi Home, Ashburton)

* William PEARCE
12 April 1914 aged 73

* Nils PERSON (database has Niles Perrson)
21 May 1912 aged 65

13 Sep 1900 aged 67

* Allan Hugh PLUNKET
21 July 1929 aged 3 days (database has Flunkett)

* Henry POPE
7 Oct 1902 aged 64

* Thomas PRESTON
? aged 67

*Samuel PRING
17 Dec 1895 aged 78
(bootmaker. In Christchurch at least 1859, lived Cashel St in 1868)

31 Aug 1901 aged 71
(from Midsummer, Yorkshire. In Waimea East, Nelson in 1855, temperance lecturer in Christchurch, published a pamphlet 'Hymns To Jesus' in 1878)

* George RANSON
27 Nov 1911 aged 78

* John RAY
30 Dec 1908 aged 81

* Richard REID
27 Sep 1913 aged 68

29 Dec 1904 aged 60

4 March 1908 aged 83

31 March 1917 aged 79

* George RICHES
15 Oct 1889 aged 60

* Isabella Florence RICHMOND
25 Nov 1883 aged 4 momths

* William RICHMOND
2 May 1915 aged 89

* John RIGG
5 Feb 1909 aged 79

* George RIGGS
19 July 1915 aged 90

* Albert RINGLING (1826-1901)
3 May 1901 aged 75
only entry on BDM is the death of Albert. No births or marriages. Possible he was related to the Ringling Bros

29 June 1911 aged 58

* Charles ROBINSON
30 July 1910 aged 53

17 May 1893 aged 75

? aged 49