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New Zealand Tablet 1871- 1900

Below are some snippets from New Zealand newspapers with local interest.
Very, very interesting,


DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS 6TH APRIL 1871

 

On November 29th Mary Jane Smyth, wife John Kerr Ross, died, aged 34, formerly of Moyallan Gilford, County Down, Ireland – leaving eight small children and a sorrowful husband to mourn her loss.

Belfast Weekly News and Glasgow Mail please copy.

GREY RIVER ARGUS 18TH NOVEMBER 1880

 

A meeting of 500 Orangemen at Gilford, County Down, passed a resolution calling on the Government to suspend trial by jury, and declaring that citizens of the United States and foreigners abusing the hospitality of the County by denouncing the institutions of the United Kingdom should be expelled.

NEW ZEALAND TABLET 22ND MAY 1891

 

The recent meeting of the Tullylish National League was numerously attended. J. McEvoy presided. The following resolutions were unanimously adopted:- That this meeting of nationalists declare that the interests of the nation are greater that the interests of any individual, no matter how illustrious or deserving  in the past; and we cordially approve of the action of the majority of the representatives who followed the path of honour and duty, preferring the interests of Ireland to that of a man who has disgraced himself, and by his recent conduct has done his best to ruin his country’s cause, and we herby pledge to give them all the support in our humble power.

2nd. That we thoroughly endorse the pastoral of the Hierarchy of Ireland, and we use every effort to abide by the advice contained therein.

3rd. That the best thanks of this meeting are accorded to T.M. Healy for his patriotic and manly conduct during the present crisis.

NEW ZEALAND TABLET 25TH MAY 1888

 

Knockamuckley Protestant Church, a few miles from Gilford, County Down where he was about to be married. The Press Association Lurgan correspondent who gives us the names of the parties as Johnstone, stated that the young man who was about to get married was a widower, and that the young woman was named Moffatt. The wedding party had arrived in the church, and the rector of the parish was bout to solemnise the marriage when Johnstones’s brother-in-law drew a revolver from his pocket and fired at the bridegroom, the bullet passed through the left lung. As three medical men have pronounced the case hopeless, the police were desirous of taking the man’s depositions, but this was found to be impossible. The prisoner, it seems purchased the revolver at a shop in Portadown, and was seen loitering near the church. No cause can be assigned for the outrage except cruelty to the first wife of the injured man, who was the prisoner’s sister.

NEW ZEALAND TABLET 4TH JANUARY 1895

A new Orange Hall was opened in Gilford lately, Lord Arthur Hill, MP., presided, and the speaker included Mr William Johnstone, M.P., and Colonel Waring M.P. Mr Johnstone suggested the holding of a centenary celebration of the Orange Institution all over the world on the 12th July, 1895

NEW ZEALAND TABLET 19TH APRIL 1895

In the closing week of the year a meeting was held at which it was received to establish a branch of the Irish National Federation, and on that occasion officers were appointed. The meeting on Sunday last was held in the National Hall, Gilford, which is situated in the parish of Tullylish, and the attendance embraced representatives from the following among other districts: Gilford, Tullylish, Laurencetown, Clare, Ballycarry, Ballydoogan, Ballykelly, Ballylough. Tullygraine, Anatherna, Ballynagarck, Kernon, Drumhurk, Knocknockgor, Coose, and Mallynackanallon. The hall was crowded, and throughout the proceedings were of the most enthusiastic character.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW ZEALAND TABLET 22ND FEBRUARY 1900.

A SUCCESSFUL EGG EXHIBITOR.

 

It might interest some of our lady readers in this Colony to know that at the Birmingham Fat Stock Show there was a special class set apart for preserved eggs, and that out of 22 competitors, an Irish exhibitor. Mr. M. Braddell of Gilford, County Down, got the second prize with a collection, which had been painted over with lard, and then packed in peat mould. The collection to which the first prize was awarded was preserved by being painted with a solution of starch water and rum and packed in bran,
 

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