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The funerals of the poor fellows,.whose bodies were washed up da Tuesday took place yesterday, and were , attended by a very large number of peoplej including the Masonic-body and many sailors. The inquest was adjourned , to next week, as other-bodies-’.may IA recovered by that time; An indigwAipn meeting is to bo held ,at ,the Royal to-morrow evening, when the’Harbor Board may expect a few compliments. Tile official enquiry into the ,wfgcltJ}£j)be Benveuno was expected to day. Subscriptions and offers ofasiiltanco are being received atJTimaru from al! parti of fclie colony;'and the syinpathy expressed with the sufferers by the calamity is wide-spread and deeply felt. Amongst other telegrams received-by the Mayor of Tiinsru yesterday, Was the folWwing'from Messrs Joubcrt and Twopeny, pVbm<s&ra of the Christchurch Exhibition*?-' arranged to devote half ‘ the gross- receipts at the gates (if the. Eiiwition on AVednesday night, the relief of families bereavedcent disaster, wo shall be glad- f IE| yoo could' arrange with the lhader fo?. - the Timhru Band being present, in- ! assist us in getting up an attractive/jJtt)* - •gramme.” Hopes.aVe still enteriainodrmt' saving l the City ©{'Berth.- 1 -' The calnpt’u being - discharged,- 1 and,-*' groyfded .weather continues fine, - thetq :t .fs prospect of getting, her off -Tholftr-.. monio Society’s nWht;> lilftddf -.of the sufferers,' reididedLbS.' MrCtoatar,. manages of the New Z€sla6d-’'4BlitpnUg .Company, baa promised aohaque ft#JWf * guineas, .nad • other ojatrfdt- ■ i

*£"?'-' : aro coming in most liberally. .A German/ , same unknown, was seen to get into one ;___ 70F thel boats, and he has not since been ■" ■ seen, and it is morally certain that he was .■ ■ ■ lost. This makes nine deaths in all, so * Jar as is .known at present. McDonald, one of those lost, leaves a wife and family, and his poor wife was in bed, just after her confinement, when the news: of her husband's death reached her. ' ■ ~

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THE SHIPPING DISASTER AT TIMARU., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 639, 18 May 1882

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THE SHIPPING DISASTER AT TIMARU. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 639, 18 May 1882

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