Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

THE GISBORNE TRAGEDY

(PER TRKB3 ASSOCIATION ) Gisboene, December 9. A message from Tologa Bay last night states that on arrival of the Coroner on Friday a jury was empanelled, and a survey made of the store In which the recent murder was oommltted. The inquest was then adjourned until next morning. The scene of the murder presented a terrible aspect. Splashes of blood were found all over the store and dwelling. Apparently the Instruments used were an Iron bar and two new axes. The cash box had been emptied and the contents taken. The evidence up to the time of the message leaving was of a revolting nature, and fears are entertained that the efforts of tbe police will be unsnooeeef al for a time. There is great exoltement on the coast, and a feeling of Inßecurlty amongst the paople. Several Maoris have been apprehended, but there Is little evidence to conneot them with the orlme; ( The son of the vlotlms died shortly after six last evening. Auckland, December 10. Arrived— Maitai from East Coast ports On the 7th, when the Maitai was at Toparoa, Sir Qeo Whitmore, who was residing there, had a blood stained knifo handed him with a Maori name carved upon it. Thiß was found near the scene of the triple murder at Waiparoa It ia believed to be an important clue to the murderer, and will lead to the liberation of the six natives now m custody on suspicion. Gisbobne, December 10. At the Inqaeat on Saturday on the bodies of Mr and Mrs Pook, the jary returned a verdiot of " Wilful matder" agslnbt a person or persona unknown There are now six natives under arrest on suspicion, but against one only do cltoatnstances appear black, This native is named Hair la te Perl. Constable Gerard discovered that a boot of Peri's exactly corresponds with the footprints about the bouse and store. A knife also discovered ia believed to belong to the prisoner. The police are of opinion that If a large reward and and free pardon were offered it might bring to light an accomplice who did not take an active part In the murder but who knows all tbe details.' It is ntated by the relatives of Pook that there must have been £200, mostly m cash, m the store. It Is expeoted that the men arrested will be tried about Wednesday.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18881210.2.18

Bibliographic details

THE GISBORNE TRAGEDY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

Word Count
399

THE GISBORNE TRAGEDY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2009, 10 December 1888

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working