New Zealand

Newspaper Abstracts

  • Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 10 October 1857, p. 3.
    "ATTACKS UPON THREE MANDARIN FLEETS IN THE CANTON RIVER
    The long-expected attacks by our mosquito squadron on the junks anchored in the creeks on the river, have at last come off; for the rumours current among the Chinese last week, of the destruction of the mandarin fleets below Wbampoa, were confirmed the day after our last publication; and accounts of the exploits of our tars and jollies at Fatshan reached us by the Hongkong on Tuesday. With so many conflicting accounts before us, we must content ourselves with a mere outline of the operations; but authorised versions will no doubt be soon supplied by the publication of the despatches. The first expedition consisted of the steam tenders Hongkong and Sir Charles Forbes, and gunboats Staunch, Starling, and Bustard, with boats from the Sybile, Hornet, Fur', Raleigh, Tribune, and Inflexible—the whole under command of Commodore Elliot ….
    Dangerously wounded:—M. Hideout, W. Seymour, G. Sackett …."
  • Otago Witness, 5 February 1859, p. 1.
    "LIST OF PERSONS QUALIFIED TO SERVE AS JURORS FOR THE PROVINCE OF OTAGO, FOR THE YEAR 1859–60
    Jarman, William Sackett"
  • Daily Southern Cross, 27 December 1865, p. 4.
    "…. Yesterday a number of the men of H. M. S. ‘Curagoa’ spent a gala day in the Domain. A cricket match had been previously arranged between two elevens of the men, which came off in the afternoon …. They enjoyed the game thoroughly and were in good humour with each other. Players were … George Sackett, …"
  • Daily Southern Cross, 3 September 1866, p. 6.
    "POLICE COURT—Friday. [Before J. H. Horne, Esq., J. P., and H. Morrow, Esq., J.P.]
    DRUNKENNESS. Duncan Hunter, James Hamilton, Jane Sackett, and Mary Kearns were punished for drunkenness."
  • Daily Southern Cross, 18 September 1867, p. 4.
    "POLICE COURT.—Tuesday. [Before T. Beckham, Esq., R. M.]
    HOUSES OF ILL FAME. William and Mary Bushey, Sarah Carroll, and Sarah Sackett were charged by Sergeant-Major Molloy with keeping brothels. Mr. Wynn appeared for the defendants. The charges were proved against the three first named, who were ordered to find two sureties of £25 each to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for the next three months. Sarah Sackett, who had repeatedly interrupted the Court, was then taken into custody by direction of the Bench, on a charge of contempt, and fined £5, in default to undergo seven days' imprisonment with hard labour."
  • Evening Post, 23 September 1877, p. 3.
    "Theatre Royal
    …. E. Sackett (Manager)"
  • Evening Post, 5 October 1877, p. 3.
    "Theatre Royal
    …. Business Manager...Edwin Sackett"
  • Evening Post, 4 May 1878, p. 1.
    "A DOUBLE MARRIAGE
    The New Zealand Herald of the 25th ult. says:—Some considerable sensation was caused in town last night when it was rumored abroad that two ladies who had erstwhile adorned the well known hotel of Mr. Perkius, of the Occidental Hotel, had entered into the bonds of matrimony. One wedding was entirely unexpected, save by those who were in the secret, and so little publicity was given to the affair that the bride simply asked another person to attend to her duties, went away attended by her fair compagnen du barriere, "the ring was placed, the deed was done," and the pair returned to the Occidental within one hour. When this was known, great was the talk thereof. That some were disappointed was undoubtedly true, but all who heard it came hastily round to wish the bride and bridegroom's life a long and happy one. The bride, Mrs. Sackett nee Miss Brewer, of Sydney, has been here but a short time, but has made many friends; the bridegroom, Mr. Sackett, is, or rather was, a member of Cooper and Bailey's Circus Company, and returns, we believe, to Melbourne. His engagement to Miss Brewer was not a thing of yesterday, as he has known his present wife for some time. The other marriage partook somewhat of the character of an elopement, so 'tis said, inasmuch as the bride, also formerly connected with the Occidental, arranged to meet her husband, was married at the Registry Office, and went with him to spend the honeymoon in more secluded parts than Auckland. Like her sister bride, she was exceedingly popular here. In connection with the above, the following announcement appears in the same journal:—"Married. Sackett–Brewer—Mr. J. E.Sackett, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A., to Miss Margaret Brewer, Melbourne, Victoria. No cards. No cake. Nobody's business." " [Transcriber's note: New Zealand BDM Records show Margaret Brewer married Jacob Edwin Sackett in 1878]
  • Otago Witness, 12 November 1881, p. 7.
    "Notes and Comments
    A combined plough and pulveriser, the invention of a Mr. Charles E. Sackett, has lately been tried at the New Jersey Experimental Farm, and is very favourably reported of by the agricultural journals in America."
  • New Zealand Tablet, 26 January 1883, p. 5.
    "Murder Will Out
    From the N. Y. Sun Nov 28
    … It is pleasant also to contemplate the character of those with whom I was then associated judicially and politically … and William Sackett of Seneca.
    Thurlow Weed
    Subscribed and sworn before me this 28th day of September 1882.
    Spencer C. Doty, Notary Public
    17 Union Square, New York City."
  • Southland Times, 24 February 1887
    "Health Recipes
    Dr Sackett of Ithaca publishes the following recipe for diphtheria: Triturate together equal parts of blood root and dried sulphate of iron. Dose, two grains every four hours. Put it on the tongue dry."
  • Progress, 1 February 1910, p. 138.
    "Applications for Patents
    …. E. T. Fennell, Woolwich, Eng., and J. Sackett, Charlton, Eng.: Metalurgical Furnace."

Sources:
Website Papers Past (National Library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast). (Researched & transcribed by Sheila Phythian).
Website Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records (New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/). (Researched & transcribed by Sheila Phythian).