Newspapers the Entries are taken from:
Waimate Daily Advertiser
These entries include:
Fathers name or initials (some entries also contain the occupation of the father)
Whether the child was a son or daughter (or twins or still born)
Date of birth (day, month, year)
Place of Birth
Newspaper the entry was extracted from.
Some of the entries may be entered in the lists more than once, this is due to the parties making more than on entry or putting notices in multiple newspapers, all duplicate entries have been included as some entries may contain more information when listed in newspapers that are not local to the parents address.
The newspaper entries do not contain the first names of the infant, but by going to the New Zealand Government Birth Death and Marriage, Historical Website http://bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/Home/ and entering the information into their search engine, it will give you the first names of the child. With the information you receive from this search and the information given from the newspaper entries you have if not all, nearly all of the information given on a birth certificate printout.
Parents First Name William
Childs Name son
Date of Birth 20th December, 1879
Place of Birth Clifton, Southbridge
Example of a Search Done on the New Zealand Governments Historical Records Website. (the red text is the information that you enter)
Family Name - Abbott
Mothers Given Name
Search From Date - 18/12/1879
Search to Date - 25/12/1879
The Results of your Search
Registration Number 1880/6526
Family Name Abbott
Given Name(s) William John
Mother's GivenName(s) Isabella
Father's GivenName(s) William
You Now have the following information
William John Abbott was born 20th December, 1879,at Clifton, Southbridge, Canterbury, to William and Isabella Abbot.