Various articles from digitalized newspapers in New Zealand. More articles to follow in future posts.
Dunedin – 1864 John Buggy was charged under the Vagrancy Act with having no visible lawful means of support. He had been known to the police since March 1863 and was frequently found in the company of prostitutes and “the worst of loafers”. He was also involved in “ring dropping” and “playing off the trick”. 
Grey Mouth – 1866 Court case: Mary Buggy v Margaret Scanlan. Buggy instigated legal action against Scanlan to recover £2 7s, for the value of a carpet and jug taken by Scanlan.  Scanlan paid £1 9s to the court but the judge awarded the full amount to Buggy.
Christchurch – 1875 Joseph Buggy was a witness at a trial where the plaintiff accused the defendant of slander. Buggy worked as a waiter at the Morton hotel.
Grey Mouth – 1879 Joseph Buggy – Your mother is anxious to hear from you. Something to your advantage. Write Immediately. M.Buggy – Drummond St., Carlton.
Christchurch – 1896 James Buggy was fined for a breach of the by-laws because he drove over a crossing at more than a walking pace. He was fined 5s and had to pay court costs of 7s.