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Golden, or Diamond Anniversary? ~ Wedding Wednesday

This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

The caption on the frame containing this photo says the occasion for the gathering was John Brosnahan and Hanorah O’Driscoll’s Golden Wedding anniversary.  John and Hanorah were married on March 31st, 1865 in Christchurch, NZ.1  This would date the photograph to 1915.  But the clothes don’t seem to match the period – just looking at…

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A Temuka wedding ~ 1896

This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

As it’s St Valentine’s Day, we’re off to 1896 Temuka, South Canterbury, for a wedding – the nuptials of Mr Patrick Dennis Hoare and Miss Mary Brosnahan. A WEDDIGN AT TEMUKA. (From an occasional Correspondent.) Temuka, May 2, 1896. One of the nicest weddings that has been celebrated in Temuka for many years took place…

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John and Hanorah Brosnahan ~ Tombstone Tuesday

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

If you have relatives that lived in the Timaru, South Canterbury area, it is well worth taking a look at the Timaru District Council Cemetery Database, which includes the following cemeteries: Arundel, Geraldine, Pleasant Point, Temuka, Paeroa West, and Timaru. They have most, if not all, their burial records online, and many have accompanying gravestone…

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The Brosnahans (no, not those ones, these ones)

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

My great great grandmother Margaret Brosnahan (1844 – 1927) arrived in New Zealand at Timaru on December 16, 1862 aboard the Echunga, which had left London on September 10.  Travelling with her was her brother, John.1 There are a heap of Brosnahans in early South Canterbury, many (most?) descending from a Hugh Brosnahan and Deborah…

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