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Revisiting the Brosnahans (plus two year blogiversary!) ~ Thankful Thursday

This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

Early last year I began a series of posts on the Brosnahan family. Well, “one” of the Brosnahan families, as there were a few that settled in South Canterbury, New Zealand, around the same time. My great great grandmother, Margaret Brosnahan, emigrated to New Zealand with her older brother John in 1862, travelling aboard the…

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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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Where there’s a Will, there’s a way ~ Amanuensis Monday

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

When I finally received a copy of John Brosnahan’s Will1 in the post, I was very excited, hoping that it would reveal information about his family. It did. It gave the names of three sons, five daughters (and their married names), his wife, father, a sister, and a grandson. Eureka! James Brosnahan Ann Brosnahan John…

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