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Mill Road, Waimate

My great grandparents Peter Dominic and Margaret (O’Rourke) Gaffaney, along with their son Michael Dominic, moved to Waimate in 1919, where they lived at this house they named “Clonmel”  in Mill Road. I didn’t know which number in Mill Road the house was, and couldn’t find it using Google Maps, so when my parents and…

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St Patrick’s church, Waimate, South Canterbury, NZ

St Patrick’s church in Waimate was opened on October 24th, 1909, replacing the original church that had been built in 1876 of local heart timber.  It was renovated in 1954. ( The original church was moved to Washdyke in 1934, where it remains today.)1 Waimate District Council, “Waimate Churches [archived version]“, (http://www.waimatedc.govt.nz/Waimate/Community/waimatechurches.htm : accessed 19…

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Competing Cousins ~ Wordless Wednesday

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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Peter Dominic Gaffaney ~ working man

I have this newspaper clipping (or rather, a scan of it) that tells a bit about my great grandfather Peter and his working life.  He was a livestock buyer for Messrs Borthwick & Sons in Waimate, South Canterbury.  He had obviously been given a promotion up to Rangiora, North Canterbury, and the  article is about…

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