Category: New Zealand

Kathleen Hilda

My great grandfather Alexander Migan sailed on the barque, Kathleen Hilda. The following is an excerpt from his memoir of his sailing days, about the...

Migans at the Front

My great great grandfather Peter Migan was discharged from the 58th Rutlandshire regiment of the British Army in 1853, having assisted in the transportation of...

Pleas to appease Portuguese unease

A Tale Of Kiwi Charity in 1873 We have a curiosity of tailoring at our office the equal of which we defy Mr Samuel Coombes, or...

The Demon Drink

Waiheke is a lovely island in the Hauraki Gulf, east of Auckland, New Zealand. My great, great, great grandparents John Fraser and Mary Kempt were...

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