Tagged: New Zealand

Conchies

In 1916 a new word entered the English language – ‘conchies’ – a derogatory term used by the press and the public in referring to...

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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