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A history of the O’Connell family of New Zealand



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  1. O’Connell Family Tree
  2. The Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database.
  3. Irish Genealogy Church Records.
  4. National Archives of Ireland. 1901 and 1911 Census’.
  5. National Archives of Ireland. Tithe Applotment Books 1826.
  6. Failte Romhat. Griffiths Valuation 1848-1864.
  7. New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  8. National Library of New Zealand. Paperspast. Newspaper Archives.
  9. Christchurch City Library. New Zealand Cemetery Database.
  10. New Zealand Archives
  11. Trove. National Library of Australia.
  12. O’Connell Family Forum
  13. Greg O’Connell; Poet
  14. O’Connell Facebook Page
  15. The Wild Geese – The Pope’s Irish Battalion
  16. New York State Military Museum.

Further Reading

  1. GILDEA, Anahera. Poroporoaki to the Lord My God: Weaving the Via Dolorosa: Ekphrasis in Response to Walk (Series C) by Colin McCahon. Seraph Press. April 19th, 2016.
  2. COULOMBE, Charles A. The Pope’s Legion, The Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican. 2008.
  3. STAFFORD, Thomas. Pacata Hibernia. Vol. I. & Vol. II. 1820.
  4. SHEEHAN, Patrick Augustine. The graves at Kilmorna. 1815.
  5. SMITH, Charles. Antient and Present State of the County of Cork. Vol I. & Vol. II. Dublin. 1756.
  6. FITZGERALD, Patrick. The history, topography, and antiquities, of the county and city of Limerick. Vol I & Vol II. Limerick. 1 January 1826.
  7. PENNEY, Sarah E. W. Lake Ellesmere To Te Pirita. Christchurch. 1979.
  8. ANONYMOUS. The Union Army; a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65. Vol II., Vol V. & Vol VI. Madison, Wis. Federal Publishing Company. 1908.
  9. DUFFY, Charles Gavan, Sir. My life in two hemispheres. Vol. I & Vol. II. The Macmillan Co. NY. 1898.
  10. FORD, Dennis. Eight Generations: The Story Of My Family. 2011.
  11. ANONYMOUS. Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster. 1164.
  12. SOUTHKEY Thomas. Chronological History of the West Indies. London, 1827.
  13. THE DIARY OF EDMUND RUFFIN, Volume III. A Dream Shattered; June, 1863 – June, 1865. Edited by William Kauffman Scarborough.
  14. CURRY, Eugene. The Battle of Magh Leana. Dublin, 1855.
  15. SOMERVILLE, Alexander. Narrative of the Fenian Invasion of Canada 1866.

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