Nurse Mary PENNELL and family of Paeroa
by Doreen (Penne) Pennell
The story starts with Mary's father Patrick MCCARTHY who was a fencible and came to New Zealand in 1847. Full family history is given, along with a wonderful account of a women who served her community as nurse and midwife. Mary PENNELL (nee MCCARTHY) died of influenza during the 1918 epidemic.
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|Paeraoa Maternity Hospital c1950|