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Photograph of Mary Flora MacKinnon, Archibald Campbell and John Kennedy, c. 1915.

Taken outside the thatched house in Balephuil where Mary Flora and her husband Donald MacKinnon lived with Mary Flora`s father Archibald Campbell, c. 1915. L-R: John Kennedy (known as `Clever`), a neighbour, Mary Flora MacKinnon, the mother of the two children and Archibald Campbell. Both men were blind. `Clever` travelled around the world in sailing ships and had the second sight. Donald and Mary Flora emigrated to New Zealand in 1927.



En route to Kilkenneth in 1925

Photograph of the MacKinnon family and friends on their way to Kilkenneth by horse and cart in 1925.


Courtesy of Mrs Annie MacPhee

Donald and Mary Flora MacKinnon of Balephuil are pictured here with their five children and friends Mr and Mrs Graham on their way to Kilkenneth on a visit in 1925. The MacKinnon family emigrated to New Zealand in 1927.

Donald was employed as a blacksmith at Maraekakaho Station near Hawkes Bay. The station had been established by another Tiree man, Sir Donald MacLean, Minister for Native Affairs from 1869 to 1876, who, with his son Douglas, transformed over 50, 000 acres, much of it rough ground and swamp, into a model farm.

In the 1880s the woolshed at Maraekakaho was the largest in New Zealand and could house 5,000 sheep under cover. Over 100, 000 sheep were sheared there each year. After the death of Sir Donald’s son in 1929, the station was broken up into individual stock and dairy farms.

Photograph of the MacKinnon family en route to Kilkenneth from Hynish in 1925.

L-R: Donald MacKinnon, Balephuil (at head of horse); Norman Graham; Donald`s wife Mary Flora, (see L88); Mrs Graham holding baby Mary; children Sarah (barely visible), Annie (MacPhee), Dolly and Hugh. Taken in 1925 en route from Hynish to Kilkenneth. Donald and Mary Flora emigrated to New Zealand in 1927.


Photograph of Ann MacPhee and her mother Mary Flora MacKinnon taken in Balinoe in 1960.

Taken outside donor`s aunt Christina Kennedy`s house in Balephuil in 1960 during a visit from New Zealand. Christina was a sister of the donor`s father, Donald MacKinnon of Balephuil. L-R: (back) John Kennedy and Mary Wood (son and daughter of Christina and John Kennedy), Anne Kennedy, Ann MacPhee (donor), Mary Flora MacKinnon (donor`s mother), John Kennedy; (front) Charlie Wood, husband of Mary, and their son Gordon.



Colour photograph of the four MacKinnon sisters who emigrated to New Zealand in 1927.

The four MacKinnon sisters who emigrated to New Zealand in 1927. L-R: Ann MacPhee, Dolina Campbell, Mary Tinney and Sarah Urban. Taken in 1990 in New Zealand on Mary`s 70th birthday. Dolina is pictured on her grandfather`s knee in L88.



Photograph of Dolina Campbell, Neil Brown and Ann MacPhee in Hawkes Bay, N. Z.

L-R: Dolina Campbell; Neil Brown, Balevullin; Ann MacPhee, sister of Dolina. Taken at Maraekakaho, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in 1968.


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