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Progenitor : the official quarterly journal of the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc.



Progenitor : the official quarterly journal of the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc.


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DECEMBER 2014, VOL 33 NO 4

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DECEMBER 2014 VOL 33 NO 4 65 MIvor, P. Brennan, E. Sheedy, R. Boylan, L. Mori, T. Kinsella, J. Griffin, R. Fisher and P. OBrien took the several leading parts. This is the second time that the same performance has been carried out in this school, and the gen eral improvement amongst the lads has been very great. Master MIvor has improved vastly in all branches, and as principal actor left little to be desired, the same may be remarked of young Brennan as Severus. Having had the pleasure of witnessing the same performance by the same lads last year, it may be stated that most, if not all, the strain referred to on that occasion has disappeared. The speaking and the acting was more natural. The error of swiftness of speech in one or two will correct itself in time, as will also that of speaking in too low a tone of voice. Grey River Argus 30 December 1882 St. Marys School, Ahaura Sixth Class Geography P. Brennan 1 Arithmetic P. Brennan and J. MCormick equal 1 Good Conduct (awarded by the pupils) P. Brennan Flute P. Brennan 3 History P. Brennan 3 Grey River Argus 7 January 1884 pg 2 Patrick aged 14 years History P. Brennan 1 Geography P. Brennan 1 Algebra Patrick Brennan 3 The first reference found for forming a Football club in Reefton was in March 1877 when a meeting was called for the 24th at Dawsons Hotel. Between twenty and thirty members had already enrolled their names but a meeting was necessary for the purpose of making arrangements for the adoption of rules etc. The meeting was held and about twenty members enrolled officially with an entrance fee of 5s per member, with the first match on 28th March 1877. When it came to deciding which piece of land would be suitable to use for an oval they realised that there was none. The paper made the suggestion that as every available piece of land had been made use of one option could be to form a joint stock company with a capital of 1000 in shares of 1 or 2 each to purchase a freehold piece of land within easy distance of the town. It could be used as a race course, cricket, sports and picnic ground. This sug gestion may have been taken up as when Patrick came to play in 1886 the games were played at the same ground as the horse races and played in the intervals between races. In April 1886 a Brennan is present at a meeting of the members. The opening football match of the season was played on the 10th April and Brennan was named as one of the players. Patrick jnr was now 17yrs old. The players were to be on the ground at 2 oclock sharp. The next time a Brennan is mentioned playing it was on the 29th June 1888 when a scratch match was arranged between the captains side and the vice captains side. No further mention of his name could be found in the papers with regard to playing with the Reefton Football club. In July 1890 a second fifteen was sent to play the White Stars of Greymouth but a Brennan was not named as one of the team. Inangahua Times 29 June 1888 pg 2 It has been arranged to play a scratch match at football, on the ground, at 3p.m., to-morrow, when the following players will take part; Captains side, Messrs Aiken, North, Boylan, Ballantyne, Brennan, Burke, Blakley, Connell, MKay, Nash, Penney, Quinlivan, farmer, Boherta, Mirfin, Perkins, White, Lee, Slattery, and Laurie. Vice Captain:- Messrs Reid, Campbell, (A) Watson, MFarlane, Jackson, Bullard, Bruns, Lecher, Butler, Hall, Collings, Campbell, (H), Mechan, Kater, Stratford, Smith, Shepherd, Hall, and MGuire. As the club has received an outside challenge it is requested that all players muster at