BRUNETTE, MARY ELIZABETH nee ABLE
Mary Able was
born about 1837 in
The couple had five children before emigrating
They settled in
A Mr Mitchell had left ₤200 for funding of a hospital, and with her husband, Mary became involved in further fundraising. A local Industries Exhibition raised a further ₤525. A government grant of 25 shillings in the pound was used to erect a hospital on the south east side of the town (now Ngahuru). This was at first only available for 13 patients, but by 1906 has extended to 34 beds, plus 8 isolation beds.
In 1897, John Brunette became Mayor of Hawera, and Mary, as Mayoress, was much involved in community affairs.
Mary Brunette died on the
Obituary "Hawera Star"
Return To HOME
FAMILIES I AM RESEARCHING | MISCELLANEOUS GENEALOGICAL STUFF | NEW ZEALAND — ON LINE GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES | NEW ZEALAND — YOUNG BOY IMMIGRANT SCHEME 1911 — 1914 | NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS AND TRAGEDIES | NEW ZEALAND MISCELLANEOUS GENEALOGICAL INDEXES | NEW ZEALAND LAND WARS — MISCELLANEOUS GENEALOGICAL INDEXES | NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR ONE | NEW ZEALAND AND WORLD WAR TWO | NEW ZEALAND ROLLS OF HONOUR AND WAR MEMORIALS — BY LOCATION | NEW ZEALAND ROLLS OF HONOUR AND WAR MEMORIALS — BY CONFLICT | NEW ZEALAND ROLLS OF HONOUR — MILITARY NURSES | PAKEHA/MAORI TRANSLITERATIONS | PASSENGER LISTS TO NEW ZEALAND | SHAND — FAMILY HISTORY | SOUTH TARANAKI, NEW ZEALAND — GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES | SPONDON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND — GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES | WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL 1865 — 1947 | WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY, NEW ZEALAND — GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES