DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA.
Newspaper clipping dated 6th August 1893.
'Hugh Kenihan died at his son's residence, The Braes, Reynella on August 6 at the ripe age of 91 years. He was one of the rapidly diminishing hand of pioneer colonists.
The deceased gentleman arrived in South Australia, on the Navarina in the year 1837, the vessel which brought Sir John Morphett and other well known colonists to our shores.
Mr Kenihan first resided at Hindmarsh. He helped to put up some of the first wattle-and-dab structures which formed the primitive but comfortable habitations of the early settlers. He then settled at Happy Valley, where he lived for 54 years engaged in farming. The land being required for the reservoir, the deceased who was living with his son, Mr Michael Kenihan, removed to Reynella a few days before his death.
Mr Kenihan who hailed from Clochantanagh, Kings County Ireland was a fine type of the old colonists, and could tell many interesting anecdotes of the early days in South Australia.
He leaves one son and four daughters, about 50 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The remains were buried in the Morphett Vale Catholic Cemetery, father O'Donnell conducting the burial service. On Wednesday Mass for the repose of the soul of the deceased was celebrated at the residence of his son, at The Braes Reynella.'
Hugh Kenihan was my paternal great great grandfather.