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ah! see you did the links while I was too :)
Indeed I finally worked it out.
Thanks for the compliment on the blog. I won't have much time for it obver the next few months with other things going on, unfortunately.
Hi there. I was at Sacre Coeur from 1963 to 1967. I dont remember an L Reilly but I do have a school magazine published 1966 which gives names of 'old girls' including a 'Miss Lynne Reilly' and gives the address of 206 South St, Feilding. The 'Miss' appears to indicate a relatively recent school leaver since some of the girls who left school in 1965 ( who I knew) are thus described. The same school magazine also shows a Mrs DM Reilly at the same address and gives her maiden name as Irene O'Sullivan. Does the current Feilding phone book have any Reilly's?
The other point of interest is that your photo of the tag shows her name and the number 35. This was probably her 'number' as we were all given a number when we started school and instead of writing lists of names for netball or other outings for instance, they just put up lists of numbers...Good luck!
Hi Emmay, thanks for your response, I seemed to have missed it! It must be the same person. I had more or less narrowed it down to the following:
Lilian Reilly, Palmerston North
Lorna Louise May Reilly, Buller
Lillian Reilly, King Country
Lynn Walles Reilly, Heretaunga
Lynn Walter Reilly, Heretaunga
The two Lynns (not Lynne) were the most likely suspects, logically, as they were local. However it was Lilian Reilly who was close to Fielding. It is possible she may have called herself 'Lynne.' So we're more or less whittled down to three if this 'Lynne/Lynn' is the right person. I tracked down the other names you mention and they are Irene Constance nee O'Sullivan (1912-2002) who married Declan Melville Reilly (1908-1981). They were living close by in the Rangitikei district through the 1970s, but it's a '
Lynda Ruth Reilly' that seems to show in the records at that time. I'll need to look into this more. Anyway this tells you that since Declan was already in his fifties by this time, it's quite likely that Irene was Lynne's mother. The fact they are all residing at the same address says parents to me. Also: Declan Reilly attended Sacred Heart College in the mid 1920s so her parents met at the school. Quite a history! There's no mention of their marriage up to 1936 which accounts for why they are quite old for that time; late marriage, late child.
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