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Family Reunions in New Zealand

1969 Macky reunion group photo
1969 Macky Family Reunion
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1994 Macky reunion group photo
1994 Macky Family Reunion
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This is the best copy of the '69 group photo I have (our other copy was chewed & clawed by a cat). I am desperately seeking a less-damaged copy. If anyone has one, please .


Gravestones at Drumhaggart Cemetery

James Macky
Elizabeth Macky
Dorcas Macky
Anne Mackey
Drumhaggart gravestone of James Macky and his daughters Elizabeth and Dorcas Drumhaggart gravestone of Anne Mackey
Photos and transcription: Robin Moran (Fahan Presbyterian Church)
"Sacred to the Memory
of JAMES MACKY of Ballinagallagh
who departed this life the 11th day of
March 1842 aged 84 years
and of his daughter ELIZABETH
who departed this life 9th day of
Nov. 1842 aged 28 years
And also her sister DORCAS
who departed this life the 12th day of
Nov. 1842 aged 32 years
"Here lieth the body of Anne
daughter of John Mackey of Gallaugh
who died 6th Sept 1834
aged 37 years"


Gravestones at St John's Presbyterian Church in Papatoetoe

My father and head of the family, David Wallace Macky [B.1.d.1.A], took these photos of family gravestones at St John's Presbyterian Church in Papatoetoe, while he was in New Zealand for the 1994 reunion.

St John's Presbyterian Church John Macky's gravestone John Macky's gravestone
St John's Presbyterian Church
Papatoetoe, New Zealand
Sacred To The Memory of
JOHN MACKY
Born in County Londonderry, Ireland, 1785.
Died at Papatoetoe March 14th 1871.
Aged 86 Years.
AND OF HIS WIFE
ELIZABETH LINDSAY MACKY.
Who died April 26th, 1873.
Aged 81 Years.
Sacred To The Memory of
VERY REV. JOHN MACKY M.A. [B]
Born in County Londonderry, Ireland 1821.
Died at Papatoetoe January 23th 1891.
Minister of This Church 1854-1889.
First Moderator of the General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church of
New Zealand 1862.
AND OF HIS WIFE
REBECCA COCHRANE MACKY
Who died May 3rd 1880
Aged 60 Years.
Samuel Cochrane Macky's gravestone Catherine C Thomson's gravestone Joseph James Macky's gravestone Samuel Henry Macky's gravestone
Sacred to the Memory of
SAMUEL COCHRANE MACKY [B.1]
Eldest Son of REV. JOHN MACKY
Born 11th July 1844
Died 2nd Nov 1914
ALSO HIS WIFE
JANET
Died 5th Feb'y 1920
Aged 86 Years.
Sacred to the Memory of
CATHERINE C. THOMSON
Beloved Wife of JOHN MACKY [B.2]
Who died at Lowe Bank
Jan'y 11th 1888,
Aged 33 Years.
In Affectionate Memory of
JOSEPH JAMES [MACKY B.3]
Beloved and Devoted Husband
of Kate Macky
entered
??? into life suddenly
on August 30th 1915
Aged 68 Years.
Sacred to the Memory of
SAMUEL HENRY [MACKY B.1.d]
Beloved Husband of ETHEL MACKY
Who Died 14th Aug 1916
Aged 43 Years
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
ETHEL JANE MACKY
Who Died 1st Dec 1908


Fahan Presbyterian Church

My father, David Wallace Macky [B.1.d.1.A], took these pictures of the Presbyterian church in Fahan and the surrounding area.

Fahan Presbyterian Church Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Presbyterian Church Sign at Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Fahan
Fahan Lough Swilly
Ordnance Survey map of Derry area
Ordnance Survey map of Derry area (Fahan at top left on shore of Lough Swilly)


Bulli Coal Mine Disaster

These photos of Mackey (Macky) grave sites and the Bulli mine disaster monument and memorial plaque were kindly provided by Sandra Wood in Australia around February of 2008. As usual, the spelling of "Macky" is variable, sometimes seen as Mackey, Mackie, etc.

Grave of William and Agnes Mackie and James King Headstone of John and Thomas Mackie The headstone reads
Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN
Aged 18 Years
Also
THOMAS
Aged 14 Years
Beloved Sons of
JOHN & AGNES MACKIE
Grave of William and Agnes Mackie
and James King
Broken headstone of John and
Thomas Mackie




Monument to those lost at the Bulli coal mine disaster Plaque about the Bulli coal mine disaster "The scene at the Pit top after the 1887 Bulli mine disaster"
Monument Plaque "The scene at the Pit..."

John and Thomas Mackey were among the 81 men and boys killed in the Bulli colliery disaster of 1887. The plaque shown above reads:
The nearby Scottish granite monument was erected by the NSW Government in 1888 in memory of the 81 men and boys killed in the Bulli disaster of 1887.

The victims, including 17 boys, were killed as a result of an explosion at the Bulli Colliery on March 23, 1887 at 2:30pm.

The bodies of those killed are buried in the adjacent Saint Augustine's Anglican grave yard, Corrimal Catholic Cemetery and the Presbyterian burial ground at Woonona.

The men left behind 150 orphans and 50 widows.

A memorial service is held at the monument on March 23 of each year.

Major advancements in technology and safety have taken place in the mining industry since the Bulli disaster; the mines of the Southern District are working to ensure such disasters do not occur again.
The plaque was erected by the Black Diamond District Heritage Committee with assistance from the Joint Coal Board, BHP Steel Collieries Division, Wollongong City Council, Caines Concrete and the Southern District Miners Women's Auxiliary on March 23, 1997.