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Passenger List for the Matoaka

Passenger List for the Matoaka

Michael Hehir (View posts)
Posted: 30 May 2000 4:34AM GMT
We are looking for information about Patrick Hehir and his family
who arrived in Australia in the late 1850's aboard the Matoaka.
This ship left for New Zealand after leaving Australia but there
seems to be a mystery surrounding its arrival in America.
Do you have an info about the Matoaka and its passengers ?
MIchael Kerry Hehir
Shepparton Victoria
Australia
Posted: 5 Jun 2000 7:56AM GMT
Edited: 6 Mar 2002 1:25PM GMT
Ther is an Ian Hutchins in New Zealand doing research on a Matoaka voyage which had a February, 1862 arrival in Lyttelton, NZ. I found this reference on Rootsweb.org, click ITSG (Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild) and go from there. His email address is -
Posted: 5 Jun 2000 7:58AM GMT
Edited: 6 Mar 2002 1:25PM GMT
Ther is an Ian Hutchins in New Zealand doing research on a Matoaka voyage which had a February, 1862 arrival in Lyttelton, NZ. I found this reference on Rootsweb.org, click ITSG (Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild)and the on ITSG's "Compass" button and go from there. Good luck.

Re: Passenger List for the Matoaka

Posted: 23 Jun 2001 10:26AM GMT
Michael, just reading through message board and wonder if the Patrick Hehir you are researching is linked to same family as mine. My grandfathers family were from Shepparton area. Would be interested to hear from you.
Christine Doubleday(nee Hehir)
Wodonga. Victoria
Australia

Re: Passenger List for the Matoaka

Rhonda Coppin (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jan 2003 2:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hehir
My ggggrandfather Timothy Hehir (also Hehir/O'Hehir and O'Haire) arrived in Australia from County Clare in 1961 with his sister Anne, and brother Patrick. Their father was Patrick O'Hehir and mother Bridget O'Neill.

Please let me know if this is any relation to you.

Rhonda

Re: Passenger List for the Matoaka

Michael Hehir (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jan 2003 11:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your reply Rhonda, I've had little time to do any research lately but your enquirey has sparked my interest again. It seems that there were very many Patrick O'Hehir's arround in the mid 1800's. My wife Kerry has done most of our research and has managed to establish that my GG Grandfather was a Patrick Hahir married to Eliza Appalin. he was from Ireland, she was from Melbourne. They had my great grandfather John Hehir (note name change) on August 16 1878 in Mathoura NSW. Our problem is trying to establish that my GGG grandfather was in fact William Hahir who arrived on the Matoaka in NSW 17/5/1855 with his son Patrick age 15 months born 1853 in Ireland.Williams wifes name was Ellen (Halloran). Williams parents I believe where a Patrick and Bridget Hahir. Unfortunately I have been unable to confirm that Willaim and Ellen where in fact passengers on the Matoaka as the records we have conflict with the passenger list. We have no record of a Timothy son of Patrick however I hope this is of some help to you, my wife may be of a little more help if she can find the time to delve a little deeper into the mystery of the O'Hehir / Hahir clan from County Clare.Regards Michael Hehir

Re: Passenger List for the Matoaka

Posted: 19 Mar 2003 11:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Nov 2007 12:54AM GMT
Surnames: Hehir
Dear Rhonda,
Have just read your note abour the Hehir,O'Hehir,O'Haire &
Hair family coming out from Ireland,about 1861. Timothy and
Anne came about that year, my great grandfather Patrick
came 1857. As you say their parents were Patrick Hehir and
Bridget O'Neill. I you would like to contact me, I would be
willing to give you more information.

Re: Passenger List for the Matoaka

Posted: 2 Apr 2005 1:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for a Patrick Hehir, who possibly immigrated to Australia, fronm County Clare, Ireland. Does your information indicate where in Clare your Patrick came from. Mine is from Feighroe, Connolly, in the Parish of Kilmaley, wesy of Ennis.
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