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Mary Ann (Aroa) Broughan (1834 - 1919)

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Mary Ann Broughan formerly Aroa
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Wife of — married 1857 in New Zealandmap
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Mary Ann Aroa was born in 1834. She was the daughter of Isaac Aroa and Sarah (Atkinson) Aroa .

She emigrated with her parents and siblings to New Zealand in 1855 aged about 21.

Mr. Isaac and Mrs. Aroa and 3 children; M. A. Aroa and Mr Robert Aroa emigrated to New Zealand arriving October 23, 1855 on the ship Maori. [1] Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 27 October 1855, Arrived. October 23, ship Maori, 1,000 tons, Petherbridge, 107 days from London. Steerage passengers —

Mr. Isaac and Mrs. Aroa and 3 children
M. A. Aroa
Mr Robert Aroa

In 1857 she married William Broughan / Brougham [1] but the registration has her name as "Anne Eroa" instead of Mary Ann Aroa. Her husband's gravestone spells his name as Broughan.

Using searches on alternative spellings Mary Ann Broughan and Mary Ann Brougham, there are 3 possible matching children

Birth 1867/21142 Brougham William to Mary Ann & William
Birth 1870/22780 Broughan Katherine to Mary Ann & William
Birth 1872/23733 Broughan Ellen to Mary Ann & William

Electoral Rolls for Broughan, resident in Kaikoura


Mary Ann (domestic duties)
Rose Maud Isabel (married)
William (settler)
William junr (farmer)


Mary Ann (domestic duties)
Rose Maud Isabel (married)
William (settler)

1914 and 1919

Mary Ann (domestic duties)
Rose Maud Isabel (married)
William (settler)
William junr (farmer)

She passed away in 1919.[2]

She is buried with her husband William Broughan at Kaikoura Public Cemetery, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand [3]

The death occurred on Thursday of another of Kaikoura's pioneers Mrs M. A. Broughan, at the age of 85 years. The late Mrs Broughan arrived in New Zealand 64 years ago at the age of 21, and she had resided in the Kaikoura district for 52 years. Deceased was a kindly-disposed lady who was held in the highest respect by all who came in contact with her.- She had eight children. five of whom are loft to mourn their loss. They are Mr W. Broughan, and Mesdames T. Treloar, L. Akersten (Blenheim), D. Sweeney, and J. Brown (Dannevirke). The late Mrs Broughan's husband predeceased her by 18 months. [4]


  1. NZBDM marriages 1857/2193 Anne Eroa William Brougham
  2. NZBDM deaths 1919/12108 Broughan Mary Ann 84Y
  3. Findagrave
  4. WOMEN'S CORNER. The Press, Volume LV, Issue 16573, 12 July 1919

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Categories: Maori, sailed July 1855