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Teirney family welcome home photograph


Group portrait of the Teirney family taken on 6 October 1919 during celebrations at their home – ‘Welcome home to our boy’.

The ‘boy’ being welcomed home is possibly Patrick Teirney of Auckland, the son of James Patrick and Arabella Teirney, who arrived on the troopship Hororata in late September 1919. Patrick had five brothers and three sisters, the same gender balance as in this photograph.

If anyone has further information about group pictured in this photograph or the Teirney family please email [email protected]. See also related photos from Auckland City Libraries website here and here.


Auckland City Libraries
Reference: Sir George Grey Special Collections, 7-A14376

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Teirney family welcome home photograph, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated