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South Dunedin
Sheet No: 36
South Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Ellen Miscall was born in Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand about 1880 – the daughter of Timothy Miscall, a gold miner, and Susan Gildea.

Ellen’s family moved to Dunedin in the late 1880s and lived in South Dunedin. Her sisters Annie and Maggie also signed the petition. In the late 1890s Timothy disappeared and no further trace was found of him.

Ellen was one of three sisters in the family who became a nun. She was known as Sister Mary St Paul.

She died on 4 July 1954. She is buried in the Hamilton East Cemetery.


BDM online NZ
DCC Cemetery Records
Otago Nominal Index
Papers Past
Hamilton City Council
Dunedin Family History Group November 2009 newsletter, p.9

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.

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ann monteith

Posted: 06 Jan 2020

I salute and honour the memory of the Miscall women and men.They are part of my family and I am longing to go to waitahuna Ann Slattery Monteith


Posted: 10 May 2019

Hi we used to visit Sr Paul at. Hamilton our father James slattery was a cousin we also visited Sr Eustace my grandmother was Mary miscall married Rodger slattery her parents were. Michael miscall and Margaret daly

Rosalyn Thompson

Posted: 11 Oct 2012

Looking for a child of Michael Miscall