Tuesday, July 19, 2016

THAMES (NZ): Shortland Cemetery Biographies - Edmond Twohill

The grave of Edmond Twohill stands upon the hill at Shortland Cemetery along with several of his children. The Twohill family, remembered on the Thames Goldfield for their years at the Brian Boru Hotel, corner Pollen & Richmond Street. Edmond Twohill the owner and landlord of the Brian Boru, was from County Cork (Ireland), he died 21 September 1896 aged 62 years.

The hotel was then managed by his wife Catherine, children and descendants until 1974. The hotel was rebuilt following fires in 1904 and 1905; the hotel building we know today was opened in 1906.

The hotel, is today the Brew Café and Bar.

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