Malachi Brain – Grazier

This essay, my third about the Brain pioneering family, focuses on Malachi Brain’s life in South Australia from 1840 until his death in 1865. As with my previous essays, I have provided a link for bloggers to download the document rather than create the story in these pages because of the very limited formatting tools available in this particular version of WordPress.

Please use the link below to access the story. The size of the document is  1.7 MB. I would very much appreciate any comments and any additional information you may wish to share.

Blog Essay No 3 – MalachiBrain-Grazier 15.12.17.

  2 comments for “Malachi Brain – Grazier

  1. Gordon Hazel
    June 19, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    My father and brother are buried in the cemetery, we have a family plot there. As a child on Hughes Park, which borders the east and north sides of Bromley park, I tied my horse Nigger to the boundary fence and legged it down to have a look at the ruin, which was in good order and there is a large cellar under a big room on the north side of the old house. It would be a lovely restoration project as it is a lovely private spot. I was always fascinated by the name Malchi Brain. The bell from the old chapel I believe was moved to the Watervale Methodist church. The Parker family owned the section for many years and sold it to Fran Gerard who did a lovely job of restoring the buildings


    • June 20, 2020 at 11:31 am

      Thank you for your comment Gordon. Time prevented me from exploring the site any further that I did Gordon and I didn’t get to inspect the old house itself. Did you happen to take any photos? Can you tell me how close the actual house was to Skillogalee Creek?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: