Born around 1858, after a three year illness he died at St Patrick’s College, Monday, 5th November 1934 aged 76 years. He was recorded as M P Nunan, M could be a title such as Monsignor or a Michael (unknown) He arrived in Australia with his parents 1873 from Ireland, part of his education was at the Christian Brothers College, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. He retired to live at St Patrick’s College, Ballarat Vic 3350 (Australia)
He joined the Christian Brothers and served at Ballarat Vic 3350, Brisbane in Qld and Sydney of NSW. Appointed headmaster to Perth, Western Australia in 1897 he stayed until 1907 then re-appointed in 1912 he served again 1913-1921
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