Gavin Duffy

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Gavin Duffy, Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection.

Background

Sir Charles Gavan Duffy was born on 12 April 1816 in Monaghan, Ireland, son of John Duffy, shopkeeper, and his wife Ann, daughter of Patrick Gavan of Latnamard.[1]

An Irish nationalist, Gavin Duffy was Catholic but was educated in a Presbyterian academy. Working as a barrister Duffy represented New Ross in the House of Commons from 1852 - 1855. He sailed for Australia in 1855[2] on the Ocean Chief, with wife, Susan, and three of their children, Susan Anne, Frank Edward, and Charles Gavin Jnr.[3]

Gavin Duffy died on 09 February 1903, at Nice, France.[4]

Post 1854 Experiences

Gavin Duffy was Premier of Victoria.

See also

Chartism

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


References

  1. Joy E. Parnaby, 'Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan (1816–1903)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/duffy-sir-charles-gavan-3450/text5265, published in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 18 May 2014.
  2. Joy E. Parnaby, 'Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan (1816–1903)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/duffy-sir-charles-gavan-3450/text5265, published in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 18 May 2014.
  3. Pearl, Cyril, The Three Lives of Gavan Duffy, Macarthur PRess Pty Ltd, Parramatta, 1979.
  4. Dianne Campbell, Anglo-Irish Lawyers in Post Goldrush Ballarat, Masters Theses, 2002, p.184.

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