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The monument over the grave, erected by the Irish Parliamentary Party, commemorates journalist and politician, Joseph O`Connor who died in 1913. 

In 1870-71 O'Connor edited and printed the Catholic Association Reporter. In 1877 he had begun the Catholic Times in opposition to the Freeman`s Journal. Active in municipal politics with various Irish Catholic factions, he was auditor of the Sydney City Council in 1870-74. After several attempts he was elected in 1873 to the Legislative Assembly for Mudgee in the Catholic interest. Defeated in 1875, he lost again in 1880.

In 1890 debts forced him to close his last newspaper venture and his estate was again sequestered. He had supported his unprofitable newspapers with a mostly successful printing business, but in 1892 his friends had him appointed chief clerk on the Water and Sewerage Board at Newcastle, from which he retired in 1909.


Address:Maitland Road, Cemetery, Sandgate, 2304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.869167
Long: 151.706111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Source: MA,ADB
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