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William Augustine OCarroll Memorial
William Augustine OCarroll Memorial

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Plaque erected by comrades commemorates Irishman William Augustine O`Carroll editor of The Guardian and Moreton Bay Courier who died in 1885.

O`Carroll was a 'Young Irelander' in 1848 and joined the Fenians in 1858. He contributed to the Irish People a nationalist journal and became its editor. After the failure of the 'St Patrick Plot' of 1861, he fled Ireland with a price on his head. The family emigrated to Brisbane on the Chatsworth. He became editor of The Guardian and the Moreton Bay Courier from 1869 to 1883. When he died in 1885, his funeral cortege consisted of 62 vehicles with over 500 persons attending the graveside including colleagues from the Courier and Observer as well as Queensland literary staff and members of the Johnsonian Club of which he was a foundation member. The service was performed by Rev. Fr. James Benedict Breen, and his comrades erected a plaque to his memory on the back of his monument.


Address:Frederick Street, Portion 7 Section 64 Grave 9, Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, 4066
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.4775
Long: 152.984444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

    In Memoriam,
From Some Press Comrades
Who Have Been Permitted
To Join In This Tribute
To The Memory Of
The One They Loved.

Source: MA
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