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Kevin Izod O'Doherty, convict Queenslander

Portrait of Kevin Izod O'Doherty

Kevin Izod O'Doherty, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Negative number: 19089

About the convict

... born in Dublin, in 1824, where he was educated for the medical profession, his studies being continued on the Continent. In the troublous times of 1848 the doctor gave offence to the Government of the time ...

Pugh's Almanac, 1896

I have suffered much in mind and body – torn from the bosom of an affectionate family – incarcerated during five months in the vilest of prisons, - cut off from all communication with my friends – subjected to every privation which could render a man miserable.

Letter from Kevin Izod O'Doherty - Reel M2194


Physician and political activist

Born: 7 September 1823, Dublin, Ireland
Convicted: August 1848
Sentence: 10 years transportation
Ship: Mount Stewart Elphinstone
Transported: Arrived New South Wales on 31 October 1849
Died 15 July 1905, Torwood, Brisbane. Buried in Toowong Cemetery

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