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Michael O'Connor (Australian bishop)

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Died  14 February 1883

Michael O'Connor (4 October 1829 – 14 February 1883), was the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Ballarat {located in Victoria (Australia)}.

O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland and educated at Maynooth and was a Dunboyne Scholarship Student, at Maynooth he won numerous honours. Taking holy orders, he was appointed parish priest of Rathfarnham, Dublin. In 1875 he was appointed first Roman Catholic Bishop of Ballarat in Victoria, being installed in the cathedral of that city by Archbishop Goold on 20 November of that year. The Bishop died on 14 February 1883.

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