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RE-MEMBER (FORMER MEMBERS)
Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
- 12 April 1816 (Monaghan)
- 09 February 1903
- John, shopkeeper, and Ann, nee Gavan
Marital Status: (1) 1842 Emily McLauglin; 1s.; (2) 1846 Susan Hughes; 3s. 3d.; (3) 1881 Paris, Louise Hall; 3s. 1d.
Duffy's eldest son was John Gavan; of the children of Duffy's second wife, Sir Frank Gavan (1852-1936) became chief justice of Australia, Charles Gavan (1855-1932) was clerk of the House of Representatives in 1901-17 and of the Senate in 1917-20, Philip was a surveyor and civil engineer noted for his work in Western Australia on the Coolgardie water supply,
- Presbyterian school
Irish nationalist, barrister, writer
With two young barristers founded the irish Nationalist weekly The Nation 1842; admitted to Irish Bar 1845; a leader of Young Ireland Party and Irish Confederation and tried for treason along with his friends, who were transported to Van Diemens Land under the new English Treason Felony Act; he was imprisoned but freed after his fifth trial; as a free man he arrived Melbourne Jan 1856, admitted Vic. Bar 1857; prominent land reformer. Helped to found the Catholic lay newspaper the Advocate in 1868; Practised as barrister; left for Europe, lived in Nice in France and became a writer, supporting Irish independence from Britain.
|Legislative Assembly||Villiers and Heytesbury||1 November 1856||1 August 1864|
|Legislative Assembly||Dalhousie||1 August 1867||1 March 1874||By-election|
|Legislative Assembly||North Gippsland||1 August 1876||1 February 1880||By-election|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
- Inaugural Speech
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4
Data Source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
- Knighted 1873, KCMG 1877.
Last updated: 30th April 2019