Kevin Izod O'Doherty

Kevin Izod O'Doherty

Kevin Izod O'Doherty

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Kevin Izod O'Doherty (7 September 1823 - 15 July 1905) was an Irish Australian politician.


O'Doherty was born in Dublin on 7 September 1823 — Australian Dictionary of Biography, although other sources indicate that he may have been born in June 1824 and Charles Gavan Duffy, in his My Life in Two Hemispheres, states that O'Doherty was still under age when he was arrested in July 1848. Gavan Duffy, however, was writing 50 years later. O'Doherty received a good education and studied medicine, but before he was qualified, joined the Young Ireland party and in June 1848, together with Richard D'Alton Williams, established the Irish Tribune. Only five editions were issued, and on 10 July 1848, O'Doherty was arrested and charged with treason-felony. At the first and second trials the juries disagreed, but at the third trial he was found guilty and sentenced to transportation for 10 years.

He arrived in Tasmania in November 1849, was at once released on parole to reside at Oatlands, and in 1854 received a pardon with the condition that he must not reside in Great Britain or Ireland. He went to Paris and carried on his medical studies, making one secret visit to Ireland to marry Mary Eva Kelly, to whom he was affianced before leaving Ireland. He received an unconditional pardon in 1856, and completed his studies in Dublin, graduating FRCS in 1857. He practised in Dublin successfully, and in 1862 went to Brisbane,......
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