Daniel Murphy

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Daniel Murphy (1866 - 1907)

Born in Co. Cork, Ireland, on 15th June, 1815. He was ordained a priest at Maynooth in 1838 and worked in India for some years.

He was consecrated Bishop of Hyderabad in 1846 and translated to Hobart Town where he arrived in May 1866. One of his first duties was the blessing and opening of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and he lived to see it reconstructed and completed in its present form.

He was created Archbishop in 1888 when he celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination. This title has since continued to his successors.

Following the withdrawal of state aid to church schools he set up the system of Catholic education against overwhelming difficulties.

He died at George Town on 29th December, 1907.