Record ID:
35694103 (Libraries Australia Authorities)
Authority type:
  • Name.
Description conventions:
  • rda
LC number:
  • n 81013236
  • 18031017
  • Clare (Ireland)
  • 18640618
  • Bangor (Wales)
Associated with:
  • Ireland Hobart (Tas.) Tasmania
  • Legislators Prisoners
  • His Speech on the causes of discontent in Ireland ... 1843, 1873: title page (William Smith O'Brien, Esq)
  • To solitude consigned : the Tasmanian journal of William Smith O'Brien 1849-1853, 1995.
  • Australian Dictionary of Biography (online) 22 September 2020: (William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864), Irish nationalist, was born on 17 October 1803 at Dromoland, County Clare, Ireland. He represented the Irish borough of Ennis in the unreformed British parliament from 1828 to 1831 and Limerick from 1835 until his exclusion from the Commons in 1849. After John Mitchel's arrest and condemnation in May 1848 he organized an armed insurrection, which was poorly organized and unsuccessful. He was convicted of treason and his sentence commuted to transportation for life. He arrived in Hobart on 27 October 1849. In November 1850 he was persuaded to give his parole and released to settle first in New Norfolk, then in Avoca; he received a conditional pardon in 1854 and went to Brussels. In May 1856 he was permitted to return to Ireland. He died in Bangor, Wales, on 18 June 1864.)
Local system number:
  • 000000698238
  • abv04942168
Cataloguing source:
  • ANL eng rda DLC OCoLC VJTL
Authentication code:
  • anuc