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John Joseph Therry

Cork 1790 - Australia 1864
Irish, early Roman Catholic priest in Sydney, Australia.
Jeanne Rynhart

Cobh - An Cóbh /  John Joseph Therry   Cobh - An Cóbh /  John Joseph Therry


Bronze portrait plaque with separate text plaque.


john joseph therry 1790-1864
a cork diocean priest who in 1819 followed the
thousands of irish men and women who were
forcibly transported from cork harbour to the
penal colonies of botany bay and van diemen's
land, known as the felons friend, he was their
advocate, their defender, their advisor, their
anam cara. his compassion and love restored
their dignity, lightened their oppressive
punishment, gave them hope. therry and his
irish convict flock are regarded as the
founders of teh catholic church in australia.
this plaque was commissioned and funded by
cork born steve and brenda carey of sydney
australia, unveiled on june 23rd 2001 by
his excellency mr. robert g. haverson obe.
australian ambassador to ireland.


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Item Code: ie137; Photograph: 15 June 2014
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