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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Lanigan, Right Rev. William

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Lanigan, Right Rev. William, Roman Catholic Bishop of Goulburn, N.S.W., was born in Tipperary in 1820, and educated at Thurles and Maynooth Colleges. He was ordained priest at Maynooth in 1848, and emigrated to Sydney in 1859. After seven years' missionary work in Goulburn and Berrima, he was consecrated Bishop of Goulburn on June 9th, 1867.