The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/McDonnell, Hon. Morgan Augustus
McDonnell, Hon. Morgan Augustus, eldest son of Michael Cypryan McDonnell, of Douay, France, entered as a student at Gray's Inn on May 1851, and was called to the bar in Jan. 1855. He emigrated to Victoria in 1864, and in the following year was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Villiers and Heytesbury. He was Attorney-General in the Sladen Ministry from May to July 1868, and in that of Mr. MacPherson from Sept. 1869 to Jan. 1870. Mr. McDonnell, who was the father of the well-known cricketer, immediately afterwards retired from public life, and died on Sept. 23rd, 1889.