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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Murphy, The Most Rev. Daniel

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Murphy, The Most Rev. Daniel, D.D., Archbishop of Hobart, Tasmania, son of Michael Murphy and Mary his wife, was born at Belmont, county Cork, Ireland, on the day of the battle of Waterloo, June 18th, 1815. He received his education at Maynooth College, where he was ordained priest in 1838, and at once volunteered for the foreign missions in India, proceeding with Bishop Carew to Madras in 1845. Subsequently he was appointed coadjutor to Bishop Fennelly, successor to Archbishop Carew, translated to Calcutta, and as consecrated by the Most Rev. Dr. Murphy, Bishop of Cork, in Oct. 1846, in the parish church of Kinsale, of which his brother was parish priest and vicar foraine. In 1848 Dr. Murphy was appointed bishop to the newly erected Vicariate Apostolic of Hyderabad, Deccan, India. During the Mutiny in 1857 he manifested great prudence, and secured from the Nizam several stands of arms for the boys of the Catholic College, who were drilled in expectation of a mutiny arising in the State. In consequence of failing health, Pope Pius IX. transferred him from India to Tasmania in 1865, appointing him Bishop of Hobart in succession to the late Dr. Willson. He arrived at Hobart in April 1866. He attended the Œcumenical Council at the Vatican in 1869, and paid another visit to Rome from Hobart in 1882. In 1888, on the occasion of the golden jubilee of his priesthood, Hobart was erected into an archbishopric, and he became the first Metropolitan. Cardinal Moran invested him with the Pallium on May 12th, 1889.