The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/O'Donovan, Dennis
O'Donovan, Dennis, F.R.G.S., was born on August 23rd, 1836, in the county of Cork, and educated in Ireland and France. Prior to his arrival in Queensland in 1874, when he was appointed to his present position as Parliamentary Librarian, Mr. O'Donovan filled various positions in Victoria. He is the author of numerous works, including "Memories of Rome," and part author of "Ami de la Religion." During his stay in Melbourne he wrote on literary and artistic subjects, lectured on art and architecture at the Public Library, and advocated the establishment of schools of design in Victoria. Mr. O'Donovan's latest work is an Analytical Catalogue of the Queensland Parliamentary Library.