The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Quinn, Right Rev. James
Quinn, Right Rev. James, D.D., first Roman Catholic Bishop of Brisbane, was a brother of the late Roman Catholic Bishop of Bathurst, New South Wales, and was born at Athy, co. Kildare, in 1820. He was educated in Ireland and at the Jesuits' College at Rome. He was ordained priest in 1843, and was engaged in educational work in Dublin. In June 1859, when the see of Brisbane was created, he was appointed the first bishop, but did not arrive in Queensland till 1861. He died on August 30th, 1881 aged sixty-two, having done a good deal to moderate the acerbity of Irish factions feeling during his episcopate.