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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Quinn, Right Rev. Matthew

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Quinn, Right Rev. Matthew, D.D., first Roman Catholic Bishop of Bathhurst N.S.W., the brother of the Right Rev. James Quinn, first Roman Catholic Bishop of Brisbane, was born in co. Kildare on May 29th, 1821. He pursued his studies in Rome at the Propaganda and Irish Colleges from 1837 to 1847. He was ordained priest in May 1845 at St. John's Lateran, and, being transferred to Ireland, took great interest in the promotion of Irish emigration to Queensland. He was consecrated first Bishop of Bathurst by Cardinal Cullen in Dublin in Nov. 1865, and died on Jan. 16th, 1884.