Patrick O'Sullivan (Queensland politician)

Patrick O'Sullivan (14 March 1818 – 29 February 1904) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Patrick O'Sullivan
Patrick OSullivan - Queensland politician.jpg
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Ipswich
In office
10 May 1860 – 30 May 1863
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byHenry Challinor
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for West Moreton
In office
2 July 1867 – 28 September 1868
Preceded byBenjamin Cribb
Succeeded bySamuel Hodgson
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Burke
In office
22 August 1876 – 14 November 1878
Preceded byJames Parker
Succeeded byRoger Sheaffe
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Stanley
In office
10 December 1878 – 23 August 1883
Serving with William Kellett
Preceded byJohn Pettigrew
Succeeded byPeter White
In office
23 May 1888 – 29 April 1893
Preceded byPeter White
Succeeded byFrederick Lord
Personal details
Born
Patrick O'Sullivan

(1818-03-14)14 March 1818
Castlemaine, County Kerry, Ireland
Died29 February 1904(1904-02-29) (aged 85)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Resting placeIpswich General Cemetery
NationalityIrish Australian
Spouse(s)Mary Real (m.1851 d.1925)
RelationsThomas O'Sullivan (son), Neil O'Sullivan (grandson)
OccupationShop keeper

BiographyEdit

O'Sullivan was born in Castlemaine, County Kerry, the son of William O'Sullivan, a soldier, and his wife Ellen (née Moriarty). O'Sullivan was also a soldier, and was stationed in London with his regiment at the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837. In January the next year however, he was sentenced to fifteen years transportation for assault. He arrived at Sydney on 21 July 1838, sailing to Australia on the Bengal Merchant and went to work at Illawarra.[2]

He was given a ticket-of-leave in 1845 for the Windsor District and later that year began hawking before settling in Ipswich in 1847. He became a store-keeper in Ipswich and received a conditional pardon on 20 October 1849, eventually becoming a successful merchant.[2]

On The 7th May 1851 he married Mary Real (died 1925)[3] and together had seven sons and six daughters.[1] O'Sullivan died of a stroke at his Woodend home[4] and was buried in the Ipswich General Cemetery.[5]

Public careerEdit

O'Sullivan, along with Frederick Forbes and three time premier of Queensland, Arthur Macalister, won the three positions for the electoral district of Ipswich at the inaugural 1860 Queensland election.[6] O'Sullivan was defeated at the 1863 election[7] and four years later won a position on the electoral district of West Moreton, also a three member seat.[8] He remained the member for just over a year, being defeated at the 1868 Queensland election.[9]

He was then out of politics until 1876 when, following the resignation of James Parker, he won the seat of Burke at the 1876 by-election.[10] He did not stand for re-election for Burke and instead won the seat of Stanley in 1878 before being defeated in 1883.[11] He won the seat of Stanley again at the 1888 Queensland colonial election[12] before retiring from politics in 1893.[1]

His son, Thomas O'Sullivan, was a member of the Queensland Legislative Council and his grandson, Neil O'Sullivan, was a senator in the federal parliament.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c O'Sullivan, Patrick (1818–1904)Australian Dictionary of Biography Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. ^ Family history researchQueensland Births, deaths, marriages and divorces. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Death of Mr. Patrick O'Sullivan". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XLV (6720). Queensland, Australia. 1 March 1904. p. 9. Retrieved 2 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Family Notices". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XLV (6720). Queensland, Australia. 1 March 1904. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "THE ELECTIONS". The Moreton Bay Courier. XIV (865). Queensland, Australia. 12 May 1860. p. 3. Retrieved 3 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "THE IPSWICH ELECTION". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. II (175). Queensland, Australia. 2 June 1863. p. 3. Retrieved 3 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "THE ELECTIONS". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. VI (794). Queensland, Australia. 4 July 1867. p. 3. Retrieved 3 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "WEST MORETON ELECTION". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. VII (988). Queensland, Australia. 29 September 1868. p. 3. Retrieved 3 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Telegraphic". The Brisbane Courier. XXXI (2, 888). Queensland, Australia. 23 August 1876. p. 4. Retrieved 3 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "THE GENERAL ELECTION". The Brisbane Courier. XXXVIII (7, 993). Queensland, Australia. 24 August 1883. p. 5. Retrieved 3 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "The General Election". The Brisbane Courier. XLIV (9, 472). Queensland, Australia. 24 May 1888. p. 5. Retrieved 3 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Ipswich
1860–1863
Served alongside: Frederick Forbes, Arthur Macalister
Succeeded by
Henry Challinor
Preceded by
Benjamin Cribb
Member for West Moreton
1867–1868
Served alongside: George Thorn, Jr., Joshua Peter Bell
Succeeded by
Samuel Hodgson
Preceded by
James Parker
Member for Burke
1876–1878
Succeeded by
Roger Sheaffe
Preceded by
John Pettigrew
Member for Stanley
1878–1883
Served alongside: William Kellett
Succeeded by
Peter White
Preceded by
Peter White
Member for Stanley
1888–1893
Succeeded by
Frederick Lord