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Kevin Izod O'Doherty
Family Name: O'Doherty  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: Kevin Izod
DOB 7 September 1823
DOD 15 July 1905 
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death: Brisbane, Qld 
Age at Death: 81
Qualifications: FRCS Dublin 1857
LKQCP 1859
LM Dublin 1859
Other Occupations: Parliamentarian
Spouse: Mary Anne ("Eva") Kelly
Children: William Joseph Kelly b.1856 Dublin
Edward Hyacinth b.1858 Dublin
Vincent Kevin b.1859 Dublin
Kevin Izod Lewis b.1860 Geelong, Vic
John b.1862
Jeanette b. and d. 1864 Ipswich
Eva b. and d. 1866 Brisbane
Gertrude b.1869 Brisbane
Voyages: "Mount Stewart Elphinstone" from England arr. Sydney 3 October 1849
  • "Emma" dep. Sydney for Hobart 21 October 1849
  • "James Baines" dep. Melbourne for Liverpool 10 March 1855
  • "Ocean Chief" from Liverpool arr. Port Phillip 2 October 1860
  • "Duke of Westminster" from England arr. Brisbane January 1886
  • "Almora" from London arr. Brisbane 22 September 1886
  • Came out as: Political prisoner 
    Date Settled Aus: 1849
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered: 1861 NSW No. 531
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Dublin, Ireland
  • Oatlands, VDL 1849-1850 (ADB)
  • Hobart, VDL 1850-1853 (ADB)
  • Port Cygnet, VDL 1853-1854 (Patrick)
  • Victorian goldfields 1854-1855 (Patrick)
  • Paris, France 1855 (Patrick)
  • Dublin, Ireland 1856-1860 (Patrick)
  • Geelong, Vic 1860 (Patrick)
  • Sydney, NSW 1860-1862 (Patrick)
  • Ipswich, Qld 1862-1865 (Patrick)
  • Brisbane, Qld 1865-1885 (Patrick)
  • Ireland 1885 (Patrick)
  • London, England 1866 (Patrick)
  • Sydney 1886-1887 (Patrick)
  • Croydon, North Queensland 1887-1889 (Patrick)
  • Brisbane 1889 onwards
  • Positions Held: Manager Tasmanian Dispensary, Hobart 1850-1851 (Patrick)
  • House Surgeon, St. Mary's Hospital, Hobart 1851-1853 (Patrick)
  • Surgeon, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin late 1850s (SMH 1860)
  • Assistant Physician, Coombe Lying-in Hospital late 1850s (SMH 1860)
  • Visiting surgeon, Brisbane Hospital 1866 (Patrick)
  • MLA 1867-73, MLC 1877-85 Queensland (ADB)
  • Member of the House of Commons 1886 (Patrick)
  • Surgeon, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney 1886
  • Government Medical Officer, Croydon, North Qld 1887-1889 (Patrick)
  • For other positions see Patrick and ADB
  • Publications:
    Notes: Publisher and proprietor of the Dublin newspaper "Irish Tribune" 1848 (Patrick)
  • Sent to VDL in 1849 as a political prisoner when a medical student, later returned to Ireland where he completed his medical studies (Patrick)
  • Conditional pardon while in VDL 1854, then to the Victorian goldfields before returning to Europe where visited England and Ireland secretly, before settling in France (Patrick)
  • Registered 1862 Qld No. 14
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated in July 2005 with information supplied by Gillian Arnot Smith of Qld; and further updated in December 2009 and March 2012 with information from Max Coleman
    References: Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • Patrick R and H. Exiles undaunted: the Irish rebels Kevin and Eva O'Doherty. St. Lucia, UQP 1989
  • Patrick R. From convict to doctor. In: Pearn J, O'Carrigan C. Australia's quest for colonial health. Brisbane : Department of Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, 1983:65-73
  • Medical directory for 1873, and general medical register. London : Churchill, 1873
  • Qld Registrar Indexes
  • QSA Immigration Films
  • Toowing Burial register
  • Richards D. To minister to the sick : an historic socio-profile of the medical profession in Northern Australia. In : Atkins S. Outpost medicine. Hobart : University of Tasmania and the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, 1994
  • Hunn JM. Kevin Izod O'Doherty 1824-1905. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003;73(Suppl):A103-4
  • St. Vincent's Hospital annual reports
  • Freedom of the press. Bellís Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer 6 October 1849 [arrival of John Martin and Kevin O'Doherty, Irish newspaper editors, as prisoners on "Mount Stuart Elphinstone"]
  • Card [advertisement]. Sydney Morning Herald 25 October 1860 [Dr. O'Doherty late surgeon to St. Vincent's Hospital and Assistant Physician Coombe Lying-in Hospital Dublin]
  • RMS Almora. Brisbane Courier 23 September 1886 [from London with Hon. K. I. O'Doherty]
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    last updated 20-03-2012


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