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James Duhig

(1871—1965)


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(1871–1965) was Catholic archbishop of Brisbane. Born in Ireland, he emigrated in 1885 and studied for the priesthood. Following his ordination in Rome in 1896, he worked as a curate at Ipswich, Qld. He was appointed the world's youngest bishop in 1905 and made archbishop of Brisbane in 1917. Like Daniel Mannix in Melbourne, Duhig was committed to large-scale building programs, and erected numerous churches, parish schools, and colleges. In contrast to Mannix, however, Duhig supported conscription during World War I. His geniality made him a popular leader, and he enjoyed good relations with Queensland political leaders. His long reign ended with his death in 1965. published an autobiography, Crowded Years, in 1947 and T.P. Boland produced a biography in 1986.

From The Oxford Companion to Australian History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.



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