The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser
Death, on Friday, the Rev. Phillip Connolly, many years Roman Catholic Vicar General of this Island
The North West Post
Old Times – One of the identities of Hobart in 1834 was the Rev. Phillip Connolly. He was the only clergyman of the Church of Rome then in Tasmania. He and Father Therry were the first two priests sent out to NSW by the British Government duly accredited with adequate salaries. They arrived in Sydney in 1820. On July 1 of that year there was a large meeting of the Catholic inhabitants held in the Court house Sydney at which Father Connolly presided. The object of the meeting was to devise measures for the erection of a suitable church and St. Marys Cathedral was originated, Protestants as well as Catholics subscribing liberally towards the erection of the edifice. The Rev. Phillip Connolly did not remain long in NSW for he took his departure early in the following year and landed at Hobart in March 1821.
Janus 1820 (came free)
Permitted to proceed to Newcastle per Elizabeth Henrietta. Roman Catholic Chaplain