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Item: 197907
Surname: Hanley (obit)
First Name: Rev. James
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Date: 8 February 1895
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Source: The Yass Courier
Details: Extract - The death of the Very Rev. Dean Hanley, which took place on Sunday last at a quarter to 2 at Five Dock. Dean Hanley was born in the county Tipperary, Ireland in 1815, and was ordained priest in Sydney with Rev. P. J. Roche by the Rev. John Bede Polding. He was the first Catholic missionary priest of Queensland, and after spending 14 years of arduous life there he was removed to Singleton, and from there he went to Yass in the beginning of 1862, and after labouring in this mission, which at that time was an extensive one, reaching up as far as Young, for six years, he left Yass for Penrith on 1st January 1868, loved and regretted by members of all denominations to whom while in Yass he endeared himself by his truly Christian life. He, after the Goulburn diocese was proclaimed, was appointed its administrator, and he was afterwards elected by Pope Pius IX as the Bishop of the diocese which position he would not accept. He reached the advanced age of 80 years. For the past six years he resided at the presbytery connected with St. Marys College, Five Dock where he acted as chaplain but had to with draw from his duties owing to failing health…….