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Patrick O'Farrell

Patrick O’Farrell was a historian known for his histories of Roman Catholicism in Australia, Irish history and Irish Australian history.

He was born into an Irish Catholic family in Greymouth, New Zealand, and was educated at the Marist Brothers High School, Greymouth, and at the University of Canterbury, where he received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in History.

Having moved to Australia in 1956, he received a PhD from the Australian National University. He was Professor of History at the University of New South Wales from 1972 till his retirement in 1990, thereafter Emeritus Professor.

Books by Patrick O'Farrell

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