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In the Footsteps of Nicholas O’Donnell: doctor and community leader in Hotham 1869-1919
October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$10
Saturday 12 October 2.00pm. A walk lead by Val Noone – In the Footsteps of Nicholas O’Donnell: doctor and community leader in Hotham 1869-1919.
Dr Nicholas O’Donnell (1862- 1920) was a prominent medical practitioner and Irish scholar who lived and worked in North Melbourne during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His remarkable manuscript of Irish family history, Nicholas O’Donnell’s Autobiography, has been edited and annotated by Dr Val Noone who will lead this walk highlighting the events and places in Nicholas’ life in our area.
Meet at the corner of Howard Street and Victoria Street, near St Mary’s
Dr Nicholas O’Donnell (1862- 1920) was a medical practitioner and Irish scholar who lived and worked in Victoria Street, North Melbourne, for 35 years. O’Donnell was, in many ways, Mr. Irish Australia until he was displaced by Archbishop Daniel Mannix. Val Noone, who will lead this walk, is an Australian historian who has written on social history and has a particular interest in the history of the Irish in Victoria. He recently edited Nicholas O’Donnell’s Autobiography, a remarkable manuscript of family history, published with support from the Hotham History Project.
This walk will highlight selected events and places in O’Donnell’s life in our area, and give examples of connections between O’Donnell and
people named by Bill Hannon, Lorna Hannan, Mary Kehoe, Heather McKay and Winsome Roberts in earlier HHP books.
Copies of Nicholas O’Donnell’s Autobiography edited by Dr Val Noone will be available for sale on the day.
Guided walk $10. Walk plus the book $30.