John Dunne (bishop of Wilcannia)

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The Right Reverend
John Dunne
1st Roman Catholic Bishop
Diocese Diocese of Wilcannia
Installed 13 May 1887 (1887-05-13)
Term ended 5 December 1916 (1916-12-05)
Predecessor new see
Successor William Hayden
Ordination 31 October 1870 (1870-10-31) (Priest) in Carlow, Ireland
Consecration 14 August 1887 (1887-08-14) (Bishop) in Goulburn, New South Wales
Personal details
Birth name John Dunne
Born (1846-01-21)21 January 1846
Rhode, King's County, Ireland
Died 5 December 1916(1916-12-05) (aged 70)
Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Irish
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Occupation Roman Catholic bishop
Profession Bishop
Alma mater Carlow College

John Dunne (21 January 1846 – 25 December 1916) was a Roman Catholic bishop. He was the first bishop of the Diocese of Wilcannia in New South Wales, Australia.[1]

Dunne was born in Rhode, King's County, Ireland. He studied for the priesthood at Carlow College His relative John Dunne, then Vicar-General of Goulburn, requested that Dunne be devoted to the Diocese of Goulburn. The request was granted by Archdeacon John Polding and the newly promoted priest worked for 16 years in Goulburn. Dunne was consecrated the first Bishop of Wilcannia on 14 August 1887 at Goulburn Cathedral, a position he retained until his death.[1][2][3]

Dunne's uncle, Patrick Dunne, was an Irish-born priest who also ministered in Australia.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Dunne, John (1846–1916)". Obituaries Australia. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Dunne, Right Rev. John". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource 
  3. ^ "Bishop John Dunne". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Linane, T. J. (1972). "Dunne, Patrick (1818–1900)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
new see
1st Catholic Bishop of Wilcannia
Succeeded by
William Hayden