1821 - 1861
Burke, 3rd son. Emigrated to Tasmania in 1853. Explorer. The first person to walk from south to north across Australia a distance of over 2600 kms. References: Robert O Hara Burke and the Australian Exploring Expedition of 1860. Andrew Jackson. London 1862. "Sale of St Cleran's, several kilometres outside Craughwell, Co Galway, "the most beautiful house in Ireland". - John Houston http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/0820/1219158412654.ht ml?dig est=1 "Take the man who is commemorated by the stone plaque outside. Robert O'Hara Burke was born in St Cleran's in 1821 and emigrated to Australia, where he became a police inspector in the gold-mining areas. In 1861, he became the first man to cross Australia from south to north." "In the 1950s, John Huston came to Ireland on a fox-hunting holiday. He fell in love with the country and bought St Cleran's. His son Tony and daughter, the actor Anjelica, spent their childhoods in St Cleran's."
|Born: St Clerans, Galway, , Ireland 1821 ||Baptised: |
|Died: 1st Jul 1861||Buried: |
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|1821||Born St Clerans, Galway, Ireland|
|1st Jul 1861||Died|