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Robert O'Hara 
Burke
1821 - 1861


Robert O'Hara 
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 1861Buried:
Family:
Burke

Ancestors
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1.
Robert O'Hara 
Burke
1821 - 1861
2.
James 
Hardiman Burke
  formerly Burke
(
O'Hara
) 1788 - 1854
4.
John Hardiman 
Burke
(
Armstrong
) + 1808
5.
Elizabeth 
Armstrong
(
Burke
) + post 1788
3.
Anne 
O'Hara
(
Hardiman Burke
) + post 1831
6.
7.

Siblings


1.
Fanny Maria 
Burke
(
Blakeney
) * c. 1818
2.
John 
Hardiman
1819 - 1863
3.
Elizabeth 
Burke
* c. 1823
4.
Hester (Hessie) Albinia 
Burke
c. 1825 - 1866
5.
James Thomas 
Burke
1828 - 1854
6.
Anne Celestine 
Burke
(
de Vere
) c. 1831 - post 1857

Spouses




Descendants
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Sources

  • Family Archivists: see
    Burke


Timeline


1821Born St Clerans, Galway, Ireland
1st Jul 1861Died
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