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Biographical entry Casey, Cornelius Gavin (1810 - 1896)

Liverpool, England
2 August 1896
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Cornelius Casey, the grandfather of R. G. Casey was Assistant Colonial Surgeon in Van Diemen's Land 1833-1843. He then held a number of official posts, resigning from time to time, usually as a result of disagreements, to enter private practice.


Born Liverpool, England, 1810. Died Melbourne, 2 August 1896. Arrived Van Diemen's Land 1833 as surgeon in an immigrant ship; assistant colonial surgeon 1833-43; Hobart General Hospital 1843-?; Medical Court of Examiners from 1844; private practice until 1848; medical officer to the gaol, watch-house and police at Launceston 1848-?; private practice in Tasmania until 1863; Victoria 1863-96.

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National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Cornelius Gavin Casey - Records, 1820 - 1978, MS 6150; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.