W. M. Acheson
From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
- THE LATE MR. W. M. ACHESON.
- One of Ballarat's oldest and much respected residents, Mr. William Morrin Acheson, J.P., died last week. The deceased gentleman, who was 82 years of age, was a native of Londonderry, and arrived in Ballarat in 1856. He was an ardent Home Ruler, with which movement his father had been connected with Charles Gavan Duffy, John Mitchel, Smith O'Brien, Thomas Francis Meagher, Thomas Davis, and others, whose names will live in the history of Ireland. During his residence in Australia Mr. Acheson rendered valuable support to all movements calculated to help the Irish people, and on numerous occasions he gave generous donations to the Land League and other Irish organisations. Although a member of the Anglican Church, he contributed liberally to the institutions and movements in connection with the Catholic Church. He numbered amongst his closest friends the following who have passed to their reward:—The Rev. Joseph Francis Rogers, formerly of this city, but who recently died in Ireland; Messrs. Patrick Brennan (Gippsland), Martin Loughlin, J.P., Andrew Orr, James Cotter, A. J. Forbes, Daniel Brophy, K.G.S.G., M.L.A., and James Coghlan, K.G.S.G.
- ↑ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
- ↑ Sebastopol Heritage Study Stage Two, Final Report, Volume 1, Context, May 2015.
--Beth Kicinski 11:52, 26 August 2014 (EST)