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Maurice Charles Philip O'Connell Maurice Charles Philip O'Connell i(A141369 works by) (a.k.a. Sir Maurice Charles Philip O'Connell)
Born: Established: 1768 Kerry (County),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 15 May 1848 Darlinghurst, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: Dec 1809
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Maurice O'Connell was a British soldier who came to the colony of New South Wales with Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1810. Appointed to the position of lieutenant-governor he was also in command of the 73rd Regiment. O'Connell and his regiment were transferred to Ceylon in 1814. He attained the rank of major-general in 1830, and five years later was knighted. When he returned to Sydney in 1838 he had been given command of the colonial forces. O'Connell served as acting-governor of New South Wales from 12 July to 2 August 1846.

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