AustLit logo


James M. Conroy James M. Conroy i(A43566 works by) (a.k.a. Conroy, J M; James MacDowall Conroy; James M. Conroy)
Also writes as: Lionel Hawke
Born: Established: ca. 1834 ; Died: Ceased: 1908 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1860-1865
Heritage: Irish
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


James MacDowall Conroy, originally from Dublin, arrived in Australia in the mid 1860s. Conroy landed in Sydney and subsequently moved to Bendigo and later to Melbourne. He was a teacher until he sought a career as a surveyor. Conroy was a regular contributor to the Australasian newspaper for several years. He eventually moved back to Sydney.

Most Referenced Works


  • It has not been possible to determine conclusively that James Conroy, the anonymous author of "The Emigrant's Wife" and J M Conroy, author of "False and Other Tales", are the same person.
  • Note: Albinski refers to another work written by James Conroy: "Clement Barnold's Invention".
Last amended 10 Jun 2024 14:49:19
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: