Richard O'Connor (1810 - 1876), by unknown photographer, courtesy of State Library of New South Wales. GPO 1 - 17210. [detail].Image Details
O'CONNOR, RICHARD (1810-1876), parliamentary officer, was born in March 1810 in County Cork, Ireland, eldest son of Arthur O'Connor of Mangan Castle, Bandon, and his wife, née O'Neal. He arrived in Sydney on 15 April 1835 in the American brig Black Warrior from the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. From 8 June to 8 July he was an extra clerk to the Legislative and Executive Councils and from 12 January 1836 assistant clerk under William Macpherson, clerk of the councils from 1837. As town clerk from 7 September to 16 November 1842 he organized the elections for the first city council. With the establishment of the Legislative Council Library in 1843 he became librarian and published its first three catalogues.
On 15 May 1856 O ...Read more at the source website