Plunkett, John Hubert

Attorney General and politician whose reputation for austere impartiality improved the treatment of emancipists, convicts and Aboriginals though he considered the Church Act of 1836 which gave legal equality to Protestants and Catholics, his most important achievement.

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Born
Mountplunkett, Roscommon, Ireland
Jun 1802
Arrived Sydney
Jun 1832
Died
East Melbourne, Victoria
09 May 1869
Occupation
17 Sep 1836 - 05 Jun 1856
25 Aug 1865 - 21 Jan 1866
Position
19 Apr 1836 - 21 Mar 1841
07 Aug 1843 - 29 Feb 1856
31 Mar 1856 - 10 Nov 1860
28 Jan 1857 - 06 Feb 1858
01 Oct 1861 - 09 May 1869