The lodgement of the remainder of the estate of a 19th-century Irish Catholic man has shone a new spotlight on a controversial scandal over religious division n the history of Bathurst, west of Sydney, reports the Western Advocate.
Both men maintained their position – with the end result that Mr Kenna was refused burial in the Catholic portion of Bathurst.
A public meeting held to support Bishop Quinn’s actions saw a succession of speakers support the Bishop’s action in passionate terms. The entire affair received national coverage in the media of the day.
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