Patrick Kenna

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Patrick Kenna Mayor of Orange 1871, 1878,1884

Patrick Kenna was born in County Clare, Ireland in 1826 and came to Australia at the age of 15. At the age of 20 Patrick went to the Lower Macquarie area and gained knowledge of colonial conditions. He later returned to Bathurst and purchased ‘The Carriers Arms’ and in 1857 he opened ‘The Miners Arms Inn’ now the Parkview Hotel in Orange. Patrick was Mayor of Orange in 1871, 1878, and 1884. Together with Benjamin Nelson, he held the ownership of the Orange Guardian; he also helped with the establishment of the Orange Hospital and became one of the founders of the First Orange Mechanics Institute. He died on 15 June 1894 and is buried in the Orange Cemetery.

  • Self guided tour of Orange General Cemetery No 2, Early Mayors of the Orange District 1860-1920 (2010) Orange City Council, Orange NSW.
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