Monsignor Patrick Joseph Hartigan was an Australian Roman Catholic priest, educator, author and poet.
He was born at Yass, New South Wales and ordained after study at St Patrick's Seminary, Manly. Writing under the pseudonym "John O'Brien" Hartigan's verse celebrated the lives and mores of the outback pastoral folk he ministered as a peripatetic curate to the southern New South Wales and Riverina towns of Thurgoona, Berrigan and Narrandera, in the first two decades of the 20th century. His poetry was very popular in Australia and was well received in Ireland and the United States.
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- The Little Irish Mother
- Said Hanrahan
- Six Brown Boxer Hats
- The Altar Boy
- The Meeting
- The Old Bush School
- The Kookaburras
- Could I hear the Kookaburras once again
- The Presbyt'ry Dog
- Around the Boree Log
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