People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

Mitchel, John (1815–1875)

Irish nationalist

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

John Mitchel (1815-1875), by N. Currier

John Mitchel (1815-1875), by N. Currier

Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania, AUTAS001124071242

Life Summary [details]


3 November, 1815
Camnish, Londonderry, Ireland


20 March, 1875 (aged 59)

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: insurrection
Sentence: 14 years
Court: Dublin (Ireland)


Left the colony: Yes