|About Caffery/Clarke/Lynch - Ireland to Queensland
Patrick Caffery and Anne Clarke had been married just four weeks when they sailed from Dublin on 7
January 1856. Their arrival in Moreton Bay five months later was not an auspicious one - their ship
ran aground on a sandbank off Stradbroke Island. Four brothers, Bernard, Philip, John and Owen, and
their mother Anne followed over the next ten years. Owen's future wife, Mary, arrived in January
1888. Two new lines of Irish/Australians became established and thrived though, in Patrick's words
"…our lot at periods was far from being rosy; still we struggled along, experiencing many ups and
downs in the meantime".