Quinane Genealogy Home Page
Welcome to the Australian Quinane Clan Home Page
The Quinanes emigrated to Australia from the Upperchurch and Borrisoleigh Parishes near Thurles in County Tipperary Ireland between 1845 and 1880.
Most of the families arriving in Australia landed at the port of Melbourne in the State of Victoria and then headed to the Ballarat Gold Fields. After a number of years in the gold fields, the two main families moved to the Bellarine Pennisula near the city of Geelong in the State of Victoria.
From here the family has spread throughout Victoria and the neighbouring state of New South Wales.
To find out more about the Quinane family and read their stories select one of the following options:
The Canadian Connection
Quinanes leaving Ireland also emigrated to Canada.
Catherine Quinane - The 1871 Ontario Census list Catherine Quinane, born 1846-1847 in Ontario and aged 24 . Catherine was of Irish origin, a Roman Catholic and a servant.
Thomas Quinane - the Passenger and Immigration Index 1500s-1900s lists Thomas Quinane a dying enroute to Canada - the record is contained in a register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Ile in 1847.
Patrick Quinane - The 1881 Canadian Census lists Patrick Quinane, Catholic, aged 46 (born 1835 in Ireland) a Miner(?) at Vict. Yard of Halifax, Nova Scotia. His wife Ellen also aged 46 (also born 1835 in Ireland) and their children William Patrick aged 17 (born 1864) and daughter Bessie aged 14 (born 1867).
The LDS has a record of another daughter Elizabeth C Quinane born to this couple on 27 February 1867. Elizabeth may have died prior to the 1881 census. This record shows Ellen's maiden name as Egan.
The Gold Fields and the Eureka Stockade
Are you one of Eureka's Children ?
If you are a descendant of any of the Quinanes who migrated to Australia, then you are one of Eureka's Children and I would strongly encourage you to keep your connections with the Eureka uprising alive by joining the Eureka's Children Association.
If you wish to submit your own details recording your connection with the Eureka Stockade,
you can complete the questionnaire on the Eureka's Children website. If you need any assistance establishing your connection to Eureka, please email me.
Eureka's Children Membership Form
Register your connection with a Eureka participant or just your interest in the Eureka uprising
under construction for information E Mail: Terry Quinane
Information about Patrick Quinane's claim for compensation arising from the Eureka uprising can be found in the October 1998 edition of the Quinane Family Flyer.
Detailed information about the Ballarat Gold Fields and the Eureka uprising can be found at
You may also be interested in a new book titled "The Eureka Encyclopeadia" released to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Eureka Uprising in 2004.
The 21st edition of the 'Tain" Magazine also contains some information on the recent Eureka celebrations at http://www.tain.net.au/tain21/contnt21.htm
You may also be interested in the Book "Women of Eureka, which features some information about Nancy Quinane, refer
Quinane Gedcom File
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List of surnames that Quinanes married
The following is a list of surnames of spouses who have
married into the Quinane Family:
|Britton||Bromwich||Brown||Buckle||Burke||Burke [of The River]||Burns|
|Richmond||Riordan||Rugg||Ryall||Ryan||Ryan (Currigan)||Ryan [Antony]|
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