William Paul Dowling – Irish Confederate

Born Dublin, Ireland, c.1824
Died Launceston, Tasmania 3 August 1877

Arrived in Van Diemen's Land 29 November 1849 per convict ship Adelaide
Occupation Artist : Engraver | Painter | Photographer | Lithographer


1851 (October). St. John Street, Launceston, Tasmania, next door to Messrs. Gleadow and Henty
1853 (November). Moved his studio to Macquarie Street, Hobart, opposite St Joseph
1854 (October). Davey Street, Hobart.
1856 (May). 14 Liverpool Street, Hobart.
1859 (April). George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, opposite the Post Office.

William Cuffay and his Irish comrade the artist William Paul Dowling were sent to Newgate Gaol following their trial. Here is Cuffay in the clothes he immaculately tailored wore in court, as befits a man of his trade. William Dowling went on to become a successful portrait photographer and painter in with studios in Hobart and Launceston.

Launceston Examiner Thu 28 Feb 1878  p. 3.