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Bernard O’Reilly (writer) was born on 3 September, 1903 in Hartley, New South Wales, is an author. Discover Bernard O’Reilly (writer)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 72 years old?

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Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 3 September 1903
Birthday 3 September
Birthplace Hartley, New South Wales
Date of death (1975-01-20) Beaudesert, Queensland
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Nationality Australia

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His wife is Viola Gwendoline King

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Children Rhelma

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Bernard O’Reilly died on 20 January 1975 at Beaudesert. He is buried at St Johns Catholic Church in Kerry.


O’Reilly wrote three books on the theme of Australia’s Great Dividing Range, which lies inland from its east coast and is where he lived: Green Mountains (1940, .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit;word-wrap:break-word}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .citation:target{background-color:rgba(0,127,255,0.133)}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//”)right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;color:#d33}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{color:#d33}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#3a3;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}OCLC 29705341), Cullenbenbong (1945, OCLC 12049000), and Over the Hills (1963, OCLC 34825945). The first part of Green Mountains is his own account of finding the aeroplane; the second part describes the O’Reilly family’s early years in the Blue Mountains and their move to Lamington. This and Cullenbenong were the inspiration for Charles Chauvel’s 1949 film Sons of Matthew. In 1971 he published a collection of poems, Songs from the Hills, OCLC 220025227. The Australian philosopher David Stove has written a short appreciation of O’Reilly’s life and books. O’Reilly was played by Jack Thompson in the TV movie The Riddle of the Stinson (1987).


O’Reilly is best known for the discovery of the 1937 crash site in Lamington National Park of a Stinson Model A airplane, the VH-UHH Brisbane, and the organization of rescue crews that retrieved two survivors. Using his bushcraft and geographical knowledge, as well as inferring from the plane’s filed flight plan, O’Reilly found the crash site. On the second day of his search he came upon two survivors and the wreckage of the aircraft in the extremely rugged and mountainous rainforest terrain. He then trekked 26 kilometres (16 mi) through the same difficult terrain to get help and return the next day with rescuers. The rescue operation gained national headlines with reports broadcast live on the radio.


On 20 August 1931 Bernard O’Reilly married Viola Gwendoline King in Brisbane. They had a daughter, Rhelma.


Alfonso Bernard O’Reilly (3 September 1903 – 20 January 1975) was an Australian writer and bushman of Irish descent. He was born and raised in Hartley in the Blue Mountains, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north-west of Sydney and later moved to the McPherson Range near Beaudesert in South East Queensland, Australia. He is part of the family that established the O’Reilly’s Guesthouse in the Lamington Plateau.