THE name of John Hyland is immortalised in several places around Warrnambool and a book about him has been re-printed for the third time.
Hyland is a street name in the city and his name is inscribed on the foundation stone of the former town hall, now the Lighthouse Theatre.
Mr Hyland’s story captured the attention of Melbourne’s James Nicolas and in 2014 he published a book, Warrnambool, a long way to Tipperary — the incredible life of John Hyland.
Mr Nicolas became fascinated by his story during a visit to Warrnambool’s History House. The book chronicles Mr Hyland’s life from his early days in Ireland, through his many careers and personal life to his death. It has been updated with additional information in the re-print.