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Plaque commemorates William Hutchins, who was the first Archdeacon of Van Diemen's Land.

The Venerable William Hutchins (18 March 1792 – 4 June 1841) was an English churchman and academic, a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Hutchins was born in Ansley, Warwickshire, England, second son of vicar of Ansley, Rev. Joseph Hutchins. Hutchins became the first and only Anglican Archdeacon of Van Diemen's Land, a position offered him in 1836 by William Grant Broughton, bishop of Australia.[1]

Hutchins was a strong supporter of education through the Church, and because of this, The Hutchins School in Hobart was named in his honour.


Address:125 Macquarie Street, St Davids Cathedral, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.883865
Long: 147.328635
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Sacred to the memory of William Hutchins first Archdeacon of Van Diemen`s Land

born 26. Nov. 1792 - died June 4. 1841

Firm moderate and pious he gave a bright example of christian fortitude 
he sustained the endeavours of his followers
he supplied their defects
he bore with their infirmities.

Bereaved by the sudden visitation of God they mourn an irremediable loss but chiefly one - the oldest and the most attached among their number - the Chaplain of St David`s Church who consecrated this tablet to the dead.

Source: MA , ADB
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