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A plaque on the Calvary Cross monument commemorates Henry Frewen Le Fanu who was Archdeacon of Brisbane in 1905, Coadjutor Bishop from 1915 to 1929, Archdeacon of Perth and Primate of Australia from 1935 to 1946.

Having been appinted Archdeacon, Le Fanu reached Brisbane on 5 January 1905.  For five years Le Fanu was also sub-dean of the pro-cathedral and on 21 September 1915 was consecrated coadjutor-bishop. A forceful right-hand man, he managed diocesan business skilfully, and as warden of the Society of the Sacred Advent guided the sisterhood's educational and hospital work.

In 1929 Le Fanu became second Archbishop of Perth, succeeding C.O.L. Riley; he was enthroned in St George's Cathedral on 19 December.


Address:373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.463707
Long: 153.029816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…


Front Inscription

To the glory of God and to the memory of Henry Frewen Le Fanu.

Born 1st April 1870. Died 9th September 1946.
Archdeacon of Brisbane in 1905, Coadjutor Bishop 1915 - 1929.
Archdeacon of Perth to 1946 and Primate of Australia 1935 - 1946.

A Founder of this hospital
May he be numbered with thy saints.
Placed here by the Sisters of the Society
of the Sacred Advent, his family and friends.

Source: MA, ADB
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