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A plaque commemorates the first Bishop of Perth, Mathew Hale.
Bishop Hale was opposed to the erection of a cathedral due to the fact that Perth was in his time a very small town and he felt strongly that they would not be in a position to erect a worthy building. The old Cathedral was opened in 1845 and served until 1888 when the present St Georges Cathedral was opened. Bishop Hale was transferred to Brisbane, Queensland in 1875.
|Address:||Cathedral Avenue, St Georges Cathedral, North Wall, Perth, 6000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.955781|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
In memory of Mathew Blagden Hale D.D.
Born June 18th 1811. Died April 3rd 1895.
Archdeacon of Adelaide 1847 - 1857
Bishop of Perth 1857 - 1875
Bishop of Brisbane 1875 - 1885.
As a wise master builder he laid the foundation
Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Corner Stone