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24-July-2014
24-July-2014
Photographs supplied by Annie Medley

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.

 

 

Location

Address:Cathedral Avenue, St Georges Cathedral, North Wall, Perth, 6000
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.955781
Long: 115.861284
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription

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

Source: MA,ADB
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