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Broughton, William Grant
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(baptized in Nov 1768, Chatham, Kent, England – Feb 20, 1853, London), founding bishop of the Anglican High Church in Australia. Broughton came to Australia in 1828 and established the Church despite the secular character of the colony, materialism, enormous distances, and a shortage of clergy and resources. He founded Anglican schools, supported the establishment of new dioceses, and created the structure of the Australian Anglican Church.


K.J. Cable, Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1966, 158–164

A.G.L. Shaw, Patriarch and Pa…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Broughton, William Grant”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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