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Burgmann, Ernest Henry
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(May 9, 1885, near Taree, New South Wales, Australia – Mar 14, 1967, Canberra), Anglican bishop, social reformer and one of Anglicanism's most influential thinkers. As bishop of Goulburn (1934–1967) Burgmann championed Christian social and labor concerns and devoted himself to popular education. He helped frame the UN Declaration of Human Rights. From his vision for an Australian Anglican university grew St. John's College in Morpeth and St. Mark's National Seminary in Canberra.


P. Hempenstall, The Meddlesome Priest, 1993.

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Burgmann, Ernest Henry”, 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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