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Draper, Daniel James
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(Aug 28, 1810, Wickham, England – Jan 11, 1866), Wesleyan Methodist minister. A carpenter by trade, in 1830 he joined a Methodist chapel, became a lay preacher, and, upon a call to Australia, proceeded to ordination in Southwark Chapel (1835). He worked first in Parramatta (1836), before moving to Bathurst (1840), Sydney (1842), Adelaide (1846) and finally in 1855 became Chairman of the Victoria District. He helped found Wesley College in Melbourne and served (1859) as president of the Australian Wesleyan Methodist Conference. His death was dramatic:…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Draper, Daniel James”, 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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