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Polding, John Bede
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(Oct 18, 1794, Liverpool, UK – Mar 16, 1877, Sydney, Australia), foundation Catholic bishop and the first archbishop of Sydney. Educated at Acton Burnell near Shrewsbury, he took Benedictine orders and was selected as vicar apostolic of Madras, India. In 1834 Polding was consecrated to the newly established vicariate of New South Wales, which then covered the entire continent of Australia. When Polding arrived in Sydney the next year, the Catholic church had a workforce of only fo…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Polding, John Bede”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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