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Diocese of Melbourne [cartographic material] / drawn & engraved by J. Archer
Bib ID 3572504
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Archer, J. (Joshua), active 1833-1866
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [1:2,981,646] 
Description London : Published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1850] 
1 map : col. ; 19.6 x 25.9 cm. 
Biography/History

The Town of Melbourne was raised to the status of a City by Letters Patent of Queen Victoria dated 25 June, 1847, just five years after its incorporation. This royal action arose from a desire to establish a bishop's See of the Church of England in the town, which required that Melbourne be created a cathedral city, as Queen Victoria did when the letters were given to the bishop. The Right Reverend Charles Perry was consecrated as the first bishop of Melbourne on 29 June, 1847, four days after the granting of the Letters Patent by the Queen. He arrived in Melbourne on board The Stag on 23 January, 1848, and was installed on 28 June 1848 in the Cathedral Church of St. James. Although its first role was that of a parish church, St James became the Cathedral Church with the founding of the Diocese of Melbourne in 1847. On July 9 1847 the region known as Australia Felix was established as the Diocese of Melbourne.

Notes

Map of Victoria extending to the Tumut District and beyond extending into New South Wales and on the map this part of New South Wales is marked "Part of the Diocese". The map includes district boundaries, towns, churches are shown by a cross, some stations and drainage. The boundaries of that area within Victoria called Australia Felix is also shown. Relief is shown by hachures.

Insignia shown below the title inscribed: First Bishop consecrated 1847.

From: The Colonial church atlas, arranged in dioceses. 3rd ed. London : The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1850.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231354140

National Library's copy RM 959 is not coloured.

Subjects Church of England. Diocese of Melbourne -- Maps.  |  Dioceses -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Maps.  |  Victoria -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1847 
Other authors/contributors Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)
Also Titled

The Colonial church atlas, arranged in dioceses

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