From Trinity College, Dublin to Terra Australis: Trinity-educated clergymen in colonial Australia

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Abstract

This chapter considers the colonial and imperial experience of clergy who trained at trinity College, Dublin (hereinafter trinity). More specifically, the focus is on the experience of trinity men who served in the Australian colonies’ formative decades between the first colony’s founding in 1788 and the beginnings of semi-representative government in 1850. Irish clergymen made up nearly a quarter (23 percent) of the 235 Anglican clergymen who served in the Australian colonies before 1850. A quarter of Tasmanian clergy and nearly a third of Western Australian clergy were Irish. While the majority of Australian Catholic priests studied at the Missionary College of All hallows, Drumcondra (Dublin), or the more austere St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the vast majority of Australian Anglican clergymen were products of trinity College: out of all the Irish Anglican clergy-men who served in Australia before 1850, 87.5 percent were educated at trinity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA flight of parsons
Subtitle of host publicationThe divinity diaspora of Trinity College Dublin
EditorsThomas P. Power
Place of PublicationEugene, OR
PublisherPickwick Publications
Chapter12
Pages276-298
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781532609107
ISBN (Print)9781532609091, 9781532609114
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Gladwin, M. (2018). From Trinity College, Dublin to Terra Australis: Trinity-educated clergymen in colonial Australia. In T. P. Power (Ed.), A flight of parsons : The divinity diaspora of Trinity College Dublin (pp. 276-298). Pickwick Publications.