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Bishop Mathew Hale

Mathew Blagden Hale (1811-1895) was the first Bishop of Perth, arriving early in 1858 on the Nile, following his consecration at Lambeth the year before. In June, he established at The Cloisters the Bishop's School - which eventually became today's Hale School. He left in 1875 to become Bishop of Brisbane, and was followed in Perth by Bishop Parry.

Mathew Blagden Hale was born in 1811 into the landed gentry in Gloucestershire. He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge and after being ordained as a priest in the Anglican church he spent eleven years working in parishes near his ancestral home. Following the deaths of his wife and mother, Hale was approached in 1847 by the newly consecrated Bishop of Adelaide, Augustus Short, to join him as Archdeacon in South Australia.

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Wikipedia page, whence the photo


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