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Charles Howard - Colonial Chaplain
Title : Charles Howard - Colonial Chaplain Charles Howard - Colonial Chaplain
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Creator : Government Photolithographer, photographer
Source : B 441
Date of creation : ca. 1836
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of Charles Howard.

Charles Beaumont Howard was born in Dublin in 1807 and was ordained to the ministry of the Anglican Church, serving initially in parishes in Cheshire, England. With his wife and two young daughters he arrived in South Australia aboard the Buffalo in 1836, having been appointed Colonial Chaplain by the British Parliament.
Although the founding principles of the colony included religious freedom and no formally established church, concern that the colony not be without some religious guidance led to the creation of this official position shortly before the first colonists left England. For four years Howard was the only Anglican minister in the colony, and the only person licensed to conduct marriages. He helped establish churches, visited remote country districts and compiled the colony's first book, the South Australian Church Hymnbook. He had a heavy workload which certainly contributed to his early death.
Related names :

Howard, Charles Beaumont, 1807-1843

Buffalo (ship)

Coverage year : 1836
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Adelaide , South Australia
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Dickey, Brian, ed. Australian dictionary of evangelical biography, Sydney: Evangelical History Association, 1994

Dickey, Brian. Holy Trinity, Adelaide, 1836-1988: the history of a city church, Adelaide: Trinity Church Trust, 1988

Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.) Church records, SRG 94/A2

Howard, Charles Beaumont. South Australian church hymnbook, Adelaide: Robert Thomas, 1838

Pike, Douglas. Paradise of dissent: South Australia 1829-1857, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1957

Internet links :
State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Religion in South Australia



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