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Mrs Kennion's book
Title : Mrs Kennion's book Mrs Kennion's book
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Creator : Kennion, Henrietta
Source : Kennion, Henrietta, PRG 885/1 p. [11]
Date of creation : 1894
Format : Artwork
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Description :
In 1883, at the age of just 37, George Wyndham Kennion became the second Anglican Bishop of Adelaide. His wife Henrietta was the sister of former South Australian Governor Sir James Fergusson and was very popular amongst the people of Adelaide. When the Bishop left Australia in 1894 to become Bishop of Bath and Wells in England, Mrs Kennion was presented, by 'the churchwomen of South Australia', with a book of illuminated addresses representing the many charitable organisations with which she had been associated, including the House of Mercy. This was established at Walkerville by a group of Anglicans in 1881, for unmarried expectant mothers. Henrietta Kennion died in Scotland in 1937 aged 99.
Related names :

Fergusson, James, Sir, 1832-1907

Kennion, George Wyndham, 1845-1922

Kennion, Henrietta

Anglican Church of Australia. Diocese of Adelaide

House of Mercy (Walkerville, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1894
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Walkerville (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Church of England. Diocese of Adelaide. Year book of the Church of England in the Diocese of Adelaide, Adelaide: [The Diocese], 1889-1914
Dickey, Brian. Giving a hand: a history of Anglicare in SA since 1860, Adelaide: Anglicare SA, 2003
Hilliard, David. Godliness and good order: a history of the Anglican Church in South Australia, Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986
Warner, J.R. 'Kennion, George Wyndham (1845-1922)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1974, p. 17
Webb, Lucy. Personal records, PRG 231



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