(late Chaplain 2nd A.I.F.)
Reproduction by kind permission of the Diocese of Melbourne and the estate of the Reverend H. W. Nunn.
Foreword by His Grace the Archbishop of Melbourne 7
Chapter 1. Early Years (1803-1847) 11
Chapter 2. Bishop Charles Perry (1847-1876), the Statesman 19
Chapter 3. Charles Perry, the Educationist 26
Chapter 4. Charles Perry, the Man 33
Chapter 5. Bishop James Moorhouse (1876-1886) 33
Chapter 6. The Growth of the Province of Victoria--
(a) Framework and Architects 53
(b) The Dioceses 61
Chapter 7. Mission Work 66
Chapter 8. Social Services 74
Area of Dioceses in Australia and Tasmania 80
Map of Australia showing Boundaries of Dioceses 81
Chart of Australian Dioceses, illustrating their descent, with a list of Bishops 82
A list of Schools under the aegis of the Church of England in the Diocese of Melbourne 83
Chancellors of the Diocese 84
Advocates of the Diocese 84
Registrars of the Diocese 84
The Right Reverend Charles Stuart Perry, First Bishop of Melbourne 5
St. James' Church, William Street, Melbourne 17
St. Paul's Church, Swanston Street, Melbourne, 1857 31
An Open-Air Service at the Bendigo Diggings, 1854 39
The Right Reverend James Moorhouse, Second Bishop of Melbourne 43
Swanston Street, Melbourne, showing St. Paul's Church, prior to the building of the Cathedral 55
AND we do further by these Presents ordain and constitute the Town of Melbourne within the said Colony of Australia to be a Bishop's See and the Seat of the said Bishop and do ordain that the said Town of Melbourne hall henceforth be a City and be called the City of Melbourne.
--An extract from Letter Patent granted Charles Perry, D.D., by Queen Victoria, on June 25, 1848.
See page 18, also note (18) on page 85.
AS 1947 is the hundredth anniversary of the Consecration of Bishop Perry, it is fitting that our Church people should be informed and inspired. No book is available which deals adequately with these events and so we asked the Reverend H. W. Nunn to write something for us which may well be the forerunner of a larger volume in days to come.
I believe that Mr. Nunn has searched the records with great care and has avoided the temptation of giving us a mere catalogue of events. He has picked out certain significant people and important movements and has spread them out on his canvas for all to see.
No one can read the full story and measure the great work done during the last hundred years without thanking God and taking courage.