Matthew Hale

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Birthday
18, 1811
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 3, 1895 (83)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
18, 1811
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 3, 1895 (83)

About

Religious leader who became the first Bishop of Perth, Australia in 1858 and later served as Bishop of Brisbane.

Before Fame

He was born in Gloucestershire, England and studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. He received his Church of England ordination in 1836.

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His religious service in Australia was marked by educational and social advocacy on behalf of the Aboriginal people.

Family Life

His first wife, Sophia Clode, died in 1845, after giving birth to three children. In 1848, Hale married his second wife, Sabina Molloy.

Associated With

Mary Mackillop was another nineteenth-century religious leader (nun) who was a strong proponent of education in Australia. She founded the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, an organization that opened numerous schools on the Australian continent.