Augustus Short, First Bishop Of Adelaide; The Story Of A Thirty-four Years' Episcopate

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrederick Taylor Whitington

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888* edition. Excerpt: ...no doubt will rapidly increase in the immediate vicinity. The present pro tempore cathedral--Holy Trinity Church, North-terrace--is in fact a proprietary chapel, and cannot even be consecrated until the debt on it is liquidated, which is in certain progress. It will be highly desirable to have a church free from all private claims, and open to all as the mother church. I shall not lose sight of this object, which is very important, both for the town and diocese." But before long the right to the cathedral site was disputed on behalf of the city corporation, who contended that their municipal powers had been infringed by the Governor presuming to dispose of civic property. Ultimately the matter was settled by the Supreme Court, in a suit which called forth a good deal of comment adverse to the bishop, deciding that the position taken up by the corporation was sound, and the Church Jiad no_ title under the supposed assignment of the jand from the Governor. The bishop had previously explained, with some severity, his action in the whole proceeding in his annual address to synod:--" The legality of the grant having been called in question, it appeared to me that the proper way was by a friendly suit to determine the question through the Supreme Court of the colony. I did not, as trustee, feel at liberty to sacrifice a legal claim on the shrine of popularity at the bidding of the press, or to surrender the independent action of the judicial power at the mandate of a political party in the Legislative Council. Every Englishman knows how the integrity of juries has been the palladium of British freedom, and it will be an evil day for South Australia when individual claims cannot be investigated in her courts of justice by reason of popular...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888* edition. Excerpt: ...no doubt will rapidly increase in the immediate vicinity. The present pro tempore cathedral--Holy Trinity Chur...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217334113

ISBN - 13:9780217334112

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